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City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

25 Mar - 15 Jul 2018

The ancient city of Teotihuacan flourished in central Mexico in the first millennium AD. This multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan city was the largest urban centre in the Americas in its day. This exhibition presents recent findings from Mexican national and international archaeological projects excavating at Teotihuacan’s three main pyramids (the Sun, Moon, and the Feathered Serpent) and major residential compounds — discoveries which have changed our understanding of the city’s history. Find out more about the ‘City and Cosmos’ exhibition at LACMA’s website. 

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Circular Relief, Teotihuacan, Mexico

Circular Relief (300–450), Sun Pyramid, Teotihuacan, Mexico. Courtesy Museo Nacional de Antropología/INAH

Old Fire God, Teotihuacan, Mexico

Old Fire God (150–550), Old Fire God, Teotihuacan, Mexico. Courtesy Museo Nacional de Antropología/INAH

Standing Figurine, Teotihuacan, Mexico

Standing Figurine (200–50), Feathered Serpent Pyramid, Teotihuacan, Mexico. Courtesy Museo Nacional de Antropología/INAH

Flowering Tree, Teotihuacan, Mexico

Flowering Tree, (detail from Feathered Serpent and Flowering Trees Mural; 500–50), Teotihuacan, Mexico Courtesy Museo Nacional de Antropología/INAH

Incensario, Teotihuacan

Incensario (incense burner) (350–400), Teotihuacan, Mexico. Photo: Jorge Peréz de Lara Elías; courtesy Zona de Monumentos Arqueológicos de Teotihuacán/INAH; © INAH

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