The Olmec-made head had large eyes and thick lips

Olmec colossal head
Olmec colossal head
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Giant stone heads were on display at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. These huge faces were made by the Olmec people, who flourished in Mesoamerica from around 1200 BC to around AD. It is not known for what purpose they made these stone heads, but they remind me of the moai of Easter Island. They probably had a religious significance, not so much a practical one.

The face, with its large eyes and thick lips, is strangely shaped, unlike that of modern Mexicans. Although they appear to be of African descent, I wonder what kind of roots the Olmec people had.

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Nov 2010 MEXICO STILL LIFE

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4864

Shooting Date

Jun 2010

Posted On

November 20, 2010

Modified On

January 2, 2024

Place

Mexico City, Mexico

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

RICOH GR DIGITAL

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