He was considered the god of spring, the patron god of seeds and planting and the patron of metal workers (especially goldsmiths) and gemstone workers. Jan 27, 2019 - Explore Shane Vannest's board "Xipe Totec", followed by 203 people on Pinterest. His body is often painted yellow on one side and tan on the other, although sometimes the body of the god is painted red under the flayed skin. This ceramic figure dates to 100-400 AD. Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. Track ID: Prohecht & Xipe totecs - (NN) Xipe totecs - Wasabi https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/6zk8: #xipetotecs #transubtilrecords #prohecht #grasshopperrecords #psytrance #fullon #twilight #festival #raveparty #ozorafestival #boomfestival #modemfestival #japan The flayed skin was then donned by a priest who performed a ritual dance. The lines across the chest represent stitched seams where the skin was fastened. Without his skin, he was depicted as a golden god. Xi-pe To-tec) or ‘Flayed One’ in Nahuatl, was a major god in ancient Mesoamerican culture and particularly important for the Toltecs and Aztecs. Xipe Totec was the divine embodiment of life emerging from the dead land and of the new plant sprouting from the seed. Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, dressed in the skin of a sacrificial victim. Xipe Totec, the Flayed Lord, dressed in the skin of a sacrificial victim. Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online. Humans were sacrificed and flayed at the annual festival in his honor. Learn more. Awarded to young immigrant professionals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement early in their careers. Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive. Humans were sacrificed and flayed at the annual festival in his honor. (49.5 x 24.1 x 15.9 cm). Many statues of the god have been discovered, but he is less often seen in modern art and literature than other Aztec gods. In Toltec art, Xipe is associated with bats … Unlike the many Aztec gods who relished violence and warfare, she was tender-hearted and generous. Xipe Totec Standard Bearer. Xipe Totec, (Nahuatl: “Our Lord the Flayed One”) Mesoamerican god of spring and new vegetation and patron of goldsmiths. Xipe Totec was also known by various other names, including Tlatlauhca (Nahuatl pronunciation: [t͡ɬaˈt͡ɬawʔka]), Tlatlauhqui Tezcatlipoca (Nahuatl pronunciation: [t͡ɬaˈt͡ɬawʔki teskat͡ɬiˈpoːka]) ("Red Smoking Mirror") and Youalahuan (Nahuatl pronunciation: [jowaˈlawan]) ("t… During the agricultural festival of Tlacaxipeualiztli a sacrificial victim was skinned alive, and a warrior was dressed in the skin and performed a dance. One of four sculptures from Tlatelolco (Tenochtitlan’s twin city) representing impersonators - whether priests, warriors or commoners - of the god Xipe Totec, a god of spring and the patron of goldsmiths. (63.5 × 25.4 × 17.78 cm) Aztec fired clay sculpture (15 cms high) of Xipe Totec, National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City (originally from Tlaltelolco). Xipe Totec: The Flayed God Because of this, Chalchiuhtlicue was depicted as a loving and caring goddess. His name translates to "Our Lord the Flayed One," and he was represented as a flayed man. This is especially apparent around the eyes and mouth of the figure as well as in the back of the work, where the artist carved this layer of the sacrificed individual’s skin tied together. Creator. Xipe Totec Terra Cotta Figure: Mexican and Central American Archaeological Collection . He wears a skin suit, flayed from a sacrificail victim which is represented by the rough surface sewn on the trunk and which covers part of the four limbs to the wrists and mid calves. Basalt. Awarded to immigrants with a legacy of major accomplishment in the biomedical sciences and the arts and humanities. In Aztec mythology, Xipe was the son of the dual male-female divinity Ometeotl, a powerful fertility god and the most ancient god in the Aztec pantheon. Xipe Totec was a Mesoamerican god of Spring and new vegetation. Figure of Aztec deity Xipe Totec (Our Lord of Flayed Skin) is part of a small collection found during an Autumn 1895 to Spring 1986 excavation. 93-96; see also p. 423, no. Perhaps the wearer, upon shedding the skin, was conceived as a sprout emerging from a withered husk. The Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in the United States and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences.