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Moche Portraits from Ancient Peru (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture) Hardcover – December 1, 2003


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"This book is as close as we can ever come to seeing the Moche people—and to having a basis for understanding the society that produced such remarkable works of art.Craig" (Morris Senior Vice President and Dean of Science, American Museum of Natural History)

"By presenting the Moche artists and the people who have been portrayed by them, Donnan brings us to a level of understanding and proximity, so to speak, that I would have never considered possible just a few years ago. . . . Believe me, this book is going to be a bestseller.Steve" (Bourget Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Texas at Austin)

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Christopher B. Donnan is Professor of Anthropology at UCLA. Considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Moche, he is the author of many books, including Moche Fineline Painting: Its Evolution and Its Artists, Royal Tombs of Sipán, Ceramics of Ancient Perú, and Moche Art of Peru: Pre-Columbian Symbolic Communication.
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  • Series: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture
  • Hardcover: 202 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; First Edition edition (December 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292716222
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292716223
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,254,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jane D on November 9, 2010
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Loved this book! Loved the Moche portraits. Page 8/9 contains 7 portraits that are some of the best I've ever seen in clay. For me, a clay sculptor and teacher, this is a fabulous book. It is part archeology, part PreColombian history, and part the psychology of using power symbols to control your tribe. The examples of how the vessels were made was interesting too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joseph H. Woodside on April 11, 2013
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The author constructs a category of Moche pottery and attempts to contextualize it as a fad in the broader cultural scene of the Moche IV period. The subject pots realistically model distinct human faces onto the chambers of standard vases otherwise intended to honor the gods and the dead. Familiar examples take the form of disembodied `publicity' heads, supplemented by full body figures, of vigorous young men (p. 75). Moche kept these ceramics on display in their homes instead of primarily using them as funerary gifts. The ceramic workshops, located near major temples, catered to this popular craze and achieved wide distribution of the works in central Moche land. They produced multiple copies of the vases by means of molds that were in turn struck from mother molds fashioned by master artists (p.162).
Most of the heads appear to wear simple looking cloths that conceal their scalp and hair, like "du-rags", but that permit the display of the carefully groomed side locks and forelock. Donnan neatly shows how the cloth scarves and tapestry bands are draped, wound, tucked, and layered atop each other sometimes more than three deep capped by a gaudy head-ring. Distinctive symbolic designs emblazon the head cloths of the portrait heads. Participants in the activities shown in the fine-line paintings wear identical head cloths. So this is who these guys are! Some of the portrait heads have black inscriptions painted along their jawlines, necks, and chins that a viewer recognizes as post-production embellishments because they cover the face paint and burnishing. In the fine-line world, such paint decorates the jaws of men around the time of their sacrificial death and dismemberment. Even more, similar facial decorations (p.
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By annette byrd on August 7, 2014
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This book is fantastic. Chock full of photos of the portrait pottery of the ancient Moche civilization, it fills a person with amazement and admiration for the artestry of the makers. Each piece is like almost like looking at a photograph of the actual person being depicted. Better than a photograph, really, because these "pots" were three dimensional. Donnan did a great job in putting this book together. Wonderful!
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Very comprehensive on the subject. Extensive presentation of all sorts of Moche portrait vessels. Author is maybe the foremost specialist in Moche culture
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