Art History Resources: Classic Period Mesoamerica

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Late Formative Maya Early Classic Maya Late Classic Maya
Late Formative Mexico Early Classic Mexico (Teotihuacan) Late Classic Mexico
Monte Alban I Monte Alban II Monte Alban IIIa (Zapotec) Monte Alban III/IV

Source for dates: D. K. Jordan.


(See also: Mesoamerican Resource Page)

Web Resources - Maya Archaeological Sites
Altar Q. Peabody Museum, Harvard
Archaeology Magazine articles:
  • Bearers of War and Creation
  • Maya Caves of West-Central Belize
  • A Puzzle in the Peten
  • Resurrecting the Maize King
  • ... and many others
BRASS / El Pilar Project. Anabel Ford, University of California at Santa Barbara
Copan ("Lost King of the Maya"). PBS
Jaguar Temple and Palenque. Philip Baird
Journey Through Tikal. Studio360
La Milpa, Belize GIS Data. Boston University
Maya Cosmos. Phillip Hofstetter
National Geographic articles:
  • Giant Maya Carvings Found in Guatemala
  • Maya Rise and Fall
  • Maya Pyramids of Chichen Itza
  • ... and many others
NEH Maya World. Lowell S. Gustafson, Villanova University
Tour Of Chichén Itzá. Cliff Wassmann, MysteriousPlaces
Yaxuná Archaeology Project. Phillip Hofstetter
Yucatan. Barbara McKenzie

Web Resources - Maya History and Culture
Ancient Scripts: Maya. Lawrence Lo
Jaguar Sun. Jeeni Criscenzo
Maya Adventure with Photo Archive. Science Museum of Minnesota
Maya Astronomy. Michiel Berger
Maya Calendar. Maya World Studies Center, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Maya Civilization. Ellie Crystal
Maya Civilization. Wikipedia
Maya Codices. Gabrielle Vail
Mystery of the Maya. Canadian Museum of Civilization
Popol Vuh (summary). University of Texas

Web Resources - Maya Art
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
British Museum
Cleveland Museum of Art
Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya (2004). National Gallery of Art
Dumbarton Oaks
Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea (2010). Kimbell Art Museum
Harvard Peabody Museum
Kimbell Art Museum
Maya Vase Database. Justin Kerr / FAMSI.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oldest Known Maya Mural. National Geographic (Dec. 2005)
What Can We Learn from a Maya Vase? Archaeology Magazine

Web Resources - Teotihuacan
Mesoamerican Photo Archives: National Museum: La Sala de Teotihuacan. David R. Hixson
New Tomb Found at Teotihuacan. Angela M.H. Schuster, Archaeology Magazine, 1999
Stock Photos of Teotihuacan. Philip Baird
Teotihuacan. Different World Travel
Teotihuacan. Wikipedia
Teotihuacan: City of the Gods. Arizona State University
Teotihuacan Collection Highlights. Dumbarton Oaks
Teotihuacan Photo Gallery. James Q. Jacobs

Web Resources - Monte Alban / Zapotec
El Tajin. Dawn A. Smith
Mesoamerican Photo Archives: Monte Alban. David R. Hixson, Tulane University
Monte Alban. Mexico Online
Monte Alban. Joseph D. Sneed, Colorado School of Mines
Monte Alban Images. Dave Rogge and Doris Nerding
Oaxaca Archaeological Sites. Oaxaca-travel.com
The Ruins at Monte Alban. Celerina's Rugs
Stock Photos of Monte Alban. Philip Baird
Zapotec Civilization. Wikipedia

Image Links - Classic Period Mesoamerica (click inside)

1. Early Classic
Four-footed Bowl
Guatemala
1-200
Limestone Bowl
Maya
250-500
Man-Jaguar
Guatemala
200-500
Man-Monkey
Guatemala
250-850
Deer Vessel
Mesoamerica
250-600
Bird Vessel
Teotihuacan
Unidentified date
Figurine Head Central Mexico 150-350
Stone Mask
Central Mexico
200-750
Stone Mask
Mexico
150BC-700AD
Standing Figure
Mexico
200-700
Rain God
Monte Alban III
400-500
Deity
Guatemala
250-900
Head
Campeche
250-900
Incense Burner
Palenque
600-900
Incense Burner
Maya
300-400
Incense Burner
Guatemala
400-500
Incense Burner
Guatemala
c. 500
Incense Burner
Guatemala
500-600
Diving God
Maya
400-550
Effigy Figure
Guatemala
450-700
Wooden Figure
Maya
500-600

2. Late Classic
Flower Heads
Jaina Island
500-900
Warrior
Jaina Island
600-900
Grinding Maize
Jaina Island
600-750
Jade Head
Copan
600-900
Head of a Noble
Copan
c. 750
Incised Shell
Maya
600-900
Carved Vessel
Jaina Island
690-750
Incised Vessel
Campeche
765
Tripod Plate
Peten
600-750
Plate
Campeche
c. 800
Cylinder Vase
Guatemala
650-800
Cylinder Vase
Peten
650-800
Blood Sacrifice
Peten
650-850
Decapitation
Peten
680-750
Infant Sacrifice
Peten
725-760
Codex-style Vessel
Guatemala
700-800
Water Lily Vase
Peten
700-800
Bound Captive
Mexico
750-850
Cylinder Vase
Belize or Mexico
750-850
Presenting Captives
Mexico
ca. 785

[last updated: August 9, 2013]


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