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The Mayan pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza - Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Chichen Itza is one of he the of the World. Places Around The World, Oh The Places You'll Go, Places To Travel, Places To Visit, Mexico Travel, Riviera Maya, Central America, Wonders Of The World, Beautiful Places

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Eagle Pendant | Veraguas | The Met

Eagle Pendant Date: 11th–16th century Geography: Panama Culture: Veraguas Medium: Gold (cast) Dimensions: Height 2 in. Classification: Metal-Ornaments

Xiuhtecuhtli, one of the most ancient and important Aztec Gods, who was identified with the life-giving warmth of fire. It was found in the Templo Mayor (Main Temple) of Tenochtitlán. It dates from AD Ancient Aztecs, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient History, Art History, Arte Latina, Colombian Art, Aztec Empire, Inka, Art Premier

Xiuhtecuhtli: Aztec stone carving

A seated stone figure depicting Xiuhtecuhtli, the Aztec god of fire, was found in the Templo Mayor (Main Temple) of Tenochtitlán. It dates from ad 1400–1500.

Textiles from Andean South America at the British Museum. The collections have… Embroidery Designs, Embroidery Patterns, Embroidery Stitches, Hand Embroidery, Hardanger Embroidery, Learn Embroidery, South American Art, Peruvian Art, Peruvian Textiles


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PERU Embroidery in strong colors covering entire surface. This fragment is medium: wool technique: embroidery on plain weave foundation. This fragment is from Peru and dated BC". Ancient Peruvian, Peruvian Art, South American Art, Peruvian Textiles, Art Through The Ages, Mexico Culture, Mesoamerican, Weaving Art, Native Art

Fragment (Peru), 300–100 BC

Embroidery in strong colors covering entire surface. Winged figure holding trophy head.

Petroglyphs found in Mayan Ruins of Guatemala Mayan Ruins, Ancient Ruins, Ancient Art, Ancient History, Ancient Mysteries, Tikal, Colombian Art, Guatemala, Aztec Art

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Owl effigy made of copper, shell and stone, Moche Culture, Peru, 100 A. to 300 A. Photograph courtesy of The University of Arizona Museum of Art Ancient Aliens, Ancient History, Art History, Arte Tribal, Tribal Art, Historical Artifacts, Ancient Artifacts, Arte Latina, South American Art

Ritual Beauty: Art of the Ancient Americas

A museum exhibit featuring approximately 170 extraordinary objects of pre-Columbian origin made of copper, silver and stone. Artifacts include ancient vessels, effigy jars, textiles and adornments, clay figures, stone sculptures, and implements-all offering a window on the aesthetic worlds of Mesoamerica and the Andean region prior to European contact.

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Panama (Chiriquí) | Double Bat-nosed Figure Pendants | ca. 11th–16th century | Cast gold

Gold Ceremonial Mask With Jade Inlay -- Circa CE -- Peru: North coast, Lambayeque region, La Leche Valley, Batán Grande, Sicán culture Middle Sicán period -- Dallas Museum of Art Historical Artifacts, Ancient Artifacts, Larp, South American History, Peruvian Art, Museum Studies, Mesoamerican, Inca, Tribal Art

Ceremonial mask Peru: north coast, Lambayeque region, La Leche Valley, Batán Grande, Sicán culture Middle Sicán period, A.D. 900–1100

Detail: Discontinuous warp textile c. 200 A. camelid fiber, 69 x 113 cm Paracas Nazca transition period Boston: MFA Ancient Peruvian, Peruvian Art, Fabric Painting, Fabric Art, Nazca Peru, Peruvian Textiles, Argentine, Textiles Techniques, Mesoamerican

Detail: Discontinuous warp textile c. 200 A.D. camelid fiber, 69 x 113 cm Paracas Nazca transition period Boston: MFA. Peru

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