National Museum of Anthropology--page 3

Photographs of works in the museum are arranged based on the museum's organization:

Preclassic Works--page 1
Teotihuacán Culture--page 2 and 3
Toltec Culture--page 4
Mexica Culture--page 5 and 6
Oaxaca/Zapotec examples--page 7
Maya Culture--page 8 and 9

Examples from Teotihuacán


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Ceremonial incense burners

Generally the body is simple but the lid is adorned with features representing a deity.

Ceremonial incense burners

Excavations at Teotihuacán unearthed a number of these at their place of manufacture. This discovery confirmed that these ritual objects were mass-produced with decorative elements made from molds.

Clay statuettes

The example in the center has movable limbs--was this a puppet? a doll?

Copy of relief from Tikal, but found at Teotihuacán


Alabaster relief of two-headed jaguar

See also two-headed Jaguar throne at Uxmal

Large clay statue of Xipe-Tótec, god of springtime (or of a priest to that god's cult)

Height: 109cm
The figure wears the skin of a sacrificial victim over his face and part of his body. His eyes are closed signifying death. The figure carries a shield and a jaguar-claw vessel.

Center: a head with two chalchihuites on the forehead; right: fresco of a rooster (a copy?)

Continue to page 4 for examples of art of the Toltec culture.

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