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作者 Guernsey, Julia, 1964-
書名 Sculpture and social dynamics in preclassic Mesoamerica / Julia Guernsey
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9781107012462
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 傅斯年圖書館西文巨冊書  WX F1435.3.S34 G933 2012    在架上    30530001132455
說明 xiv, 233 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
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附註 "This book examines the functions of sculpture during the Preclassic period in Mesoamerica and its significance in statements of social identity. Julia Guernsey situates the origins and evolution of monumental stone sculpture within a broader social and political context and demonstrates the role that such sculpture played in creating and institutionalizing social hierarchies. This book focuses specifically on an enigmatic type of public, monumental sculpture known as the 'potbelly' that traces its antecedents to earlier, small domestic ritual objects and ceramic figurines. The cessation of domestic rituals involving ceramic figurines along the Pacific slope coincided not only with the creation of the first monumental potbelly sculptures, but with the rise of the first state-level societies in Mesoamerica by the advent of the Late Preclassic period. The potbellies became central to the physical representation of new forms of social identity and expressions of political authority during this time of dramatic change"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-225) and index
1. Introduction -- 2. Potbellies and sculpture: a brief history of Preclassic scholarship -- 3. Situating sculpture on the Preclassic Pacific slope of Mesoamerica -- 4. The dating and distribution of potbellies and potbelly-related sculpture -- 5. Blurring the lines: public space, private space, sculpture, and figurines -- 6. Big bellies and fat gods -- 7. Potbellies, ancestors, and performance -- 8. Potbellies and social identity in the Preclassic
主題 Maya sculpture
Olmec sculpture
Indian sculpture -- Mexico
Indian sculpture -- Central America
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology. bisacsh
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