CDR-1224: SR Set: Meso-American Art and South American Art

Our group offers monuments from the Yucatan sites of Chichen Itza, Mayapan, Uxmal, and Tulum. In Peru the notable ruins of Machu Picchu are well documented with particular attention paid to architectural details illustrating their distinctive masonry techniques. Other Incan sites include Ollantaytambo, Qenko, and Sacsayhuaman. 10/2009



Lpa-0200
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Title: Ollantaytambo
Description: example of a T-socket cut into the building block, presumably two adjoining blocks were joined by cramps made by pouring copper or bronze into the T-shaped sockets
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0201
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Title: Ollantaytambo
Description: example of unusually shaped loose stones, found at base of terraces
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0202
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: Overall view, view N of the Zigzag fortress
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0203
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: Zigzag fortress, closer view from NE
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0204
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: Zigzag fortress, showing three levels with figures rehearsing for celebration of the autumnal equinox
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0205
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: view showing doorway from lower to second tier
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0207
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: view of Cyclopian stones of the lower tier, with figure for scale
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0208
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: view of Cyclopian stones of the lower tier, diagonal view showing texture of the work surfaces
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0209
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: view SW of immense stones forming the point of one of the zig-zags
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0210
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: view W with two points of the zigzag
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0211
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: immense stone in foreground. (difficult to believe that these stones were moved from another location)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0212
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: immense stone with special hand-holds om the stone face, of a spiritual nature
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0213
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: interior curve of corner cut into the stone
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0214
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: doorway and stair leading to upper level, view W
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0215
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: doorway to upper level, with bossed jamb
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0216
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: doorway with lintel to upper level
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0217
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: second tier: view of doorway among salients
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0218
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: second tier: closer view of doorway piercing the salient
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0219
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: close view of doorway, looking up to third level
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0220
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: tier-level with doorway at the end
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0221
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: amphitheater-like stairway leading upward from the lowest level
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0222
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: from second level, looking down toward amphitheater to lowest level
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0223
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: work marks of adjacent parallel troughs
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0224
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: graduated stones of the "cyclopean" wall
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0225
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: example showing where wedge stone is missing (later filled in)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0226
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: example of Inca stone technique: stones shaped to receive the next tier. the upper curve reflects the shape of the missing stones above, frontal view
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0227
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: example of Inca stone technique: back view of the curved surface ready to seat the next course
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0228
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Title: Sacsayhuaman
Description: the foundations of the central tower called Muyuc Marca, which was destroyed during the first years after the conquest
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0230
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Title: Qenko
Description: Important Incan Spiritual site made up of limestone monolith with carved surfaces above and tunnels & caves below.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0231
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Title: Qenko
Description: Monolithic walls with staircase leading to top with its labyrinthine carved surfaces
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0232
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Title: Qenko
Description: Stone blocks and carved areas of the limestone monolith
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0233
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Title: Qenko
Description: Stairs carved from the living stone
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0234
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Title: Qenko
Description: Elegant stairs carved from the in situ native limestone
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0235
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Title: Qenko
Description: Zigzag channels carved into the upper surface of the Qenko monolith, used for ritual purposes
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0236
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Title: Qenko
Description: Zigzag channel: probably used for ritual sacrifice of chica (maize beer) or blood
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0237
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Title: Qenko
Description: Closer view of a Zigzag channels within the texture of the worked limestone
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0238
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Title: Qenko
Description: Monolith (6 m) originally possibly of zoomorhphic shape, on raised pedestal in open area (amphitheatre) of complex.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0239
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Title: Qenko
Description: Labyrinthine passageway, bridged by stones, piercing the monolith
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0240
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Title: Qenko
Description: Smooth limestone walls line a passageway through the monolith
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lpa-0241
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Title: Qenko
Description: Cave entry to underground chamber cut from the living stone
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.