The scientific tourist #319 — Huehueteotl

Found in the ruins of Teotihuacan, and now on display in Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, it’s Huehueteotl:

Huehuetotl

Huehueteotl is a central Mexican / Aztec deity associated with fire.  He is one of a very few mesoamerican gods depicted as a very old man (as one of the world’s founding deities), usually hunched over with wrinkled face and no teeth.  He is also depicted with a bowl on his head — this is a brazier which may have once held incense.

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