prev - home - index - next

This unusual piece, made up of four separate elements is reminiscent of objects that appear in ball-playing painted scenes and is probably a marker of some sort. The scrollwork covering all but the topmost element probably reflects influence from Veracruz. A very similar object has been found in a Middle-Classic sector of the Maya city of Tikal.

Monument from 'La Ventilla'
Middle Classic (500-650 A.D.)
La Ventilla, Teotihuacan, State of Mexico
Volcanic tuff
210 x 75 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara