Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Zoomorph P Quirigua - colored illustration.
Zoomorph P from Quirigua - color by MJA 1986 - bordered by Quetzalcoatl frame from Teotihuacan.
Quirigua, Guatemala zoomorph P.
Evidence for the existence of the elephant in Mesoamerica. Drawing by Alfred P. Maudslay - Quirigua, Guatemala 19th c.
From the side panel of Stela D, Quirigua.
Quirigua tall stela F.
Original drawing by Alfred P. Maudslay 19th c. explorer, color by MJA 1986 - side panel from a tall Quirigua stela.
Netted Jaguar with quetzal headdress hugging the Water Tree of Life - mural from the Temple of the Jaguars - Teotihuacan, color by MJA 1986.
Teotihuacan Pyramid of the Moon.
Teotihuacan, Mexico - jaguar with conch trumpet fresco.
Teotihuacan jaguar mural bordered by Quetzalcoatl rain serpent from Teotihuacan also.
First version of the "Netted Jaguar hugging the Tree of Life" framed by another Teotihuacan wall decoration - the "Feathered Serpent with Rain".
Jaguar in a net, mural from Teotihuacan, color by MJA Studio 1986.
Teotihuacan Pyramid of the Sun.
Netted rain jaguar mural from the Jaguar Temple near the great pyramids of Teotihuacan - color by MJA 1986.
A man with upraised arms faces the Horned Guan of the Chiapas rainforest. They give a loud shrieking cry and are easier to hear than to find. Their black plumage shines iridescent blue in the sunlight and their white feathers are outlined with black. (On this round stone altar the bird was colored as a macaw, but should be black and white as a Horned Guan). The projecting horn on his head, the shape of his beak, and his strong legs identify him.
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The owner of the books who lives near the Golan Heights. The books are of different sizes. There are 70 of them, they were found in niches in a cave. He refuses to sell them, but has released examples for testing. The lead is from the ancient Roman era and is of Mediterranean origin.
Map of Jerusalem. The text is in pictures. Codices - books were a Christian form, Judaic scriptures were in scrolls.
Portrait of Christ? Note beard and crown of thorns (?).