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Aztec Pochtecatlailotlac

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I'll keep this one short and sweet since it's hard to type with my left.

This is a Governor of the Merchants or Pochtecatlailotlac. He was the leader or Captain of the Pochteca. The Pochteca were special merchants that had an ambiguous position in Aztec society. They were not of nobility (they were commoners) but they enjoyed tremendous privileges usually only restricted to elites. In this way they were kind of a Middle class or possibly higher. They traveled far distances to foreign lands and took many risks in doing so. They adopted the look of the locals and worked as spies for the Empire. In addition they were also ambassadors, merchants, and warriors when they were discovered. When doing business and traveling they were identified by their staff and fan. During war time they switched the staff with a spear and wore cotton armor instead of a cape. As mentioned before they're privileges included them being allowed to wear rich clothing like the elaborate cape and loincloth of the figure. His gold ornaments and fan made of exotic bird feathers were also elite goods that came from faraway lands like Oaxaca and Chiapas.

This figure is based mostly on texts from the Florentine Codex. A few images from the same codex were also used.
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Increible, a mi me encantan los aztecas!
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HE LOOKS AWESOME *faves*
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That is awesome!! I LOVE IT. -submits to group-
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YOU'RE THE BEST ^_^
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