Figure of Xochipilli

Xochipilli

Xochipilli left side

Interesting…

The collection entry says this is a seated female figure, but the label says male. Check out some more examples of Xochipilli on Google images.

Collected by William Bullock
Jean-Henri Marlet03.jpg
Jean-Henri Marlet03” by Jean-Henri Marlet (1770-1847) – http://www.dsloan.com/Auctions/A23/item-bullock-le_mexique-1824.html. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Purchased by Rev Dr William Buckland
William Buckland c1845.jpg
William Buckland c1845” by Unknown. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Location

Excavated in Mexico

Currently displayed in Room 27,  Ground Floor, British Museum

Dates

Created 1350-1521
Acquired by the British Museum in 1825

Material

Basalt? Volcanic stone

Dimensions

Height: 55 cm
Width: 32 cm

Label text

label-Xochipilli

3D print

mugshot-xochipilli

Image credits

Two top images © Trustees of the British Museum

Let us know if you spot any clangers.

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