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Anthropomorphic figure on throne

Azcapotzalco, 0 - 650 A.D.
Height: 10,5 am; width 8,7 cm; depth: 3,5 cm
Col. Seler 1912
Identnr IV Ca 36938
National Museums in Berlin, Ethnological Museum
The anthropomorphic figure wears a spectacles-like eye frame – a typical attribute of the rain god Tlaloc. The elaborate feather headdress was reserved for high-ranking persons, as were the large ear plugs, which must be imagined in nephrite jade. The figure, made with a mold, on the three-legged throne with a backrest represents a member of Teotihuacan’s ruling class.

 

© Photo: SMB / Claudia Obrocki

Teotihuacán Collection Berlin

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