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Mayan Art Megathread

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    I like this one a lot! Looks line a number of pyramids from Palenque, and maybe a few others. Would make a great gaming table too...


    Some artwork from the city of Lamanai:

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    A cutaway of Copan. Most Mayan city centers were constantly being renovated, with centuries of prior construction buried underneath the visible layer of structures. Copan was no exception; in fact because of the nearby river Archaeologists were given an unparalleled glimpse into this building practice when the river cause a portion of the ritual center of the city to erode away, exposing the layers underneath.

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    … and Altar 13 at Caracol (830 AD). Looks a lot like one of the smaller structures built within the Copan complex to me.

    Altar 13 at Caracol. AD 830.jpg
     
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    "Agents of Xibalba"
     
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    Inca Warrior costume, looks like it is made of gold:

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    Can I just say Warden, that I super appreciate how much content and time you put into this thread? Such a helpful reference and just plain interesting material in-and-Of-itself.
     
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    Some pictures from the ancient Mayan site known as Takalik Abaj, starting with its location:

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    Crocodilian stone (definite evidence of Lizardmen in these parts):

    800px-Monument66TakalikAbaj1_crocodilian.jpg

    Stela 5 and altar 8:

    stela 5 and altar 8.jpg

    Stela 5 line drawing:

    Abaj_Takalik_Stela_5.jpg


    One last really cool photo, also from this site. Would make a cool terrain piece!

    Tak'alik Ab'aj, December 2012. David Dean photo.jpg

    Artwork from Stela 2:

    220px-Abaj_Takalik_Stela2.jpg

    Stela 14 and Altar 48, sadly the stela has lots its inscriptions:

    800px-Takalik_Abaj_Stela_14 and altar 48.jpg

    Altar 48:
    800px-Takalik_Abaj_Altar_48.jpg


    Monument 99, looks like a lone-nosed creature. Made me think of Gonzo from the muppets:

    800px-TakalikAbajHead_monument 99 potbelly style.jpg


    Honored by your kind words; in reality I just really like Mayan art and a lot of stuff like it :cigar:
     
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    Also side note about this location: not only has the name often been labelled as Abaj Takalik, but the ancient name may have been Kooja according to Wikipedia. And its one of the oldest Mayan sites, coming into existence by 400 BC (rest of classical Mayan sites hit their heyday in the 600-900s). Got a lot more reading to do!
     
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    A bunch of pics of Mayan script.

    Calendar days:

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    And some Aztec day signs:

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    Did I post this already? I am not sure, but here is some lizardmen concept art:

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    What is the source for that concept art?
     
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    Oops bit late, I believe that was off deviantart. Don't have the link anymore though :(


    Nice, cool little temple concept as a consolation prize.

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    Cool pic :cool:

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    Beautiful picture from Uxmal, House of the Pigeons (I have been there!)

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    Some artwork, looks like one of those new AOS serpent ladies, but drawn with a Mayan style.

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    Not so much "mayan" as it is Polynesian... but the mood lighting is great :D

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    Nice reconstruction of a Mayan archway
     
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