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The resplendent quetzal and the deities and sovereigns based on it—Quetzalcoatl, Kukulkan, Gucomatz, Xochiquetzal, and Kinich Yax K’uk’ Mo, to name a few—have inspired artists and artisans throughout time and from all over the world. Below is a list of sample pieces and art galleries that feature quetzal-related depictions.

Magic Quetzal by Gloria Caballero

Bird of Paradise by Gloria Caballero

Huichol Canyon by Fidencio Duran

Galería Namu, Costa Rica

Ornithological Watercolor by William Matthew Hart