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Ancient objects and sacred realms : interpretations of Mississippian iconography

Author: F Kent Reilly; James Garber
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Series: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: Between AD 900-1600, the native peoples of the Mississippi River Valley and other areas of the Eastern Woodlands of the United States conceived and executed one of the greatest artistic traditions of the Precolumbian Americas. Created in the media of copper, shell, stone, clay, and wood, and incised or carved with a complex set of symbols and motifs, this seven-hundred-year-old artistic  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F Kent Reilly; James Garber
ISBN: 0292713479 9780292713475
OCLC Number: 70335213
Description: x, 299 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Some cosmological motifs in the southeastern ceremonial complex / George E. Lankford --
The Petaloid motif : a celestial symbolic locative in the shell art of spiro / F. Kent Reilly III --
On the identity of the birdman within Mississippian period art and iconography / James Brown --
The great serpent in eastern North America / George E. Lankford --
Identification of a moth/butterfly supernatural in Mississippian art / Vernon James Knight and Judith A. Franke --
Ritual, medicine, and the war trophy iconographic theme in the Mississippian southeast / David H. Dye --
The "path of souls" : some death imagery in the southeastern ceremonial complex / George E. Lankford --
Sequencing the braden style within Mississippian period art and iconography / James Brown --
Osage texts and Cahokia data / Alice Beck Kehoe.
Series Title: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Responsibility: edited by F. Kent Reilly III and James F. Garber ; foreword by Vincas P. Steponaitis.
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