About 1469-1481, aztec
Basalt, with pigment remnants
36,6 x 21,9 x 21,2 cm
God of fire, also honored in the figure of Huehueteotl, typically represented as an old man. The name Xiuhtecuhtli means "turquoise Lord" and also "Lord of the years".
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
Main temple at the ceremonial center of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire.
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