Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reproduction figure of Xipe Totec
  • Robert H. Kingman
  • reproduction figure of Xipe Totec, 1978
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • stone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Betty W. Alderson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6313

The standing human figure is identified as Xipe Totec, the Aztec god of agriculture and the seasons. He wears a block-like headdress and a small triangular covering over his genitals. The hands meet in front of the chest. It has a small square base. The sculpture is light pink with darker veins in the stone.