Aztec and inca art

Aztec and inca art - Beads, quills, and shells Traded stuff...

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Aztec Located in Mexico Called themselves Mexicas Was dominated by Cortez Biggest city = 200,000 people. Tenochtitlan. Present day Mexico City. Located in a lake Several pyramids dedicated to the gods Artwork o No depth o Eagle on a prickly pear as symbol of the city
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The Moon Godess and the Godess 8 foot tall sculpture Necklace of skulls and bones Natural looking Violent aspect
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The Headdress of Montezuma Brought back to the king of Spain Worn by the ruler Used natural materials such as porky pine needles, sea shells, etc.
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Incas Royal estate in Peru. 9000 feet high Very isolated Walls are extremely put together. Can’t even put an index card through stones
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Statue of a Llama Llama was considered to be a sacred animal
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Natives of America Baby Carrier Great trading program with all the people in America
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Unformatted text preview: Beads, quills, and shells Traded stuff to the Europeans Shoulder Bag Became aesthetically pleasing and collected by tourists and visitors Great Plains Buffalo Rug Shows story of hunting Down the middle is porcupine quills Western standards = very primitive This was not considered art, but was worn by the chief for ceremonial aspects Pueblos Finest creations of the southwest people People who settled there are from the anastasi tribes Very little known. Dont know if they lived here or if they came together for meetings Northwest Natives Blanket = very abstract and very schematic Symmetrical Thought to be possibly a seal or an eagle...
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