Sculpture of a masked god

Teotihuacan
Classical period, Xolalpan Phase, 350 - 550 A.D.).
Clay, stucco, pigments,
110 x 49 x 31 cm
Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico-City
Xipe Totec (the skinned) was venerated in Teotihuacan as deity of vegetation, like also later by the Aztecs. He is represented covered with the skin of a sacrificed human.

 

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Teotihuacan Exhibition

Touring exhibition, started in 2009. Extensive photo tour through the presentation in Berlin, 1 July - 10 October 2010.

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