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The Moche culture, which flourished on the north coast of Peru between 100 and 800 BCE, has been known to art historians and archaeologists for over a century. Only recently, however, with the discovery of the fabulous Royal Tombs of Sipan, have the Moche become as well known to the public as the Inca, who appeared several centuries later. This book traces the fineline paiThe Moche culture, which flourished on the north coast of Peru between 100 and 800 BCE, has been known to art historians and archaeologists for over a century. Only recently, however, with the discovery of the fabulous Royal Tombs of Sipan, have the Moche become as well known to the public as the Inca, who appeared several centuries later. This book traces the fineline painting tradition from the beginning to the end of the Moche culture. Although the Moche had no writing system, they left a vivid artistic record of their beliefs and activities in beautifully modeled and painted ceramics. Because of their complexity and wide range of subject matter, these paintings provide a wealth of information about Moche civilization....

Title : Moche Fineline Painting: Its Evolution and Its Artists
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ISBN : 9780930741792
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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