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This enormous terracotta brazier depicts a deity with the characteristic round goggles and protruding mouthpiece that appear so frequently in Teotihuacan and later became associated with Tláloc, a widespread Rain/War god in Post-Classic Mesoamerica.

Deity brazier
Central Veracruz
Clay with abundant remains of white, red, blue and yellow pigments
1.50 x 1.10 m.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara