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aztec skull

^ Aztec skull encrusted with turquoise mosaic, believed to represent Tezcatlipoca in his black aspect as lord of misfortune.

Temptation of St. Anthony

^ St. Anthony of Egypt was a 3rd century Christian ascetic who withdrew from the world and was plagued by bizarre and nightmare visions, which included multitudes of demons in frightening animal forms.

(“The Temptation of St. Anthony,” an engraving by Martin Schongauer.)

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