Arguendo and Dixi have been residents of Austin, TX for most of 20+ years. We have tons of pictures from our time spent here and continue to take pictures around town. Here we plan on showing a picture each day. We hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Replica of San Lorenzo Monument #1

This is an exact replica of San Lorenzo Monument #1. It is on display at the University of Texas at Austin, just outside of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS).

From the plaque:
Replica of San Lorenzo Monument #1

Weighing 18 tons, this is an exact copy of the colossal head that was first discovered at the Olmec site of San Lorenzo, Veracruz. The original is now housed at the Museum of Anthropology in Xalapa, Veracruz. San Lorenzo Monument #1 is a landmark work of art of the Olmec, an ancient Mesoamerican culture that flourished in southern Mexico 1500-400 BCE.

Gift of the Universidad Veracruzana to the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies 2008.

We wish to thank the following donors for their generous support:
Office of the President
College of Liberal Arts
Universidad Veracruzana
Mexican Center Advisory Council
Office of the Vice President for Research

From Arguendo & Dixi's Daily Austin Photo


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