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NAZCA NASCA Pre-Columbian ART Glassell Coll. PERU Gold Shell Miniatures Jewelry

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Seller: ms_owwing (6,436) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: West Hollywood, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152331812179 Title: Miniature Size, Magical Quality: Nasca Art from the Glassell Collection Author: Frances Marzio Publisher: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, distributed by the Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, and London, EnglandCopyright Date and Edition: 2007, likely first printingISBN: 9780300137477, 0300137478Pages: 100 pagesFormat, Size: Hardcover with dust jacket, 9" by 11 1/4"Language: EnglishIllustrations: beautiful full-color plates, plus one full-color map An extraordinary group of Nasca miniature objects resides in the Glassell Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Established by Alfred Glassell, Jr., a prominent Houston-based business entrepreneur, this collection comprises exquisite, primarily gold, works produced for personal adornment, ritual use, and burial from all of the significant cultures of ancient Central and South America. Dating from about A.D. 600, the Nasca miniatures were reported to have been found together in the Ica Valley of the south coast of present-day Peru. Beautifully crafted from gold, silver, shell, and semiprecious stones, most of these objects were carved from or have elements of spondylus shell, a rare mollusk." "Frances Marzio brings the Nasca culture vividly to life through her insightful discussion of diverse artworks from the collection — from warriors and trophy heads to females and a menagerie of animals — focusing on these fascinating treasures as a group for the first time." Text includes: Foreword (Peter Marzio)Reflections on Collecting (Alfred Glasselll, Jr.)IntroductionCatalogue of Nasca Art from the Glassell Collection: Spnodylus and Turquoise; Geography and Warfare; Trophy Heads; female Depictions; A Nasca Menagerie; GoldEpilogueBibliography Fully illustrated in full-color plates. Highlights include: shell and turquoise pendants, double stirrup spout vessels and canteens, kneeling warriors in agate, gold seated warriors, pair of shell warriors with trophy heads, gold trophy heads, female figurines, gold monkeys, gold nose ornament with serpent, gold medallions, etc. REFERENCES TO CONDITION AND/OR ITEM DESCRIPTION INFORMATION PROVIDED BY EBAY IN THEIR ITEM SPECIFICS MAY HAVE DISCREPANCIES. ACTUAL CONDITION AND PUBLISHING DETAILS ARE GIVEN WITHIN MY LISTING. Condition: The condition definition listed in the "Item Specifics" box above is generated by Ebay. The following is my specific condition description. Very good plus condition, coming from a smoke-free, pet-free environment. Binding tight, pages clean (hinges on inside front and back covers are tight but manufacturer's glue marks show through the end pages, covers have general light wear, dust jacket has general light surface wear only. Shipping: Domestic winner pays 2 pounds Media Mail or Priority Mail Legal Size Flat Rate Envelope shipping -- both which include DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. International winner pays First Class or Priority International Legal Size Flat Rate Envelope Mail. Please note: First Class International Mail and Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelope are not insurable, but do have tracking to most countries. Standard Priority Mail International comes with tracking to most countries and insurance. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. Payment: I accept Paypal only. Payment must be received within 7 days of auction close. Refunds: After communicating with the seller, buyer may return the item (shipped using identical method as originally sent with delivery confirmation/insurance) for a refund. PLEASE CHECK MY OTHER AUCTIONS and combine shipping. Please e-mail me for combined shipping options and rates. Thanks! Subject: Art & Photography, Binding: Hardcover, Topic: Fine Arts: Collections, Original/Facsimile: Original, Special Attributes: 1st Edition, Year Printed: 2007, Language: English, Format: Book

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