History Aztec Maya Mesoamerica Xipe Totec Deity Sculpture Statue wall plaque www.Neo-Mfg.com 8"
SIZE: 8" tall
Xipe Totec was an important symbol of fertility, war and the coming of age of young warriors.
The human skin that the god’s impersonator, otherwise known as an ‘ixiptla’ (live image), wore for twenty days during the spring festival of Tlacaxipeualiztli (March), was finally discarded during the period of Tozoztontli Xochimanaloya (April).
This was a gesture that signified the shedding of the earth’s dry old skin in exchange for a new, verdant one that the rains would soon let flourish.
Last photo is the original in the museum
Table top or wall mount
Brand new, hydrostone, hand made in USA, custom color finishes available.