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Design motifs of ancient Mexico.

Author: Jorge Enciso
Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, 1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is an unusual collection of pictorial material - 766 vigorous primitive designs, all of it copyright free. The book reproduces plumed serpents, calendrical elements, wind gods, insects, toads, lizards, birds, real and mythological animals, flowers, demons, the human head and figure, and hundreds of abstract ornamental designs derived from carved seals of the Aztec, Maya, Totonac, Zapotec, Olmec, Toltec, and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Enciso, Jorge, 1879-1969.
Design motifs of ancient Mexico.
New York, Dover Publications, 1953
(OCoLC)592836628
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Enciso
ISBN: 9780486200842 0486200841
OCLC Number: 493265
Language Note: Translation of Sellos del antiguo México.
Notes: Translation of Sellos del antiguo México.
Description: 153 pages (chiefly illustrations) 28 cm
Contents: Geometric motifs. Zigzags; Triangles; Squares; Circles; Spirals; Steps; Stepped-fret patterns; Crosses; Various geometric motifs --
Natural forms-Flora. Flowers; Vegetables; Blue worm; Shells; Spiders and various insects; Butterflies; Fishes; Toads, frogs; Lizards; Serpents; Plumed serpents; Fire serpents; Flint serpents; Fantastic serpents; Alligators; Buzzards; Owls; Eagles; Humming-birds; Pheasants; Aquatic birds; Quetzals; Various unidentified birds; Fantastic birds; Deer; Dogs, wolves (coyotes); Jaguars, pumas; Various and unidentified mammals; Monkeys; Fantastic animals --
The human body. Human figures; Heads and deities; Skulls; Hands; Fantastic human figures --
Artificial forms. Twists and braids; Rattles; 'Patolli'; Movement; Decorations related to architecture; Trophies; Emblems; Decorations of chronological significance.
Other Titles: Sellos del antiguo México.

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Here is an unusual collection of pictorial material - 766 vigorous primitive designs, all of it copyright free. The book reproduces plumed serpents, calendrical elements, wind gods, insects, toads, lizards, birds, real and mythological animals, flowers, demons, the human head and figure, and hundreds of abstract ornamental designs derived from carved seals of the Aztec, Maya, Totonac, Zapotec, Olmec, Toltec, and other early Mexican cultures.

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