Cabezas colosales olmecas. Responsibility: Beatriz de la Fuente. Edition: 1. ed. Imprint: México, D.F.: El Colegio Nacional, Physical description: p. Jul 23, XI – Olmec – Las cabezas colosales olmecas son por lo menos diecisiete representaciones monumentales de piedra de cabezas humanas. Cyphers Anne «Las cabezas colosales», Arqueología Mexicana, II (12), pp. Escultura olmeca de San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, UNAM, Mexico.
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Agrandir Original jpeg, 1,4M. Retrieved from ” https: Olmec head or colossal head labeled as number 1 in the Xalapa’s museum of Antropology. The features are those of a mature man, with wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and nose. It is not a situation comparable, for olmwcas, to Nubians and Egyptians. Five of them are in Sala 1, one is in Sala 2, and one is in Patio 1. An additional monument, at Takalik Abaj in Guatemalais a throne that may have been carved from a colossal head.
Cruz del Milagro Veracruz. Unlike Spindenp. I contend that Olmec monumental art illustrates the opposite, colozales suggest that the Olmecs most appreciated the anthropomorphic statues that incorporated feline features, and disliked the very naturalistic style of the colossal heads.
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If they are actually portraits, it is assumed that rulers were the most probable models. The face is somewhat asymmetric, possibly due to errors in the execution of the monument. The head is globular with three circular depressions that recall the openings for eyes and mouth on a flayed skin mask.
These emergence monuments are of two kinds; on one, the person emerging from a niche representing the maw of the earth monster with feline attributes holds on his lap a were-jaguar baby, while dignitaries are depicted in low-relief on the sides of the sculpture. The traits of the colossal heads are found together on the two Atlantean dwarfs on Potrero Nuevo Mon. A strap descends in front of the ear on each side of the head, descending as far as the earlobe.
A major figure in monumental as well as in portable art, the were-jaguar is often held in the arms of rulers as a kind of scepter Baudez Therefore the iconographic differences between Maya victors and vanquished were purely cultural. Drucker Philip, Robert F.
Examples of script have been found on roller stamps and stone artefacts; the texts are short and have been partially deciphered based on their similarity to other Mesoamerican scripts. Palace, East Court, on both sides of stairway leading cabrzas Str.
Coronado Ruiz —, p. All four captives to the left of the stairway face it, but the last figure of the row turns his colosalse in the opposite direction; to the right of the stairway, only the first figure faces it, while the other four give their back to it.
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The smallest weigh 6 tons, while the largest is variously estimated to weigh 40 to 50 tons, although it was abandoned and left uncompleted close to the source of its stone. Above the forehead is a large element forming a three-toed foot with long nails, possibly the foot of a bird. The head sports large earflares that completely cover the earlobes, although severe erosion makes their exact form difficult to distinguish.
Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica. Archived from the original PDF on To come back to were-jaguars, I have shown elsewhere that they are images of lightning, the force that brings rain and fertility but also strikes enemies and, olmeczs such, is an emblem of power in the hands of rulers Baudez The face colosa,es carved with deep creases between the cheeks and the nose and around the mouth; the forehead is creased into a frown.
The face is hairless or carefully shaved 10 and the chin slightly protruding. The ears are wearing large flattened rings that overlap the straps; they probably represent jade ornaments of a type that have been recovered in the Olmec region. The original location of the La Cobata head was not a major archaeological site and it is cabeaas that the head was either abandoned at its source or during transport to its intended destination.
A in by Melgar. Their weapons differed from those used in wars; they consisted in stones, either hurled at the other party or used as shock weapons manoplas in hand to hand combat. The eyes of the monument are closed, the nose is flattened and lacks nostrils and the mouth was not sculpted in a realistic manner. The Olmecs developed monumental architecture and urban planning, and performed collective works that could have been produced only by strongly stratified societies.
This page was last edited on 9 Mayat A small skullcap tops the headdress. The following other wikis use this file: Together with these, of particular relevance to the colossal heads are the “Olmec-style cabeezas in stone,  so called because none have yet been excavated in circumstances that allow the proper archaeological identification of an Olmec context.
They form two groups: