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Mictlantecuhtli is shown as a semi-fleshless skeleton, standing and with hands in the air. Dressed in his short, skirt-like garment and loincloth, and adorned with ear ornaments and necklace, he wears a half rosette on his forehead, which originally was made of folded paper and was characteristic of gods of death. This piece is a ceremonial vessel, made of green stone and it measures 167 cm in height. Mexica culture.
Last Modified: January 14, 1998.
Museo del Templo Mayor, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e História, México.
Seminario #8, Centro Histórico. Cuauhtémoc, México, D.F. 06060
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