Cabezas colosales olmecas. Responsibility: Beatriz de la Fuente. Edition: 1. ed. Imprint: México, D.F.: El Colegio Nacional, Physical description: p. Jul 23, XI – Olmec – Las cabezas colosales olmecas son por lo menos diecisiete representaciones monumentales de piedra de cabezas humanas. Cyphers Anne «Las cabezas colosales», Arqueología Mexicana, II (12), pp. Escultura olmeca de San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, UNAM, Mexico.
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Los Angeles Newspaper Group. It is as if these humans colossles to imitate the seated jaguar. The two heads at Tres Zapotes, with the La Cobata head,  are stylistically distinct from the other known examples.
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The face has wrinkles between the nose and cheeks, sagging cheeks and deep-set eyes; the lips are badly damaged and the mouth is open, displaying the teeth. The head had collapsed into a ravine under its own weight and was found face down on its left hand side.
They were treated in opposite features: Besides, it may be observed on San Lorenzo Mon.
Beauty and ugliness in Olmec monumental sculpture
It has since been moved to the Museo Comunitario de Tres Zapotes. The front of the headdress above the horizontal band is plain.
The Campus History Series. Combining feline and human traits, it represents lightning coolsales at the same time is an emblem of the earth. To come back to were-jaguars, I have shown elsewhere that they are images of lightning, the force that brings rain and fertility but also strikes enemies and, as such, is an emblem of power in the hands of rulers Baudez When excavated, it was found to be lying on its right-hand side and in a very good state of preservation.
La Fuentep. Most of the heads wear large earspools inserted into the ear lobes. Earth structures such as mounds, platforms and causeways upon the plateau demonstrate that the Olmec possessed the necessary knowledge and could commit the resources to build large-scale earthworks. A small skullcap tops the headdress. What matters here is that the Coloosales took great pains to move, modify and set these very crude slabs against a structure that was graced by stucco relieves that fully respected the Maya beauty canons.
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The head is globular with three circular depressions that recall the openings for eyes and mouth on olmexas flayed skin mask. Round pupils are indicated as relieves or hollows and, to some scholars, the heads are squinting. Propongo que los olmecas apreciaban las estatuas antropomorfas que incorporaban rasgos del jaguar y despreciaban el estilo muy naturalista de las cabezas colosales.
The front of Mon. The purpose of this paper is to show that this is not always the case, especially in the pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica, such as the Olmec and the Maya. Beatriz de la Fuente views them as a late regional survival of an older tradition while other scholars argue that they are merely the kind of regional variant to be expected in a frontier settlement.
The lips are slightly parted without revealing the teeth. Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Compared to the efforts spent to transport the stone from its source to the site, the carving of another nose to the figure appears to me as a mere trifle! The traits of the colossal heads are found together on the two Atlantean dwarfs on Potrero Nuevo Mon.
The right hand earspool also appears incomplete; the forward portion is marked with a sculpted line while the rear portion has been sculpted in relief, probably indicating that the right cheek and eye area were also unfinished. The boulders were brought from the Sierra de los Tuxtlas mountains of Veracruz. The headdress is of a single piece without a distinct headband. The ears are wearing large flattened rings that overlap the straps; they probably represent jade ornaments of a type that have been recovered in the Olmec region.
The face is hairless or carefully shaved 10 and the chin slightly protruding. Palace, East Court, on both sides of stairway leading to Olecas. The face has pronounced creases around the nose, mouth and eyes. Beauty and ugliness olmecss Olmec monumental sculpture.
University of California Department of Anthropology. They are squatting and seem to support a very important helmet with both hands. Patrick, Neil 20 July Its slanting eyes are wide apart and its head is divided into two by a split like the one that divides the forehead of the Maya earth monster.