Goddess Plaque

c. 1200–1519
Overall: 7 x 3.5 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)
Weight: 60.01 g
Location: not on view
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This pendant portrays Chalchiutlicue (Jade Skirt), a young goddess of water. Identifying insignia are her headband and the large tassels to either side of her face. She wears a huipil (long blouse) and skirt, and is posed kneeling, with her hands placed modestly in her lap. The green jade of which the pendant is carved symbolizes Chalchiutlicue's preciousness.
Goddess Plaque

Goddess Plaque

c. 1200–1519

Central Mexico, Aztec, 13th-16th century

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