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Standing Male Figure

Date: 300 BCE - 600 CE
Dimensions:
Overall: 51.6 x 23.2 x 21.6 cm (20 5/16 x 9 1/8 x 8 1/2 in.)
Medium: Earthenware, pigment, and hand-built.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Mexico, Veracruz, Remojadas
Object number: G83.1.71
DescriptionVeracruz standing figure of Xipe Totec, Late Classic period, once carrying a trophy head in the right hand, wearing the flayed skin of the victim over his head and body. The figure has criss-crossed shoulder straps, bow-shaped bracelet, necklace of circular spools, and pendulous earrings and nose ring. The top of the head has rows of perforations, probably to hold feathers. It is painted in buff with areas of red pigment.