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Mayan Art Megathread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Warden, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Warden
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    Really beautiful, where was this from? Its like a floating temple!
     
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    No clue... a random google image find. I think it makes for good terrain inspiration though!
     
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    Some more Mayan masks, mostly jade.

    From Calakmul:

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    This one is from Palenque, specifically the burial mask of King Pacal the Great (Kinich Janaab Pakal):

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    Jaguar-motif:

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    Also this Mayan mask reminded me of the Phantom of the Opera:

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    Its some sort of animal, maybe a dog or a jaguar? Not sure:

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    Mayan Glyphs!

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    And a couple glyphs translated across multiple written languages of the Pre-Columbian world:

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    And a couple more plates of glyphs:

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    Also some monster/snakelike faces based on various structures and sculptures:
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    @Kalokagathia 's vibrant lizard colors have got me researching modern Mexican street art.

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    Lots of great color!

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    Found some more artwork by Frederick Catherwood from Copan.

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    And another one called the Casa Grande, at the site known as Zayi (haven't heard of this one before).

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    I like the Epi-Olmec and Zapotec glyphs best. Perhaps because they are easier to draw than the others. :D
     
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    More Catherwood, Kabah:

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    Not sure if this one is Kabah or Uxmal:

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    Cool mask pic...

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    ...not sure why the god of death is known as "the flatulent one"
     
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    Some cool Mayan and Aztec costumes of modern-day performers.

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    Also from the movie Apocalypto:

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    A couple more cool ones, starting with "Ek Balam," the jaguar warrior:

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    Ek Chuah, God of Cacao:

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    A Rattle snake/coral snake warrior:

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    Wow those are awesome!
     
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    Found these, labelled as from the Discover Mexico museum in Cozemul.

    Dioramas!

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    Pretty sure this one is the Uxmal Great Pyramid (Pyramid of the Magician)

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    Talik Aj?

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    This one looks like part of Palenque based on the stone lintels on the doorways:

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    Awesome inspiration for tabletop terrain!
     
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    Some sacrificial artwork:

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    I am a fan of the fancy mayan cutting boards (altars ;))

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    What was once thought to be a pyramid built on the side of a hill at the Mayan city of Tonina, I recently read that turns out, the hill turns out to have been a giant pyramid! It has been so overgrown over the centuries that archaeologists mistook the main pyramid for a hill!

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    Looks like a pretty epic place!

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    One of the stela at the site:

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    Monument 146 at Tonina, looks like it is now in the site museum:

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    One last shot of the main complex!

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