Cocijo effigy vessel - ROM2007_9015_1


Cocijo effigy vessel

Maker: Zapotec
Geography: Oaxaca, Mexico
Date: 600-800 AD
Period: Xoo phase
43 x 19 x 31 cm
Object number: 917.4.44
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionThis standing figure likely represents Cocijo, a Zapotec god associated with rain and fertility. The diety holds maize plants in both hands. These kinds of effigy vessels were often found in tombs, and were likely used to hold offerings.
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