Maize Deity (Chicomecoatl)

Basalt | 35.6 x 18.1 x 8.9cm | 15th-early 16th century

Unknown Artist

Among the many female deities worshipped by the Aztecs, those responsible for agricultural fertility held a prominent place. This sculpture depicts Chicomecoátl (seven serpents), a goddess of sustenance, especially of edible plants and corn. She is s...
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