A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are some images from the Carlos Pellicer Museum, the state of Tabasco's regional anthropology museum.

  MUSEO CARLOS PELLICER


Featuring ancient Olmec and Maya Art and Sculpture.

Elaborate painted clay figure of a Maya jaguar deity in the Pellicer Museum, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

Jaguar God of the Underworld
close up od clay statue

Jaguar God of the Underworld, a deity often seen on incense burners in Late Classic Maya art. The jaguar, a creature of the night, was reverred in pre-Hispanic times.

This is one of the first images where the quality of the original 6x6 cm image shows through on the monitor at 72 dpi.

4x5 format and even 8x10 inch format are also available in the FLAAR Photo Archive. All taken with Linhof cameras and Rodenstock or Schneider lenses.

Photographed with the specific permission of the Tabasco Institute of Culture and the Head of Museums for the State of Tabasco. Used on the Internet also with specific permission of the Carlos Pellicer Museum, CICOM, Villahermosa, Tabasco. Copyrighted both for the image and for the other use on the Web.

 

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