Belmopan, Cayo, Belize
Olmec Colossal Head
Temporality: Early Preclassic 1200-900 BC.
Place of origin: Texistepec, State of Veracruz, Mexico
Site: San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan
Measures: Length: 1.63 m Width: 1.55 m Height: 2.20 m
Author: Ignacio Pérez Solano
It is considered one of the colossal heads in the best state of conservation. The helmet includes a band with four elements that have been interpreted as feline claws or bird claws. Apparently, it was part of a sculptural set inside a sunken courtyard in the site of San Lorenzo.
The Olmec civilization flourished in Pre-Classical Mesoamerica from c. 1200 to 400 BC and is generally considered the predecessor of all subsequent Mesoamerican cultures such as the Maya and the Aztec.
de relaciones de amistad y cooperación.
From the people of Mexico to the people of Belize
on the occasion of the
of friendship and cooperation ties
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans.
Location. 17° 15.169′ N, 88° 46.533′ W. Marker is in Belmopan, Cayo. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Drive and North Ring Road, in the median on Constitution Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belmopan, Cayo 7L1TJ KV7TL, Belize. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harriot W. Topsey (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flag of Belize (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Belize's 10th Anniversary of Independence (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Rt. Hon. George C. Price (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Founding of Belmopan (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Agripino Cawich Bridge (approx. 4.2 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Olmec Colossal Heads. The replica in Belmopan is of the sculpture generally known as San Lorenzo Colossal Head 8. (Submitted on June 15, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 5. submitted on February 15, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.