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Harvard Art Museums present exhibition of Norma Jean Calderwood's collection of Islamic Art
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Mexico Exhibits Xochicalco Sculptures
Tehran, May 10, 2011: Cuauhnahuac Regional Museum has for the first time displayed Prehispanic sculptures found almost 20 years ago at Xochicalco Archaeological Zone, Morelos, Mexico.

Tehran, May 10, 2011: Cuauhnahuac Regional Museum has for the first time displayed Prehispanic sculptures found almost 20 years ago at Xochicalco Archaeological Zone, Morelos, Mexico.

The exhibition commemorates 100 years of exploration at the site, where the three life-sized sculptures of a jaguar, an iguana and a masculine deity denominated The Creator were found in fragments, reported.

“Earthly and divine were mixed in this artwork, giving it great symbolic value”, said archaeologist and curator of the exhibition Silvia Garza Tarazona, who is also responsible of reassembling and restoring the statues.

According to Tarazona, the sculptures date back to the Epi Classic period (650-1100 CE) and were discovered during the Xochicalco Project headed by archaeologist Norberto Gonzalez Crespo in 1992.

“They were located in what we call a “Prehispanic dump” and were found during excavations at buildings of the Great Platform near the Acropolis.

“In one of the rooms, whose roof had fallen, a great amount of ceramic fragments was found, as well as human and animal bones. Until now, 343 pieces have been found,” the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) researcher added.

Tarazona said the material found on the sculptures show that Prehispanic sculptures were probably placed on the roof of some of the rooms at the Acropolis. “Stucco that covered the sculptures shows traces of weathering, since they were exposed to the sun and rain.

“We consider it was an important conjunct of sculptures, and it has been determined there were 18 (11 of them anthropomorphic, 4 of iguanas and 3 pumas). By the weight and quantity, we deduce they were on the roof,” she added.
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