Charms in Pre-Columbian Ecuador

Charms in Pre-Columbian Ecuador

by Christian Mesia Montenegro
     
 

The charms and amulets presented in this book offer a unique opportunity to explore the way people in Pre-Columbian Ecuador interpreted their lives. The choice of material—metals, shells, fired clay, gold—reflect different meanings and religious ideas. Taken alone every artifact tells a story; in concert they construct a narrative about the people who

Overview

The charms and amulets presented in this book offer a unique opportunity to explore the way people in Pre-Columbian Ecuador interpreted their lives. The choice of material—metals, shells, fired clay, gold—reflect different meanings and religious ideas. Taken alone every artifact tells a story; in concert they construct a narrative about the people who made them, revealing beliefs about fertility and death, marriage, and the origins of the universe. Stunning photos of these artifacts, accompanied by a text examining their meanings, provide an intriguing introduction to an ancient world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788874395910
Publisher:
5 Continents Editions
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
Up to 18 Years

Meet the Author

Christian Mesía Montenegro is the director of the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado in Quito, Ecuador. He has conducted archaeological research in Peru and Guatemala.

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