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Palace of Quetzalpapalotl (Teotihuacan)

To the existing page of Teotihuacan I have added the 3rd section about the "Palace of Quetzalpapalotl".  Under it, buried earlier,  is the substructure of the "Temple of the Feathered Conch Shells" and adjacent, on the west side, is the "Patio of the Jaguars."

The white columns and large jaguar head in front of the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl at Teotihuacan on the north side. Under it, buried earlier, is the "Temple of the Feathered Conch Shells" and adjacent, on the west side, is the "Patio of the Jaguars."

Patio of the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl. Sufficient original slabs were recovered in the excavation to allow the archaeologist Jorge R. Acosta to fill in the missing pieces with replicas.

The Jaguar on this mural wears an elaborate feathered headdress, and along his back are a line of sea-shell trumpets. His left front paw clutches a snail-shell trumpet which is decorated with the long feathers of the quetzal bird. What emerges from the mouth of the trumpet are two drooping speech glyphs which represent the sound of the trumpet.

The construction of the adjacent temple of the Feathered Conch Shells at Teotihuacan. Delicately cut designs adorn the stones covering the pillars. Below the platform are vivid paintings in multiple colors.