AZTEC ART

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AZTECART

Thepeople of the empire had an appreciation of art, several art wereinspired by the birds, insects and other animals. Most of themreflected on jaguars, snakes, monkeys among other common animals thatwere present during those ancient times. However, most of these artlacked reality because of their huge sizes and were surprising innature. Some of the clay that was found by archeologists in 1994measured around 2 meters tall. Although the statue was in a symbol ofa man it had its liver sticking out and the skin was also ripped offin addition it had holes in the head. This brought the debate thatthe worship of Mictlantecuhli involved cannibalism instead of thenormal religious practices. ‘The weight of these artifacts was alsodaunting’ (Nina Miall, 2003) it approximately weighed 25 tons forexample Cuauhxical eagle bowl which was also known as the Azteccalendar stone. It is very obscene to find out such weight out ofordinary eagle which is less than 5 kilograms in real life.

Comparedto the Greek artifacts, they seem to be more realistic and alsoimaginable despites representing almost the same objects and thoughnot stored for religious reasons as in the case of the Aztec arts.Most of the arts had the image of human being in different forms anddisplaying all the parts of the body (Mark Stevenson, 2007). Forexample the acropolis museum in Athens displays a large group ofKorai statues and sculptures that once adorned the Parthenon, thesestatues are of average human height and the weight ranging from 200kilograms which is quite reasonable because tend to be heavy comparedto the actual human flesh.

References

MarkStevenson. (2007). RoyalAztec Crypt Wows Archeologists:Associated Press

NinaMiall. (2003). Aztecs: AJourney through Exhibition:Royal Academy