Pre Columbian Aztec Rattle figure Cihuacóatl 

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Pre Columbian Aztec Rattle figure Cihuacóatl  Aztec CA. A.D. 1300-1521

A rattle figure in the form of the fertility goddess Cihuacoatl

 The  female figure with finely modeled design standing with open mouthed holding two children

Collection details on back mexico 1895

It has been postulated that these types of figures were used by the Aztec in a household ritual context

associated with healing and childbirth.

Ref: For a similar figure see Princeton art Museum

Rattle in the form of fertility goddess Cihuacoatl
y1944-26

https://artmuseum.princeton.edu/collections/objects/22361