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Zapotec King, Oaxaca, Mexico, AD 700

By coricancha
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Based on a relief of the South Platform, Monte Alban.
For any kind of publication use of the drawing, including the use as model for video games, permission must be requested in writing from the author.

IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
2376x2904px 902.04 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Jan 1, 2000, 12:00:40 AM
Sensor Size
11mm
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Comments8
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Shi-GuProfessional Filmographer

Amazing work!

Has a lot of similarities with zapotec urns as well, although it's great being able to see it fully colored!

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coricanchaProfessional General Artist

Thank you for your kind words (saying this as a great admirer of your work). the source for the headdress is a fragment which was probably part of an urn (Gerald Berjonneau 1985, Precolumbian Art, Schuler Publishing House).

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Shi-GuProfessional Filmographer

The feeling is mutual, as I also very much enjoy your work!

Thanks for the info!

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SaxtorphArtProfessional Traditional Artist

That is one fierce headdress! Gorgeous work! :clap:

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Serujio22Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, You're amazing drawing prehispanic cultures, your work it's perfect, i wish i could see more of your works, but i understand that you take your time creating them,Have you considered making a representation of a Taíno chieftain? I think it will be amazing!!
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
Thank you for your super kind words. A Taino chieftain is a great idea, and would fit to my present work on Taino objects I. will keep this in mind! 
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You truly are the artist best suited to interpret relief figures into illustrations. Majestic as always!

Ancient kings and chiefs and warriors and priests and people brought back to life. Furthering their immortality like the poet does the heroes of his epic.

On an unrelated note, headgear like that is a reminder why the common lack of even simple hats these days is a letdown. I always wear at least a baseball cap outdoors (confirmed peasant). The ancients appreciated headgear and (often intricately detailed) beauty in crafts, arts and architecture a lot better than moderns, with the latter's reductive sense of less-is-more. :)
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist

"The ancients appreciated headgear and (often intricately detailed) beauty in crafts, arts and architecture a lot better than moderns, with the latter's reductive sense of less-is-more." - Exactly, dress and ornaments were not just for "coating" the skin, they often were e "link" to honored ancestors, or they carried the supernatural power of a god (when dressed as this same god). The impersonator's ornate often had to represent the power of the god which explains why some dress were so spectacular. Completely different from aethetics of present-day fashion. Thank you for this great comment, and your kind words.

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