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This remarkable piece brings back to our time a long-vanished architecture, about which little or nothing is known: a tall superstructure ascended by a staircase complete with alfardas, a round temple with a top finial crowning the superstructure and two lower side chambers.
Early to Middle Classic (200-600 A.D.)
Amapa, State of Nayarit
Clay with vestiges of white and red pigments
23 x 32 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.
Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara