Location: National Museum of Anthropology

Offering #4, La Venta
These seventeen baby-faced figures may have represented a priestly ritual, a sacrifice, or a procession.

Offering #4, La Venta

This goddess has clawed feet, and wears a necklace of body parts and the snake-skirt from which she takes her name.


A Mayan ruler in ritual dress, Stela 51, Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico, 731 C.E.,(Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico D.F.)
Large stone sculptures was the principal medium for presenting Maya political and religious messages to the public.

Classic Maya portrait stelae

Playful figurines, including plump pigs and canine companions, represent scenes of daily life and nature.

Tlatilco Figurines