Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reproduction figure of Huehueteotl
  • Robert H. Kingman
  • reproduction figure of Huehueteotl, late 1900s–1984
  • Where object was made: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Betty W. Alderson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6335

The kneeling figure is identified as the Aztec god Huehueteotl. There is a round object on the head with a flat top, possibly a brazier. It has carved facial features and a pointed chin. The hands are resting on the lap. It is a light natural wood color. It has a round base.