By Donald A. Proulx

ISBN-10: 1587298295

ISBN-13: 9781587298295

for nearly 8 hundred years (100 BC–AD 650) Nasca artists modeled and painted the crops, animals, birds, and fish in their place of origin on Peru’s south coast in addition to various summary anthropomorphic creatures whose shape and which means are often incomprehensible at the present time. during this first book-length remedy of Nasca ceramic iconography to seem in English, drawing upon an archive of greater than 8 thousand Nasca vessels from over one hundred fifty private and non-private collections, Donald Proulx systematically describes the foremost creative motifs of this wonderful polychrome pottery, translates the foremost subject matters displayed in this pottery, after which makes use of those descriptions and his stimulating interpretations to research Nasca society. After starting with an outline of Nasca tradition and a proof of the fashion and chronology of Nasca pottery, Proulx strikes to the center of his e-book: a close type and outline of the total variety of supernatural and secular subject matters in Nasca iconography besides a clean and unique interpretation of those subject matters. Linking the pots and their iconography to the archaeologically recognized Nasca society, he ends with an intensive and obtainable exam of this historic tradition seen throughout the lens of ceramic iconography. even supposing those static pictures can by no means be absolutely understood, through animating their issues and meanings Proulx reconstructs the lifeways of this advanced society.

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