Jesús Helguera (1910-1971)     Mexican painter who married the heroic Aztec image to Catholicism. For any one growing up in SoCal in the 70′s this style of art was everywhere. It completely reminds me of LA and the Chicano culture boom of the period.

Puro Hispana Jesús Helguera Mexican painter who married the heroic Aztec image to Catholicism. For any one growing up in SoCal in the this style of art was everywhere. It completely reminds me of LA and the Chicano culture boom of the period.

Guatemala, Maya culture Late Classic period (A.D. 600–900) c. 600–800

Mayan painted clay statue from the Tik'al archaeological site. Figure of a God from the burial site of Yax Nuun Ayiin I. The website explains a great deal about Mayan art history.

Albarradon de San Cristobal Obra hidraulica de origen prehispanico reconstruida y modificada durante el periodo colonial, con una extension de 4.5 km que va de San Cristóbal Ecatepec a Venta de Carpio. Entre los siglos XVI y XX el albarradón funciona a manera de calzada y como parte del Camino Real de MéxicoVeracruz, y a finales del XX, de la carretera MéxicoPachucaVeracruz. En 1933 es declarado como Monumento Histórico Nacional. ca. 1920

Albarradon de San Cristobal Obra hidraulica de origen prehispanico reconstruida y modificada durante el periodo colonial, con una extension de 4.5 km que va de San Cristóbal Ecatepec a Venta de Carpio. Entre los siglos XVI y XX el albarradón funciona a manera de calzada y como parte del Camino Real de MéxicoVeracruz, y a finales del XX, de la carretera MéxicoPachucaVeracruz. En 1933 es declarado como Monumento Histórico Nacional. ca. 1920

Ancient Precolumbian double-headed sculpture, found in the area surrounding the Gulf Coast of Mexico

"Remojadas Double-Faced, Triple-Eyed Head" Culture: Pre-Columbian, Classic period of the Veracruz, Mexico Date:

Tomb Mural  --  Circa 500-800 CE  --  Excavated at the Mayan Archaeological site of Bonampak  --  Chiapas, Mexico

Maya archaeological site Bonampak, Chiapas, Mexico - The Temple of the Murals.

Gold aurei of the Twelve Caesars, Early Imperial/Flavian period, circa 69-96 AD, Roman, gold and amethyst.

DesertRose///Gold aurei of the Twelve Caesars, Early Imperial/Flavian period, circa AD, Roman, gold and amethyst.

Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico. Built during the Classic period, Uxmal is the most famous of the ruins in the Puuc region. Its architecture is considered one of the masterpieces of the old civilization. (V)

Yucatan: Uxmal Maya building ~ Uxmal is an ancient Maya city of the classical period in present-day Mexico. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture, along with Palenque, Chichén, and Calakmul.

Vestigios arqueológicos del Templo Mayor de Tenochtitlan.  Cultura mexica, período Posclásico tardío. Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México.

Tenochtitlan/Mexico City, Central Plaza with Cathedral and remains of Templ Mayor,

Elaborate double whistle Mexico Remojadas culture Veracruz Late Classic period 6th century CE earthenware. (this looks like a space ship and he is prepared for launch, ancient aliens)

Elaborate double WHISTLE (not ocarina) Mexico Remojadas culture Veracruz Late Classic period century CE earthenware. Is this just artistic fun or does it show a bird headed humanoid riding in a flying machine?

Maya; Column polychrome anthropomorphic;  Ceramic; Late Classic period from 600 to 900 AD and Texcalac Coyotlatelco phases.

Columnar polychrome anthropomorphic censer depicting supernatural beings. Ceramic, Late Classic period from ca. 650 to about 900 AD, and the Texcalac Coyotlatelco phases.

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