National Museum of Anthropology--page 1

Photographs of works in the museum are arranged based on the museum's organization:

Preclassic Works--page 1
Teotihuacán Culture--page 2 and 3
Toltec Culture--page 4
Mexica Culture--page 5 and 6
Oaxaca/Zapotec examples--page 7
Maya Culture--page 8 and 9

Examples from Preclassic Period

The acrobat (or contortionist) from Burial 154 at Tlatilco

Early preclassic. Olmec influence. White hollow-ware; height: 22 cm.

One source says that representations like this may symbolize the "doubling over" of ripe maize ears at the end of the growing season. Since this figure was found in a burial, archaeologists think the buried person might have been a shaman.

Relief from Chalcatzingo in Morelos


Relief from Chalcatzingo in Morelos

Continue to page 2 for examples of art of the Teotihuacán culture.

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© 2004 Mary Ann Sullivan. I have photographed (on site), scanned, and manipulated all the images on these pages. Please feel free to use them for personal or educational purposes. They are not available for commercial purposes.

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