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Plate 17, Interior of the Principal Building at Kabáh

Smith College Libraries: Mortimer Rarebook Room, online exhibition, Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan Drawing from the Past: Maya Antiquity Through the Eyes of Frederick Catherwood

frederick catherwood, "views of ancient monuments", central america, ca 1841

~ Frederick Catherwood - Views of Ancient Monuments, Central America, 1844 lithos.

Guatemala, Maya culture Late Classic period (A.D. 600–900) c. 600–800

Mayan painted clay statue from the Tik'al archaeological site. Figure of a God from the burial site of Yax Nuun Ayiin I. The website explains a great deal about Mayan art history.

Caballero águila (Cacaxtla, México)  --  700-900  --  No further reference provided.

Caballero águila (Cacaxtla, México) -- -- No further reference provided.

Cihuacoatl - Поиск в Google

Coatlicue is multifaceted. As Coatlicue she is the Aztec earth goddess, creator and destroyer of earth, mother of gods and mortals, the one who gave birth to the moon and stars.

Hmm... too funny

Mosaic Aztec-decorated skull National Museum of Anthropology Mexico City

Figure of a Standing Warrior, ceramic with pigment, 650/800 CE, Late Classic Maya, Jaina; Campeche or Yucatán, Mexico

Figure of a Standing Warrior, ceramic with pigment, 650/800 CE, Late Classic Maya, Jaina; Campeche or Yucatán, Mexico

artwork by Frederick Catherwood

Uxmal nunnery - Portion of a Building Called Las Monjas at Uxmal,

What we are able to see on the surface is small compared to the vastness of what lies beneath (photography by Xavier Roy)

"Shapes seen at the surface are of no measure when compared to forms so vast beneath." - Ancient Forager (photo by Xavier Roy)

The Aztecs were another famous society in Mexico. they were the first major engineering power.

This ancient ceramic image of Xilonen, the Aztec maize goddess National Museum of Anthropology Mexico City

Maya. Rattle depicting a goddess. 600–800 AD. Late classic Maya. Shared by Edith Cruz

Rattle depicting a goddess A. Late Classic Maya The figurine presents a high-class woman, as denoted by her fine jade jewelry and fashionable, stepped-bang hairdo. She is framed by war serpents that likely constitute a portal, possible one.

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