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Museo De Las Culturas de Oaxaca

 

  The large, excellent and uptodate Museum of Oaxacan Cultures occupies the beautifully restored Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo, adjoining the Iglesia de Santo Domingo. These old monastery buildings were used as a military barracks for over 100 years until 1994, when they were handed over to the city of Oaxaca. The museum opened in 1998, and takes you through the history and cultures of Oaxaca state upto the present day.  

 

The cloisters

 

Lintel design from tomb 7 at Monte Albán

 

Anthropomorphic brazier representing the deity of fire. His mouth and eyes are open
and a band with a jumpsuit that films him. The piece was found in San Jose Mogote.
(Google translate from Spanish)

Naked characters with the genetics exposed or perhaps amputated. Known as "the dancers".
They represent, according to the interpretation of some archaeologists, prisoners of war or defeated rulers.

Rrepresentation of the god Cocijo, coming from Monte Negro, San Jose Mogote and Monte Alban. Its use was ritual and funerary and, sometimes, they were accompanied by objects of animal forms like this bottle with handle and modeled decoration of a turkey

 

 

 

 

These urns are vessels decorated with figures of gods and cult officials (or perhaps sacrificial victims), decked out in the dress of the deity. Other urns have figures of men or women, the "companions" of the gods

 

 

 

Works of José Antonio Álvarez Morán

 

 

José Antonio Álvarez Morán ( Born Puebla, Mexico , September 24, 1959) known as Antonio Álvarez or Antonio Álvarez Morán is a plastic artist . His work is characterized by mixing elements of Mexican Catholicism with popular culture, both in Mexico and the United States . His name, along with the artists Arturo Elizondo and Liliana Amezcua, has been linked to the neo-Mexican movement in Puebla.

(wikipedia)