University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: 29-32-1
Current Location: Mexico and Central America Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Mixtec
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Guerrero
Hierba Buena
Culture Area: Central America
Section:American
Materials:Diorite (uncertain)
Height: 13.3cm
Width: 13.3cm
Thickness: 5.1cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. B. P. Reko, 1929

Description

Of green stone, probably diorite; simply but not rudely carved; somewhat conventionalized. Probably represents the god, Xipe Totec. It is said to have been found in a cornfield where it had been buried possibly for the purpose of insuring good crops.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001)View Objects in Exhibition
Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001)View Objects in Exhibition

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