The logo is the head of the central figure appearing on Stella 7
at Monte Albán. The figures are believed to represent
high-status visitors from
because of their headdress.
The stella dates to Monte Allbán IIIA(A.D. 300-500)
Origonally, located at the southwest corner of the South
Platform in the Main Plaza, the stella is now in the museum at
The background is an example of one of 320 carved stone monuments dating
from Monte Albán I (500-200 B. C.) and II (200 B. C. -
A. D. 300) origionally located in the Gallery of the
Danzantes between Structures M and L at the southwest corner
of the Main Plaza.
These figures, commmonly called 'Danzantes' because of their
superficial resemblance to dancing figures, are now generally
believed to be
images of slain and mutilated captives. Note the image of
genital mutilation on the example.
This example is now located in the museum at Monte
Colorado School of Mines
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Dr. Joseph D. Sneed