A statue from a recent exhibition in Melbourne of Aztec heritage. This is Chalchiuhtlicue, the wife of Tlaloc, she is the goddess of rivers and lakes. Her hands were sculptured in such a way that the held cobs of corn and flowers, fruits of her husband's benevolence. Adoring her with these things helped ensure plentiful crops.
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kasianowak (7321) 2014-08-12 2:38
So this is the wife of the rain god. Makes sense that she looks after rivers and lakes made of water and closely related to rain.
Thanks for sharing, this is so interesting.
mesutilgim (87354) 2014-08-12 2:59
Hello dear Klaudio,
This is my favorite within your recenet entries.
Very good use of available light. The red lower part creates a perfect effect. Nice framed.
TFS and best regards
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-12 4:49
this series of Aztec statues are amazing. The lighting and detailing in each is formidable and strikingly beautiful. A series of images that could be easily used in a tourist catalogue for this exhibition. Superb!
Gerrit (50730) 2014-08-12 5:12
Intruiging piece of religious art, Klaudio.
It is well lit.
siudzi (34119) 2014-08-12 9:34
The light is a key of your fantastic capture! You managed it so well to get a superb eye-catching presentation. Very well done!
batalay (36141) 2014-08-12 23:50
Your series of images from the Aztec Exhibition are first rate, along with succinct but informative notes. I remember the Rain God, Tlaloc, from my visit to Central America. I did not know about his wife, Chalchiuhtilcue.
Incidentally, I did write a blog for National Geographic Newswatch, and included your articulate and incisive characterization of Robin Williams. I hope you don't mind. They prefer that I write about scientific topics, but they also give me wide latitude. I hope it does not get taken down by the editors.
dekanski (3850) 2014-08-13 4:53
cela serija odličnih fotografija, kao da sam na izložbi!
wolf38 (31282) 2014-08-13 7:21
Hello Klaudio. You've photographed this famous character excellent. The photo would be suitable for each photo exhibition or images magazine. Fine technical quality, composition, light and colors.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-13 9:02
Hello dear Klaudio,
You article is so informative as well as interesting. Nice sculpture of Aztec dynasty, well captured and nice representation.
best of all and thanks.
jemaflor (87347) 2014-08-13 23:02
Interesting photo and statue, very well managed, sharpness and light are perfect, well done, tfs.
Waylim (25368) 2014-08-14 21:33
Very nice work of art shot, the spot light really give a very nice contrast and play of shadow to the sculpture. the read background really work wonderful here.
jmdias (57543) 2014-08-16 2:18
I liked the use of the light and the way the expositors used the red to make the grey sculpture more beautiful. fantastic piece of art and excellent photo. TFS.
cagla (4182) 2014-08-20 12:11
She is probably my goddess for ruling the rivers and lakes... :)
mayjayne (3955) 2014-08-21 7:29
I like this one best of all among all the Aztec statues in your series. Nice angle for the spotlight - illuminating the red 'ground'.