Ancient Mexican Art at Dumbarton Oaks

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This volume, the third in a series of catalogues of Pre-Columbian art at Dumbarton Oaks, presents the outstanding collection of Aztec, Mixtec, Zapotec, Teotihuacan, and Classic Veracruz sculpture, jewelry, and painting. Four leading scholars present essays on the ancient art and archaeology of Mexico’s Central Highlands, Southwestern Highlands, and Gulf Lowlands as well as extensive catalogue entries of over one hundred objects of jade, shell, fine ceramics, wood, and other materials. The catalogue is richly ...
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Overview


This volume, the third in a series of catalogues of Pre-Columbian art at Dumbarton Oaks, presents the outstanding collection of Aztec, Mixtec, Zapotec, Teotihuacan, and Classic Veracruz sculpture, jewelry, and painting. Four leading scholars present essays on the ancient art and archaeology of Mexico’s Central Highlands, Southwestern Highlands, and Gulf Lowlands as well as extensive catalogue entries of over one hundred objects of jade, shell, fine ceramics, wood, and other materials. The catalogue is richly illustrated with color plates, comparative illustrations, and diagrams presented as black-and-white figures. This catalogue will be an important and enduring reference for scholars and students, as well as an attractive volume for admirers of Pre-Columbian art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884023456
  • Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Pre-Colombian Art at Dumbarton Oaks Series , #3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,451,719
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Toby Evans is Professor of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University.
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Table of Contents

List of Plates

List of Figures

Foreword Joanne Pillsbury Pillsbury, Joanne

Preface Susan Toby Evans Evans, Susan Toby

Chronological Chart of Mesoamerica

Map of Mesoamerica

Ancient Mexican Art at Dumbarton Oaks Susan Toby Evans Evans, Susan Toby 1

Preclassic Period Central Highlands of Mexico Susan Toby Evans Evans, Susan Toby 3

Teotihuacan: Art from the City Where Time Began Susan Toby Evans Evans, Susan Toby 11

Aztecs: Art from the Great Empire Susan Toby Evans Evans, Susan Toby 57

Aztec and Mixtec Jewelry and Ornaments Susan Toby Evans Evans, Susan Toby 87

Valued Possessions: Materiality and Aesthetics in Western and Southern Mesoamerica Javier Urcid Urcid, Javier 127

Art of the Gulf Lowlands: The Classic Veracruz Florescence and Postclassic Huastec Apogee K. Wilkerson Wilkerson, K. 221

Abbreviations 279

Notes 281

References Cited 291

Notes on Contributors 321

Index 323

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