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Mayan Art Megathread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Warden, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Warden
    Skink Priest

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    Great pictures from the museum in Mexico City (link --> lots of great pictures here).
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    Mock up of one of the big carving murals from Palenque:

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    Cool art out in the garden:

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    King Pakal's tomb- replica I am pretty sure, from Palenque!

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    Shells with Mayan numerals/glyphs:

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    Pics from the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Guatemala... I need to visit both sometime!

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    Layout of Tikal:

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    Copy of the Dresden Codex:

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    Bench from Piedras Negras:

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    Crazy mural in the back of a tomb mockup:

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    Stela 14: Piedras Negras

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    Another picture of the Mayan altar from La Corona featured in the "game of thrones" article:

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    Me too.
    Of course it is a work of fiction, not a historical document, but (without spoiling the story):
    During the game the player gets to see pieces of Mayincaztec art and architecture in a way less damaged state than most of the relics and ruins we find in real life.
    We know that a lot of that was colorfully painted and highly skillfully crafted when it was new (there has been a lot of erosion on the things we find hundreds of years later, usually rounding many edges, destroying small details, and removing almost all paint), and the game does a great job of giving an impression of how awesome some of it probably looked when it was still taken care of.
     
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    Some more Shadow of the Tomb Raider screenshots:
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    And a few more:
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    Awesome pics!

    Looks like a zapotec carving, with lots of great stuff in the background too!

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    Very pretty looking Mayan altar/carving/calendar piece!
     
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    Cool looking tomb within a cave, not sure if you went to this one yet @Aginor ? Curious to see more of that awesome looking entrance.

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    It reminds me of the earth monster at Balamku!

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    Hmmm not quite sure. Doesn't look familiar right now.
     
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    Random find...

    "Kings of the Sun," 1964. Hollywoodized... Mayans? Aztecs? It looks like Mayans... but no actual native actors of course due to the time period.

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    Them hats though... the costume designer must have had a field day.

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    Yul Bryner is in it!

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    Beautiful round altar from Tonina:

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    Cool Lizardmen concept art!

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    "Temples of Terror" paper terrain set. May in fact be modular.

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    I would rather just make it out of foam myself, but cool idea.
     
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    Vase, when I found it was titled "Agents of Xibalba":

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    "Mayan Hidden Worlds" Exhibit, looks like it was traveling around the country a few years ago. Never saw it sadly :(

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    Was thinking of getting this model:


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    The miniatures are from Outpost Wargames and their Mayan Miniatures range.

    And I think recognized where the altar's inspiration came from!

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    Beautiful work :D
     
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    Very large Bonampak Murals Panorama!
     

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