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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The heads were variously arranged in lines or groups at major Olmec centres, but the method and logistics used to transport the stone colosqles these sites remain unclear. Coe and Diehl ibid. Abrasives were found in association with workshops at San Lorenzo, indicating their use in the finishing of fine detail.
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The heads date from at least BC and are a distinctive feature of the Olmec civilization of ancient Mesoamerica. StirlingDumbarton Oaks, Washington, pp. The base of the aquiline nose is in line with the flattened forehead, thanks to an artificial addition, clearly visible on many figurines.
Their mouths have very thick, sometimes parted, lips but lack the feline look. Two thirds of Olmec monumental sculpture represents the human form, and the colossal heads fall within this major theme of Olmec art. They were treated in opposite features: City College of San Francisco The face is smiling and has wrinkles under the eyes and at the edge of the mouth. The colossal heads cannot be precisely dated. Here ugliness is not expressed through the face features that are genuinely Mayan, but through the lack of symmetry of the whole composition, and the non-respect of proportions within every particular figure and between omecas figures themselves Robertson ; Greene Robertson Like at La Venta, the sculptures that figured corpses and severed heads were placed on the margins of the site.
A helmet with chinstrap tops the mask. Las vistas de frente y perfil estan unidas en una sola imagen de x pixels. The base of the headdress is formed by three horizontal strips running over the forehead.
Norman Hammond argues that the apparent stylistic differences of the monument stem from its unfinished state rather than its late production. Breiner, Sheldon; Michael D. The realism of the colossal heads contrasts with the conceptual approach used by the Olmec carvers when dealing with other sculptures.
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A small skullcap tops the headdress. The headdress is elaborate and, although damaged, various details are still discernible.
colosapes Each of the known coloosales has a distinctive headdress. The face is that of an ageing cabezae with a creased forehead, low cheekbones and a prominent chin. These lips, with the thick fleshy nose, give the Danzantes a Negroid cast which recall certain Olmec figures. The borrowing of feline posture and mouth by nobles and rulers means that they wished to appropriate qualities attributed to the jaguar and the were-jaguar.
The issue of the confrontation was the decapitation of the losers, be they dead or wounded. The nature and degree of the control exercised by the centres over a widespread rural population remains unclear. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat The heads from Tres Zapotes had been moved dolosales their original context before they were investigated by archaeologists and the heads from La Venta were found partially exposed on the modern ground surface.
Cyphers, Ann September—October Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology. Palenque, Tablet of the Slaves, central icon after drawing by Greene Robertson ; b.
A and Q, La Cobata Mon. In Mesoamerica, more importance is oftentimes given to captives or victims, than to their victors.
It was moved to the plaza of Santiago Tuxtla in and remains there to this day. The erosion of a path passing on top of the monument uncovered its eye and vabezas to the discovery of the Olmec site. A naturalist portrait is individual as far as the artist seeks to reproduce the idiosyncratic features of a persona.