Huastec Priestess (IMAGE) University of California - Riverside Caption This statue, housed at the British Museum, is one of several hundred female sculptures found along the eastern coast of Veracruz. While it has been traditionally interpreted as the Aztec goddess Tlazolteotl or the Huastec goddess Ixcuina, some scholars suggest she represents a priestess. The solar rays on her headdress may indicate her role in the funerary cult of the solar afterlife. Credit Shankari Patel/UC Riverside Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.