Teotihuacan Stone Figure - CK.0764,Origin: Mesoamerica,Circa: 200 AD to 600 AD,Dimensions: 9" (22.9cm) high x 5" (12.7cm) wide,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Teotihuacan,Medium: Stone. Teotihuacan is referred to as the city of the gods. By 600 A.D. it was the sixth largest city in the world. Situated in a temperate, fertile basin its fame spread as quickly as its prosperity, with well-established trade routes and a culture that is still impressive today. A booming economy gave rise to an urban elite that in turn fostered intellectual activity, monumental building and the belief Teotihuacan was where the cosmos and the present cycle of life began. The concept of monumentality can apply not only to great architectural structures such as the Pyramid of the Sun, but also to much smaller objects which have an intensity that makes them larger than life.
Ancient Central America & Mexico