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The Olmec world : ritual and rulership

Author: Michael D Coe; Princeton University. Art Museum.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.; et al
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Art Museum, Princeton University in association with Harry N. Abrams ; New York : Cloth ed. distributed in 1996 by Harry N. Abrams, ©1995.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Coe; Princeton University. Art Museum.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.; et al
ISBN: 0810963116 9780810963115 0943012198 9780943012193
OCLC Number: 34103154
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held Dec. 16, 1995-Feb. 25, 1996 at the Art Museum, Princeton University, and Apr. 14-June 9, 1996 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Description: xi, 344 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 x 30 cm.
Contents: Foreword and acknowledgments / Allen Rosenbaum --
Preparing the way / David A. Freidel --
Olmec archaeology / Richard A. Diehl and Michael D. Coe --
Art, ritual, and rulership in the Olmec world / F. Kent Reilly, III --
Art in Olmec culture / Carolyn E. Tate --
Shamanism, transformation, and Olmec art / Peter T. Furst --
The Rainmakers: The Olmec and their contribution to Mesoamerican belief and ritual / Karl A. Taube --
The Olmec Mountain and Tree of Creation in Mesoamerican cosmology / Linda Schele --
Rocks and minerals employed by the Olmec as carvings / George E. Harlow --
Catalogue of the Exhibition --
I. Regeneration and shamanism --
II. The shamanic landscape and journey --
III. Images of supernaturals --
IV. The Axis Mundi --
V. Rulers and regalia --
VI. The young lord --
VII. The shamanic bundle --
VIII. Regional manifestations of the Olmec style.
Responsibility: with essays by Michael D. Coe ... [et al.] ; principal photographers, John Bigelow Taylor, Justin Kerr and Bruce M. White.

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