- Museum number
Carved jadeite figurine representing the Mixtec Rain God Dzahui (known to the Aztecs as Tlaloc), depicted here with characteristic goggle eyes, downturned lip and fangs, a beard and a conical hat. The arms are crossed over the chest.
- Production date
- 1200 - 1521
Diameter: 2.70 centimetres
Height: 11.80 centimetres
Width: 3 centimetres
- Curator's comments
McEwan 1994, p.63
'Jade figurine represening Tlaloc'
The goggle eyes, moustache and proruding fangs identify this as a representation of Tlaloc, the Rain God.
Jadeite figurine probably represents the god Tlaloc.
Mixtec culture, Oaxaca, Mexico.
See ETHDOC 1341.
- On display (G27/dc4)
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number