Guaranteed Pre columbian earthenware Mexican ancient Rain God Aztec chacmool For Sale
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Guaranteed Pre columbian earthenware Mexican ancient Rain God Aztec chacmool :
Mexican National treasure. Guaranteed authenticPre columbian earthenware Mexican ancient Rain God Chac-mool statue, depict a reclined man with flat crown and holding a bowl, turn his head to left and draw up his legs. The unearth Chac-mool stone statue is laying on temple of Marita and Chichen Itza, the image had been very popularly published in books, stamps and money. Great condition with normal torn, size 5"x3"x2.5".
Chacmool(also spelledchac-mool) is the term used to refer to a particular form depicting a reclining figure with its head facing 90 degrees from the front, supporting itself on its elbows and supporting a bowl or a disk upon its stomach. These figures possibly symbolised slain warriors carrying offerings to the gods; the bowl upon the chest was used to hold sacrificial offerings, turkeys, feathers and incense. In anAztecexample the receptacle is acuauhxicalli(a stone bowl to receivesacrificed human hearts). Chacmools were often associated with sacrificial stones or thrones.
Aztec chacmools bore water imagery and were associated withTlaloc, the rain god. Their symbolism placed them on the frontier between the physical and supernatural realms, as intermediaries with the gods. The chacmool form of sculpture first appeared around the 9th century AD in theValley of Mexicoand the northernYucatán Peninsula.