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This oddly-shaped figurine displays a very detailed painted rendering of a feather cloak, headdress, face paint and a so-called Tlaloc mask, associating it with the Rain/War deity. It probably depicts a mortuary bundle.

Polychrome figurine
Early Post-Classic (900-1250 A.D.)
Tula, State of Hidalgo
Clay with blue, black, white and yellow pigments.
20 x 14.5 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara