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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La Jornada in Spanish. Cruz del Milagro Veracruz. Seventeen confirmed examples are known.

The right hand earspool also appears incomplete; the forward portion is marked with a sculpted line while the rear portion has been sculpted in relief, probably indicating that the right cheek and eye area were also unfinished.

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Colossal statues Indigenous sculpture of the Americas Olmec art Stone sculptures Mesoamerican stone sculpture. Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D. Since the foes of every Coloslaes kingdom were generally fellow Mayas from another neighboring kingdom, there is no reason to think that they could be of a distinct physical type.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Its exact date of discovery is unknown but is estimated to have been some time in the s, when it was struck by machinery being used to clear vegetation from Nestape hill.

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At least seventeen heads are known for the time being: The heads date from at least BC and are a distinctive feature of the Olmec civilization of ancient Mesoamerica. Earth structures such as mounds, platforms and causeways upon the plateau demonstrate that the Ccolosales possessed the necessary knowledge and could commit the resources to build large-scale earthworks.


The head had collapsed into a ravine under its own weight and was found face down on its left hand side. The eyes of the monument are closed, the nose is flattened and lacks nostrils and the mouth was not sculpted in a realistic manner.

Drucker Philip, Robert F. Olmec colossal heads were fashioned as in-the-round monuments with varying levels of relief on the same work; they tended to feature higher relief on the face and lower relief on the earspools and headdresses. Information from its description page coloswles is shown below. Beatriz de la Fuente views them as a late regional survival of an cabwzas tradition while other scholars argue that they are merely the kind of regional variant to be expected in a frontier settlement.

The base of the aquiline nose is in line with the flattened forehead, thanks to an artificial addition, clearly visible on many figurines. Naturalism or realism is often seen as the top end of the evolution of any art; as a consequence, it is also assumed that conventional, conceptual, stylized or abstract art came first, before developing into realism. If they are actually portraits, it is assumed that rulers were the most probable models. The left side of San Lorenzo Mon.

As Robertsonp. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. The workforce would have included sculptors, labourers, overseers, boatmen, woodworkers and other artesans producing the tools to make and move the monument, in addition to the support needed to feed and otherwise attend to these workers.

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The implicit syllogism goes as follows: Of colossal size are the sculptures first interpreted as altars, then as thrones, and that are probably neither. Sommaire – Document suivant.


Benson; Beatriz de la Fuente. Each of the known examples has a distinctive headdress.

The helmet includes a crown, often cklosales of bands forming a net, and a headband that strongly fixes it. The offering is believed to have been deposited long after the head was sculpted. A and Q, La Cobata Mon. The earflare is only visible on the right hand side; it is formed of a plain disc and peg.

Olmec megalith transport routes: Sala 1, Sala 2, Patio 1.

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The face has pronounced creases around the nose, mouth and eyes. 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 Debates and perspectives ] in Spanish. The ears are adorned with disc-shaped earspools with pegs. These evocative stone face masks present both similarities and differences to the colossal heads.

Massive boulder heads in Central America remain a mystery …”. Archived oolmecas the original PDF on The spools olemcas the form of a rounded square with a circular sunken central portion.

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Journal of Field Archaeology. The head was discovered by a magnetometer survey in ; [] it was found buried, lying face upwards in the bottom of a ravine and was excavated by Ann Cyphers. Coe and Koontz, p.