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    Pre-Columbian object - Statuary

    Pre-Columbian art objects are artworks created by civilizations that existed in the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492. These civilizations include the Olmecs, Mayans, Aztecs, Incas, and many other indigenous cultures of Central and South America. Here is some additional information about Pre-Columbian art objects:

    Materials: Pre-Columbian art objects were made from a wide variety of materials, such as stone, clay, wood, jade, gold, silver, copper, and textiles. Each civilization had its own techniques for working with these materials and developed distinct artistic styles.

    Function: Pre-Columbian art objects served various functions within the civilizations. Some were used

    Expertissim - idole en pierre. equateur, valdivia - Pre Columbian Object

    Stone idol, broken in two parts but re-glued.Ecuador, Late Valdivia. Circa 200 B.C.Height: 21 cm (8- ...

    1237.50 € approx.
    Expertissim - pendants d'un collier en coquille marine - Pre Columbian Object

    Five sea shell necklace pendants sculpted with figure. Height: 9,7 cm (3-3/4 in.).With sea shell ...

    875 € approx.
    Expertissim - lot de dix animaux en terre cuite. colombie, tumac - Pre Columbian Object

    Lot of ten animals:Brown terra-cotta vase representing a bird.Height: 5 cm (2 in.).- Brown terra- ...

    375 € approx.
    Expertissim - vase lenticulaire en terre cuite à décor incisé. c - Pre Columbian Object

    Brown terra-cotta lenticular vase with thin beige glaze with incised decoration, some may represent ...

    287.50 € approx.
    Expertissim - vase en terre cuite à décor en négatif. colombie, - Pre Columbian Object

    Terra-cotta vase with thin glaze negative decoration of geometric and linear motifs. Four bumps ...

    187.50 € approx.
    ... for ritual or religious purposes, such as statues of gods or ancestors, ceremonial masks, or offerings. Other objects were intended for everyday use, such as pottery, ornate textiles, or tools.

    Artistic Styles: Pre-Columbian art objects display a great diversity of artistic styles, reflecting the unique characteristics of each civilization. For example, Maya sculptures are known for their naturalism and meticulous detail, while the pottery of the Nazca cultures in Peru is characterized by geometric patterns and depictions of animals.

    Symbols and Iconography: Pre-Columbian art objects are often filled with symbols and iconography related to the beliefs, myths, and rituals of the civilizations. They can represent deities, sacred animals, mythological scenes, fertility symbols, or elements of nature. Decoding these symbols helps to better understand the cultural and religious significance of these objects.

    Conservation and Exhibition: Many Pre-Columbian art objects are preserved in museums and collections around the world. They are exhibited to allow visitors to admire their artistic beauty, craftsmanship, and historical importance. However, it is important to note that illicit trade and looting of these objects have also posed problems for the preservation and protection of cultural heritage.

    Pre-Columbian art objects are fascinating testimonies to the history and creativity of ancient American civilizations. Their artistic diversity, advanced techniques, and symbolic representations provide valuable insights into the cultural richness of these societies.

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