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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A largely destroyed human figure rides upon each block, with their legs hanging over the side. They were also the first people in the Americas to develop a sophisticated style of stone sculpture.
The colossal heads cannot be precisely dated. In the absence of any draught animals, the transportation of these blocks, on rafts in waterways and dragged over logs on earth, required considerable and well coordinated human efforts.
These tassels are judged to represent hair rather than cords.
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The La Cobata region was the source of the basalt used for carving all of the colossal heads in the Olmec heartland. Dynasty and ritual in Maya artGeorge Braziller Inc. Coe and Koontz, p. Chicago Park District Patrick, Neil 20 July On human figures, the mouth, although less important, has also an arched upper lip, diagnostic feature of the feline mouth. Olmec colossal heads vary in colosalds from 1. The original location of the La Cobata head was not a major archaeological site and it is likely that the head was either abandoned at its source or during transport to its intended destination.
These heads, together with a number of monumental stone thrones, probably formed a processional route across the site, powerfully displaying its dynastic history. A naturalist portrait is individual as cabezae as the artist seeks to reproduce the idiosyncratic features of a persona. The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file pages on other projects are not listed:. A large flap formed of four cords drops down both sides of the head, completely covering the ears.
The nose is broad even at its base and, at the end, it colosalee flattened with two nostrils indicated by round depressions.
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Archived from the original on Together with these, of particular relevance to the colossal heads are the “Olmec-style masks” in stone,  so called because none have yet been excavated in circumstances that allow the proper archaeological identification of an Olmec context. The eyes are round and not too big, the cheeks are slightly protruding, the lips are thin with a tendency for unequal length. These evocative stone face masks present both similarities and differences to the colossal heads.
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The latter must not be assumed; they have to be demonstrated through the recurrence of individual features. In any event, the chronicles, be they indigenous or Spanish, do not refer to any game in which the head was used to strike the ball. These sculptures may well depict Olmec rulers overseeing the transport of the stone that would be fashioned into their monuments. Jornadas en Homenaje a la Dra.
Deep seams flank the nose. While no corresponding victorious figure was found with them, slabs showing severed heads were displayed in the same context, and a few colossal heads are known from the area ibid.
Breiner and Coep. Commenting on this first encounter, Melgar quoted by Pasztory wrote: Naturalistic portraits cabezae from psychological and imaginary portraits such as those of Homer and Socrates by Lysippe, or Pericles by Cresilas Charbonneauxp. Carved block after photo Couvreur. A short strap descends from either side of the head to the ear.
It has sagging cheeks and wide eyes.