- Cliff Palace
- Oil on Canvas
- 30” x 48”
Cliff Palace, with 150 rooms, is the largest dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, near Mancos, Colorado. It was built by the Ancestral Puebla’s around 550 A.D and abandoned around 1200 AD. The 600 cliff dwellings scattered throughout the national park were built with sandstone blocks the size of a loaf of bread. The inhabitants used tools made from stone, bones and wood. They had cotton garments, turquoise jewelry and painted pottery.
A friend said this was the most awe-inspiring space she had ever been in.
I too find it amazing, overwhelming and yes, mystical.