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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Aztec
Creator Name-CRT: Central Mexico, Aztec, 13th-16th Century
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1519
Creation Date: c. 1200-1519
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Stone
Dimensions: Overall: 28.6cm x 17.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1966.361
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
A natural cobble of greenstone has been smoothed and carved in low relief to portray the Aztec rain god Tlaloc, recognizable by his ringed eyes, twisted nose element, and fanged mouth. As the provider of water, Tlaloc is a patron of agriculture and holds a stalk of maize in one hand. To the Aztecs, Tlaloc was an ancient and civilized god; his worship could be traced back to the ancient ruined site Teotihuacan.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1966.361
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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