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Painted by a Distant Hand

Mimbres Pottery from the American Southwest

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PAPERBACK

$25.00 • £21.95 • €22.95

ISBN 9780873654029

Publication Date: 04/30/2005

Academic Trade

120 pages

3 halftones, 66 color illustrations, 13 line illustrations. 1 map, 1 table

Peabody Museum Press > Peabody Museum Collections Series

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Steven LeBlanc has compiled a very nice, easily comprehended guide for the lay reader that enhances one’s knowledge and appreciation of the Mimbres pottery and culture. The book contains several sections that provide an introduction to the Mimbres area and culture, including a background for the Swarts Ruin collection, a brief history of the Mimbres people, and a perspective of their daily life.—Harry Shafer, Journal of Anthropological Research

Stephen LeBlanc’s Painted by a Distant Hand is a slim but informative volume inspired by a two-year-long exhibit of Mimbres (A.D. 200–1100) pottery at Harvard’s Peabody Museum… LeBlanc discusses the meaning of the pottery’s figurative imagery and abstract patterns, the artists who created them (most likely women), and what they indicate about daily life, all in clear, straightforward prose.Archaeology

Awards & Accolades

  • Winner, 2006 Publications Design Contest for Books under $10, New England Museum Association

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