Archaeological site of Mitla: the Columns Group--page 3 (of four pages)

600-1250 CE

See the map.
page 1--Church Group
page 2--Church Group
page 3--Palace of the Columns
page 4--Palace of the Columns


Subtle outward lean

Miller explains that this outward lean "visually alleviates the weight of the overhanging moldings" (168).

Works consulted or quoted:
Andrew Coe. Archaeological Mexico: A Traveler's Guide to Ancient Cities and Sacred Sites. Emeryville, CA: Avalon Travel Publishing, 2001.
Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz. Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs. Fifth Edition. London: Thames & Hudson, 2002.
Mary Ellen Miller. The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec. Third Edition. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001.

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