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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There are similarities between the headdresses on some of the heads that has led to speculation that specific headdresses may represent different dynasties, or perhaps identify specific rulers.

Front and profile views of the same sculpture are joined here at a single file of x pixels. In the absence of any draught animals, the transportation of these blocks, on rafts in waterways and dragged over logs on earth, required considerable and well coordinated human efforts.

These tassels are judged to represent hair rather than cords.

The La Cobata head was almost certainly carved from a raw boulder colosalea than being sculpted from a throne. Breiner and Coep.

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In any event, the chronicles, be they indigenous or Spanish, do not refer to any game in which the head was used to strike the ball. The head was exposed in by erosion of the gullies at San Lorenzo; [] it was found leaning slightly on its right hand side and facing upwards, half covered by the collapsed side of a gully and washed by a stream. The Campus History Series.


It was associated with a large number of broken ceramic vessels and figurines. Funes, Juliette 11 June On human figures, the mouth, although less important, has also an arched upper lip, diagnostic feature of the feline mouth.

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, as such, is an emblem of power in the hands of rulers Baudez Sommaire – Document suivant. Bonzom after Parsons olmecss, fig. Historique de suppression English: Propongo que los olmecas apreciaban las estatuas antropomorfas que incorporaban rasgos del jaguar y despreciaban el estilo muy naturalista de las cabezas coloszles.

It is not a situation comparable, for instance, to Nubians and Egyptians. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Some molded figurines wear behind the head, a frame adorned with rosettes. The head is also depicted wearing a nose-ring. The head wears large earspools that protrude beyond the beads of the headdress. Uses authors parameter link subscription required Minster, Christopher 27 December Archived from the original on 1 May A chinstrap fixes the whole thing.

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Olmec colossal heads vary in height from 1. Ancient peoples and places series.


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Alternatively, the backs of many of these massive monuments may have been flattened to ease their transport, coloswles providing a stable form for hauling the monuments with ropes. Cruz del Milagro Veracruz. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

In it was transported to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the museum’s centenary exhibition. The eyes are round and not too big, the cheeks are slightly protruding, the lips ollmecas thin with a tendency for unequal length.

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De lo bello y de lo feo en las esculturas monumentales olmecas. Of these, only the Olmec civilization developed in a lowland tropical forest setting. With the only exception of Cyphers, who hardly half-opens the door to doubt, the general belief is that the heads are portraits of rulers. Palenque, Tablet of the Slaves, central icon after drawing by Greene Robertson ; b.

Olmec Art At Dumbarton Oaks. Information from its description page there is shown below. When naturalism and conventionalism coexist, it is then expected that the most important subjects will be given naturalistic treatment, while the lesser ones will be expressed through conventions.