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This figurine, believed to be a depiction of the Old Fire God later cultures called Huehuetéotl, was found in Cuicuilco, a very important site that flourished in the Late Pre-Classic period in the Southern end of the Valley of Mexico, until it was obliterated by a volcanic eruption around 100 B.C.
Representation of a deity
Central Mexican Pre-Classic
Middle to Late Pre-Classic (400-100 B.C.)
Cuicuilco, Federal District
12 x 6.7 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.
Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara