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Charms in Pre-Columbian Ecuador Christian Mesia Montenegro

Charms in Pre-Columbian Ecuador

Christian Mesia Montenegro

Published September 1st 2011
ISBN : 9788874395910
Paperback
148 pages
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The charms and amulets presented in this book offer a unique opportunity to explore the way people in Pre-Columbian Ecuador interpreted their lives. The choice of material—metals, shells, fired clay, gold—reflect different meanings and religiousMoreThe charms and amulets presented in this book offer a unique opportunity to explore the way people in Pre-Columbian Ecuador interpreted their lives. The choice of material—metals, shells, fired clay, gold—reflect different meanings and religious ideas. Taken alone every artifact tells a story- in concert they construct a narrative about the people who made them, revealing beliefs about fertility and death, marriage, and the origins of the universe. Stunning photos of these artifacts, accompanied by a text examining their meanings, provide an intriguing introduction to an ancient world.