BIBLIOGRAPHY

     General

 

Coe, Michael, Dean Snow, and Elizabeth Benson.  Atlas of Ancient America.  New York and Oxford: Facts On File Publications, 1986.

 

Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas Museum of Art: A Guide to the Collection.  Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1997.

 

Miller, Mary, and Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion.  London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1993.

 

Stone-Miller, Rebecca.  Art of the Andes from Chavín to Inca.  London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1995; New York: Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1996.

 

Seated ruler in ritual pose / Mexico: Highland Olmec culture

 

Benson, Elizabeth P., and Beatriz de la Fuente, editors. Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1996 (distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York).

 

The Seated ruler in ritual pose is featured on pp. 219-220 as cat. no. 55, Seated Figure with Upraised Knee and Incised Face, catalogue entry by Peter David Joralemon. The accompanying drawing shows the incised face, with the double scroll on proper right cheek.

 

Miller, Mary, and Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion. London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993.

 

Princeton University.  The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership. Princeton: The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1995.

 

The Seated ruler in ritual pose is featured in this exhibition catalogue as cat. no. 15 (p. 145) and in the chapter by David Freidel entitled “Preparing the Way” (fig. 8, p. 8).

 

Taube, Karl A. Olmec Art at Dumbarton Oaks. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2004.

 

     Tablet with incised symbols / Mexico: Highland Olmec culture

 

Fields, Virginia M., and Dorie Reents-Budet. Lords of Creation: The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art in association with Scala Publishers Limited, 2005.

 

The Tablet with incised symbols is featured in this exhibition catalogue as cat. no. 85.

 

Princeton University.  The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership. Princeton: The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1995.

 

The Tablet with incised symbols is featured in this exhibition catalogue as cat. no. 131 and in the chapter by David A. Freidel entitled “Preparing the Way” (p. 7, fig. 7).

 

Line drawing:  source unknown.

 

Dog with human mask / Mexico: state of Colima

 

Gallagher, Jacki. Companions of the Dead: Ceramic Tomb Sculpture from Ancient West Mexico. Los Angeles: University of California Press with the Museum of Cultural History, 1983.

 

Miller, Mary, and Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1993.

 

Von Winning, Hasso. The Shaft Tomb Figures of West Mexico. Los Angeles: Southwest Museum, 1974.

 

Lidded tetrapod bowl with paddler and peccaries / Mexico or  Guatemala: Maya culture

 

Fields, Virginia M., and Dorie Reents-Budet. Lords of Creation: The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art in association with Scala Publishers Limited, 2005.

 

Freidel, David, Linda Schele, and Joy Parker. Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman’s Path. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1993.

 

Miller, Mary Ellen.  Maya Art and Architecture.  London:  Thames and Hudson, 1999.

 

Miller, Mary, and Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion . London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1993.

 

Line drawing by Russell Sublette, Dallas Museum of Art.

 

Eccentric flint depicting a crocodile canoe with passengers/ Mexico or Guatemala: Maya culture

 

Freidel, David, Linda Schele, and Joy Parker. Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman’s Path.  New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1993.               

 

Miller, Mary Ellen.  Maya Art and Architecture.  London:  Thames and Hudson, 1999.

 

Miller, Mary, and Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion. London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993.

 

Tedlock, Dennis.  Popol Vuh:  The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life.  New York:  Touchstone, 1996 edition.

 

 

Cylindrical vessel with royal ballgame scene / Guatemala: Maya culture

 

Coe, Michael D., and Mark Van Stone.  Reading the Maya Glyphs.  London: Thames and Hudson, 2001.

 

Guenter, Stanley. Lecture to Dallas Museum of Art docents, March 19, 2007.

 

Miller, Mary, and Simon Martin. Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya.  San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Thames & Hudson, 2004.

 

Miller, Mary, and Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion.  London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993.

 

Reents-Budet, Dorie et al. Painting the Maya Universe: Royal Ceramics of the Classic Period. Durham and London: Duke University Press in association with Duke University Museum of Art, 1994.

 

Tedlock, Dennis.  Popol Vuh:  The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life.  New York:  Touchstone, 1996 edition.

 

 

Wall panel depicting Lady Bolon-K’an in ritual dress / Mexico: Maya culture

 

Freidel, David, Linda Schele, and Joy Parker. Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman’s Path.  New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1993.

 

Guenter, Stanley. Lecture to Dallas Museum of Art docents, March 19, 2007.

 

Miller, Mary, and Simon Martin. Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya.  San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Thames & Hudson, 2004.

 

Miller, Mary, and Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion . London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1993.

 

Line drawing of glyph and scepter:  unknown

 

Head of the rain god Tlaloc / Mexico: Mixtec culture

 

Flannery, Kent V., and Joyce Marcus, eds. The Cloud People: Divergent Evolution of the Zapotec and Mixtec Civilizations . New York and London: Academic Press, 1983; a School of American Research Book.

 

Miller, Mary, and Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion.  London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1993.

 

Townsend, Richard F. The Aztecs.  London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 1992.

 

 

Headdress ornament with heads flanked by crested crocodiles / Colombia: Calima region

 

Helms, Mary W. Iguanas and Crocodilians in Tropical American Mythology and Iconography with special reference to Panama. Journal of Latin American Lore 3(1):51-132. Los Angeles, 1977.

 

Jones, Julie, ed. The Art of Precolumbian Gold, the Jan Mitchell Collction. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1985 (a New York Graphic Society Book,  published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; p. 126, quoting Helms 1977). 

 

Labbé, Armand J.. Shamans, Gods, and Mythic Beasts: Colombian Gold and Ceramics in Antiquity. The American Federation of Arts and University of Washington Press, 1998.

 

Reichel-Dolmatoff, Gerardo. Goldwork and Shamanism: An Iconographic Study of the Gold Museum. Medellín: 1988.

 

Saunders, Nicholas J. “’Catching the Light’: Technologies of Power and Enchantment in Pre-Columbian Goldworking” in Quilter, Jeffrey and John W. Hoopes, editors. Gold and Power in Ancient Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks 9 and 10 October 1999 (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2003; pp. 15-47).

 

Draw by Russell Sublette, Dallas Museum of Art.

 

Stirrup-spout vessel with felines and cacti  / Peru: Chavín culture

 

Burger, Richard L. in catalogue entry for Vessel with Jaguar in Cave (no. 2), p. 73. In Berrin, Kathleen, ed. The Spirit of Ancient Peru: Treasures from the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera. New York: Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1997.

 

Sharon, Douglas. Shamanism and the Sacred Cactus: Ethnoarchaeological Evidence for San Pedro Use in Northern Peru.  San Diego: San Diego Museum of Man, 2000 /San Diego Museum Papers 37. DMA vessel is illustrated (no. 12).

 

Mantle with birds / Peru: Paracas culture

 

Paul, Anne. Paracas Ritual Attire: Symbols of Authority in Ancient Peru. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.

 

Paul, Anne. Paracas: Art and Architecture, Object and Context in South Coastal Peru (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1991). “Ecology and Society in Embroidered Images from the Paracas Necropolis” by Ann H. Peters (p. 240-315).

 

Line drawing of bird from mantle: unknown source

 

Line drawing of a Paracas mantle in use:

Bird, Junius B., with technical analysis by Louisa Bellinger. Paracas Fabrics and Nazca Needlework, 3rd century B.C. – 3rd century A.D. Washington, D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1954.

 

The drawing appears to have been based on the photograph of a mannequin dressed in Paracas garments, published here at the beginning of the plates section.  The photograph is captioned “Paracas Costume as Worn” and is credited as follows: Courtesy of Museo Nacional de Antropología y Arqueología Magdalena Vieja. Lima, Peru.  

 

Drum with Anthropomorphic Mythical Being holding trophy heads, club, and plant / Peru: Nasca culture

 

Donnan, Christopher B. Ceramics of Ancient Peru. Los Angeles: Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, 1992.

 

Chapter 2, “Ancient Peruvian Ceramic Technology” (pp. 13-23) describes relevant forming and decorative techniques, accompanied by photographs of a potter’s plate or turntable and paddle and anvil and drawings of the steps in modeling and coiling.

 

Proulx, Donald A. “Ritual Uses of Trophy Heads in Ancient Nasca Society.” In Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient Peru, edited by Elizabeth P. Benson and Anita G. Cook. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001.

 

Proulx, Donald A. A Sourcebook of Nasca Ceramic Iconography: Reading a Culture through Its Art. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2006.

     

 

Stirrup-spout vessel with deer hunting scenes / Peru: Moche culture

 

Donnan, Christopher B., “Deer Hunting and Combat: Parallel Activities in the Moche World.” In Berrin, Kathleen, ed. The Spirit of Ancient Peru: Treasures from the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera. New York: Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1997.

 

Rollout drawing by Donna McClelland (for the Moche Archive at the Fowler Mseum of Cultural History, the University of California at Los Angeles.)

 

Ceremonial mask / Peru: Sican culture 

 

Coe, Michael, Dean Snow, and Elizabeth Benson.  Atlas of Ancient America.  New York and Oxford: Facts On File Publications, 1986. (p.168)

 

Carcedo Muro, Paloma, and Izumi Shimada, “Behind the Golden Mask: Sicán Gold Artifacts from Batán Grande, Peru.” In Jones, Julie, ed. The Art of Precolumbian Gold, the Jan Mitchell Collction. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1985 (a New York Graphic Society Book, published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art).

 

Morris, Craig, and Adriana von Hagen. The Inka Empire and its Andean Origins. New York: American Museum of Natural History in association with Abbeville Press, Inc., 1993. (p.215)

 

Shimada, Izumi, and Jo Ann Griffin, “Precious Metal Objects of the Middle Sicán,” Scientific American, April 1994, p. 85.

 

Shimada, Izumi. “Sicán” in vol. 28 (pp. 650-653) of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Janet Turner. London and New York: Macmillan Publishers Limited and Grove’s Dictionaries, 1996.

 

Stone-Miller, Rebecca.  Art of the Andes from Chavín to Inca.  London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1995; New York: Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1996. 

 

 

Featherwork neckpiece / Peru: Chimú culture

 

Cobo, Father Bernabe. Inca Religion and Customs; translated and edited by Roland Hamilton. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990.

 

Morris, Craig, and Adriana von Hagen. The Inka Empire and its Andean Origins. New York: American Museum of Natural History in association with Abbeville Press, Inc., 1993.

 

Rowe, Ann Pollard. Costumes and Featherwork of the Lords of Chimor: Textiles from Peru’s North Coast. Washington, D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1984.

 

 

Introduction

 

Coe, Michael, Dean Snow, and Elizabeth Benson.  Atlas of Ancient America.  New York and Oxford: Facts on File Publications, 1986.

 

 

Activities

 

Line drawing of Lady Bolon K’an:  source unknown

 

Glossary

 

Lechtman, Heather. “Cloth and Metal: The Culture of Technology” in Boone, Elizabeth Hill, Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks, vol.1. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1996.

 

Miller, Mary, and Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion . London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1993.

 

Carcedo Muro, Paloma, and Izumi Shimada, “Behind the Golden Mask: Sicán Gold Artifacts from Batán Grande, Peru.” In Jones, Julie, ed. The Art of Precolumbian Gold, the Jan Mitchell Collction. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1985 (a New York Graphic Society Book, published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art).

 

 

Additional resources for the Maya:

 

Coe, Michael D., and Mark Van Stone. Reading the Maya Glyphs. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001.

 

Martin, Simon, and Nicolai Grube. Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2000.

 

Miller, Mary Ellen. Maya Art and Architecture. London: Thames and Hudson, 1999.

 

Miller, Mary, and Simon Martin. Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya.  San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Thames & Hudson, 2004.

 

Tedlock, Dennis. Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life. New York: Touchstone, 1996 edition.