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World Art: Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Art
Transcript of World Art: Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Art
of Mesoamerica Who? Olmec
What? Colossal Portrait Head
When? c. 1000 BC
Why? Giant portraits of rulers were
placed in the rainforests near
the Gulf of Mexico Olmec Colossal Portrait Heads Who? Mochica
What? Stirrup Spout Pottery
When? c. 300
Why? Mochica potters often created
pottery showing portraits or
animals. The stirrup spout
serves as a handle and helps
prevent evaporation. Mochica Stirrup Spout Pottery Mochica Goldwork Who? Maya
What? el Castillo at Chichen Itza
When? c. 800
Where? Mexico (on the Yucatan Peninsula near Cancun)
Why? Chichen Itza was one of the largest Mayan cities. Mayans
worshiped a feathered serpent god that they saw slithering
down el Castillo each evening. Views of Chichen Itza Who? Aztec
What? Calendar Stone
When? c. 1400
Where? Mexico (modern Mexico City)
Why? This stone is 12 feet across. It shows knowledge of time, geometry, mechanical ability, and was used in rituals and ceremonies. Who? Inca
What? Machu Picchu
When? c. 1400
Why? Mysterious legendary city in
the clouds that remained unknown to the Spanish conquistadors. Aztec Artwork Machu Picchu Modern Descendants of the Inca