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Published by University of Texas Press in Austin, TX .
Written in English

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StatementChristopher B. Donnan.
LC ClassificationsF5000
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 188 p. :
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22577041M
ISBN 100292716222

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Depicting an astonishing range of physical types, these portraits now allow us to meet Moche people who lived more than 1, years ago and to sense the nuances of their individual personalities. This pathfinding book presents the first wide-ranging, systematic study of the Moche portraits. The Worlds of the Moche on the North Coast of Peru (The William & Bettye Nowlin) [Elizabeth P. Benson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Moche, or Mochica, created an extraordinary civilization on the north coast of Peru for most of the first millennium AD. Although they had no written language with which to record their history and beliefsCited by: Get this from a library! Moche portraits from ancient Peru. [Christopher B Donnan] -- "This book presents the first wide-ranging, systematic study of the Moche portraits. Drawing on more than examples from museums and private collections around the world - some of which are. Moche portraits from ancient Peru User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Unique in pre-Columbian art, Moche portraits are ceramic heads in the form of jars, mugs, and bowls. The "head vessels" clearly represent specific individuals of importance and are remarkable as Read full review.

"This is the largest collection of Moche portraits that has ever been published. As one of the most remarkable groups of portraits produced by any ancient people, it will be of interest to all connoisseurs and scholars of the world's great art traditions, as well as to students of the Moche and prehistoric Andean peoples."--BOOK JACKET. Moche history may be broadly divided into three periods – the emergence of the Moche culture in Early Moche (– AD), its expansion and florescence during Middle Moche (– AD), and the urban nucleation and subsequent collapse in Late Moche (– AD). The Salinar culture reigned on the north coast of Peru in BC– languages: Mochica. May 30,  · The Moche culture (ca. AD ) was a South American society, with cities, temples, canals, and farmsteads located along the arid coast in a narrow strip between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains of Peru. The Moche or Mochica are perhaps best known for their ceramic art: their pots include life-sized portrait heads of individuals and three-dimensional representations of animals and. Moche culture of Peru was one of the few ancient civilizations which produced portraits. These works accurately represent anatomical features in great detail. The individuals portrayed would have been recognizable without the need for other symbols or a written reference to their names.

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