Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Water Deity (Chalchiuhtlicue)

Date:
15th–early 16th century
Geography:
Mexico, Mesoamerica
Culture:
Aztec
Medium:
Basalt, lime mortar
Dimensions:
H. 15 1/4 x W. 10 x D. 9 1/4 in. (38.74 x 25.4 x 23.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase, 1900
Accession Number:
00.5.70
Not on view
Louis Petich Collection, New York, before 1893, on loan to Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1894–1900

Pasztory, Esther. Aztec Stone Sculpture: Exhibition catalogue, December 8, 1976–January 30, 1977, the Center for Inter-American Relations. New York: Center for Inter-American Relations, no. 58.

Seler, Eduard. The Tonalamatl of the Aubin collection: An old Mexican picture manuscript in the Paris national library. Berlin and London: Hazell, Watson, & Viney, Ltd., 1900–1901.

Krickeberg, Walter. "Xochipilli and Chalchihuitlicue." Baessler Archiv (Neue Folge) vol. 8 (1960), pp. 1-30.

Seler, Eduard. Gesammelte Abhandlungen zur amerikanischen Sprach- und Altertumskunde. Berlin: A. Asher & Co., 1960.

Nicholson, H. B. "An Aztec stone image of a fertility goddess." Baessler-Archiv (Neue Folge) vol. 11 (1963), pp.9-29.

Nowotny, Karl Anton, and Jacqueline de Durand-Forest. Codex Borbonicus: Bibliotheque de l'Assemblee Nacionale. 1974, p. 30.

Nicholson, H. B. Art of Aztec Mexico: Treasures of Tenochtitlan. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1983, pp. 69-75.

Pasztory, Esther. Aztec Art. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1983, pp. 219-21.



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