Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Izapa Stela 5 - The Lehi Tree of Life - Izapa Chiapas Mexico

Stela 5 Izapa - MJA Studio 1986.

Izapa Group B pyramids with stelae and possible astronomical alignments.

Izapa - ball on pillar with throne.

Stela 5 Izapa.

Tapachula, Chiapas - Izapa archaeological site - Mexico. Balls on pillars = planets? Izapa was the location of the sacred chocolate plantation, cacao beans were used as money.

MJA Studio 1986.

Cupisnique, Kaminaljuyu, and a Mayan Sculpture from Jaina

Stela 11 from Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala - very similar in style to Izapa, Chiapas which is on the west coast of Mexico near the Guatemala border.

Jaguar impersonator holding a serpent from Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala and 2 small jaguars from Cupisnique, Peru holding an anaconda - note similar iconography. The Peruvian culture is far older.

Jaina funerary sculpture of a ballplayer drawn as a self portrait - MJA 2003 acrylic and oil pastel on canvas.