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Three views of a Turquoise Mosaic Mask, believed to represent Quetzalcoatl (The Feathered Serpent), which was given by the Mexica emperor Moctezuma II to the Spanish captain Hernán Cortés in 1519. Moctezuma probably suspected that Cortés was himself a god. The object is thought to have been made in Mexico sometime between 1400 and 1521 CE.