Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reproduction figure of Mictecacihuatl
  • Robert H. Kingman
  • reproduction figure of Mictecacihuatl, late 1900s–1984
  • Where object was made: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • stone, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11.5 x 4 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Betty W. Alderson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6312

The figure is identified as Mictecacihuatl, queen of the Aztec underworld. The legs are crossed and the arms are at the front of the chest. The large elongated head has a topknot or headdress on top and large rectangular decorations at the ears. The face is incised, except for the nose. It has a square base. The sculpture is light pink.