A historic statue of Christ in northeastern Mexico contains real human teeth, it has been discovered.
The 'Lord of Patience' statue, in the parish of San Bartolo Cuautlalpan, is recognisable for the open wounds on its face and hands and dates back to the 18th century.
Yet specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History have found that the eight teeth in the mouth of the statue are real - and belonged to an adult human.
"It is common that the sculptures have teeth, but they are usually made of wood or bone carved individually or as a plate, but . . .