Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, Part 2

Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, Part 2

by Philip Phillips, James A. Brown

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Overview

The Craig Mound is a treasury of early Native American artistry and the richest source of pre-Columbian shell engravings in North America. These lavishly illustrated volumes showcase the variety of iconography and of the engravers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873658027
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 02/01/1983
Series: Peabody Museum Series
Edition description: Paperback Edition
Pages: 596
Product dimensions: 8.98(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.33(d)

Table of Contents

VOLUME FOUR

Introduction: Separation of Braden and Craig

Characteristic Features of Craig A

Design Structure and Composition

Human Components and Secondary Features

Iconographic Features

Additional Notes on Plates and Captions

The Craig School: Phase A

VOLUME FIVE

Introduction: Richness and Variety of Craig B

Transition Problems from Craig A to B

Second Thoughts on "Eastern" Connections of Braden and Craig

The Craig B Bestiary

Characteristic Features of Craig B

An Uncommon Technological Feature

Design Structure and Composition

Attitudes, Anatomy, and Physiognomy of Human Components

Secondary Forms Associated with Human Components

Nonhuman Subjects

Conventional Treatments

Ceramic Designs

Iconographic Features: Themes

Iconographic Features: Motifs

The Craig School: Phase B Plates 187-277

VOLUME SIX

Introduction: Durability of the Craig Phase

Characteristic Features of Craig C

Design Structure and Composition

Human Configuration and Physiognomy

Secondary Features Associated with Human Components

Conventional Treatments

Iconographic Features: Themes

Iconographic Features: Motifs

The Craig School: Phase C

Appendix A Plates A-1 — A-5

Appendix B Plates B-1 — B-17

General Summary

The Ordering of Phases in Hypothesis D

Differentiation and Coherence of Braden and Craig Schools

The Question of a Spiro Engraved Shell Style

Appraisal of Hypothesis D

The Artist Engravers of Spiro

Engraved Shell of Spiro as a Source of Ethnographic Information

Additional Acknowledgments

Bibliography

Notes on the Index

Index

Errata

Addenda

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