Feathered Serpents
 

City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacán at LACMA
March 25 - July 15
Multi-Ethnic Figure from Cosmopolitan Teotihuacán
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceremonial Center of Teotihuacán

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grid consistently oriented to 15 degrees, 25 minutes east of true north

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teotihuacán apartment compound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Population of Major Cities During Early Middle Ages c. 500 BCE
 
Constantinople
1,000,000 - 450,000
Jiankang, Nanjing
500,000
Ctesiphon
400,000
Luoyang
500,000 - 200,000
Datong, Ye
200,000
Antioch
150,000
Teotihuacan
125,000
Athens
110,000
Rome
100,000

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacán, Classic Period, 225 CE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talud-Tablero Construction
 
Talud = sloping support
Tablero = vertical wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

offerings at the Pyramid of the Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacán, Classic, 150 CE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacán, Classic, 200 AD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacán, Classic, 200 AD. Tlaloc or Cipactli with feathered serpent.
War Serpent Headdress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

serpent head
serpent body with shells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sacrificial victims at the Temple of the Feathered Serpent
sacrificial victims at the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacán, Classic, 200 AD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shell, teeth, and jawbone necklaces from the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacán, Classic, 200 AD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teotihuacán Way of the Dead