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Ancient American Art: In Detail
 
 
Author
Colin McEwan.
Publisher Harvard  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.75 x 8.75 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9780674033153
Pages/Publication Date 144/2009
Daedalus Item Code 40043
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Gorgeously illustrated with items of jade, turquoise, featherwork, wood, stone, metalwork, ceramics, and textiles from Mexico and Central and South America—including lifelike Olmec figures in kaolin clay, some 2500 years old; a superb Aztec ceremonial flint knife with a mosaic handle; and a dyed cotton and wool bag woven in Peru at least 600 years ago—this book explores the rich and complex traditions of Ancient American art. Archaeologist Colin McEwan considers the relationship between art and nature, how objects were used in spiritual rites, the role of masks, and how rituals like ancestor deification, sacrifice, fertility, and procreation shaped the material culture.
 
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