Information surrounding an exceptional effigy vessel, found a few months ago in a mortuary temple at the Atzompa Archaeological Zone in Oaxaca, has been released by archaeologists from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). The ancient city of Atzompa, was one of the centers of the ancient metropolis of Monte Alban.
The ceramic piece with human characteristics is approximately 1,200 year-old, and has been recovered nearly intact with its red, brown and grayish green coloring present.
According to the description of archaeologist Eduardo Garcia Wigueras, the effigy vessel find is exceptional in that the elaborate costume of the character is represented in detail, consisting of a layer of feathers, tassels, necklace, and earrings. There are also a number of iconographic references that refer to the name of the person it’s meant to represent. It is likely that the individual personified was known as Tremor ‘8 ‘.
In addition to the effigy vessel found was another smaller red vessel with the representation of a goddess, and the skeletal remains of two individuals.
((both muns apologize for our three month absence))
((Dorothy (Miguel-mun) is still on her ‘unable to go on the internet during weekdays’ rule, and is rarely free enough to go on this blog with me. We’re back for now, and hopefully, we can get back to updating regularly.
“Oh, well…if you say so.” She shrugged and then smiled. “Pleasure to meet you Miguel.” She looked towards the other man and raised her eyebrow. “And you are? Oh, right. I’m Ann, or Antoinette which ever is easier.”
"I’m Tulio. Just Tulio."
“We’re a bit lost, though. Mind showing us around a little?”
Antonio pursed his lips, these two looked familiar. "Dios... Haven't I seen you two before...? I can't place my finger on it but..." he ran a hand through his hair and quirked an eyebrow. "Wait a second.."
Uh, no, you definitely haven’t seen us before.
You must be mistaken, we get that a lot, we just have those faces that are easily mistaken with others.