Mictlantecuhtli – God of the dead and the king of Mictlan. He was one of the Aztecs’ principal gods and was the most prominent of several gods and goddesses of death and the underworld.
Mictlantecuhtli’s sculpture is part of the Gods and Stones series. In this case, I updated the figure of the same God found in Technoltitlan’s Main Temple in Downtown Mexico City. Mictlantecuhtli is the Aztec God of the underworld. The one who guides us during the journey that is made in his kingdom when we die. I wanted to stick to the original version because the statue’s position seems masterful to me, so I just did a slightly more realistic recreation, partly stark and partly not, with the liver as a hanging clapper, containing human emotions along with the foundation stone.
Idol made in bronze and stone, using tiger eyes and human hair that horrifies us by reminding us of the descent to our inner self. Know thyself, and you will know all creatures, said the oracle.
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|Dimensions||60 × 58 × 178 cm|