Thursday, August 5, 2010

Theme Thursday - The Color Brown: Waxaklahun

Stone monument celebrating Waxaklahun Ubah K'awil, 13th ruler of Maya city of Copan, circa 695 CE.  From the Ancient Americas exhibit, Field Museum, Chicago.  The exhibit fascinated me because I had no idea that the early civilizations of North and South America were so complex and advanced.  Now I plan to read more about these early civilizations.  If you are interested in an example see HERE.

13 comments:

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

The ancient civilisations were amazing - look at all that intricate carving with not even a chisel (as we know it) on hand.

Francisca said... [Reply to comment]

What gorgeous gorgeous carving! And yes, there is a magnificent rich culture there to learn about.

Ma.links said... [Reply to comment]

Great ancient art.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Me thinks that statue qualifies as 'busy'. But not necessarily 'brown' but only if one thinks of 'brown' as a depressed state of mind. Then I can see it working. I was going to link up with TT but all I had was essentially brown images and nothing to say that would relate them to a state of being brown. Drats.

Luckaa said... [Reply to comment]

So exotic for me. I am always suprised, how beautiful things had the old civilizations (f.e. Maya).

Brian Miller said... [Reply to comment]

nice. i like your choice of browns as i find cultures and history fascinating...and with tools far less advanced as what we have tday....happy tt!

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

Some amazing detail in this monument. Wow!

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

That is really an intricate piece.

Claudia said... [Reply to comment]

wow - wonderful piece of art - amazing!

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

I love Mayan art and culture, so this was a real treat. It will be fun to find out from your research and what other treasures you can uncover.

maryt/theteach said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful, complex art is there. I love the sepia tone, Tulsa Gentleman! :)

RA said... [Reply to comment]

Amazing! Such richness in detail. Thanks for this. :)

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

We went to Honduras a couple of times, and to Copan to visit the ruins of the ancien Maya civilization. Such a fascinating culture! Tikal in Guatemala is a must for old temples, it's lost in the jungle...