Precolumbian 'Huehueteotl' Head

Veracruz,

Mexico

10.5 x 11 x 10.5cm

DESCRIPTION

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.

CONDITION

chip to lip, one earlobe partially missing.

Provenance

DATE

c. A.D. 600-900

Dimensions

10.5 x 11 x 10.5cm

PRICE

650

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