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Moche portraits from ancient Peru

Author: Christopher B Donnan
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004.
Series: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book presents the first wide-ranging, systematic study of the Moche portraits. Drawing on more than 900 examples from museums and private collections around the world - some 300 of which are illustrated here in full color - Christopher Donnan documents how the portrait tradition evolved, how the portraits were produced and distributed, who they portrayed, why they were made, and how they were used in Moche  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Portraits
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Donnan, Christopher B.
Moche portraits from ancient Peru.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607137721
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher B Donnan
ISBN: 0292716222 9780292716223
OCLC Number: 52182546
Description: xi, 188 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction --
Chapter 2: Evolution and distribution of portraits --
Chapter 3: How portraits were made --
Chapter 4: Headdresses --
Chapter 5: Ornamentation --
Chapter 6: Multiple portraits of individuals --
Chapter 7: Warriors and captives --
Chapter 8: Individuals portrayed at different ages --
Chapter 9: Observations and conclusions.
Series Title: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture.
Responsibility: Christopher B. Donnan.
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The first wide-ranging, systematic study of the Moche portraits, three-dimensional ceramic vessels formed in the likeness of people's heads.  Read more...

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"This book is as close as we can ever come to seeing the Moche people--and to having a basis for understanding the society that produced such remarkable works of art." Craig Morris, Senior Vice Read more...

 
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