Friday, January 26, 2018

Better to Hear You With? --- Day 6/340

Walk: de Young (Teotihuacan Exhibit), Clay Theater (The Insult), SPCASF
Distance: 2 miles, PT, Yoga

Standing Figure with ear flares, Teotichuacan, Mexico, 200-205, greenstone, pyrite and shell

Ciwt never knows what to think when she looks at ancient art. She's only minimally educated in the ancient and many ethnic disciplines and much of the signage for these exhibitions states something along the lines of the art and artifacts being so old even scholars can only surmise what they are.  Such was the case today when she went to the exhibit of recently discovered artifacts at Teotihuacan, one of the earliest, largest and most important cities in the ancient Americas.  It's now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited of all archaeologica sites.

Very often she encounters jewelry in these exhititions.  Huge, heavy pieces, like the ear flares above, and ends up walking out thinking something smart like: Wow, they didn't mess around with their jewelry.  How did they ever wear it?

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