Ancient Mexico Art & Artifacts Panels I

Granite Bay Design: Art & Artifacts from Ancient Mexico–Group I

Art and Artifacts from Ancient Mexico on Granite Bay Graphic Design

Piedras Negras | Guerrero | Mexico City

Art and Artifacts from Ancient Mexico on Granite Bay Graphic Design

“In a simple direct sense, archaeology is a science that must be lived, must be ‘seasoned with humanity.‘ Dead archaeology is the driest dust that blows.”Mortimer Wheeler

Art and Artifacts from Ancient Mexico on Granite Bay Graphic Design

Culhuacan  | Veracruz | Guerrero

Art and Artifacts from Ancient Mexico on Granite Bay Graphic Design

First row top: A cylindrical stamp found in Piedras Negras. First row bottom: Fantastic depiction of humans and animals from Guerrero. Second row left to right: 1. A bird from Mexico City. 2. A monkey motif from Mexico City. 3. Flat stamp of a bird from Culhuacan. Third row left side: All three depict fantastic animals from Veracruz and Guerrero. Third row right: Bird of unknown origin. Bottom row, left to right: 1. A monkey (Ozomatli) from the state of Mexico. 2. A double-headed bird from Mexico City. 3. A monkey (Ozomatli) the god of dance.

* All images were scanned from two different books, each by the same author and each with the same title, “Design Motifs of Ancient Mexico” by Jorge Enciso.

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