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Mark Cartwright
by James Blake Wiener
published on 02 October 2015
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A ceramic incense burner lid in the form of a skeletal canine figure, probably representing the Aztec night god Xolotl. When lit the burner would produce smoke through the mouth and eyes of the figure. Mexico, 1200-1400 CE. (St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri)

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Wiener, J. B. (2015, October 02). Xolotl. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4104/xolotl/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Xolotl." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 02, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4104/xolotl/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Xolotl." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Oct 2015. Web. 23 Jul 2024.