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ID: 300417914
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300417914

 

Record Type: concept
tzompantlis (<stands by function>, stands (support objects), ... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Skull racks or similar constructions used in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica to display the heads or skulls of sacrificed human victims, or platforms carved with human skulls to resemble such a rack. Tzompantlis were usually placed near temples or ballcourts. Those displaying real skulls comprised a wooden framework supporting skulls skewered on horizontal poles run through holes drilled through the temples. Tzompantlis took a variety of forms and seem to have served several functions: altars and venues for ritual; displays of Aztec prowess; and to terrorize subjugated populations.
 
Terms:
tzompantlis (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
tzompantlis (Spanish-P,D,U,PN)
tzompantli (C,U,English,AD,U,SN)
tzompantli (Spanish,AD,U,SN)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.TC

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)
.... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Furnishings (hierarchy name)
........ Furnishings (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of furnishings (works)
............ furnishings (works) (G)
Hierarchy of <furnishings by form or function>
................ <furnishings by form or function> (G)
Hierarchy of furniture
.................... furniture (G)
Hierarchy of <furniture by form or function>
........................ <furniture by form or function> (G)
Hierarchy of support furniture
............................ support furniture (G)
Hierarchy of stands (support objects)
................................ stands (support objects) (G)
Hierarchy of <stands by function>
.................................... <stands by function> (G)
Hierarchy of tzompantlis
........................................ tzompantlis (G)

Additional Parents:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Object Genres (hierarchy name)
.... Object Genres (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of object genres (object classifications)
........ object genres (object classifications) (G)
Hierarchy of <object genres by function>
............ <object genres by function> (G)
Hierarchy of racks (supporting devices)
................ racks (supporting devices) (G)
Hierarchy of tzompantlis
.................... tzompantlis (G)

Related concepts:
require ....  skulls (skeleton components)
..............  (skeleton components (animal components), <skeletons and skeleton components>, ... Components (hierarchy name)) [300191856]

Sources and Contributors:
tzompantli............  [VP]
.......................  Gomez et al, Ritos y mitos de la muerte en México (2000) 17
.......................  Grove Art Online (2008-)
tzompantlis............  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Gomez et al, Ritos y mitos de la muerte en México (2000) 17
.......................  Grove Art Online (2008-)
.......................  Wade, Feeding the Gods: Hundreds of Skulls (2018)
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2008-) Baquedano, Elizabeth, "Tzompantli," accessed 25 June 2018

 

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