Introduction to the 5th century pantheon of the Tiquisate area of Escuintla, Guatemala, a period of Teotihuacan influence. Iconography of the Tiquisate Trinity, three native deities.

Curly Face Tiquisate

Direct digital rollout of one panel of a giant cylindrical tripod, A.D.400-550, Tiquisate culture, Escuintla, Guatemala.

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Curly Face is a local Tiquisate, Guatemalan deity, and is not known at Teotihuacan. Curly Face and the Tiquisate Trinity are described in the new book on the iconography of Guatemalan pottery by Nicholas Hellmuth (in final stages of preparation). More of the rollout of this cylindrical tripod, click here.Curly Face is also found in Peten, Kaminaljuyu, Monte Alban, and as far away as Yucatan and even Veracruz, Mexico. This character was reverred primarily during the 5th through 6th centuries A.D. though his origins were centuries earlier, possibly in Highland Guatemala.

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Pantheon gateway, deities and goddesses of ancient Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, and Honduras.


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