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Murals in Cacaxtla

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The wall painting at Cacaxtla done in fresco, brings us the history and myth of war. The particular style of these paintings fuses the pictorial traditions of the Maya world and Teotihuacan.There is a full-sized figure dressed in a jaguar skin, the dress of a warrior class. In his hands he holds a rod signifying command and appears on a serpent that has the same features as the jaguar. Remember, this big feline is associated with the earth, the forces of night, and the underworld.

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Cacaxtla Wall Painting The wall painting at Cacaxtla done in fresco, brings us the history and myth of war. The particular style of these paintings fuses the pictorial traditions of the Maya world and Teotihuacan. The wall paintings seen here are from Building A. There is a full-sized figure dressed in a jaguar skin, the dress of a warrior class. In his hands he holds a rod signifying command and appears on a serpent that has the same features as the jaguar. Remember, this big feline is as

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