National Museum of Anthropology--page 8

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 Maya Culture

Reliefs from Yaxchilán


Relief from Yaxchilán, Chiapas (Lintel 43)

A leader carries a ceremonial staff and receives an offering from a woman

Relief from Yaxchilán, Chiapas (Lintel 53)

Late Classic. Stone; height: 1.6 M

The relief depicts a ritual scene with one of the last governors, Jaguar Shield, wearing quetzal feathers opposite his wife, Wind Skull.

Stucco decoration from a building in Campeche with sun god in the center and other old deities on the sides holding calendar symbols

Late Classic.

The central stucco mask represents the Maya sun god Kinich Ahau and the smaller masks portray the old god of fire.

Center: Stele from Calakmul

Right: Relief of jaguar with human heart from Chichen Itzá


Chac Mool, from Chichen Itzá--inside the Venus platform

Postclassic. Stone; height: 110 cm; length: 160 cm

This sculpture is representative of the Maya-Toltec phase at Chichen Itzá rther than the preceding Puuc phase.

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