from 15th century Mexico (Aztec)
on display in the Vatican Museums right now.
I love the concept of the snake having feathers
instead of scales.
It's a rattlesnake.
See its fangs and rattle?
As well as the very cute forked tongue...
And below is a sign for a Mexican restuarant.
Check out the sombrero adornment.
I personally would not want to eat
at a place with a cockroach pictured on ANY kind of hat,
though I can't help but be curious what passes
for "Mexican food" in Rome...