La Paz

Ponce monolith – La Paz

The Ponce monolith is located inside the courtyard of the Temple of Kalasasaya, in this sector of the Monumental archaeological complex Tiwanaku…

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Coordinates UTM N 8169662 – E 534868
Altitude 3868 m.a.s.l..
Temperature Min. 6.3 OC – Max. 28 OC

Description

Ponce monolith – La Paz

The Ponce monolith is located inside the courtyard of the Temple of Kalasasaya, in this sector of the Monumental archaeological complex Tiwanaku. Possibly discovered 16th century with the arrival of the Spaniards, Since it takes a cross carved into his right shoulder. However their archaeological discovery data from the 1964, When was it found buried in the central part of the temple. This piece was carved in andesite known for its hardness which allowed to keep today its beautiful iconography carved on the entire surface.

Its anthropomorphic feature presents a standing character of 3 meters high. His clothing shows a complex decorating, It carries a kilt with five horizontal bands; the first four bands combine geometric elements and the feet are shown naked with flip flops or sandals.

The head represents a figurehead, homers and concentric eyes, the nose of the trapezoidal "T" together with eyebrows shaped, its concentric oblong mouth and ears carved in high relief. Eyes down to the cheeks two tears that end up in fish head, composed of a vertical band that included two homers and concentric sections. The head is decorated with the typical Cap Tihuanacota he fall cephalic ribbons with forms similar to that found in the ornamentation of the Puerta del Sol; the body is decorated with feathers, condors and the step symbol, equipped with a rectangular Center that ends in two-headed fish-shaped turn.

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