AZTEC SLIDES

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AZTEC SLIDES
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2012-03-09 00:38:29
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    • Coyote/dog head carved out of a camelid sacrum, found at Tequixquiac
    • Not sure when it was made/context
    • Earliest evidence of art in Mexico
    • Wild teosinte, hybrid, and modern corn
    • Major changes include hard cob, multiple rows of kernels, larger kernels, and soft fruit case on kernels
    • Female clay figurine from Zohapilco
    • First fired clay figurine
    • Archaic Period
    • Olmec-style acrobat figurine, possibly shamans in trance state
    • From Tlatilco, Formative Period
    • Baby-faced figurines found at Tlatilco
    • Olmec style, Early Formative Period
    • El Azuzul, Olmec tableau of twin rulers in front of jaguar
    • San Lorenzo, Formative Period
    • Olmec Head, colossal stone sculpture
    • Probably portrait of a ruler, each was individual
    • May have been posthumous
    • Some re-carved out of altar thrones
    • Olmec style altar throne
    • Represents ruler emerging from the earth monster/cave, probably used to seat rulers
    • Side figures may represent ancestors or prisoners
    • "The wrestler" figurine, Olmec style
    • Possibly meant to be placed on top of altar thrones
    • Las Limas Figure
    • Olmec style
    • Obsidian eyes, carrying baby that may represent rain or maize god
    • Maybe meant to be placed on top of altar throne
    • Wooden figures from El Manati
    • Olmec style
    • Olmec style jade figurines from La Venta
    • Carefully arranged in a scene
    • May have commemorate a group ritual, political alliance, or mythological event
    • "Jaguar mask" mosaic at La Venta
    • Buried underground, inconspicuous consumption indicate it was meant to show chief/ruler's status
    • Ambassador Stone, La Venta
    • Olmec style
    • Flag symbolizes ambassador, false beard symbol of age or status
    • Writing may say his name or the place he was going

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