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DUE "MONDI" A CONFRONTO: I SEGNI DELLA STORIA (Two "Worlds" in Confrontation: The Traces of History). Ed. by Aurelio Rigoli. Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, 1992. Organized by Comitato Nazionale per le celebrazioni del V centenario della scoperta dell'America in association with Centro Internazionale di Etnostoria, Palermo et al. Published by Edizioni Colombo, Genoa. 642 pp. with 1173 ills. (379 col.). 34 x 24 cm. ISBN 8885989063 In Italian.
This massive catalogue features illustrations and scholarly descriptions of more than 1000 Pre-Columbian artifacts drawn chiefly from Italian collections (including numerous ceramic sculptures and vessels, musical instruments, examples of basketry, jewelry and beadwork, and many other items) along with documentation of a selection of 15th-century European manuscripts and printed books, textiles, portraits and other works. Some 60 texts examine diverse aspects of New World civilizations and European material culture at the time of Columbus, discussing such topics as Aztec cosmology, healing rituals in the Amazon, Maya architecture, European court fashions and the development of ethnographic museums in Italy.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Native Middle/South America
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 023684
Paperbound $97.50    

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