"as though an Aztec sculptor had attempted a portrait of Sebastian"
Sculpture of the Aztec god of fire
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeSculpture of the Aztec god of fire - Credit: Simon Burchell, Wikimedia Commons
Aztec sculpture
Creative Commons AttributionAztec sculpture - Credit: Yamaira Muniz, Flickr

The Aztecs is the collective name given to a number of ethnic groups who inhabited parts of Mexico and Central America during the 14th-16th Centuries.

Their civilisation was destroyed following the colonization of the Americas by the Spaniards.

Aztec Art includes pottery, sculpture, jewellery and pictures; it is very intimately bound up with the culture's worship of various gods.