ANCIENT WORLD ART

Original Sculptures, Reliefs, Mosaics, Paintings, Frescos, from  Cultural and Historical Centers:

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MEXICO & MIDDLE AMERICA     SOUTH AMERICA     INDIA     NEPAL & SRI  LANKA   THAILAND  CAMBODIA (KAMPUCHEA)

   INDONESIA      MIDDLE EAST/ASIA      ROMAN & GREEK     ROCK  ART      CHURCHES & CATHEDRALS

MAYA, AZTEC, OLMEC, TOLTEC...ART from MESO AMERICA:

                                                          ALTAR DE SACRAFICIOS  MAYA CARVING                       back to page top

  CACAXTLA AZTEC MURALS.   CEIBAL MAYA SCULPTURES.  

CALAKMUL MAYA TEMPLE STELA/ALTARS W HEIROGLYPHS

CEIBAL- Turtle Altar, Monkey Stela, Tomb, Aztec  Coatlique  Monolithic sculpture.

CHAC MUL,  CEIBAL TURTLE ALTAR MONKEY STELA

CHICHEN ITZA MAYA ZOMPONTLE,  SCULPTURES DEITY emanating from Serpents Jaw

  Ball Ct. PanelsPRONE WARRIOR w Weapon" Sculptural Detail. JAGUAR/SERPENT ALTAR

   CHICANNA SCULPTED PORTAL & MASKS.    Stucco Mask  COMALCALCO   

CHOLULA SCULPTED HEADSCULPTED STELA COBA MAYAN STELA

COATLICUE Colossal   AZTEC statue  

  COPAN SCULPTED STELA , COPAN ALTARCOPAN SCULPTURAL    MAYA ART.

 DZIBILNOCAC  MAYA TEMPLE MASKS     STUCCO MASK EDZNA.

CEREAMIC SHARDS left at  OLMEC   EL PITAL

 HOCHOB CHAC MASK. PORTAL DETAIL HOCHOB MASK

Kaminal JuYu     Sculpted  MAYAN  Head 

  KULUBA MASK.  KOHUNLICH MAYA MASKS,    KOHUNLICH Maya Mask.  

Magnificent  Mayan  Sculpted  Head- KAMINAL  JUYU,  GUATEMALA  

  LABNA Chac Mask Detail, DECORATIVE ARCH    KABAH MAYAN ARCH   Sculptural Detail.

 MALINALCO AZTEC WATER TEMPLE SCULPTURES.   

  MAYAPAN CHAC MASK.    MITLA OAXACA MIXTEC Mosaic enlay      MAYA at COBA.  

 MONTE ALBAN DANZANTES SCULPTURES   

    OLMEC HEADS (MDF),     TRES ZEPOTES/SAN LORENZO. OLMEC SCULPTURES,

OLMEC HEAD    OLMEC HEAD,     OLMEC MOSAIC, OLMEC STELA ART

 OLMEC SCULPTURE    AT LA VENTA,    OLMEC SCULPTURE

PALENQUE  MAYAN FRESCO & SCULPTURE.  CARVED BAS RELIEF, STELA CLOSE UP, MASKS.

QUIRIGUA MAYA STELA, QUIRIGUA MAYA MASK

      QUETZALCOATLE, TEMPLE OF 

       RIO BEC MAYA TEMPLE SCULPTURE,   

SAYIL CHAC (RainGOD), 

EL TAJIN BALL COURT SCULPTURES  AND PANELS.   

     TEOTIHUACAN QUETZALCOATLE,   Butterfly Palace, FRESCOS.

 TIKAL ENGRAVED STELA TIKAL STELA ART TIKAL; hieroglyphic disc.  

 TOLTEC.    TONINA MAYA MOSAIC MASK.     TOLUM  MAYA PAINTINGS

  UAXACTUN TEMPLE OF THE MASKS,  

   UAXACTUN TEMPLE of the MASKS, hieroglyphic stela.  

UXMAL   Serpent Head (Quetzalcoatle)UXMAL SCULPTURAL DETAIL  MAYA MASK, 

UXMAL TLALOC/SUN GLYPH, MOSAIC TEMPLE MOTIEF, TOUCON SCULPTURE

 XOCHICALCO  Decorative  (AZTEC)  RELIEFS.

 XPUJIL MAYA MASK,     Maya at XLAPAK,     XPUJIL MAYA MASK

 YAXUNA Warrior / sunburst Glyph, OWL Sculptural Detail.

  YAXCHILAN  MAYA MASKS MONUMENTAL ENGRAVED STELA

 YAXCHILAN BALL COURT,  DEER SCULPTURAL DETAIL,   STELA HEIROGLYPHS

 Mexico National Museum of Anthropology

 Aztec Calendar Stone. Century Stone. Chac Mul.   

 Olmec Wrestler.  Coyolxauhqui.  Maya  Stela.  JADE MASK.

 Quetzalcoatle (kukulcan). Xochipilli. Aztec Man. Coatlicue. Bonampak Frescos.Tlaloc.

INCA, MOCHE, NAZCA, CHIMU, CHAVIN...ART from SOUTH AMERICA:

CHAVIN HEADS, CHAVIN LANZON DAGGER,   CHAVIN HEAD,   CHAVIN FELINE,   CHAVINHEAD,

                                                               CHAN CHAN-CHIMU SCULPT. "FISH" WALLSHUACA DEL "DRAGON       back to page top

CORICANCHA. INCA STONEWORK-TAMBOMACHAY CUSCO,

Enigmatic CANDELABRA line

  NAZCA LINES,      NAZCA FIGURES   

OWL, Humming, Bird, DOG, THUNDERBIRD, RAINBOW,TURKEY, TREE 

   SECHIN FRESCO,     SECHIN WARRIORS,      SECHIN IMMOLATIONS.  

 SULISTANI; Chulpas-GECKO".

TIAWANACU  "MONOLITHIC STONE FIGURE",INTI- "SUN GATE" -STONE HEAD, LAKE TITICACA.

 WILLAKAWAIN HEAD  

ART from ASIA TEMPLES...  

                                     INDIA:               back to page top

ADINATH Temple ELEPHANT DETAIL   ELEPHANT DEITY

DETAIL OF CARVED PILLARS

ADISHWAR       Chaumukha Temple Detail)-Pillars

AMBER PALACE     BULAND GATE

   AJANTA CAVE FRESCOS,    AJANTA SCULPTURE     AJANTA  BUDDHIST PAINTINGS

 Solid Rock Hewn / ARJUNAS' Penance Ancient Hindu sculpture.

DIWAN-E- KHAS - CEILING DETAIL

Golden Pavilions  Architectural  Detail

(Lal-Qila) RED FORT; COURTYARD DETAIL MOSAIC

JEHANGIRI MAHAL Detail

JAIN TEMPLE EROTIC SCULPTURES    JAIN TEMPLE ART    PORTICOS 

JAIN EROTIC TEMPLE CARVINGS

KALI   DEITY 

KAILASA CAVE TEMPLES.      BUDDHIST SCULPTURES

Kailasanatha ROCK TEMPLES MANDAPAM SCULPTURES.

KIRSHNA MOSAICS

   KAJURAHJO EROTIC       SCULPTURES

KHAJURAHO Temple      EROTIC SCULPTURES

Sculpted Panels with erotic miniatures

KHAJURAHO  GANESH      EROTIC PANELS

Mamallapuram  Ancient Hindu sculpture. 640-AD Tamil Nadu, INDIA

    SARNATH BUDDHIST PAINTING. 

SRI KAMAKASHI Temple / solid rock MANDAPAMS- India

  SRI VARADARATA INDIAN Temple CARYATIDS.-SCULPTURE

   SRI KAMAKASHI TEMPLE/ solid rock MANDAPAMS-INDIA.

SRI MEENAKSHI TEMPLE Detail;

TAJ  MAHAL     DETAIL

TIRUPARANKUNDRAM  HINDU TEMPLES INDIA   

Statue of VISHNU in Meditation

                                  THAILAND:              back to page top

  WAT ARUN SCULPTED GUARDIANS AND BUDDHAS TEMPLE CROWN.    

 AUKANA  STANDING BUDDHA sculptures  ANURADHAPURA,SRI LANKA 

  ANURADHAPURA BUDDHA SCULPTURE,   

  WAT ARUN GUARDIANS     ,BUDDHA,  GUARDIANS     

   AYUTTHAYA BUDDHIST SCULPTURES

   BANGKOK RIVER WATS SCULPTURES.   BALI FUNERAL ART

  BELUR TEMPLE COMPLEX TEMPLE / SCULPTURAL detail.

  BHAGAVAD GITA-MOSAICS.   BOMA FACE  GUARDIAN SCULPTURES

CHANG MI WAT CROWN DETAIL, GOLDEN BUDDHA, ELEPHANT TEMPLE

    GALVIHARA SOLID ROCK SCULPTURES   

   DAMBULLA SCULPTURES & PAINTING.  DZIBILNOCAC MASK   

WAT DOYSTHEP GOLDEN BUDDHA SCULPTURES-THAILAND 

EKAMBARESWARA INDIAN TEMPLE CROWN

HALEBID SCULPTURES India;BELUR.Temple Complex/ 

WAT JETYOD DRAGON  & GUARDIAN SCULPTURES  WAT KOO TAO

  LOPBURY BUDDHIST & HINDU SCULPTURES,   

  LOPBURI  RECLINING BUDDHAS  THAILAND.     

WAT PRA SING HA FOUNDED IN 1345-TEMPLE ART

  SUKHOTHAI BUDDHIST SCULPTURES & TEMPLE ART ,

SUKHOTHAI Sculptures/Temples and STANDING BUDDHAS;

Seated Buddha     Unique Elephant Chedi,   BUDDHA;

SUKHOTHAI Buddhist Sculptures; 

SUKHOTHAI / Wat PRA YUN; Seated & Standing Buddhas

                                             CAMBODIA  OR  KAMPUCHEA:                    back to page top

ANGKOR WAT -GODDESS SCULPTURE, APSARAS "Heavenly Nymphs

Khmer Art -Sculpted Panels Apsaras

ANGKOR WAT Main Entrance TEMPLE CITY

ANGKOR WAT- ROYAL LION with TOWER

decorated entrances to galleries and shrines

snake ending in the heads of lions 

Sculptured lintels & Tower   decorated with pillared windows

ANGKOR THOM - LIONS and TEMPLE w TOWER       GATEWAY 

BAKONG TEMPLE BUDDHA IN NICHE      LION GUARDIANS ALTAR

BAPHUON TEMPLE Sculptured lintels w Buddha

  BAPHUON COLUMNED CAUSEWAY     ROYAL LIONS Surround Seated Buddha

BAYON ANGKOR THOM Carved BAS-RELIEFS       naval battles Khmers and Chams

TA PROHM Statue of "Guardian"    monastery of the king

                                    NEPAL   &    SRI   LANKA (CEYLON):     back to page top

TANK with boys bathing at ancient PATAN NEPAL

  KATMANDU PAGODA detail NEPAL.   

KING ASOKA ROCK SCULPTURE   Krishna mosaics

  POLONNARUWA.   THUPARAMA IMAGE HOUSE

Rwanvali  Dagba.SCULPTED BUDDHA IN SAMADI

   SIGIRIYA FRESCOS,       SRI MEENAKSHI TEMPLE.  

 SWAIAMBU STUPA      BOUDHANATH STUPA

ART from INDONESIA TEMPLES....BALI, SUMATRA, JAVA...

                                                            AMBARITA STONES Sumatra, Indonesia.                      back to page top

BALI FUNEREAL PYRE ARTWORK 

DIENG PLATEAU Sculpted Hindu Temples,

  BOROBUDHUR BUDDHIST TEMPLE ART,  SCULPTURAL DETAILSEATED BUDDHAS.

   GARUDA W SHIVA  SCULPTURE

GOA GAJAH CAVE SCULPTURES   BATH FIGURES

GOA GAGAH CEREMONIAL BATHS.

  GROTESQUE GODDESS.

  Gunung Kawi; rock hewn Temples, Indonesia.

HINDU HEADS 

  Goa Gagah / Klung-Kung  Painting; BALI  

     Pura JAGARAGA - BALI Panels depicting  Nagas and Demons   

KEBO-EDAN  FALIC  CARVINGS  BALI, TIRTA EMPUL-BALI WATER PALACE

 Maduwe Karang TEMPLE 'LOTUS BIKE' Sculpture

   KARO BATAK ARCHITECTURE; SUMATRA.

   PURA TAMAN PULE temple adornments.   THUPARAMA FRESCOS, SRI LANKA

  PRAMBANAN  TEMPLE ART &  SCULPTURES;  Sculpted Panel Detail;

Elephant Headed God of Fortune GANESHDetail of Sculpted BOMA FACE 

PRAMBANAN temple detail,   GODDESS DURGA, Shivas' Consort,   

PURA PUSEH /BALI Elaborate Temple Facade/Guardian Sculptures

Pura BEJI at SANGSIT-CYCLOPS SCULPTURES,  ELABORATE DEITY FIGURES 

  CANDI SUKUH FERTILITY CULT sculptures JavaPhallic /Coital Symbol,

Winged anthropomorphic DeityCANDI SUKUH FERTILITY CULT,

Tenhalot /Shrine CARVED TEMPLESTEGH KORIPAN- Mount AGUNG

TENAH LOT - Ulu Watu Hindu water TEMPLES

ULU DANU-LAKE BRATAN -TEMPLES   ULU WATU Hindu GARUDA with  SHIVA  

  YEH-PULU SHRINE RELIEFS 

ART FROM   MIDDLE/NEAR EAST  &  ASIA  CIVILIZATIONS:

                                          ASLANI  KAPI-LION GATE-BOGAZKOY Turkey  Carved Lion Sculpture Guardians        back to page top

Blue Mosque, ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL, Turkey

ISLAMIC PRAYER TOWER , HERAT

Ancient Christian Murals Turkey

       Hagia Sophia, ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL

HITTITE STATUE OF FERTILITY GODDESS 

Relief of Great King Tudhaliya IV,   Carved line of Gods of the Underworld

HITTITE Rock Sanctuary of YAZILIKAYA, Turkey

Buddha on Lotus-KOREA   

                                        ROMAN AND GREEK ART           back to page top

ROMAN Tower of the Winds.      MOSAICS, Merida Spain.  

ROMAN Inspired  Motif Contemporary Building- 

    DOOR   &    Window 

TEMPLE of HADRIAN-Ancient EPHESUS Detail 

LION  GATE  at  MYCENAE  

ANCIENT ROCK ART, PETROGLYPHS, PICTOGRAPHS, US SOUTH WEST...

HAWAII   ROCK   ART

                                         ANTHROPOMORPHIC  FIGURES,   ANASAZI   ROCK SCULPTURES,  LIZARD,     back to page top

ROCK ART-ANASAZI- NEWSPAPER ROCK

CHACO CANYON ANCIENT ROCK ART

  CANYON DE CHELLEY "NOVA" & COMET PICTOGRAPHS.   CHACO CANYON    PETROGLYPHS,  

  COCOPELLI,    LIFE LINE, PHALLIC & COSMIC RENDERINGS

 

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Aboriginal AUSTRALIAN PETROGLYPHS

                              INTERNATIONAL ART, CHURCHES  MOSQUES AND CATHEDRALS:     back to page top

HAGIA SOPHIA, or Santa Sophia   Interior Dome,  ISTANBUL TURKEY

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS AT CHARTRES FRANCE.

  GARGOYLES, PARIS.  Notre Dame GARGOYLES-Paris, France  Arc de Triomphe

Baptistery at Pisa

MICHAELANGELOS' DAVID in Rome.    

Sculptured Park Museum near Trondheim, Norway.    

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