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MawM0086-000.jp2
Penate : seated stylize...
MawM0086
Title
Penate : seated stylized human figure wearing a mask and a maize headdress.
Description
The Mixtec sculpture represents a man squatting on the ground with his arms folded on top of his knees. These sculptures called penates are usually small personal amulets. The form of the body remains rectangular and divided into three square areas. They were mass produced for personal use. This large penate is unusual, because he wears a mask and a corn headdress. The Aztec name for this God is Centeotl, the young male corn God.
Subject
[Stone carving--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Sculpture--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Mixtec art--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 1260 and 1521
MawM0086-090.jp2
Penate : seated stylize...
MawM0086
Title
Penate : seated stylized human figure wearing a mask and a maize headdress.
Description
The Mixtec sculpture represents a man squatting on the ground with his arms folded on top of his knees. These sculptures called penates are usually small personal amulets. The form of the body remains rectangular and divided into three square areas. They were mass produced for personal use. This large penate is unusual, because he wears a mask and a corn headdress. The Aztec name for this God is Centeotl, the young male corn God.
Subject
[Stone carving--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Sculpture--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Mixtec art--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 1260 and 1521
MawM0086-180.jp2
Penate : seated stylize...
MawM0086
Title
Penate : seated stylized human figure wearing a mask and a maize headdress.
Description
The Mixtec sculpture represents a man squatting on the ground with his arms folded on top of his knees. These sculptures called penates are usually small personal amulets. The form of the body remains rectangular and divided into three square areas. They were mass produced for personal use. This large penate is unusual, because he wears a mask and a corn headdress. The Aztec name for this God is Centeotl, the young male corn God.
Subject
[Stone carving--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Sculpture--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Mixtec art--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 1260 and 1521
MawM0086-270.jp2
Penate : seated stylize...
MawM0086
Title
Penate : seated stylized human figure wearing a mask and a maize headdress.
Description
The Mixtec sculpture represents a man squatting on the ground with his arms folded on top of his knees. These sculptures called penates are usually small personal amulets. The form of the body remains rectangular and divided into three square areas. They were mass produced for personal use. This large penate is unusual, because he wears a mask and a corn headdress. The Aztec name for this God is Centeotl, the young male corn God.
Subject
[Stone carving--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Sculpture--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Mixtec art--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 1260 and 1521
MawM0086-bot.jp2
Penate : seated stylize...
MawM0086
Title
Penate : seated stylized human figure wearing a mask and a maize headdress.
Description
The Mixtec sculpture represents a man squatting on the ground with his arms folded on top of his knees. These sculptures called penates are usually small personal amulets. The form of the body remains rectangular and divided into three square areas. They were mass produced for personal use. This large penate is unusual, because he wears a mask and a corn headdress. The Aztec name for this God is Centeotl, the young male corn God.
Subject
[Stone carving--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Sculpture--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Mixtec art--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 1260 and 1521
MawM0086-top.jp2
Penate : seated stylize...
MawM0086
Title
Penate : seated stylized human figure wearing a mask and a maize headdress.
Description
The Mixtec sculpture represents a man squatting on the ground with his arms folded on top of his knees. These sculptures called penates are usually small personal amulets. The form of the body remains rectangular and divided into three square areas. They were mass produced for personal use. This large penate is unusual, because he wears a mask and a corn headdress. The Aztec name for this God is Centeotl, the young male corn God.
Subject
[Stone carving--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Sculpture--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Mixtec art--Mexico--Oaxaca (State), Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 1260 and 1521
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