Double-headed serpent

mosaic serpent at the British museum

The Double-headed serpent is a sculpture made by the Aztecs in the 15th or 16th century. It can be found in the British Museum.

Photo of artefact at the British Museum


The Double-headed serpent looks like two wavy snakes acting as the other's tail. Both of the snakes' faces have one hole for an eye and a mouth filled with white fangs. It is made of turquoise chips of stone and has a wooden block for its base.