Precolumbian 'Huehueteotl' Head
10.5 x 11 x 10.5cm
Pottery head fragment depicting Hueheutotl with aged features, from a standing or seated figure. The name Huehueteotl stems from Nahuatl huēhueh ("old") and teōtl ("god"). It seems to connect the Old God to certain Mayan deities called Mam ("Grandfather"). Huehueteotl is frequently considered to overlap with, or be another aspect of, a central Mexican/Aztec deity associated with fire, Xiuhtecuhtli.
chip to lip, one earlobe partially missing.