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This extremely rare wooden figure may once have held a square mirror, and the figure's pose suggests a trance state associated with divination. Wood rarely survives in the tropical climate in which the Olmec and Maya civilizations flourished. Kneeling Figure Wood and hematite Basalt 38 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller

Cacaxtla's Venus Temple and the Battle Murals. Cacaxtla is the name of a Late Classic to Epiclassic (AD 600-900) city in the Puebla Valley, Tlaxcala, Mexico. At its height, Cacaxtla had a population of about 10,000 Olmeca-Xicalanca people.

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diego rivera For Mexican viewers of the early 1930s, Rivera's jaguar knight was not only a reminder of the nation's pre-Columbian past but also an emblem of modern-day folk culture. In the late 19th and 20th centuries, jaguar costumes appeared in fighting competitions and folk dance performances in numerous Mexican states, including Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, Chiapas, and Tabasco.

Cacaxtla is the name of a Late Classic (600-900 CE) city in the Puebla Valley, Tlaxcala, Mexico. At its height, Cacaxtla had a population of about 10,000 Olmeca-Xicalanca people. The site is known for its beautiful Maya art-influenced murals and architecture. the amazing colors of Cacaxtla's murals--rich blues, reds, yellows, and browns. The depth of detail is equally captivating

Flower Seller by Diego Rivera Diego Rivera was a prominent Mexican painter and husband of Frida Kahlo. His large wall works in fresco helped establish the Mexican Mural Movement in Mexican art. Wikipedia Born: December 8, 1886, Guanajuato Died: November 24, 1957, Mexico City Period: Social realism