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Tlaloc, God of Rain

Artist/Maker: Aztec (Central Valley, Mexico)

Date: ca. 1350-1521
Medium: stone
Dimensions:
Overall: 20 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (52.1 x 16.5 x 19.1 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Alfred I. Barton
Terms
Object number: 62.045.004
DescriptionThe most striking iconographic characteristics about the Tlaloc figures are the "goggle" eyes, curving upper lips, and large fanged teeth. Two entwined serpents form the nose and encircle the eyes, producing the goggle effect. Traditionally, a crown of heron feathers was tied to the top of his head to signify floating clouds.
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