Ancient Peruvian Ceramics: The Nathan Cummings Collection

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Author: Sawyer, Alan R

Year: 1966

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Place: New York


144pp with maps, drawings, 217 illustrations, bibliography and index. Quarto (11 1/2" x 8 3/4") issued in beige cloth with black and red lettering to spine and red and black pictorial to front cover. Photographs by William F Pons and William E Lyall, drawings by Milton F Sonday, Jr. 1st edition.

An introduction to the pottery of ancient Peru for the layman and student alike, this handbook provides many illustrations, with explanatory text, of the magnificent ceramics from the Nathan Cummngs collection the the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many styles are considered, with emphasis on the two great but quite different wares in which the collection is richest: the early, highly symbolic and decorative Paracas vessels from the south coast of Peru, and the painted and realistically modeled ceramics produced by the Mochia in the north, who were among the most accomplished potters the world has every known.


Jacket spine points gently rubbed and lightly chipped, else a near fine copy in a very good to fine jacket.

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