Primera edición. - Ciudad de México : Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Secretaría de Cultura, 2016.
Book — 239 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Xipe Tótec, el portador de la guerra y el maíz / Carlos Javier González González
Xipe Tótec : "Nuestro señor el desollando" de Tollan Xicocotitlan / Luis Manuel Gamboa Cabezas y Martha García Sánchez
La práctica ritual del desollamiento en la época preshispánica / Juan Alberto Román Berrelleza.
Exhibition n the Museum of the Templo Mayor, gathers approximately 50 pieces that represent this pre-Hispanic deity and refer to its cult in the Basin of Mexico and Mesoamerica. For the first time a sculpture of this god discovered in Tula is exhibited; Effigies from Monte Albán, Teotihuacan and Gulf Coast are also shown. Each March, at the Mexican fiesta of Tlacaxipehualiztli, an old deity claimed for himself the best warriors captured in battle and the best cobs, giving rise to a stark ceremony that recreated the origins of the sacred war. This fearful, powerful and vital Prehispanic divinity is the leitmotiv of the exhibition Xipe Tótec and the regeneration of life. The exhibition explores the relationship, embodied in this god, between agriculture and war, while deepening its long-standing cult in the Basin of Mexico and in Mesoamerica in general. The approximately 50 archaeological pieces collected in Xipe Tótec and the regeneration of life come from Tula (Hidalgo), Monte Albán (Oaxaca), Gulf Coast (Veracruz); Teotihuacan, Apaxco and Chalco (State of Mexico), Guerrero and the area of ??Occidente (Jalisco)