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This flat stone slab displays a deity that carries many of the attributes of the god that Central Mexican cultures knew as Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, a deity associated with the Morning Star and with Quetzalcóatl. Some of these attributes include: the pleated paper element around the head, the conical headdress and the hook-shaped earflares.

Tepetzintla monument
Late Post-Classic (1325-1521 A.D.)
Tepetzintla, State of Veracruz
70 x 110 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara