publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

Moche Marks of Distinction: Time and Politics in Painted Pottery Substyles of the Moche Culture, North Coast, Peru AD 100-900

Cole, Ethan Michael;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This dissertation proposes, on the basis of an iconographic and stylistic analysis of Moche fineline painted decorations on ceramic vessels from the Moche, Jequetepeque, and Chicama Valleys in north coastal Peru, a new chronology for, and an enhanced understanding of, the political landscape of Moche culture during the Late Moche period (AD 600-900). I, like others before me, see Moche ceramic vessel paintings as manifestations of the dominant ideology of the polities that created them and as belonging to distinct regional artistic substyles. This dissertation reevaluates these paintings through the lens of regional variation. A formal and iconographic compariso...
Subjects
free text keywords: Art history, Archaeology, Latin American studies, Christopher Donnan, Fineline painting, Luis Jaime Castillo, Moche, Mochica, North Coast, Peru
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