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The Monuments of Piedras Negras, an Ancient Maya City (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,413
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The Monuments of Piedras Negras, an Ancient Maya City (Hardcover): Flora Simmons Clancy

The Monuments of Piedras Negras, an Ancient Maya City (Hardcover)

Flora Simmons Clancy

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Patronized by royalty between the sixth and eighth centuries, the monuments of Guatemala's ancient Maya city of Piedras Negras were carved by sculptors with remarkable skills and virtuosity. Together patrons and sculptors created monumental imagery in a manner unique within the larger history of ancient Maya art by engaging public viewers through illustrations of ceremonies focusing on family and the feminine in royal agendas.
Flora Clancy's introduction contextualizes her work with other studies and lays out her methodological framework. She then discusses the known monuments of the city sequentially by reigns. Individual rulers are characterized by a biography drawn from the hieroglyphic texts and the icons or imagery of their monuments are analyzed and discussed.
Although the monuments of Piedras Negras are acknowledged as social, political, and cultural productions, Clancy also treats them as works of art that at their best operate on transcendent levels dissolving and overruling the contingencies of history and cultural differences.

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Imprint: University of New Mexico Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2009
First published: March 2009
Authors: Flora Simmons Clancy
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 216
ISBN-13: 978-0-8263-4451-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > Art styles not limited by date > Art of indigenous peoples
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > General
LSN: 0-8263-4451-8
Barcode: 9780826344519

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