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Stone figure of Xiuhtecuhtli

Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive

Seated figure of Xiuhtecuhtli, Lord of Fire, who represented the great creator Ometecuhtli and was present in the hearth of every home. The circles on the headdress symbolize fire and the top of the head is hollowed out so fire can be kindled there. Stone, British Museum.

The Werner-Forman Archive