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In contrast to the Andes region, Mesoamerica had a robust tradition of sculpture that often included larger than life sized human representations. The functions of these images of men and women changed with time and socio-cultural context, and they served both as statues to be worshiped and as guardians of tombs, where they were placed alongside the bodies of powerful and distinguished individuals.

 
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Tambor teponaztli

Materials: Wood

Post-Clásico Tardío, 1430- 1600 d.C.

Measures: 160 mm de alto x 560 mm largo x 140 mm ancho.

Part Code: MCHAP 2054

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Figura antropomorfa masculina

Figura antropomorfa masculina

Materials: Ceramic

600- 900 d.C.

Measures: 830 mm de alto, 340 mm de ancho

Part Code: MCHAP 0662

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Cabeza antropomorfa: cara sonriente

Cabeza antropomorfa: cara sonriente

Materials: Ceramic

600- 900 d.C.

Measures: 183 mm de alto x 175 mm de ancho

Part Code: MCHAP 0849

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