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Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Sculpture of an Obese Person

Cultura Olmeca

 
 
Sculpture of an Obese Person Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
1. Sculpture of an Obese Person Marker
It appears that the marker was almost stolen.
Inscription.  

Escultura de un Obeso
Museo de Xalapa, Veracruz
Periodo Proto Clásico 200 A.C. – 200 D.C.

English translation:
Sculpture of an Obese Person
Museum of Xalapa, Veracruz
Proto Classic Period 200 BC – 200 AD (Marker Number 6.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 19° 22.652′ N, 99° 10.731′ W. Marker is in Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Avenida Insurgentes Sur just south of Avenida Porfirio Díaz, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México 03740, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quetzalcoatl Base Engraving (within shouting distance of this marker); La Abuelita (The Little Grandmother) (within shouting distance of this marker); Benito Juárez (within shouting distance of this marker); Tláloc from Castillo de Teayo, Veracruz (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Atlante from Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
Sculpture of an Obese Person and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
2. Sculpture of an Obese Person and Marker
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(about 90 meters away); Dolores Asúnsolo López Negrete (about 120 meters away); Serpent Columns (about 150 meters away); Stela of Halch, Huinic (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes.
 
Regarding Sculpture of an Obese Person. More recent information from the Museum of Xalapa indicates a possible date of 200-600 AD for the sculpture. It was originally from Nopiloa, Tierra Blanca, Veracruz.
 
Also see . . .  Scupture of an Obese Person - Museum of Xalapa. (Submitted on May 11, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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