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Incense Burner
Incense Burner
A.D. 400-700

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The northern nucleus of civilization in Mesoamerica occupied the basins, valleys, and mountainous highlands west of Gulf Coast Veracruz and north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. This ecologically diverse area, frequently semi-arid, extended from the state of Oaxaca in the south to the state of Hidalgo in the north. The hub of the central region was the Valley of Mexico, home of Teotihuacan as well as Aztec "Tenochtitlan," which as built on an island in Lake Texcoco (present Mexico City). In their native Nahuatl language the Aztecs called themselves "Mexica."
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Click here or on the image to the left for a detailed discussion of the influence of Teotihuacan on a Maya incense burner
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LARGE HOLLOW STANDING FEMALE FIGURE
West-Central Mexico
Chupicuaro culture
500-200 B.C.
Polished red and white painted ceramic
Ht. 49.5 cm (19.5")
92.84.0.1
FRESCOED CYLINDRICAL TRIPOD VASE WITH COVER
Guatemalan Lowlands
Teotihuacanoid
Middle Classic
A.D. 400-700
Painted lime stucco over brown ceramic
Total Ht. 26.5 cm (10.5"); Diam. 17.5 cm (7")
87.11.0.1
INCISED CYLINDRICAL TRIPOD VASE
Guatemala
Teotihuacanoid
Middle Classic
A.D. 400-700
Burnished black ceramic with red hematite
Ht. 15.5 cm (6"); Diam. 17 cm (6.75")
84.2.0.7
CYLINDRICAL TRIPOD VASE WITH OWL ON LID
Guatemalan Highlands
Teotihuacanoid
Middle Classic
A.D. 400-700
Incised and burnished brown ceramic
Total Ht. 21.5 cm (8.5"); Rim Diam. 14 cm (5")
[F] 88.31.0.1
FUNERARY MASK
Central Mexico
Teotihuacan
Early Classic
A.D. 200-500
Carved greenstone
Ht. 18.5 cm (7.25"); W. 21 cm (8.25"); D. 12.5 cm (5")
[F] 91.125.0.1
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Author information: Justin Kerr, Lee Parsons

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