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The Moche of Ancient Peru
Author: Jeffrey Quilter

ISBN: 9780873654067
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 13 February 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 21.0 x 1.9
Description:
In the coastal lowlands of northern Peru, the Moche archaeological culture flourished from about A.D. 100 to 800. Moche culture is well known for its vividly painted and realistically modeled ceramics, outstanding examples of which reside in a magnificent collection at Harvard's Peabody Museum. In The Moche of Ancient Peru, Peruvianist archaeologist Jeffrey Quilter presents a thorough introduction to this fascinating culture and explores current thinking about Moche politics, history, society, and religion.

Quilter utilizes the Peabody's collection as a means to investigate how the Moche used various media, particularly ceramics, to convey messages about their lives and beliefs. His presentation provides a critical examination and rethinking of many of the commonly held interpretations of Moche artifacts and their imagery. It also raises important questions about art production and its role in this and other ancient and modern cultures.

The most up-to-date monograph currently available on the Moche---and the first extensive discussion of the Peabody Museum's collection of Moche ceramics---this richly illustrated volume is infor...

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