Chalchiuhtlicue (“She of the Jade Skirt") is the Central Mexican patroness of lakes and streams. She is usually recognized by her skirt of jade and her headdress with its multiple bands, small circles, and large tassels hanging down on either side of the face. She is the wife-sister of Tlaloc, the Aztec god of rain and thunder, and both are Creator Gods. This kind of sculpture was most likely worshipped in household shrines.
Fleitman, Yvonne, Shafir, Dorit, "Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas", Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2006