CROUCHING CHARACTER CALLED XANTIL
Mixed Culture, Teotitlan del Camino, Oaxaca, Mexico
Post-Classical, 1300-1500 AD.
H. 42 cm - W. 23 cm
Brown ceramic with traces of turquoise-blue and red paints
Crouching figure, perhaps the stopper of a burial censer at the
Cylindrical body, legs and arms fixed at the sides. Face
strange where the lips suggest the snub-nosed goddess Xochipilli.
Sophisticated hairstyle with the presence of two braids on the sides and a
central medallion with turquoise pastille. (Rest., missing
- Arte Precolombiana, Gallery 'La Palma', Locarno-Quai, Switzerland,
exhibition from May 30 to June 30, 1961, described and photographed under the
- Parson, figure 113
Such statuettes, in a seated position, certainly constitute the
upper elements of censers, are known in archaeology
Mexican under the name of Xantiles.
The head of this statuette of the Xantil type has married the features of
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