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Possibly Totonac, Nopiloa Veracruz, south-central Gulf Coast, Mexico ...

Possibly Totonac, Nopiloa Veracruz, south-central Gulf Coast, Mexico, Figure of a Woman in Ceremonial Dress

Figure of a Seated Chieftain Early Classic Remojadas Southern Veracruz, Gulf Coast Mexico 300-600 CE Terracotta by mharrsch, via Flickr

Figure of a Seated Chieftain Early Classic Remojadas Southern Veracruz, Gulf Coast Mexico CE Terracotta

Female-figure rattle, probably Classic period Veracruz/Gulf Coast (archaeological culture) (attributed). AD 200-600

Female-figure rattle, probably Classic period Veracruz/Gulf Coast (archaeological culture) (attributed).

Méjico

Totonac, Remojadas Veracruz, south-central Gulf Coast, Mexico Figure of a Seated Leader, A.

Female Ritual Performer - South-central Veracruz was home to a number of vibrant sculptural traditions. The Walters Art Museum in the special exhibition "Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift." http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80202/female-ritual-performer/

Female Ritual Performer - South-central Veracruz was home to a number of vibrant sculptural traditions. The Walters Art Museum in the special exhibition "Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift.

Lip plugs where a symbol of power and status to the Aztecs, only the most important warriors wore lip plugs of animals and plants

Mixtec or Aztec lip plug, Mexico. ”In Mesoamerica the labret, or lip-plug, was a piece of jewelry worn only by noble males in Central Mexico. Inserted through a pierced hole in the lower lip, a labret qualified the wearer’s speech and breath as precious.

Closeup of a Figure of a Seated Chieftain Early Classic Remojadas Southern Veracruz, Gulf Coast Mexico 300-600 CE Terracotta

Closeup of a Figure of a Seated Chieftain Early Classic Remojadas Southern Veracruz, Gulf Coast Mexico CE Terracotta

Ancient Veracruz Woman This ceramic figurine from Mexico's Gulf Coast is in the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum

Seated Ballplayer    1st century B.C.–A.D. 3rd century Mexico, Mesoamerica, Jalisco  Ameca-Etzatlán  Ceramic  H. 19 5/8 x W. 13 in.  Images of ballplayers were made in ancient Mexico for millennia. The game, played with a large rubber ball, was fast paced and had many layers of meaning—and it was always a significant male activity. Depictions of both game and players appear in the ceramic sculptures of Jalisco, a state on the west coast of Mexico, where such works were produced

Seated Ballplayer Date: century century CE Geography: Mexico, Mesoamerica, Jalisco

Veracruz

Ballgame Thin Stone Head (Hacha), Mexico, Gulf Coast, Classic Veracruz style Have never run across this before now.

Chalchiuhtlicue, deidad mexica de las aguas mansas, lagos, lagunas y pozos (del "agua horizontal") Pareja o contraparte de Tlaloc, deidad de la fertilidad (en todas sus acepciones) de la lluvia y los rayois ("agua vertical")

Chalchiuhtlicue, deidad mexica de las aguas mansas, lagos, lagunas y pozos (del "agua horizontal") Pareja o contraparte de Tlaloc, deidad de la fertilidad (en todas sus acepciones) de la lluvia y los rayois ("agua vertical")

7-10th C. Nopiloa culture, Veracruz mold-made ceramic whistle of a mustachioed and bearded male ball player. The Nopiloa interacted with other Mesoamerican cultures, and this Nopiloa figure displays motifs commonly found in Mayan art. Knotted ties, like those around this player's wrist and neck, in Maya pictorial language connote captured prisoners. A motif similar to the Maya mat, a symbol of rulership is the flanged headdress. A protective yoke on his waist. Very perplexing mixed motifs.

Ball Player Date: century Geography: Mexico, Mesoamerica, Veracruz Culture: Nopiloa Medium: Ceramic The Met

Ancient Zapotec Woman by Teyacapan - This woman appears to be wearing a quechquemitl cape, however some scholars believe that she is actually wearing a huipil in the same manner as the modern Mixtec woman in the previous photo. From the May Collection at the St. Louis, Missouri (USA) Art Museum.

Ancient Zapotec Woman This woman appears to be wearing a quechquemitl cape…

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