Ocelotl Warrior – Dressed to embody the jaguar god Tezcatlipoca, the Ocelotl believed that wearing the jaguar pelt lent him all the apex predator’s prowess in battle.
Turquoise – Prized above even gold, the Aztecs believed this stone had healing properties that would bring strength, prosperity, and success in battle.
Lip Plug – Only the greatest warriors were given a chalchiuhtentetl by the emperor himself, a decorative turquoise stone lip plug.
Tonatiuh – The Aztec Sun God. Featured on the shanks, he appears as he does on the Aztec calendar—with his obsidian tongue sticking out, demanding a sacrifice.
Under Gallery – A temple atop an Aztec pyramid, beneath the rays of the sun. The double-headed snake is a representation of the feathered snake god Quetzalcoatl.