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This figurine depicts a person wearing a human face as if it were a mask (note the mouth and the eyelids of the wearer under the mouth and eyelids of the skin "mask"), in what is probably a depiction of the deity later known as Xipe-Tótec (our Lord the Flayed One), which was associated with Spring and renewal.

Figurine of Xipe-Tótec
Central Veracruz
39 x 15 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara