Portals and Transformation
     

Tenon Jaguar Head on New Temple, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivianna & Lily
April 19
Chavín de Huantar
Brooke & Nicolas
April 24
Paracas & Nasca
Deanna & Danielle
April 26
Moche
Bianca & Evelyn
May 1
Tiwanaku
Miguel & Christian
May 3
Wari
Teddya & Billy
May 8
The Inca
Katie
May 10
Synthesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Temple phase = c. 900 - 500 BCE

New Temple phase = 500 - 200 BCE

 

Chavín de Huantar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tello Obelisk, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tello Obelisk diagram, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Temple, sunken circular plaza, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

panel from sunken circular plaza, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.
Shaman panel from sunken circular plaza, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaguar panel from sunken circular plaza, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lanzon
El Lanzon, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

Tinkuy = harmonious meeting of opposing forces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of Chavin Style:
Round eyes with pendant irises
Feline fangs with flat nose
Upturned, snarling mouth (not smiling)
Claws/ talons
Ear spools
 
Contour rivalry = same set of lines belong to two images at once
 
Visual metaphoric substitution = certain parts usually replaced by analogous elements
i.e. hair with serpents
 
El Lanzon, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenon Heads from New Temple, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Black and White Portal of the New Temple, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rollout drawings of the incised figures wrapped around the columns of the
Black and White Portal, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

vagina dentata = the motif of a vagina with teeth, appearing in folklore and fantasy
and said to symbolize male fears of the dangers of sexual intercourse, especially of castration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raimondi Stela, Chavín de Huantar, Early Horizon.

 

anisotropic organization = having a physical property that has different value when measured in different directions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chavin textile

Chavin Textile