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Artwork Resource Packet: Shukongojin
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The Art Institute’s figure of Shukongojin, with his demon-like body, flaring eyes, and mouth stretched in a scream, might have originally terrified an oncoming visitor to the temple he guarded, but...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Shukongojin</em>
Artwork Resource Packet: Head of Xilonen, Goddess of Young Maize
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This sculptural fragment depicts Xilonen, the youthful Aztec (Mexica) goddess of new maize. The many existing carvings of Xilonen suggest her importance in Aztec culture as one of three female maize...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Head of Xilonen, Goddess of Young Maize</em>

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