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La Mina: A Royal Moche Tomb

La Mina: A Royal Moche Tomb

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La Mina: A Royal Moche Tomb

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Christopher B. Donnan. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2022.

152 pp. well illustrated (all col.). 29 x 22 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9780826363497

La Mina: A Royal Moche Tomb focuses on La Mina, an extraordinarily rich tomb that was looted on the north coast of Peru in 1987. The ceramic and metal objects it contained were among the most extraordinary ever produced in the Andean area, and it had the most colorfully decorated pre-Columbian burial chamber ever found in the Americas. The artifacts are now scattered throughout the world, nearly all of them held in private collections. In this work Donnan reveals how he was able to locate and document many of the tomb’s contents and determine how the tomb was constructed and embellished. With more than two hundred color images of the archaeological treasures unearthed at La Mina—remarkable works in ceramic and metal that are among the greatest masterpieces of art from the ancient world—students and scholars will welcome the mystery of how careful archaeological sleuthing can piece together valuable information to recover what seemed to be unrecoverable.

Subject Headings: Indigenous Art of Central and South America ; Non-Western Art -- Peru -- Metalwork ; Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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