Head of a Water Deity (Chalchiuhtlicue)

Basalt | 22.9 x 20.3 x 17.2cm | 15th-early 16th century

Unknown Artist

The Aztecs carved thousands of images of their gods in stones ranging from much-valued greenstones to ordinary volcanic rock. Sculptures like the present example were probably set up in household shrines where they were worshipped in family settings ...
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