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Talking Birds, Plumed Serpents and Painted Women: The Ceramics of Casas Grandes

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ISBN: 091161124X
Издательство: University of Arizona Press
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 80
Book DescriptionA richly illustrated and informative bilingual volume that features striking color photographs of 75 of the finest pieces of exquisite and unusual pottery from the Casas Grandes civilization of Chihuahua. Bold ceramics in red, black, and white polychrome incorporate rich iconographic elements derived from the Casas Grandes cosmology. Macaws, snakes, birds and transformation imagery interspersed with complex geometric designs offer an insight into the ritual and cultural life of these ancient people.