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South and Central America Objects

South and Central America Objects

South and Central America Objects

South and Central America Objects

Colombia Quimbaya Shaman Figure Pendant in Gold (700)

(Colombia) Colombia Quimbaya Shaman Figure Pendant in Gold. ca 700 CE.

Aztec mosaic mask of Tezcatlipoca  (mexica) _The skull of the smoking mirror... The mexicas belived that the defeat of Quetzalcoaltl by Tezcaltlipoca marked the beginning of the current era of creation.The decoration is worked in alternate bands of bright blue turquoise and black mosaic.The eyes are made of two orbs of  polished pyrite framed by rings of white conch shell.The nasal cavity is lined with plates of red shell. From  Mexico Tenochtitlan

virtual-artifacts: Human skulls decorated with a polychromic mosaics. Aztec mosaic mask of Tezcatlipoca Aztec mosaic skull Aztec mosaic skull, AD Mixtec Skull from Monte Albán, century AD

Jaguar Head - Phallic Shaped - Ceremonial Spoon - Atlantic Watershed    Private Collection

Jaguar Head - Phallic Shaped - Ceremonial Spoon - Atlantic Watershed Private Collection

Guatemala, Maya culture Late Classic period (A.D. 600–900) c. 600–800

Mayan painted clay statue from the Tik'al archaeological site. Figure of a God from the burial site of Yax Nuun Ayiin I. The website explains a great deal about Mayan art history.

Human Effigy Flute  Mexican (Jalisco style)  burnished earthenware

Human Effigy Flute Mexican (Jalisco style) burnished earthenware

Mictlantecuhtli statue in Xalapa Museum Mexico. Phil Konstantin

Mictlantecuhtli (Lord of the underworld) Aztec god of the dead and the king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld.

According to an ancient Mayan legend, when mankind is at the brink of destroying himself and his planet, thirteen crystal skulls will come together with the purpose of giving humanity an ancient message that will prevent him from totally annihilating himself and his world. It is no coincidence then that another ancient crystal skull has recently surfaced. This skull is from Mexico and is considered to be at least 2,500 years old.

According to an ancient Mayan legend, when mankind is at the brink of destroying himself and his planet, 13 crystal skulls will come together with the purpose of giving humanity an ancient message that will prevent him from totally annihilating himself.

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