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Turquois mosaic art in ancient Mexico

by Saville, Marshall Howard

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Published by Museum of the American Indian, Heye foundation in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mexico
    • Subjects:
    • Mosaics,
    • Turquoise,
    • Mexico -- Antiquities,
    • Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Marshall H. Saville.
      SeriesHalf-title: Contributions from the Museum of the American Indian, Heye foundation. vol. vi
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE51 .N42 vol. VI
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 110 p.
      Number of Pages110
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6655981M
      LC Control Number23011551
      OCLC/WorldCa2175691

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      The whiteness of conch shell was used to full decorative impact on these mosaics, often being placed next to the turquoise tesserae (pic 2), the green of the malachite and the vivid red, pink and orange . Aztec Art An Aztec skull made of turquoise mosaic pieces, British Museum, London. The artistry in this. Turquoise Tile Myths & Monsters David Bailey Aztec Art Mosaic Pieces Day Of The Dead Skull .


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Turquois Mosaic Art in Ancient Mexico. Some years ago an Indian found a deposit of ceremonial objects of wood, incrusted with mosaic-work, in a cave in the mountains of the Mixteca region of the State of Puebla.

These specimens, seventeen in number, are now exhibited in the Museum of the American Indian Author: Marshall Howard Saville. Turquois mosaic art in ancient Mexico vol.

6 Saville, Marshall H. ; Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Museum of the American Indian, Heye foundation, Turquois mosaic art in ancient Mexico. [Marshall H Saville] Introduction --Earliest historical accounts of turquois mosaic in Mexico --Tribute of mosaic paid to the Aztec rulers --Source of turquois --The Aztec lapidaries and their work --Objects decorated with mosaic --Existing specimens of mosaic Book.

The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (US) Bookseller Inventory # A Title Turquois Mosaic Art in Ancient Mexico Author Saville, Marshall Howard () Book condition Used - Very Good Quantity available 1 Edition First Binding Paperback Publisher Museum of the American Indian Book Edition: First.

The nine turquoise mosaics from Mexico are some the most striking pieces in the collections of the British Museum. Among the few surviving such artifacts, these exquisite objects include two masks, a shield, a knife, a helmet, a double-headed serpent Cited by: Turquois mosaic art in ancient Mexico by Saville, Marshall H.

(Marshall Howard), ; Museum of the American Indian, Heye FoundationPages: The material used for the mosaic is turquois and shell. The center of the design consists of a circle in relief, the edge of which is divided into four equal parts by angular points in pink shell, and each.

Available now at - Museum of the American Indian / Heye Foundtion, New York - - Quarto. 40 full page illustrations, some in color, Very scarce in this condition with protective. The nine turquoise mosaics from Mexico are some the most striking pieces in the collections of the British Museum.

Among the few surviving such artifacts, these exquisite objects include two masks, a shield, a knife, a helmet, a double-headed serpent, a mosaic. Turquoise Mosaics from Mexico by Colin McEwan,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(8).

The book Maya Art and Architecture (by Mary Ellen Miller, published ) agrees in part with Foster, giving the location of the turquoise source as what is now New Mexico and Arizona.

A book The Ancient. Director's Foreword 6 --Ancient Mexico 8 --Mosaics in the British Museum 11 --Antecedents in serpentine and jade 14 --The significance of materials 19 Mosaics under the Microscope 24 --Microscopy and analysis: the science behind the art 24 --Raw materials: selection and procurement 27 --Construction of the mosaics 38 The Turquoise.

Many of the Aztecs’ secrets are revealed in a forthcoming book ‘Turquoise Mosaics from Mexico’, by Colin McEwan, Andrew Middleton, Caroline Cartwright and Rebecca Stacey, to be published in.

The nine turquoise mosaics from Mexico are some the most striking pieces in the collections of the British Museum. Among the few surviving such artifacts, these exquisite objects include two masks, a shield, a knife, a helmet, a double-headed serpent.

British Museum’s long-awaited ‘Turquoise Mosaics’ book launched Some 15 years in the preparation, the British Museum has finally (October ) published its long-awaited book ‘Turquoise Mosaics from Mexico. It is not surprising, therefore, that when three turquoise mosaics from Mexico appeared in the saleroom inas part of the Bram Hertz Collection, now owned and sold by Joseph Mayer of Liverpool, Christy was prepared to spend a total of £ on their purchase.

These, the three mosaics in the Christy Bequest. Ancient Mexico 8 Sources of information 8 Mosaics in the British Museum 11 Antecedents in serpentine and jade 14 The significance of materials 19 2.

Mosaics under the Microscope 24 Microscopy and analysis: the science behind the art 24 Raw materials: selection and procurement 27 Construction of the mosaics 38 3. The Turquoise Mosaics Author: Colin Mcewan.

The nine turquoise mosaics from Mexico are among the most striking objects in the collections of the British Museum. They include masks, a shield, a knife, and a helmet, all originating from the Mixtec and Aztec civilizations 5/5(1).

Specifically, the researchers carried out analyses of lead and strontium isotopes on fragments of turquoise-encrusted mosaics, which are one of the most iconic forms of ancient Mesoamerican art.

Their samples included dozens of turquoise mosaic tiles excavated from offerings within the Templo Mayor, the ceremonial and ritual center of the Aztec empire, which is located in present-day Mexico City.Turquoise mosaic feathers hang on both sides of the eye sockets.

The mask is made of “cedro” wood (Cedrela odorata) with pine resin adhesive. The teeth are made of conch (Strombus) shell and the .Turquoise mosaics in ritual Aztec masks and other objects are thought to have been obtained by trade with the Pueblo people.

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