United Mexican States

Chac-Mool

Donated by the United Mexican States to the former city of Hull. The unveiling on May 24, 1994 was attended by Her Excellency Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Francisco Javier Alejo, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Mayor Yves Ducharme.

Chac-Mool means claw of the jaguar. Erected in front of the main facade of the Temple of Tlaloc, the Chac-Mool served as both an image and an altar. The Toltec figure, dates back to the year 1390, is also called the Reclining God and is found in different parts of pre-Colombian America. The Chac-Mool was a divine messenger of the kings, between God and Man, or a warrior awaiting the sacrificial offering to bring it to heaven.

A reproduction of the sculpture found in the Templo Major in Mexico City. It is covered in blue, yellow, black, white and red, the cosmic colours. This life-sized reproduction of the Chac-Mool is made of polyester resin and polychrome fibreglass, based on the original stone sculpture.

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