Ancient West Mexico: Art and Archaeology of the Unknown Past (Hardback)
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Short Description for Ancient West Mexico Townsend documents the accomplishments of the region and displays some of the finest examples of sculptural art. The illustrated earthenware figures were recovered from burial sites and shaft tombs. These represent a wide range of subjects and a variety of styles which range from about 200 BC to AD 800.
- Published: 19 October 1998
- Format: Hardback 308 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500050927 ISBN 10: 0500050929
Full description for Ancient West Mexico
This volume documents the splendid accomplishments of Ancient West Mexico, and brings together some of its finest examples of sculptural art, including representations of people, animals and plants, as well as vessels and models of houses, ceremonial centres, ball games and ritual scenes. All the extraordinary earthenware figures illustrated here have been recovered from burial sites and shaft tombs. They represent a wide range of subjects - warriors, chieftains, ladies, acrobats, shamans, musicians, ball players, festival couples and bound prisoners - in a variety of styles from about 200 BC to AD 800 - that compose the artistic canon of Ancient West Mexico, a region encompassing the modern states of Colima, Jalisco and Nayarit.