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Sweat of the Sun and Tears of the Moon. Gold and Silver in Pre-Columbian Art

Emmerich, Andre

Published by Seattle, WA: Univ of Washington Press, 1965, 1965
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Decorative covers, ep maps, col frontis, xxiii, 216 pp, illust 3 color plates and 222 b/w figs, appendix, notes, bibliog, index.".the first comprehensive study of pre-Columbian gold and silver-work, from the early hammered sheet gold ornaments of the Chavin culture of Peru ca 800-500 B.X., to the intricate cast-gold jewelry of the Aztecs and Mixtecs". Covers the technology including mining, smelting, casting, alloying, and gilding, soldering, tools, forgeries, origins, - in short all that is known about mining and metallurgy of the pre-Columbian cultures. Of special interest is the appendix which presents the section on precious metalwork of the Florentine Codex on Goldsmiths and their methods. NF. Bookseller Inventory # 228

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Title: Sweat of the Sun and Tears of the Moon. Gold...

Publisher: Seattle, WA: Univ of Washington Press, 1965

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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