Middle Formative, Olmec style Mexico Carved yuguito, 1000–500 B.C. Dark gray granite h. 13 cm., w. 13 cm. Museum purchase, gift of the Wallace S. Whittaker Foundation, in memory of Wallace S. Whittaker, Yale Class of 1914
Grim and beautiful figures, both human and animal, stare down from tall totem poles. These figures and symbols stacked one upon the other tell the stories and myths of creation. Such ancient art forms are iconic today of the Pacific Northwest and are a living testament to the native people of this region, a group of First Nation tribes culturally and ethnically known as the Salish.
Afghanistan. Hellenic cultural and artistic influences can be seen in many pieces at Tillya Tepe found alongside artefacts from China and India. Statuette of a woman standing on a makara, possibly a furniture ornament from the 1st-2nd centuries AD made from ivory
An unbelievable wealth of Mayan artifacts – especially known for its “Stelae “and cultured decorations can be found in the west Honduras at the Mayan temple ruins of Coba. Interestingly this large city of the Maya was mysteriously abandoned sometimes after the 5’Th century Twitter : @ChichenItza Bob http://chichenitzablog.cancunchichenitzatours.com/