The Legacies of the Olmec, Zapotec & Chavin

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The Legacies of the Olmec, Zapotec & Chavin

This is an archetectual art piece located in Mitla. This was done around 650 AD. This is a geometrical mural carved into the wall. This is a stone wall, so this took a lot of time and very advanced technology. The Zapotecs loved to decorate their elaborate cities and show off their skill in this work.

This is a Las LImas figure made by the Olmec in 800-300 BC. It is now located in Veracruz in an Olmec museum. It pictures a mourning man, holding a dead loved one. This piece truly shows a range of emotions. You can believe that the deceased one was a dead warrior, and the artist was making a statement about war.

This giant head was made around 1200 BC by the Olmec people. It was found in Velacruz and the Olmec are now notorious for their giant head sculptures. This statue really showed an artists talent and the strength of the people. Having these heads around could scare off a weaker man

This urn was made in the valley of Oaxca in 200-400 AD.This piece features the deity of lightning and rain, and was an honorary piece. This was used at funerals to house the ashes of the dead. This is a empowered and almighty tribute to the deceased.

This is a cermamic vase/container made by the Chavin. This was found north of Peru and was made around 800 BC. This ridged and multicolor pottery is very impressive for the time, and it's amazing it's remained intact. This could be a decrotive container to keep around the house to show off. It could also house water, grain, or whatever was needed.

The Legacies of the Olmec,Zapotec,& Chavin

This is a golden crown from the Chavin culture. It dates anywhere from 1000-200 BC. It was made by an expert craftsmen in Pachacamac. It was probably made for a ruler, and was pricey. It pictures some deities and honored them.


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