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Two Aztec Wood Idols

Iconographic and Chronologic Analysis

H. B. Nicholson; Rainer Berger

Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology Studies Series

Art History, Archaeology, Pre-Columbian Studies

This discussion considers the iconographic features and radiocarbon dates of two small wood figures reportedly found in the vicinity of Texcoco. One figure represents the water goddess Chalchiuhtlicue, while the other, a nude male figure, may represent a rain deity.

Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, Number 5


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