El Tajín
 

Stones of the Danzantes, Monte Alban I, Late Formative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danzantes, Monte Alban I, Late Formative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomb 104 interior painting, Monte Alban, c. 500 CE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomb 104 Facade, Monte Alban, c. 500 CE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fertility God Effigy Vase, Oaxaca,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model of a Ballgame, Classic Maya (Nayarit), 200 BCE - 500 CE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ball Player, Late Formative Maya, 700 - 900 BCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Tajín

Part of Classic Veracruz Culture

flourished from 600 to 1200 CE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Ballcourt, El Tajín, Classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carved Panel from South Ballcourt, El Tajín, Late Classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of "Classic Veracruz" style
  • double outline
  • subject matter is secondary to ornamental motif
  • linked or intertwined scrolls
  • raised outline
 
Carved Panel from South Ballcourt, El Tajín, Classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yokes = worn at the waist
Palmas = inserted into yokes and extended to chest height
Hachas = may have served as markers

 

Palma
Yoke
Hacha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Nebel, Pyramid of the Niches, El Tajín, Late Classic.
Pyramid of the Niches, 1913

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyramid of the Niches, El Tajín, Late Classic.