Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reproduction figure of Micteceacihuatl
  • Robert H. Kingman
  • reproduction figure of Micteceacihuatl, late 1900s–1984
  • Where object was made: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • stone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 6.5 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Betty W. Alderson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6329

The kneeling figure is identified as Michecacihuatl, queen of the Aztec underworld. Her arms are at her sides, but bent so her hands are near her face. She wears a "V" on her belt. It is light brown with a significant amount of dark brown vertical veining and has a rectangular base.