Rain of the Moon: Silver in Ancient Peru by Heidi King, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Rain of the Moon: Silver in Ancient Peru

Rain of the Moon: Silver in Ancient Peru

by Heidi King
     
 
A symbol of power and prestige in ancient Peru, silver also held religious significance, its soft cool sheen symbolizing the moon, a female deity. This beautiful book presents objects of silver-items of personal adornment, tomb offerings, and miniatures-from several Peruvian cultures that thrived along the coastal and highland regions of the Andes from the first

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A symbol of power and prestige in ancient Peru, silver also held religious significance, its soft cool sheen symbolizing the moon, a female deity. This beautiful book presents objects of silver-items of personal adornment, tomb offerings, and miniatures-from several Peruvian cultures that thrived along the coastal and highland regions of the Andes from the first millennium B.C. to the Spanish conquest of 1532-34. Excavated from the sites of such cultures as the Moche, the Lambayeque, the Chimú, and the Inka, these extremely rare and lovely objects of silver shed new light on a fascinating civilization.

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A catalogue to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's November 2000- April 2001 exhibition of pre-Columbian Peruvian silver dating from the late first millennium BC, when silver first appeared in small personal adornments, until the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, by which time it was worked into sizable objects for the exclusive use of the nobility. Three informative essays accompany the substantially annotated catalogue of color and b&w photos. Distributed by Yale U. Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300085129
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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