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All in Good Time: the "New Highland Chronology" and the Sculptures of Kaminaljuyú, Guatemala (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lucia Henderson.

This paper considers the impact of the new highland chronology proposed by Dr. Inomata on prevailing interpretations of the stone sculptures of Kaminaljuyú. The revised chronology moves the archaeological record of Kaminaljuyú approximately 300 years forward, shifting the site’s sculptures to a wholly new cultural and chronological framework. This paper begins the process of re-contextualizing the art of Kaminaljuyú by investigating the ways in which the new chronology disrupts and/or supports...


Apprentices' pieces and the training of sculptors at Aphrodisias (1998)
DOCUMENT Citation Only J A van Voorhis.

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Approche expérimentale des techniques magdaléniennes de sculpture periétale: le cas d’Angles-sur-l’Anglin (Vienne) (2001)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sophie A de Beaune. G Pincon.

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Art and the Ancestors: Sculpture from the Cave Complex at Quen Santo, Guatemala (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Caitlin Earley.

At the site of Quen Santo, Guatemala, a hilltop center overlies an elaborate cave complex. First documented by Eduard Seler, the caves at Quen Santo have also been explored by modern-day archaeologists. Missing from modern analyses of Quen Santo, however, is a consideration of sculpture from the site: Seler recovered almost thirty stone monuments, most related to themes of death, ritual, and the ancestors. In this paper I explore the sculptural corpus of Quen Santo for the first time, arguing...


Art of the Americas: Ancient and Hispanic (1969)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Pal Kelemen.

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Changing Faces: Evolutions in Art at Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lucia Henderson.

The site of Kaminaljuyu experienced intensive ideological and material cultural change from the Preclassic through the early Classic period. Certain artistic forms and ideological precepts, however, simultaneously demonstrate remarkable continuity. This talk focuses specifically on public messages communicated through stone sculpture as well as, to a lesser degree, messages communicated by elite and royal funerary contexts in order to access continuity and change in Kaminaljuyu’s archaeological...


Considerations Regarding the Sculptures Commonly Called "Standard-Bearers" (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Diego Matadamas Gomora. Angel Gonzalez Lopez.

This is an abstract from the "Crossing Boundaries: Interregional Interactions in Pre-Columbian Times" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Many images in the iconographic corpus from Pre-Hispanic Basin of Mexico belong to forms which were created and reproduced either in codices, mural painting, ceramics, and sculpture. Some examples are the attires of deities, specific icons used to represent natural elements, like rain, comets, even the Sun, and...


Consumption and Construction: Art, Sacra, and the Place of Empire in Postclassic Mexico (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristi Peterson.

In the pre-Columbian era of Mexico, devotional objects served to reinforce existing cultural systems while simultaneously shaping the overarching aesthetic narrative. This presentation will explore the manner by which ixiptla (lit. representation), a type of central Mexican cult effigy, functioned to form the visual rhetoric that is illustrative and formative of conceptions of space, place, and cultural identity in the late Postclassic Period. Within the category of devotional images, ixiptla...


Der Löwenmensch – wie sah er wirklich aus? (2012)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Wulf Hein.

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Egyptian Art in the Days of the Pharaohs, 3100-320 B.C. (1980)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cyril Aldred.

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Eine neue Replik des Satyrs mit der Querflöte und ihre Aufstellung im spätantiken Kontext (1995)
DOCUMENT Citation Only CH. H Mosch.

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"El arroyo suena raro": Las otras esculturas Olmecas de Antonio Plaza, Veracruz (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Virginia Arieta Baizabal.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Antonio Plaza, Veracruz, ubicado en una isla al margen del río Uxpanapa –en medio de las capitales olmecas de San Lorenzo, Veracruz y La Venta, Tabasco- es conocido y señalado como el lugar de origen de uno de los hallazgos más polémicos de la arqueología de la costa del Golfo. Hacemos referencia a la extraordinaria escultura conocida como "El Luchador". No...


The Epiclassic from the Mexica perspective: Stone sculpture evidence (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Angel González López.

The ways in which human societies create a sense of history and incorporate it into daily life varies through time. In the Late Postclassic Basin of Mexico for example, cultural groups perpetuated, but also abandoned aspects of the stories of their ancestors. The uses, causes and reasons for this practice depends on a combination of several factors. The use of the past and how it was conceived and incorporated into the perspective of the Mexica is of particular interest. Previous studies have...


Griechische Bronzegusswerkstätten – Zur Technologieentwicklung eines antiken Kunsthandwerkes (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only G Zimmer.

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Identifying the Quintessence of Olmec Centers in Formative Olman (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jillian Mollenhauer.

In the early 20th century, the discovery of the Olmec colossal heads associated with San Lorenzo, La Venta, and Tres Zapotes led to the early designation of these three sites as the triadic centers of Olmec civilization, implying a level of cultural uniformity. Subsequent archaeological investigation has shown that the three centers, each with a distinct but overlapping chronology, share few commonalities in layout, artifact assemblage, or sculpture style. Indeed, the heads themselves...


Indian Sculpture and Carving: in Introduction To American Indian Art - Part II (1931)
DOCUMENT Citation Only N. M. Judd.

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Miniature Human-Effigy Heads in Virginia (1966)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Howard A. MacCord.

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Naked Huastecs, Anxious Aztecs: Male Nudity and Gender Identity in Aztec and Huastec Sculpture (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meghan Cartier.

The relationship between the Aztecs and the Huastecs is complicated and often defined by Aztec reaction to Huastec culture. The Aztecs have often dominated the landscape of Mesoamerica while the Huastecs have been seen as something somewhat separate. At first glance the difference in Aztec and Huastec sculptural tradition might seem to reaffirm this disconnect. By focusing on male figurative sculpture and how it reflects the construction of gender identity we see that despite clear differences...


Olmecs masks in the region of Arroyo Pesquero (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Henri Bernard. Sara Ladrón de Guevara.

In a detailed analysis of some figurines of the offering 4 of La Venta, we observed that some of them were carved wearing a mask. This is hardly visible because the representation of the mask is a realistic human face. It seems to have a close relationship with the stone masks found a few kilometers from La Venta, in the site of Arroyo Pesquero, Veracruz, a site of Olmec offering reported in 1969 by the archaeologist Manuel Torres where a lot of lithic material was discovered. Among these there...


On Olmec niche figures, altars and thrones (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rebecca Gonzalez Lauck.

The Olmec site of La Venta in southeaster Mexico has a wide repertoire of sculptures known as "altars". These will be reviewed in terms of form and compared to similar kinds of sculptures in the Gulf Coast lowlands and other regions, in order to thematically and functionally differentiate between them. SAA 2015 abstracts made available in tDAR courtesy of the Society for American Archaeology and Center for Digital Antiquity Collaborative Program to improve digital data in archaeology. If you...


On the Question of Olmec Architecture and Sculpture Beyond the Gulf Coast (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rebecca Gonzalez Lauck.

For over half a century, the ancient city located in La Venta, Tabasco has served as a standard in defining what is commonly referred to as Olmec in the time period between ca. 1000-400 BC. This paper will examine the architectural and sculptural vestiges in sites that have been defined as Olmec outside the Gulf Coast heartland, in order to define the component(s) that define it as “Olmec”, as well as to explain the differences observed.


The polychromy of the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan "Standard Bearers" (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Diego Matadamas Gómora. Martha Soto. Ángel González López. Michelle De Anda Rogel.

During the 1979 Templo Mayor Project excavations in the ruins of Tenochtitlan’s main pyramid, eleven basalt sculptures, ritually buried in a hitherto unseen manner, were exhumed from the fill covering Construction Stage III (1427–1440 CE). Their complex forms and iconographic elements have made ascertaining their function within the sacred precinct of the Mexica capital difficult. After their discovery, it was surmised that they represented Huitzilopochtli’s siblings, the centzonhuitznahuah, and...


Presentation and Representation: Ixiptla and the Material Agency of the Sculptural Image (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristi Peterson.

Devotional sculptures and their attendant ritual interactions allow for pointed critical engagement with the very nature of images, both formally and in the intersection of art and sacra. To that end, this paper will explore the manner by which ixiptla (lit. representation), a type of central Mexican cult effigy, functioned to shape conceptions of space, place, and cultural identity in the Postclassic Period. By investigating their position within the visual milieu, I posit that, through their...


Repliken der "Florentiner Niobiden" aus den Barbarathermen in Trier (2000)
DOCUMENT Citation Only K -P Goethert.

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Santa Cruz Island Figure Sculpture and Its Social and Ritual Contexts
PROJECT Uploaded by: Leigh Anne Ellison

In this ethnographic study of traditional sculpture from Santa Cruz Island, near the Solomon Islands in the southwest Pacific the late anthropologist William H. Davenport presents a distinctive genre of figure sculpture produced for and used in traditional religious rituals and ceremonies. The body of the book discusses the history of Santa Cruz Island society since the first Europeans came to the area in 1595, the cultural meanings of its most conspicuous features, and descriptions of the...