Representing ideas, animals, or gods. Commonly used symbols included feathered serpents, skulls, claws, and eyes which all held symbolic meaning within the Aztec culture. Not only was art a form of religious expression and worship, but a form of communication as the symbols they created had a deeper meaning. There are a few theories regarding the importance of art in ancient Aztec culture.
a tecpatl was a flint or obsidian knife with a lanceolate figure and double-edged blade, with elongated ends. Both ends could be rounded or pointed, but other designs were made with a blade attached to a handle. It can be represented with the top half red, reminiscent of the color of blood, in representations of human sacrifice and the rest white, indicating the color of the flint blade.
Death, A New Beginning, And An Old Ending.
The Aztec death emblem is Miquiztli. The term miquiztli refers to death or the action of death. It comes from the Aztec term miqui, which means to die representing metamorphosis or the short period between a new beginning and an old endings Miquiztli is depicted as a skeleton head or the head of death.
An Aztec Warrior with an eagle headdress is a commanding design. The warrior symbolizes courage and determination, while the eagle represents vision and strength. This combination conveys a spirited resolve, and an unwavering focus on one’s goals.