Cabezas colosales olmecas. Responsibility: Beatriz de la Fuente. Edition: 1. ed. Imprint: México, D.F.: El Colegio Nacional, Physical description: p. Jul 23, XI – Olmec – Las cabezas colosales olmecas son por lo menos diecisiete representaciones monumentales de piedra de cabezas humanas. Cyphers Anne «Las cabezas colosales», Arqueología Mexicana, II (12), pp. Escultura olmeca de San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, UNAM, Mexico.

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The face is that of an ageing man with wrinkles under the eyes and across the bridge of the nose, and a forehead that is creased in a frown. In Mesoamerica, more importance is oftentimes given to captives or victims, than to their victors.

Taladoire, Eric 11 October The general physical characteristics of the heads are of a type that is still common among people in the Olmec region in modern times. Seventeen confirmed examples are known from four sites within the Olmec heartland on the Gulf Coast of Mexico.

At least seventeen heads are known for the time being: Straps descend in front of each ear and continue to the base of the monument.

Algunas de las cabezas colosales Olmecas – Picture of Anthropology Museum, Xalapa – TripAdvisor

The face is that of a mature male with sagging cheeks and wrinkles between these and the nose. The earflare is only visible on the right hand side; it is formed of a plain disc and peg.


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The sides display features that are possibly intended to represent long hair trailing to the bottom of the monument. Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico.

Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology. All seventeen of the lomecas heads in the Olmec heartland were sculpted from basalt mined in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas mountains of Veracruz. The erosion of a path passing on top of the monument uncovered its eye and led to the discovery of the Olmec site.

Journal of Field Archaeology. The colossal faces are broad and very rarely oval-shaped.

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Miller, Mary Ellen []. Parsons, Lee Allen Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico”. The smallest weigh 6 tons, while the largest is variously estimated to weigh 40 to 50 tons, although it was abandoned and left uncompleted close to the source of its stone.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This licensing tag was added to this file as part of the GFDL licensing update. No arguments were then presented to back up this first suggestion that the colossal heads may have represented severed heads.


The offering is believed to have been deposited long after the head was sculpted. The reproduction of these features allows the viewer to recognize instantly Nero, Augustus or Stalin.

You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. At the opposite end of the site southon Str. Olmec head or colossal head labeled as number 1 in the Xalapa’s museum of Antropology. Coolosales spools have the form of a rounded square with a circular sunken central portion. The backs of the monuments often are flat.

Essays in memory of Matthew W. These tassels are judged to represent hair rather than cords. Funes, Juliette 29 April Above these symbols is an angular U-shaped decoration descending from the scalp.

Cheeks and chin are slightly prominent. It was installed in Belmopan at the roundabout facing the Embassy of Mexico.