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Orfebreria y chamanismo: Un estudio iconografico del Museo del Oro del Banco de la Republica, Colombia
by by Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff
Binding: Hardcover, 2nd edition, 288 pages
Publisher: Villegas Editores
Weight: 505
Dimension: H: 1.1 x L: 12.3 x W: 10.4 inches

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The collection of the Gold Museum of the Banco de la Rep blica de Colombia one of the most impressive gold collections in the world is explored in this anthropological commemoration of the goldwork mastery of indigenous peoples. An essential part of the pre Colombian world, gold was considered by natives to be a sacred element and was used by artisans to create offerings presented by Shamans to the Gods as both prayerful sacrifices and symbols of gratitude.
La colecci n del Museo del Oro del Banco de la Rep blica de Colombia una de las colecciones de oro m s importantes del mundo est explorada en esta conmemoraci n antropol gica de la maestr a ind gena para dominar las artes de la orfebrer a. Una parte esencial del mundo precolombino, el oro era considerado un elemento sagrado y se usaba para crear las ofrendas ritualistas que el cham n presentar a a los dioses con miras a halagarlos y atraer sus favores.

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