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Corporate Author Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera.

Title The spirit of ancient Peru : treasures from the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera / edited by Kathleen Berrin ; with essays by Elizabeth P. Benson [and others].

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  985.01 M972s 1997    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Note "This book has been published in conjunction with the exhibition The spirit of ancient Peru: treasures from the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera [to be shown at] Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, 17 May-10 August 1997 [and] Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee, 26 September 1997-4 January 1998"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index.
Contents The spirit of Rafael Larco Hoyle : an introduction / Kathleen Berrin -- Rafael Larco Hoyle (1901-1966) / Clifford Evans -- Life and afterlife in pre-Hispanic Peru : contextualizing the masterworks of the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera / Richard L. Burger -- The coastal islands of Peru : myths and natural resources / María Rostworowski de Diez Canseco -- Moche art : myth, history and rite / Elizabeth P. Benson -- Deer hunting and combat : parallel activities in the Moche world / Christopher B. Donnan -- Andean aesthetics / Esther Pasztory -- Catalogue of objects / Elizabeth P. Benson [and others].
Summary This book includes works from all of ancient Peru's major cultures - pieces that have long been considered icons of Peruvian art. Spectacular ceramics from Moche, Chimu, and other cultures portray scenes of ritual drama, shamanism, mythology, and warfare. The working of precious metals reached its zenith in ancient Peru, and stunning gold and silver jewelry, headdresses, and ceremonial vessels are featured. A fearsome copper mask of a fanged deity, exquisite mosaic earplugs with inlays of precious shell and stone, an intricate Lambayeque textile featuring elaborate beings - these are just a few of the masterworks that are illustrated and described.
Subject Larco Hoyle, Rafael.
Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera.
Larco Hoyle, Rafael. (OCoLC)fst00208604
Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera. (OCoLC)fst00732240
Indians of South America -- Peru -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
Mochica Indians -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
Peru -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Indians of South America -- Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00969969
Mochica Indians -- Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst01024316
Peru. (OCoLC)fst01205190
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Added Author Berrin, Kathleen.
ISBN 0500018022
0884010929 (pbk.)
9780884010920 (pbk.)

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