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State and Cosmos in the Art of Tenochtitlan

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$12.00 • £9.95 • €11.00

ISBN 9780884020837

Publication Date: 01/01/1979

Short

  • I. Themes of Monumental Art at Tenochtitlan
    • Setting: City and Landscape
    • Mexica History: Migrant Tribesmen and Urban Dwellers
    • Themes of Monumental Art at Tenochtitlan
  • II. Problems in Decoding Mexica Art
    • Continuity or Disjunction?
    • The Formation of Mexica Sculpture
    • The Pattern of Synthesis at Tenochtitlan
  • III. The Meaning and Function of Cult Effigies
    • Ritual Attire as a Visual Metaphoric Language
    • Cult Effigies and the Commemoration of Community Ancestors
      • Community Leaders and Impersonation
      • Cult Effigies as Commemorative Funerary Monuments
      • Great Founder-Leaders and the Political Signifiance of Teixiptlas
  • IV. Cosmic Symbols and Commemorative Monuments
    • Cosmology
    • The Dedication Stone: Tenochtitlan as the Center of the World
    • The Stone of Tizoc: Expansion of the Mexica Cosmos
    • The Teocalli of Sacred War: Symbolic Regeneration of the Empire
    • The “Sun Stone”: Time, Space, and the Ascendancy of Tenochtitlan
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography

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