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Meso-America 1500 BCE - 1500 CE Olmec 1200-900 bce flourished Jaguar

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Meso-America 1500 BCE - 1500 CE Olmec 1200-900 bce flourished Jaguar

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  1. Meso-America 1500 BCE - 1500 CE Olmec 1200-900 bce flourished Jaguar Teotihuacan 350-650 CE flourished Pyramid of the Sun, Moon & Queltzalcoatl (Feathered Serpent) Tlaloc Maya 1100 BC-1500 CE flourished Ball court Bonampak c. 790 CE Chichen Itza800-1000CE Caracol Temple Castillo Pyramid Ball Court Chacmool – Jaguar King Aztec1300-1525 CE flourished Goddess of the Moon Coyolxauhqui

  2. Art of the Americas – Pre-Columbian Meso America & The Andes 1500 BCE-1500 CE

  3. Olmec 1200-900 BCE

  4. Meso-America Ball Court Begins with Olmec (figure R) Similar to this one at Monte Alban (Teotihuacan)

  5. La Venta Heads #1 left #4 below 850-700 BCE

  6. Tres Zapotes Head, Vera Cruz La Venta # 3

  7. Jaguar – top South American Predator Olmec Jaguar

  8. Olmec Seated Jaguar (were jaguar) San Lorenzo c. 1200-900 BCE 35” Block-like form Jaguar merged with human child = were-jaguar

  9. Olmec were jaguars Obsidian, jade stone

  10. OLMEC Seated Female Figure with Mirror Ornament.La Venta, Mexico. Jade & hematitel Crawling baby, ceramic, hollow700-500 BC.

  11. Teotihuacan c. 350 CE Once identified as Mayan

  12. View of Pyramid of Sun from Pyramid of Moon c. 350 BCE

  13. Pyramid of the Moon Teotihuacan c. 350 BCE

  14. Temple of Quelzalcoatle (Feathered Serpent) at Teotihuacan c. 300 bce 80 warrior skelatons found beneath temple

  15. Qelzalcoatl (feathered serpent) & Tlaloc (rain god)

  16. Map of Maya Empire c1100 bce- 1500 CE

  17. Mayan Lord 6th wood – Mayan Lords stone reliefs (Palenque top)

  18. Maya Leiden Plate Jade 8 ½”

  19. Mayan ball court Copan c. 800 bce

  20. Mayan ball players

  21. Maya Bonampak Murals c. 790 CE reconstructed 3 rooms at temple site in Chiapas Room 2 below R aftermath of battle Aug. 6th 792 ce

  22. Bonampak 792

  23. “Borgia” Codex 14-15th century

  24. Moon Goddess Maya, clay Maize god, Palenque stone 750 ce

  25. Maya Chitzen Itza c. 800-1300 CE Temple (caracol), castillo top L & warrior temple top R

  26. Chitzen Itza 800-1300 CE Temple of the Warriors Chocmool (Jaguar King) 3’6” high

  27. Castillo aka Temple of Kukulcan (Feathered Serpent) Name of King who founded Chichen Itza 9-13th centuries

  28. Chitzen Itza Ball Court 9-13th

  29. Invaders of Chitzen Itza – the Toltecs? C. 800 & later Aztecs c. 1400 occupy site

  30. Aztec Calendar of Sun 15th century, stone

  31. COATLICUE Aztec Mother Goddess, Grandmother, Lady of the Serpent , Earth Goddess Gives birth to sun, moon, all celestial beings

  32. Aztec Moon Goddess Coyolxauhqui 15th century 88” diameter Brother Huitzilopochtil kills sister for beheading mother

  33. Aztec Eagle Warrior, clay 15th century 67”

  34. Aztec sacrifice of captives

  35. Spanish Conquistador vs Aztec Eagle Warrior 15th century

  36. Diego Rivera mural 20th Eagle Warrior & Conquistador

  37. Aztec Huitzilopochtli (blue hummingbird obsidian knife God of Sun?)

  38. R leg olmec fish monster (top) dragon below)

  39. Olmec were-jaguar

  40. MAYA Stela 11Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala200-50 BCGranite198.1 x 67.9 x 18.1 cmMuseo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City. Stela 11Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala200-50 BCGranite198.1 x 67.9 x 18.1 cmMuseo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City.

  41. MAYA Maize God Plate Portraying Enthroned King.Maya Area. AD 200-400. Ceramic with pigment. Diameter approx. 28 cm.The Art Institution, New York