Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reproduction figure of Chalchiutlicue
  • Robert H. Kingman
  • reproduction figure of Chalchiutlicue, 1974
  • Where object was made: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • stone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Betty W. Alderson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6305

The stylized blocky human figure is identified as the Aztec goddess Chalchiutlicue. It has a human face with large ear frontals. The arms appear to be resting on a very short chest or abdomen. It has short legs. It is carved from light colored stone with a slight sparkle. The sides and back are undecorated except for grooves indicating breaks in the body design on the front.