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jan 1, 1490 - Ruler’s feather headdress (Motecuhzoma II)

Description:

1428-1520 CE
Feathers (quetzal and cotinga) and gold
Mexica (Aztec)
• Sent to Europe by Hernan Cortes- the Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztecs
• Led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztecs in 1521
• Belonged to Moctezuma II, Aztec Empire
• Quetzal feathers, pure gold ornaments, cotinga feathers, roseate spoonbill
• Long distance trade- rare bird from Costa Rica, takes many many birds to make

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Kailee Keiser

Date:

jan 1, 1490
Now
~ 529 years ago

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