Monday, October 3, 2016

      This is a reproduction of the Greta Goddess of Teotihuacan, in Mexico City's National Museum of Anthropology. This photograph of the mural, taken by Thomas Aleto from Riverside, PA shows one section of the reproduction.

     The lines in this piece are mostly rounded, and the colors are all very bright and not blended. There seem to be several layers to the painting, as if it is telling a story rather than just depicting a scene. It looks like there is a lot of nature in the mural; the tree, the animals, and the dress of the figures in the foreground.

     The figures in the paintings represent deities. The Great Goddess can by identified by the feathered headdress and the pendant in her nose, which she is seen with in Tepantitla and Tetitla murals as well. The Great Goddess was initial interpreted as a male deity. It was until1974 that Peter Furst inspired other researchers to believe that this was a goddess instead.

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