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Izapan-Style Art: A Study of its Form and Meaning by Jacinto Quirarte (1931-2012) - Paperback - First - 1973 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB, TBA (SKU: BOOKS004047)

Izapan-Style Art: A Study of its Form and Meaning

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Izapan-Style Art: A Study of its Form and Meaning

by Jacinto Quirarte (1931-2012)

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47 pages with map, plates, charts, tables and bibliography. Quarto (10 1/2" x 7 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and ArchaeologyNo. 10. First edition. Izapa is a very large pre-Columbian archaeological site located in the Mexican state of Chiapas; it was occupied during the Late Formative period. The site is situated on the Izapa River, a tributary of the Suchiate River, near the base of the Tacaná volcano, the sixth tallest mountain in Mexico. Izapa gains its fame through its art style. The art found at the site includes sculptures of stelae and also altars that look like frogs. The stelae and frog altars generally went together, the toads symbolized rain. Much of the art of Izapa that features people includes large groups of people, not individuals. There are common characteristics of Izapan art, such as winged objects, long-lipped gods much like the Chaac of the Maya, Olmec-like swirling sky and clouds, feline mouth used as frame, representation of animals (crocodile, jaguar, frog, fish, birds), overlapping, and lack of dates. Condition: Corners bumped else a very good copy.


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Izapan-Style Art: A Study of its Form and Meaning
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