Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mesoamerican Thingamajig of the Day

1 comment:

scott said...

Nice...

In 2006 we went to the ruins outside of Xela known as Takalik Abaj, one of the few Guatemalan sites that originated w/ the Olmec, I believe...anyway, our guide showed us a number of monuments that have imagery very similar to your picture. He explained that the jaguar head extending beyond, or coming out of, the human head symbolized the underground animal world manifesting itself....pretty cool, I thought.