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Xipe Totec head

Stone head (rear) of Xipe Totec Aztec god

Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive

Head of Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, dressed in the skin of a sacrificial victim. On the back of the head is the major symbol of Tezcatlipoca, the smoking mirror. Xipe Totec was one of the
aspects of Tezcatlipoca particularly associated with suffering and sacrifice. Stone. Hamburg Museum fur Völkerkunde, Germany.

The Werner-Forman Archive