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Sculpture of great simplicity and beauty that represents a young man in the typical Mexica style. He is sitting in the manner of indigenous people: they used to sit with knees drawn up and arms resting on them and folded across the chest. He is dressed with a plain máxtlatl tied in the front and the only emblem that identifies him as a divine image is the red mouth mask shaped like a bird peak that characterizes Ehecatl, the god of wind and double of Quetzalcoaltl. The god was able to blow strongly to sweep the roads and bring heavy rain clouds. Obsidian incrustations fully cover his eye sockets giving the character a dark, mysterious and impenetrable air. The outline of his body is very soft; it even seems that the elbow and hand resting on the knees sink on his skin. Arqlga. Bertina Olmedo Vera

Details

  • Title: Ehécatl
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 1325/1521
  • Physical Location: México
  • Physical Dimensions: w195 x h405 x d240 cm (complete)
  • Period: Posclásico Tardío (1250-1521 d.C.)
  • Altiplano Central: Mexica
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia., INAH. Proyecto de Digitalización de las Colecciones Arqueológicas del Museo Nacional de Antropología. CONACULTA-CANON-MNA.
  • External Link: http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx
  • Medium: Granito y obsidiana

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