A Ceremonial Incense Burner

A Ceremonial Incense Burner (tmp-f1609)

Location: , Estado de México San Juan Teotihuacán
Country: Mexico
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N 19° 41.586', W 98° 50.684'

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Brasero ceremonial

Esta escultura hecha en roca volcánica fue descubierta en 1906 por Don Leopoldo Batres en la parte superior de la plataforma adosada a la Pirámide del Sol. Su descubridor consideró que probablemente era un brasero ceremonial y se utilizaba para contener el fuego sagrado en los eventos religiosos, tal y como lo describió:"Sobre el plano superior horizontal del templo central de tres cuerpos, descubrí un gran brasero que afecta la forma de una doble copa, ceñida por el centro con una banda que parece sujetar
dos cuadretes que, colocados lateralmente opuestos en las paredes exteriores del vaso, llevan esculpidos los calabrotes retorcidos iguales a los de los tableros y además cuatro barras atadas por el centro. Probablemente
este brasero servía para encender el fuego en la renovación de ese elemento sagrado, cada siglo
de 52 años, como los mexicanos"

Brasero ceremonial

Inin tlacuicuiliztli in tlen oquichiuhque ipan in tetl in tlen itec in tepetl in tlen tletl xitini, inin mixpantia ica ce popochcomitl. Inin omixpanti ipan 1909 xihuitl ipampa in Don Leopoldo Batres, icpac in tlaltetzontli in tlen icuitlapa quipepetzoque ipampa in Tonatiuh Teocalli. In aquin oquixpanti tlaneltoca mate inin monequia ipampa in quenin monenechicohuaya
in tlecontli in cuac moteochinuaya, in quenin ohquion oquicuilo ipan ixtlanonotzalli in queman otlatatacac: Icpac in tlatetzontli in tlen onca patlahuac ipan in yoloteocalli in tlen yeyi caltepamitl quipiya, onicàcic ce hueyi popochcomitl in tlen mixnextia in quenin oome tecontin, ihuan ipan itlacotian quipiya ce ilpicatl, in tien cuali mixneci mate quilpiya in ome nanauhpa tlacuiliztin, in tlen mixnánamiqui itec in atecontic, ihuan mochi quihuihuica in tlen itoca malinqui calabrotes, in tlen mochi moxayacatia in tlen ipan in xolalpa caté ihuan ica nahui tlacuimelaztique in tlen ilpitoque ipan iyolo. Mate inin popochcomitl monequia in queman quitlaliaya in tlanextli in queman, moteopatlaya in tlecontli, in queman
moneltocaya in cuac tlalpolohuaya, ipan 52 xihuitl, in quenin quichihuaya in mexica tlatlaca.

A Ceremonial Incense Burner

This sculpture, in volcanic rock, depicts a ceremonial brazier. It was discovered atop the platform annexed to the Pyramid of the Sun by Leopoldo Batres in 1906. Its discoverer believed that it was probably used for holding the sacred fire during religious events, as he points out in the reports on his excavations:
"On the upper horizontal plane of the three-tiered central temple, I discovered a large brazier which
affects the shape of a double goblet encircled at the middle with
a band made to look like it holds in place
two small squares which, positioned oppositely on the outer part of the vessel's walls, exhibit carvings of
twisted cords just like those on the panels, in addition to four bars knotted in the middle. This brazier was probably used to light the fire in the renovation of that sacred element every period of 52 years, as the Mexicas did."
HM Numbertmp-f1609
Placed ByInstituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 6:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 516272 N 2177527
Decimal Degrees19.69310000, -98.84473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 41.586', W 98° 50.684'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 41' 35.16" N, 98° 50' 41.04" W
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