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Orfebreria y chamanismo: Un estudio iconografico del Museo del Oro del Banco de la Republica, Colombia [Hardcover]

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The collection of the Gold Museum of the Banco de la Repblica de Colombia---one of the most impressive gold collections in the world---is explored in this anthropological commemoration of the goldwork mastery of indigenous peoples. An essential part of the pre-Colombian world, gold was considered by natives to be a sacred element and was used by artisans to create offerings presented by Shamans to the Gods as both prayerful sacrifices and symbols of gratitude.
La coleccin del Museo del Oro del Banco de la Repblica de Colombia---una de las colecciones de oro ms importantes del mundo---est explorada en esta conmemoracin antropolgica de la maestra indgena para dominar las artes de la orfebrera. Una parte esencial del mundo precolombino, el oro era considerado un elemento sagrado y se usaba para crear las ofrendas ritualistas que el chamn presentara a los dioses con miras a halagarlos y atraer sus favores.




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Studio: Villegas Editores
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.3" Width: 10.4" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   5.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 28, 2006
Publisher   Villegas Editores
ISBN  9588156629  
ISBN13  9789588156620  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff was, until his death in 1994, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Universidad de los Andes, in Bogota, Colombia, and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles.

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