Head of Old God (Huehueteotl)

Artists usually depicted the heavily lined face of Huehueteotl (“Old God”) as nearly toothless. Many Mesoamerican groups, including the Veracruz, Aztec, and Zapotec, honored him. They considered this household deity […]

Yoke for Ritual Ballgame

Ball players in Mesoamerica wore objects like this yoke for protection. The game they played over 3500 years ago was not just a competitive sport but also a life-and-death ritual […]