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Miniature size, magical quality

£35.00

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An extraordinary group of Nasca miniature objects-exquisite works produced in ancient Central and South America for personal adornment, ritual use, and burial-resides in the renowned Glassell Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Dating from about A.D. 600, the Nasca miniatures were reported to have been found together in the Ica Valley of the south coast of present-day Peru. Beautifully crafted from gold, silver, shell, and semiprecious stones, most of these objects were carved from or have elements of spondylus shell, a rare mollusk. Frances Marzio brings the Nasca culture vividly to life through her insightful discussion of diverse artworks from the collection-from warriors and trophy heads to females and a menagerie of animals-focusing on these fascinating treasures as a group for the first time.

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Author(s):
Frances Marzio
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.5 x 29 cms
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300137478
ISBN-13:
9780300137477
Number of pages:
91
Publisher:
Museum of Fine Arts
Title:
Miniature size, magical quality, Nasca Art from the Glassell Collection

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An extraordinary group of Nasca miniature objects-exquisite works produced in ancient Central and South America for personal adornment, ritual use, and burial-resides in the renowned Glassell Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Dating from about A.D. 600, the Nasca miniatures were reported to have been found together in the Ica Valley of the south coast of present-day Peru. Beautifully crafted from gold, silver, shell, and semiprecious stones, most of these objects were carved from or have elements of spondylus shell, a rare mollusk. Frances Marzio brings the Nasca culture vividly to life through her insightful discussion of diverse artworks from the collection-from warriors and trophy heads to females and a menagerie of animals-focusing on these fascinating treasures as a group for the first time.

Author(s):
Frances Marzio
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.5 x 29 cms
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300137478
ISBN-13:
9780300137477
Number of pages:
91
Publisher:
Museum of Fine Arts
Title:
Miniature size, magical quality, Nasca Art from the Glassell Collection

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