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The Top Nine Mosaic Murals in San Francisco:
An historical survey...

1998
TONANTSIN RENACE
16th St. at Sanchez St.
By Colette Crutcher

This is a richly colored bas-relief mural depicting a beautiful and powerful Mexican goddess. It was commissioned by the Gaffney family and the Instituto Pro Musica de California, which is dedicated to preserve the heritage of Latin America. The use of Aztec symbolism and imagery is explained on the door next to the mural. The piece blends the dynamic movement of birds, symbols, and dream-like mythology into an unforgettable piece of public art. Tile, mirror, glass, paint, beads, metal.