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Author King, Heidi.

Title Rain of the moon : silver in Ancient Peru / Heidi King ; with contributions by Paloma Carcedo de Mufarech and Luis Jaime Castillo Butters.

Published New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; [New Haven, Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2000]


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 UniM Bail  739.2308998 KING    AVAILABLE
Physical description 64 pages : illustrations (some colour), map ; 28 cm
Notes "The essays by Luis Jaime Castillo Butters and Paloma Carcedo de Mufarech were translated from the Spanish by Debra Nagao. The bibliography was edited by Jayne Kuchna"--T.p. verso.
Catalog of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Nov. 3, 2000-Apr. 22, 2001.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-64).
Contents Director's Foreword / Philippe de Montebello 7 -- Evolution of Complex Societies in Ancient Peru / Luis Jaime Castillo Butters 16 -- Silver in Precolumbian Peru / Paloma Carcedo de Mufarech 24.
Summary A symbol of power and prestige in ancient Peru, silver also held religious significance, its soft cool sheen symbolizing the moon, a female deity. This beautiful book presents objects of silver -- items of personal adornment, tomb offerings, and miniatures -- from several Peruvian cultures that thrived along the coastal and highland regions of the Andes from the first millennium B.C. to the Spanish conquest of 1532-34. Excavated from the sites of such cultures as the Moche, the Lambayeque, the Chimu, and the Inka, these extremely rare and lovely objects of silver shed new light on a fascinating civilization.
Other author Carcedo de Mufarech, Paloma.
Castillo, Luis Jaime.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Indian silverwork -- Peru -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 0300085125 (Yale University Press)
0870999702 (paperback)