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Head of Xipe Totec

Date: 1428-1521
Dimensions:
Overall: 16.5 x 14 x 14 cm (6 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium: Earthenware, and hand-built.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Mexico, Veracruz, Remojadas
Object number: G83.1.73
DescriptionVeracruz head of Xipe Totec, Classic period, wearing the skin of the sacrificed victim over his face, with open mouth and slightly protruding tongue. The head has sunken eyes, domed smooth head, perforated ears, and traces of pinkish-tan paint remaining.