Seated Female Deity, Stone, Aztec

Seated Female Deity

15th–early 16th century
Mexico, Mesoamerica
H. 12 1/4 x W . 7 1/2 x D. 5 1/2 in. (31.1 x 19.1 x 14 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 358
[Stendahl Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, until 1955]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1955, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1963–1978

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