Ponce Monolith, Tiwanaku

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Dennis Jarvis
published on 15 March 2014
Ponce Monolith, Tiwanaku

The monumental stone statue from Tiwanaku, Bolivia, known as the Ponce Monolith. Such statues perhaps represented the race of stone giants which first populated the world in pan-Andean mythology. Gold pins and traces of piant indicate they were once clothed in textiles and decorated with bright colours. The statue is 3.5 metres tall and dates to c. 300 CE.

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Jarvis, D. (2014, March 15). Ponce Monolith, Tiwanaku. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2385/

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Ponce Monolith, Tiwanaku." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 15, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2385/.

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Ponce Monolith, Tiwanaku." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 15 Mar 2014. Web. 15 Sep 2019.

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