Serpent God Brooch Silver M659

M659-60

Taxco delight. Timeless. Xiuhcoatl was considered to be the nahual, or spirit form, of the Aztec fire god Xiuhtecuhtli. It was a lightning-like weapon borne by Huitzilopochtli. With it, soon after his birth he pierced his sister Coyolxauhqui, destroying her, and also defeated the Centzon Huitznahua. This Xiuhcoatl wielded by Huitzilopochtli symbolises the forces of darkness being driven out ...

Silver Serpent Brooch M658

M658-57

In Aztec religion, Xiuhcoatl was a mythological serpent, it was regarded as the spirit form of Xiuhtecuhtli, the Aztec fire deity, and was also an atlatl wielded by Huitzilopochtli. Xiuhcoatl is a Classical Nahuatl word that literally translates as "turquoise serpent"; it also carries the symbolic and descriptive meaning, "fire serpent". Xiuhcoatl was a common subject ...

Los Castillo-attributed Silver, Brass and Copper Rooster Pitcher A666

A-666-68

What a creature! Gorgeous, bold and graceful, with a real life to it. A tremendous personality to the characterization married to exquisite workmanship. No mark. Very Los Castillo to our eyes, given their specialty of "marrying" different metals. Certainly golden age of the Taxco silversmiths. Price on request.