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Urn In The Form Of Cociyo, God Of Lightning And Rain  .                                    Mexico, Oaxaca, Monte Albán IIIa, Zapotec culture        Early Classic period (A.D. 250–600)        c. A.D. 400–500        Ceramic

Urn in the form of cociyo, god of lightning and rain Mexico, Oaxaca, Monte Albán IIIa, Zapotec culture Early Classic period ca.

Pottery Ancestor Figure by  Unknown Artist British Museum

Pottery ancestor figure Zapotec, 200 BC - AD 800 From the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico

A funerary urn in the shape of a "bat god" or a jaguar, from Oaxaca, dated  to originate from Period III (AD 300- 650).

Zapotec civilization - funerary urn in the shape of a bat god or jaguar, Oaxaca, CE.

The God of Death.    This ceramic figure of the God of Death comes from ancient Veracruz Mexico. Tamayo museum collection of Oaxaca Mexico.

The God of Death. This ceramic figure of the God of Death comes from ancient Veracruz Mexico. Tamayo museum collection of Oaxaca Mexico.

Urn Figure Head Fragment, c. 200-500 Mexico, Oaxaca, Zapotec

Mexico, Oaxaca, Zapotec, earthenware, Overall: x x cm x 8 x 5 in).

Pottery ancestor figure, Zapotec, 200 BC - AD 800. From the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico.   The figure on this example wears a mask and headdress representing the depicted ancestors’ potent supernatural force. The chest ornament features a glyph or sculpted symbol of a day in the 260-day Zapotec ritual calendar. The exact use and purpose of these vessels is unknown. The container, or urn, itself - usually a cylindrical vessel hidden behind the sculpted figure -

ancientart: “ Pottery ancestor figure, Zapotec, 200 BC - AD From the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico. “ The figure on this example wears a mask and headdress representing the depicted ancestors’ potent.

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