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This stone slab, bearing the date 8 Reed, memorializes the date on which one of the many renovations of the Mexica Great Temple took place. The scene above the calendrical sign probably depicts Ahuízotl, the tlatoani who presided over the dedication ceremonies.

Dedication slab
Mexica (Aztec)
Late Post-Classic (1325-1521 A.D.)
Mexico City
92 x 62 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara