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Aztec stone figure
Aztec stone figure
Resource Typeimage
TitleAztec stone figure
Coverage / Yearc. 1500
DescriptionStone figure, carved from nephrite (a type of jade), inlay of unknown materials. Height 11.25 inches.
InterpretationThis figure is a representation of the Aztec god Xolotl as a skeleton. Xolotl is an incarnation of the planet Venus as the evening star. On his back he bears an inage of the sun, which shows that he was the god who guided the dead on their journey through the netherworld.
Lesson Plans / ThemesIncan Artifacts
Learning Standards16 History; 17 Geography; 25-27 Fine Arts
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceThe Art of Ancient America: Civilizations of Central and South America; by H.D. Disselhoff and S. Linne, 274 p., 1960 (p. 101)
Subject / KeywordsAztecs; Aztec art; Sculpture
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifieraztec3.jpg
CONTENTdm file name9068152532003_aztec3.jpg
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