National Geographic : 1937 Jun
U INdiU1dI ucugrpJ1iC ,oUCitCLy THIS HIGH PRIEST SUPERVISES TEMPLE RITES AND CEREMONIES His hair is matted with human blood. Scepter, crown, and cloak bear insignia representing minor gods. Priests usually dressed in black, and stripes were painted across their faces (Plate III). A pyramidal temple stands at the right. ralntings Dy i.IVI. tierget AN "EAGLE" CAPTAIN WATCHES FOR THE FOE Ear plugs and lip and nose rings denote his rank. Beneath the feathers is a cotton garment soaked inbrine tomake itstiff and impervious to arrows. "Eagles" and "Jaguars," principal Aztec warrior clans, carried javelins, clubs, and shields.