The Resource The painted tombs of Oaxaca, Mexico : living with the dead, Arthur G. Miller ; with renderings by Felipe Dávalos

The painted tombs of Oaxaca, Mexico : living with the dead, Arthur G. Miller ; with renderings by Felipe Dávalos

Label
The painted tombs of Oaxaca, Mexico : living with the dead
Title
The painted tombs of Oaxaca, Mexico
Title remainder
living with the dead
Statement of responsibility
Arthur G. Miller ; with renderings by Felipe Dávalos
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Painted Tombs of Oaxaca, Mexico examines ancestor veneration and the mural paintings produced over a three-thousand-year period by the Zapotec, one of pre-Columbian America's most visually rich cultures. Providing an art-historical and technical analysis of Zapotec mural art as it appears in tombs and on temples, Arthur G. Miller then examines these powerful images from the vantage point of family and lineage rituals related to the cult of the dead. Among his contributions are strikingly new observations on tomb reuse and the repainting of mural programs. More than a definitive record of a fading pre-Columbian visual tradition, this is an interdisciplinary study of funerary practices. Miller cogently demonstrates that the Zapotec tombs were, in effect, made to satisfy the needs of the living. Moreover, he documents the religious and social continuities, as well as changes, between ancient and contemporary Zapotec communities
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Arthur G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219.8.Z37
LC item number
M55 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dávalos, Felipe
Series statement
RES monographs on anthropology and aesthetics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zapotec Indians
  • Zapotec painting
  • Zapotec mural painting and decoration
  • Ancestor worship
  • Zapotèques
  • Peinture et décoration murales
  • Peinture zapotèque
  • Morts
  • Präkolumbische Zeit
  • Grab
  • Wandmalerei
  • Monte Albán Site (Mexico)
  • Monte Albán (Mexique ; site archéologique)
  • Monte Albán
  • Oaxaca
Label
The painted tombs of Oaxaca, Mexico : living with the dead, Arthur G. Miller ; with renderings by Felipe Dávalos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-278) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Monte Alban -- 2. Painting at Monte Alban -- 3. Venerated Ancestors at Monte Alban -- 4. Journey through the Underworld at Monte Alban -- 5. Funerary Painting Outside Monte Alban -- 6. The House of the Dead at Cerro de la Campana -- 7. Mitla
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 292 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780521451109
Lccn
94023474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31077339
  • (OCoLC)ocm31077339
Label
The painted tombs of Oaxaca, Mexico : living with the dead, Arthur G. Miller ; with renderings by Felipe Dávalos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-278) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Monte Alban -- 2. Painting at Monte Alban -- 3. Venerated Ancestors at Monte Alban -- 4. Journey through the Underworld at Monte Alban -- 5. Funerary Painting Outside Monte Alban -- 6. The House of the Dead at Cerro de la Campana -- 7. Mitla
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 292 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780521451109
Lccn
94023474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31077339
  • (OCoLC)ocm31077339

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