XIPE TOTEC - GOD OF SPRING

AZTEC – Mexico // 1300 – 1521 A.D.
Height :  75.7 cm
Width  :  33.8 cm
Depth  :  21.7 cm
Brown andesite. 

Ancient European collection since 1969.

Anthropomorphic sculpture depicting Xipe Totec, the God of Spring. The upright god is recognizable by the skin of a skin that he wears and which covers his chest, arms and face. The skin, placed in reverse, reveals the traces of an obsidian knife. Three links are tied at the back of the figure.