[Eagle eating snake on cactus] Return to object viewer [Eagle eating snake on cactus] Place Mexico Publisher [Francisco de Rivera Calderon] Date ; 1701-1750 Notes In an oval, an eagle eating a snake stands on a cactus which in turn grows around a castle.Image (without castle) is now used as central motif in the Mexican flag. It derives from the legend that the Aztecs, looking for a homeland, were guided by the god Huitzilopochtli (god of the sun and war) to a place where an eagle perching on a cactus ate a snake. On this spot they founded Mexico City (Tenochtitlan). Part of Rio, Alfonso Mariano delSeparacion y singularidad entre los veinte y sies prothomartires del Japon de San Felipe De Iesus, indiano, patricio, y Patron de Mexico. ...En Mexico; por Francisco de Rivera Calderon, en la calle de San Augustin.BA715 R585s JCB Call Number BA715 R585s Accession Number 2127 Format Visual Material Subject Artifacts, industry, and human activities Flora and fauna Emblems--Mexico Geographic area Spanish America 1.0X 0.7X Dimensions 14.2 cm. x 19.1 cm. Material ink paper Technique woodcut Add to project Close notification Looks like you're on a mobile device To annotate, collaborate, and publish projects you need to switch to desktop.