The Xipe Totec cult

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Among the clay sculptures from the central Veracruz (Gulf of Mexico) Classic Period (300-900 A.D.) are the figures of a god and a goddess dressed in the flayed skins of a man and a woman, respectively. The inhabitants of Teotihuacan and Monte Alban worshipped the same god with a flayed skin, probably belonged to this cult. The deities mentioned above were ancestors of Xipe Totec (Our Flayed Lord) god of plant fertility, and of a large number of earth mother goddesses (Toci, Our Grandmother and others).

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Xipe-Totec

Estatua de Xipe-Totec

Materials: Ceramic

900 - 1200 dC

Measures: 1090 mm de alto

Part Code: MCHAP 0663

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