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Synopsis: Bursts of bright light danced across the royal courts, ceremonies, processions and battlefields of pre-Columbian Peru. Reflected by the gold and silver of crowns, jewelry, regalia, costumes and banners, such luminosity proclaimed the divine power and authority of Andean priests and rulers for nearly 2,500 years.
Despite the 16th century Spanish Conquest, the importance of the reflective properties, and divine qualities traditionally associated with gold and silver, were not forgotten. New techniques were developed to satisfy the novel demands of the Catholic Church and colonial elite. Later, Peruvian Independence inaugurated a revival of the indigenous use of silver, and the introduction of a new style of silverware celebrating the country's distinct flora and fauna.
This book traces the long history of silverwork and the fascination with the metal's divine and luminescent qualities, with special reference to the pre-Columbian and colonial periods.
Title: Luminescence: The Silver of Peru
Publisher: Patronato Plata Del Peru
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Patronato Plata del Peru, Lima, 2012. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005296