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The Aztecs

Baden-Württemberg State Exhibition
October 12, 2019 till May 3, 2020

The Baden-Württemberg State Exhibtion offers a new, in-depth view of the culture of the Aztecs which, 500 years after the landing of the Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés in Mexico, receives a special tribute. At the centre of the exhibition are two unique feather shields and a nephrite jade figurine from the Württemberg State Museum, objects that have never been presented in the context of Aztec culture. These exquisite treasures will be complemented by high-quality objects loaned from Mexican and European institutions. Another focal point of this exhibition will be the presentation of the latest research results; for example, previously undisclosed findings regarding the great temple, the Templo Mayor, first discovered in 1978, will be on display. Impressive stone sculptures, ceramics, mosaics and gold works will provide a glimpse into Aztec art and culture, with vivid illustrations from colourful illuminated manuscripts bringing the visitor deeper into the subject. The dramaturgy of the exhibition follows the journey of Cortés from the peripheral provinces all the way to the sacred ceremonial precinct of the capital, Tenochtitlán. 

"The Aztecs" is an exhibition of the Linden-Museum Stuttgart in cooperation with the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (Netherlands).

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The exhibition is under the patronage of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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