Stone figure of Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, Aztec, Mexico, c1350-1521. Artist: Werner Forman

Stone figure of Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, Aztec, Mexico, c1350-1521. Artist: Werner Forman

2-330-045 - Werner Forman Archive/Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel/Heritage Images

Stone figure of Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, dressed in the skin of a sacrificial victim, Aztec, Mexico, c1350-1521. During the agricultural festival of Tlacaxipeualiztli a sacrificial victim was skinned alive, and a warrior was dressed in the skin and performed a dance. The ceremony symbolised the bursting of the skin of the maize seed. From the Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel.


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  1. 0700000228
  1. 2-330-045
  1. 2330045
  1. 503PC0505b

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  1. Werner Forman, attributed to: : Photographer
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  1. Photograph
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