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

La Abuelita (The Little Grandmother)

Cultura Olmeca

 
 
La Abuelita (The Little Grandmother) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
1. La Abuelita (The Little Grandmother) Marker
Inscription.  

La Abuelita
La Venta, Tabasco
Periodo Preclásico Superior 800-200 A.C.

Chaneque o enano obeso y mofletudo, peinado con una franja, en posición sedente y sosteniendo una vasija para recoger el roció y dar el liquido necesario para la reproducción de las plantas y la vida.

English translation:
La Abuelita (The Grandmother)
La Venta, Tabasco
Later Preclassic Period 800-200 BCE

A chaneque, an obese dwarf with large cheeks, with its hair combed into a strip, is in a seated position holding a vessel to collect the morning dew so as to collect the water needed for the reproduction of plants and life. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 19° 22.643′ N, 99° 10.703′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes. 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: Ciudad de México 03740, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benito Juárez (within shouting distance of this marker); Sculpture of an Obese Person (within shouting distance of this marker); Quetzalcoatl Base Engraving (within shouting distance of this marker); Dolores Asúnsolo López Negrete (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Tláloc from Castillo de Teayo, Veracruz (about 90 meters away); Atlante from Chichén Itzá, Yucatán (about 90 meters away); Serpent Columns (about 120 meters away); Mask of the Chaac Deity, Kabah, Yucatán (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
Also see . . .  La Venta, Tabasco Archaeological Site. (Submitted on May 11, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.)
 
La Abuelita (The Little Grandmother) and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
2. La Abuelita (The Little Grandmother) and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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