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Pyramid  of the Feathered Serpent, Xochicalco
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Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent, Xochicalco

A detail of the pyramid platform known as the 'Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent', Xochicalco, central Mexico. The four walls of the structure have relief carvings which include large feathered serpents and they form a four-sided open enclosure...
Joined Couple from Nayarit, Mexico
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Joined Couple from Nayarit, Mexico

This sculpture of a joined male and female couple dates from 100 BCE-250 CE. It is a polychrome ceramic and comes from Nayarit, Mexico. (Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Stanford, California)
Male Figure from Nayarit, Mexico
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Male Figure from Nayarit, Mexico

This sculpture of a male figure dates from 200 BCE-500 CE. It is a polychrome ceramic. It comes from what's presently Nayarit, Mexico. (Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Stanford, California)
Nayarit Cermaic House with Figures
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Nayarit Cermaic House with Figures

This charming ceramic was made between 100 BCE-250 CE in Nayarit, Mexico. (Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Stanford, California)
Ceremonial Metate in the Form of a Jaguar
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Ceremonial Metate in the Form of a Jaguar

This ceremonial metate in the form of a jaguar dates from 600-700 CE and is made of stone. It comes from Guápiles, Limón, Costa Rica. (Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Stanford, California)
Maya Noble Relief from Tabasco
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Maya Noble Relief from Tabasco

This Maya relief depicting a nobleman is made from chalkstone, and it comes from what is present-day Tabasco, Mexico. It dates from the Late Classic Period around the year 780 CE. (Museum Rietberg, Zürich).
Tarascan Coyote Seat
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Tarascan Coyote Seat

This ceremonial seat in the form of a coyote comes from Mexico's Lake Pátzcuaro Basin in Michoacán. This seat was likely occupied by a person of importance, and it was made by artisans residing in the Tarascan State. (Museum Rietberg, Zürich...
Mayan Ocarina Depicting the Death God Ah
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Mayan Ocarina Depicting the Death God Ah

Ah Puch, the Mayan god of death, is often represented as having an owl's head since owls were considered symbols of death to the ancient Maya. This figurine dates to c. 600-800 CE, which coincides with the Classic Period in Mayan history...
Maya Rain God, Tulum - 3D View
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Maya Rain God, Tulum - 3D View

The Temple of the Frescoes at the Maya city of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Spectacularly located on a cliff overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tulum is a Mayan settlement that flourished in the 13th cent. CE until the...
Olmec Head from San Lorenzo - 3D View
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Olmec Head from San Lorenzo - 3D View

San Lorenzo Colossal Head 6 is one of the smaller examples of colossal heads, standing 1.67 m. It measures 1.41 m wide by 1.26 m deep and is estimated to weigh between 8 and 10 tons. The head was discovered by a farmworker and was excavated...