Monday, June 03, 2013

Nov 2012: When I saw big heads

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I come out of the Aztec exhibit into the central courtyard

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The architectural designs of the side are nice, in a geometric fashion

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Sala. Cultures of the Gulf.  So unlike the inland Aztecs, we are in the land of the gulf…

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Nice head dress and again with the skulls!

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Nice water jar

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And what looks like an alabaster sacrificial utensil.

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A fertility symbol and a grinning monkey? lol

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Man, he looks unhappy

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A scribe?

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This was a very interesting statue…almost Japanese..

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And then I see one of the colossal heads.

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Seriously massive, these Olmec heads. I am in Eric van Daniken land here.  photo 412-IMG_3382_zps4532e100.jpg photo 413-IMG_3386_zps8b4c83e1.jpg

More displays

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They did have a serious fertility thing going…

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Another colossal head.

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Interesting patterns in the stone.

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These were more interesting with the monkey display

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Nice one.

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Then we have some gold jewellery…some very very fine work

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But here is something that made my heart leap,

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what wonderful work

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the glyph books.

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a young warrior in clay

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So that’s how it looked..

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Then I popped down into a display of a tomb

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that’s how a tomb looked like, with the body and other grave goods

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And a statue of what looks like a god.

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Some great looking faces

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you look woebegone

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More clay statues, some very complex pieces there..very interesting.

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A bat god?

I complete the gallery. While it wasnt as full of big displays like the Aztec gallery before, this was more artistic, more fine work, of course other than the colossal heads..very nice.

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