Near fine. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. 132 pages. Slim 4to, stiff pictorial wrapper. Philadelphia: University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Pennsylvania, 1992. Near-fine.
Fine. 0934718911. Numerous full page color plates plus text illustrations. Tight, clean and crisp. A very minor scratch to cover, otherwise Like New. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not ex-library. An excellent copy. Like New.; 0.5 x 10.7 x 8.7 Inches; 132 pages.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Very Good with no dust jacket. 0934718911. Owner's emboss, otherwise slight wear. Crisp oversize trade paperback.; Contents: I. The story of the River of Gold / Pamela Hearne; II. Motifs, meanings, and myths: the iconography of Sitio Conte gold plaques / Elizabeth P. Benson; III. Sitio Conte metalwork in its Pan-American context / Warwick Bray; Appendix A: Goldworking techniques / Stuart Fleming; Appendix B: Sitio Conte goldwork alloying and the treatment of surfaces / Stuart Fleming.; xi, 132 pages.
132 pages. Softcover. Good condition. EXHIBITION CATALOGS. Published to accompany the magnificent traveling exhibition River of Gold: PreColumbian Treasures From Sitio Conte organized by The Univerfsity Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of Pennsylvania. J. Alden Mason led the Museum's excavation team to Sitio Conte in 1940. The objects in the exhibition come from just one of the graves in the cemetery, Burial 11, one of the richest finds in all of New World archaeology. The catalogue contains three major essays by noted archaeologists and anthropologists recounting the fascinating story of the Museum's excavation of the cemetery at the site of Sitio Conte, detailing the iconography of the elaborately decorated gold pieces, and placing the spectacular achievements of the Panamanian goldsmiths in the content of New World metal making. Two appendices detail the metallurgical technology of these early master goldsmiths. The volume is lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and more than 70 full-color photographs of the objects in the exhibition. (Key Words: Exhibition Catalogues, Exhibition Catalogs, Pamela Hearne, Archaeology Graves, Cemeteries, Panama, Gold Ornaments, Metallurgical technology, Panamanian Goldsmiths, Rio Grande de Coele, The University of Pennsylvania Museum, J. Alden Mason).
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