Leveraging Power: Stonecarvers and Architectural Sculpture Production in the Copan Region
Author(s): Barbara Fash
The abundance and diversity of monumental art, architecture and hieroglyphic texts at sites outside the Principal Group in the Copan Valley, and into the hinterlands, illuminate the timing and intent of regal investiture of authority in elites considered important to the stability of the kingdom. The consistent use of two imagery programs in architecture, and the linking of one of those programs with textual confirmation of membership in the royal court, reveal two strategies for leveraging the production and distribution of political power and its display. Recent research highlights the emphasis on foreign inspirations of ideology at the valley site of Group 6N-1, Rastrojon, Copan.
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Leveraging Power: Stonecarvers and Architectural Sculpture Production in the Copan Region. Barbara Fash. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431157)
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