Shield Jaguar and Lady
Xoc
Documents the central role
that elite Maya women
played in religious
bloodletting rituals
Mesoamerican
Olmec and Preclassic
West Mexico
Ceremonial ax, Olmec
Votive offerings, celts,
representing humananimal representations
Teotihuacan
Temple of Quetzalcoatl, Teotihuacan, Mexico

Earliest representations of feathered-serpent god
Classic Maya

Mayan Ball Courts
Games sometimes ended in human sacrifice
Stele D portraying
Ruler 13
Double-headed serpent
bar, symbol of the sky
and of his absolute power
Temple I (Temple of the
Giant Jaguar)

Nine tiers to symbolize the
nine levels of the Underworld

Ball player, from Jaina ...
Presentation of captives to Lord Chan Muwan, Bonampak,
Mexico
Classic Veracruz

Pyramid of the
Niches
one of many
Mesoamerican
monuments
connected with
astronomy and
the calendar
Postclassic Mexico
Castillo,
Chichen Itza,
Mexico
Temple to Kukulkan
at the top. Casts a
shadow in a shape
of a serpent at...
Colossal atlantids, Tula, Mexico

Warriors armed with darts to reflect military regime of Toltecs
Intermdiate Area
Pendant in the
form of a batfaced man,
Tairona
People of the
intermediate Area
were expert
goldsmiths. Th...
South America

Raimondi Stele, Chavin de Huantar
Shows the ability of the gods to transform
themselves is a core aspect of...
Paracas, Nasca, and
Moche
Embroidered
funerary mantle,
Paracas
Women mantles
were used to wrap
the bodies of the
dead.
Bridge-spouted vessel with
flying figures, Nasca
Nasca won renown for their pottery,
which usually have round bottoms,
dou...
Ear ornament, Moche
It depicts a Moche
warrior priest and two
retainers. The costume
corresponds to actual
finds.
Tiwanaku and Wari
Gateway of the
Sun, Tiwanaku
Probably led into a
sacred area. It was
once painted, inlaid
with turquoise...
Lima Tapestry
(tunic), Wari

Wari textiles are
tapestries with the
motifs women directly
into the fabric.
North America
Eskimo

Burial mask, Ipiutak,
Alaska
This mask consists of 9
parts that can be
combined to produce
several faces, echoing
...
Woodlands

Pipe, from a mound in
Ohio
Resembles some
Mesoamerican sculptures in
form and costume. Often
buried with men fo...
Serpent Mound,
Mississippian, Ohio
Incised forget with
running warrior,
Sumner County

Gift to the dead to ensure
safe passage to afterlife.
South West
Bow with two cranes
and geometric forms,
Mimbres

Cliff Palace, Ancestral Puebloan
Sheltered ledge to heat the ...
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  1. 1. Shield Jaguar and Lady Xoc Documents the central role that elite Maya women played in religious bloodletting rituals
  2. 2. Mesoamerican
  3. 3. Olmec and Preclassic West Mexico
  4. 4. Ceremonial ax, Olmec Votive offerings, celts, representing humananimal representations
  5. 5. Teotihuacan
  6. 6. Temple of Quetzalcoatl, Teotihuacan, Mexico Earliest representations of feathered-serpent god
  7. 7. Classic Maya Mayan Ball Courts Games sometimes ended in human sacrifice
  8. 8. Stele D portraying Ruler 13 Double-headed serpent bar, symbol of the sky and of his absolute power
  9. 9. Temple I (Temple of the Giant Jaguar) Nine tiers to symbolize the nine levels of the Underworld Ball player, from Jaina Island Shows a range of human types and activities
  10. 10. Presentation of captives to Lord Chan Muwan, Bonampak, Mexico
  11. 11. Classic Veracruz Pyramid of the Niches one of many Mesoamerican monuments connected with astronomy and the calendar
  12. 12. Postclassic Mexico Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico Temple to Kukulkan at the top. Casts a shadow in a shape of a serpent at specific times.
  13. 13. Colossal atlantids, Tula, Mexico Warriors armed with darts to reflect military regime of Toltecs
  14. 14. Intermdiate Area Pendant in the form of a batfaced man, Tairona People of the intermediate Area were expert goldsmiths. This pendant served as an amulet.
  15. 15. South America Raimondi Stele, Chavin de Huantar Shows the ability of the gods to transform themselves is a core aspect of Andean
  16. 16. Paracas, Nasca, and Moche Embroidered funerary mantle, Paracas Women mantles were used to wrap the bodies of the dead.
  17. 17. Bridge-spouted vessel with flying figures, Nasca Nasca won renown for their pottery, which usually have round bottoms, double spouts connected by bridges. Hummingbird, Nasca Figures on a gigantic scale but unsure of its function.
  18. 18. Ear ornament, Moche It depicts a Moche warrior priest and two retainers. The costume corresponds to actual finds.
  19. 19. Tiwanaku and Wari Gateway of the Sun, Tiwanaku Probably led into a sacred area. It was once painted, inlaid with turquoise, and covered with gold.
  20. 20. Lima Tapestry (tunic), Wari Wari textiles are tapestries with the motifs women directly into the fabric.
  21. 21. North America
  22. 22. Eskimo Burial mask, Ipiutak, Alaska This mask consists of 9 parts that can be combined to produce several faces, echoing the tranformation theme common in ancient American art.
  23. 23. Woodlands Pipe, from a mound in Ohio Resembles some Mesoamerican sculptures in form and costume. Often buried with men for use in afterlife.
  24. 24. Serpent Mound, Mississippian, Ohio
  25. 25. Incised forget with running warrior, Sumner County Gift to the dead to ensure safe passage to afterlife.
  26. 26. South West Bow with two cranes and geometric forms, Mimbres Cliff Palace, Ancestral Puebloan Sheltered ledge to heat the pueblo in winter and shade during summer.

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