Global Art & Artifacts

Pre Columbian Seated Clay Figure. Statue.  Classic Veracruz. Idol.  Veracruz. Mexico

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Classic Veracruz culture refers to a cultural area in the north and central areas of the present-day Mexican state of Veracruz, a culture that existed from roughly 100 to 1000 AD.


This particular statue is from the Late Classic Period or between the 6th and 8th Century AD.


The collector I purchased it from was pretty sure it was Xoxhipilli, a god of fertility and agriculture.  But the headdress which shows the headdress with two clusters of Quetzal feathers is more in line with his twin sister Xochiquetzal, the Aztec goddess of fine craftsmanship, love, et al.  It is questionable whether this is a female figure and whether there is enough regal dress to warrant it being Xochiquetzal, however.


Because of this, I am offering this figure at a reduced price.


Sure the figure is missing two limbs but its overall condition is excellent.  I will include the custom stand that I secured for this piece.


Acquired from a personal collection in Ohio USA.



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