AZTEC DOUBLE-HEADED SERPENT DVD


AZTEC DOUBLE-HEADED SERPENT DVD

MASTERPIECES BRITISH MUSEUM    Book Number: 81437    Product format: Unknown

The turquoise mosaic of a double-headed serpent is one of the most alluring objects in the British Museum's Mexican Gallery. Made over 500 years ago this icon of Aztec art is admired for its symmetry, beauty and colour, but it is also chilling and disquieting. Those perfect curves end in teeth and those teeth certainly mean death. This 30 minute colour film examines the materials, tools and techniques used to craft the serpent, its original purpose and symbolism, aesthetic value in the world today and looks back at the culture that created this masterpiece. Further treasures from the Aztec world can be seen in the gallery of images that accompanies the film, recreating a culture stretching back thousands of years which was to face destruction at the hands of the Spanish conquistadors.
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ISBN 5016078865705
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