Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reproduction figure of Coatlicue
  • Robert H. Kingman
  • reproduction figure of Coatlicue, late 1900s–1984
  • Where object was made: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • stone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Betty W. Alderson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6325
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The squatting human figure is identified as Coatlicue the Aztec mother goddess. Her bent legs and bent arms are visible from the side. There is very little detail on the body except for a v-shaped necklace. The head is oversized with large ears and a ridge on top of the head. There are large eyes and a wide groove on the chin. The stone is light brown with prominent brown veins. It has a square base.