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Scope note
A Nahua insignia formed from two or three short banners made of beaten gold fastened to tall, vertical poles with quetzal-feather tufts attached to a wooden frame and carried as a back device. Part of the war costume of postclassic Nahua tlahtohqueh (rulers) and pipiltin (nobles), it was manufactured by amantecah (featherworkers) and presented to particularly brave warriors in postclassic central Mexico. It is also part of the array of Payinal, an aspect of the deity Huitzilopochtli.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024