Xolotl

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by James Blake Wiener
published on 02 October 2015

A ceramic incense burner lid in the form of a skeletal canine figure, probably representing the Aztec night god Xolotl. When lit the burner would produce smoke through the mouth and eyes of the figure. Mexico, 1200-1400 CE. (St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri)

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