Censer in the form of seated figure, possibly rain deity

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Title: Censer in the form of seated figure, possibly rain deity


Culture/Location: Zapotec, Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico


Date/Period: Monte Albán IIIA, AD 200-600


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Notes: Labeled “231” (according to notes, but doesn’t appear to be). Body position very similar to Zapotec effigy censers, but these generally show figures with long snouts and bifid serpent tongues of the rain god Cocijo. Cocijo finds its equivalents in the rain deities Chaak (Maya) and Tlaloc (Aztec). Water symbol in center of headdress. See The Zapotecs by Joseph Whitecotton (1977) pp. 160-161.