Happy New Year’s! Instead of fireworks, let’s ring in the new year with a superb photostream from Flickriver user Ilhuicamina. This set is of exceptional quality and covers many significant artworks excavated from the Templo Mayor and safeguarded by INAH at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Take a look!
Click HERE to visit Ilhuicamina’s Aztec Art Photostream!
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Tonight I’ve decided to bring your attention to a major collection of photographs of Aztec and other Mesoamerican art, crafts, and architecture. It’s housed at the Werner Forman Archive in the United Kingdom. It’s a treasure trove of wonderful pictures of literally thousands of different objects and places around the world, including pictures relating to the Aztecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, and other peoples of Central America.
Click HERE to enter the Archive and begin browsing or searching.
You can browse their Precolumbian section for photos covering both North and South American peoples, or you can try searching for Aztec, Maya, or more specific keywords. To give you a hint at how much there is to explore, the full Precolumbian section has 763 photos available online!
As they don’t appear to look kindly on people rehosting their images, and hotlinking is rude, I’ll just drop a few direct links here to some particularly interesting photos to get you started…
Click here to see a sculpture of Tlaloc, Lord of Storms and Tlalocan, in His Earth-lord guise.
Want to see a pectoral device in the shape of a chimalli (shield)?
How about Quetzalcoatl’s signature necklace, the wind jewel?
Or maybe Emperor Ahuizotl’s amazing featherwork shield?
October 30, 2012 | Categories: Arts & Sciences, Culture, Media, Photo, Places, Religion, Things | Tags: adorar, Ahuizotl, amanteca, antes de la conquista, arte, artefacto, artifact, Aztec, Azteca, ética, belief, ceremonia, ceremony, chimalli, crafts, creencia, cultura, culture, dios, dioses, emperor, ethics, faith, fe, feather, featherwork, filosofía, foto, god, goddess, gods, idea, indígena, Indian, indigenous, indio, la religión de los aztecas, Maya, Mesoamerica, Mexica, Mexicayotl, Mexico, moral, morality, Nahua, pectoral, philosophy, photo, picture, pintura, pre-Columbian, pre-Conquest, Pre-Hispanic, Precolumbian, preconquest, Prehispanic, Quetzalcoatl, quetzalli, reflexión, religion, shield, storm, technology, tecnología, teología, Teotihuacan, Teotl, Teteo, theology, thought, Tlaloc, tradicional, traditional, Werner Forman Archive, wind jewel, worship | Leave a comment