Arts of the Americas
Mesoamerica
Olmec Art
 
Colossal Head La Venta, Mexico 900-400 B.C.E. basalt 9 ft. 4 in. high. Olmecs -mother civilization of the Americas. 1st or...
 
aerial view of Teotihuacán Pyramid of the Moon  (foreground) Pyramid of the Sun  (top left) Citadel  (background) Valley o...
detail of the Temple of Quetzalcóatl The Citadel, Teotihuacán Valley of Mexico, Mexico 3rd century
Mayan Art  250BCE -1251 CE Mayans were known for agricultural production in Yucatan rain forest Densely built cities Advan...
 
Stele D portraying the ruler 18-Rabbit Great Plaza at Copán, Honduras 736 stone 11 ft. 9 in. high
Ball Court Middle Plaza at Copán, Honduras 738
Ball Court Middle Plaza at Copán, Honduras 738
View of Temples I & II from Temple IV Tikal, Petén, Guatemala ca. 741 212 ft. high
 
Temple I Tikal, Petén, Guatemala ca. 732 145 ft. high
Ballplayer from Jaina Island, Mexico 700-900 painted clay 6 1/4 in. high Cosmic Ball Game Defining characteristic of Mesoa...
 
Presentation of captives to Lord Chan Muwan Room 2, Structure 1, Bonampak, Mexico ca. 790 mural approximately 17 x 15 ft.
Shield Jaguar and Lady Xoc from Lintel 24, Temple 23 Yaxchilán, Mexico ca. 725 limestone 3 ft. 7 in. x 2 ft. 6 1/2 in.
The Caracol   (foreground)  and the Castillo  (background) Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico ca. 800-900
The Castillo Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico ca. 800-900
The Caracol   Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico ca. 800-900
South America
 
Embroidered funerary mantle from southern coast of Peru first century C.E. plain weave camelid fiber with stem-stitch embr...
Moche Art
 
Ear Ornament from a tomb at Sípan, Peru ca. 300 gold and turquoise approximately 4 7/8 in. wide
North America
Mississippian Art
 
Serpent Mound Adams County, Ohio ca. 1070 1200 ft. long, 20 ft. wide, 5 ft. high
Anasazi Art
 
Cliff Dwelling Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado ca. 1150-1300
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  • art of the_americas

    1. 1. Arts of the Americas
    2. 2. Mesoamerica
    3. 3. Olmec Art
    4. 5. Colossal Head La Venta, Mexico 900-400 B.C.E. basalt 9 ft. 4 in. high. Olmecs -mother civilization of the Americas. 1st organized community known Gigantic Heads, idealized rules Weigh 10 tons Blend animal and human features in their artwork Back is flat-displayed against temple wall
    5. 7. aerial view of Teotihuacán Pyramid of the Moon (foreground) Pyramid of the Sun (top left) Citadel (background) Valley of Mexico, Mexico structures ca. 50-200
    6. 8. detail of the Temple of Quetzalcóatl The Citadel, Teotihuacán Valley of Mexico, Mexico 3rd century
    7. 9. Mayan Art 250BCE -1251 CE Mayans were known for agricultural production in Yucatan rain forest Densely built cities Advanced writing, astronomy, architecture, math Elaborate religious rituals, blood letting, and human sacrifices Elevated roads Carved steles commemorated these rituals Maya- Guatemala
    8. 11. Stele D portraying the ruler 18-Rabbit Great Plaza at Copán, Honduras 736 stone 11 ft. 9 in. high
    9. 12. Ball Court Middle Plaza at Copán, Honduras 738
    10. 13. Ball Court Middle Plaza at Copán, Honduras 738
    11. 14. View of Temples I & II from Temple IV Tikal, Petén, Guatemala ca. 741 212 ft. high
    12. 16. Temple I Tikal, Petén, Guatemala ca. 732 145 ft. high
    13. 17. Ballplayer from Jaina Island, Mexico 700-900 painted clay 6 1/4 in. high Cosmic Ball Game Defining characteristic of Mesoamerican society Long rectagular court Padded players hit ball with elbows, knees, or hips Stone rings in walls were goals Common subject in sculpture Ball represented???
    14. 19. Presentation of captives to Lord Chan Muwan Room 2, Structure 1, Bonampak, Mexico ca. 790 mural approximately 17 x 15 ft.
    15. 20. Shield Jaguar and Lady Xoc from Lintel 24, Temple 23 Yaxchilán, Mexico ca. 725 limestone 3 ft. 7 in. x 2 ft. 6 1/2 in.
    16. 21. The Caracol (foreground) and the Castillo (background) Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico ca. 800-900
    17. 22. The Castillo Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico ca. 800-900
    18. 23. The Caracol Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico ca. 800-900
    19. 24. South America
    20. 26. Embroidered funerary mantle from southern coast of Peru first century C.E. plain weave camelid fiber with stem-stitch embroidery with camelid wool 4 ft. 7 7/8 in. x 7 ft. 10 7/8 in.
    21. 27. Moche Art
    22. 29. Ear Ornament from a tomb at Sípan, Peru ca. 300 gold and turquoise approximately 4 7/8 in. wide
    23. 30. North America
    24. 31. Mississippian Art
    25. 33. Serpent Mound Adams County, Ohio ca. 1070 1200 ft. long, 20 ft. wide, 5 ft. high
    26. 34. Anasazi Art
    27. 36. Cliff Dwelling Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado ca. 1150-1300

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