- Onyx sacrificial bowl

Object Name: Onyx sacrificial bowl
Creation Date: 100-700 AD
Culture: Teotihuacan
Site: Teotihuacan
Material: onyx
Image source: CSULA Art Dept Visual Resources
This bowl is in the shape of a jaguar. It served as a receptacle for the hearts of human sacrifices which were common in Teotihuacan. These kinds of sacrificial receptacles are called cuauhxicallis.

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