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Carved stone figure of a cihuateotl, Mexico, around 1400–1521.

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

Cihuateteo (divine women) were ambiguous beings. The spirits of women who died in childbirth, they were honoured for their bravery and sacrifice.

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  • Title: Carved stone figure of a cihuateotl, Mexico, around 1400–1521.

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