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This sculpture might be related to human sacrifice, given the fact that the character's headdress displays a bare human skull and the character itself displays a large orifice in his belly, inside which a heart-shaped form can be seen.

Sculpture with a conical headdress
Post-Classic (900-1521 A.D.)
El Naranjo, State of Veracruz
140 x 52 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara