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

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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

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