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Ancient Maya art at Dumbarton Oaks

Author: Joanne Pillsbury; Dumbarton Oaks.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, ©2012.
Series: Pre-Columbian art at Dumbarton Oaks, no. 4.
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This introduction to Maya art is based on study of one of the most important collections in the United States, assembled by Robert Woods Bliss between 1935 and 1962. The catalogue, written by leading Maya scholars, contains detailed analyses of specific works of art along with thematic essays situating them within the context of Maya culture.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Pillsbury; Dumbarton Oaks.
ISBN: 9780884023753 0884023753
OCLC Number: 731372976
Language Note: Includes some texts in Mayan languages with English translation.
Description: xxvii, 556 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 32 cm.
Contents: Incidents of travel : Robert Woods Bliss and the creation of the Maya collection at Dumbarton Oaks / Joanne Pillsbury and Miriam Doutriaux --
Classic Maya culture, history, and myth / Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos --
Catalogue entries for monuments --
The best of all things : beauty, materials, and society among the classic Maya / Stephen D. Houston --
Catalogue entries for stone vessels --
From stone to jewel : jade in ancient Maya religion and rulership / Karl A. Taube and Reiko Ishihara-Brito --
Catalogue entries for jade objects --
Flint effigy eccentrics / John E. Clark, Fred W. Nelson, and Gene L. Titmus --
Catalogue entries for flint effigy eccentrics --
Classic Maya painted ceramics : artisans, workshops, and distribution / Dorie Reents-Budet and Ronald L. Bishop --
Catalogue entries for ceramic vessels --
Jaina-style figurines / Megan E. O'Neil --
Catalogue entries for jaina-style figurines --
Pre-columbian Maya shell objects : an analysis of manufacturing techniques / Adrian Velazquez Castro --
Catalogue entries for shell and organic objects.
Series Title: Pre-Columbian art at Dumbarton Oaks, no. 4.
Responsibility: Joanne Pillsbury [and others], editors ; with additional contributions by Barbara Arroyo [and others].

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This introduction to Maya art is based on study of one of the most important collections in the United States, assembled by Robert Woods Bliss between 1935 and 1962. The catalogue, written by leading Maya scholars, contains detailed analyses of specific works of art along with thematic essays situating them within the context of Maya culture.

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