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Veracruz Cult Statue depicting a dignitary of the cult of Xipe Totec the "Skinned Lord". Mexico.

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Veracruz Cult Statue depicting a dignitary of the cult of Xipe Totec the "Skinned Lord". Mexico.
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Veracruz Cult Statue depicting a dignitary of the cult of Xipe Totec the "Skinned Lord". Mexico. 200-500 A.D. - This deity of renewal was honored by skinning human victims in order to cover his statues and officiants with the remains obtained. This female figure, rare in this cult, wears a sort of loincloth and cowbells on her ankles. The mouth is open and the eyes half-closed, the ears decorated with characteristic cylindrical ornaments, and the face bears the ritual paintings. This statue, exceptional for its size and its preservation, was broken to be buried in a tomb, other cracks probably occurred, according to the attached expert report, when it was discovered. The whole has been restored. Brown terracotta enhanced with yellow and black vegetable paint. - Weight: 6.00 kg - Region: Mexico - Sizes: H=600mm L=430mm - Condition: At first sight - good condition - no restoration - not repaired
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Veracruz Cult Statue depicting a dignitary of the cult of Xipe Totec the "Skinned Lord". Mexico.

Estimate €10,000 - €20,000
Oct 16, 2022
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0059: Veracruz Cult Statue depicting a dignitary of the cult of Xipe Totec the "Skinned Lord". Mexico.
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Est. €10,000 - €20,000Starting Price €10,000
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Veracruz Cult Statue depicting a dignitary of the cult of Xipe Totec the "Skinned Lord". Mexico. 200-500 A.D. - This deity of renewal was honored by skinning human victims in order to cover his statues and officiants with the remains obtained. This female figure, rare in this cult, wears a sort of loincloth and cowbells on her ankles. The mouth is open and the eyes half-closed, the ears decorated with characteristic cylindrical ornaments, and the face bears the ritual paintings. This statue, exceptional for its size and its preservation, was broken to be buried in a tomb, other cracks probably occurred, according to the attached expert report, when it was discovered. The whole has been restored. Brown terracotta enhanced with yellow and black vegetable paint. - Weight: 6.00 kg - Region: Mexico - Sizes: H=600mm L=430mm - Condition: At first sight - good condition - no restoration - not repaired
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