Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Mesoamerican FigurinesSmall-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christina T. Halperin, Katherine A. Faust, Rhonda Taube, and Aurore Giguet

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033303

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033303.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 07 December 2021

Sex in the City

Sex in the City

A Comparison of Aztec Ceramic Figurines to Copal Figurines from the Templo Mayor

Chapter:
(p.326) (p.327) 12 Sex in the City
Source:
Mesoamerican Figurines
Author(s):

Cecelia F. Klein

Naoli Victoria Lona

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0012

The most significant and largest temple-pyramid in the Tenochtitlan or the Aztec imperial capital was a ceramic figurine. Although these ceramic figurines were easy to transport and were widely available, they have often been recovered broken from household debris in various villages. These figurines have been found in various places such as in household shrines, wall niches, and even in sweat baths. However, these figurines were excluded from Templo Mayor offerings, probably because the figurines included in such offerings were often made of copal. Copal primarily comes from trees of the species Bursera bipinnata. The resin emits a pleasant-smelling white smoke when burned, and it is often believed that this pleased the gods. This chapter attempts to examine the iconographic and historical relationship between the ceramic figurines and the copal figurines.

Keywords:   Templo Mayor, copal figurines, ceramic figurines, offerings, copal, historical relationship, iconographic relationship

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .