03 juillet 2010

"Teotihuacan: Mexico's Mysterious Pyramid City" @ Martin Gropius Bau

Sculpture of the Lord of the Underworld © Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México | Foto: Martirene Alcántara, assistant Olivier Dekeyser BERLIN.- The Martin-Gropius-Bau presents the exhibition Teotihuacan – Mexico’s Mysterious Pyramid City. More than 450 outstanding objects giving a comprehensive insight into the art, everyday life and religion of this enigmatic culture will be on view in Europe for the first time. They include specimens of monumental... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2009

Restored Teotihuacan Effigy @ National Museum of Anthropology

MEXICO CITY. - More than 300 greenstone tiles found inside the Moon Pyramid originated a human sculpture that gives testimony of the esthetic cannons of the ancient Teotihuacan culture. The effigy is one of the emblematic pieces of the exhibition “Teotihuacan. Ciudad de los Dioses” (Teotihuacan, City of Gods), open until late August in the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA). Fragments were found in 2004 by archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) associated to the Burial 6 of the pyramid.... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2009

A fine teotihuacan greenstone mask, Classic, ca. A.D. 450-650

A fine teotihuacan greenstone mask, Classic, ca. A.D. 450-650 the idealized face distinguished by wide deeply recessed eyes, and strong cheekbones and nose, the lips gently parted; pierced at the sides of the head and center of the forehead; in deep greenish black stone with red striations.  height 5 3/8 in. 13.7cm. Est. 100,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 92,500 USD PROVENANCE: Merrin Gallery, 1975 NOTE: With evocative, elongated eyes, this fine mask is characteristic of the slightly smaller stone heads without ear... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2009

“Teotihuacan, City of the Gods” @ the National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico

Aspect of “Disc of Death”, one of the pieces included in the exhibition “Teotihuacan: City of Gods” which opens this week at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Photo: EFE/ Mario Guzmán MEXICO CITY.- From May 29th 2009 to the end of August 2009, the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA) will show the great exhibition “Teotihuacan, City of Gods”, integrated by 435 items from the Prehispanic city, the largest in the world during its age (150 BC – 650 AD). The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)... [Lire la suite]