La Venta, Tabasco: a Study of Olmec Ceramics and Art

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INDEX
Acosta, J. A., 225
Adobe bricks, 31, 61, 76, 79
Agua Dulce, oil camp, 5
Altar, basalt, 8, 9, 162, 173
carved, 39, 60, 63
Altar 1 ("Jaguar Altar"), 9, 10, 26, 178, 192, 193 (fig.), 194, 197, 198 (fig.), 200, 213
Altar 2, 225
Altar 3, 176 (fig.), 188 (fig.), 190 (fig.), 195, 196, 198 (fig.), 200, 225
Altar 4, 9, 166, 187, 188 (fig.), 189, 193 (fig.), 194, 196, 197, 198 (fig.), 199, 200, 225
Altar 5, 9, 173, 177 (fig.), 178, 187, 188, 189, 190 (fig.), 194, 197, 198 (fig.), 199, 200, 225
Altar 6, 188 (fig.), 196, 198 (fig.), 200, 205
Altar 7, 175, 182-184, 188 (fig.), 190 (fig.), 195, 196, 198 (fig.)
Amber pendants, 72
Amethyst bead, 166
Andrews, E. Wyllys, 224, 225
Animal designs, 224
Anklets, 167, 168, 202, 223
Anthropomorphic design, 195
"Aprons," absence of, 202, 219
Areal relationships, conclusions as to, 230-231
Armbands, 223
Armillas, Pedro, 149
Art relationships, 204-231
Ash, volcanic, used for tempering, 102, 240
Asphalt, 56, 58, 59, 75, 107
Awl, jade, 169
Axes, 63, 76, 210
"Banner," 181
Bars, ceremonial, 202, 219
Basalt, blocks, 33, 34, 45, 47, 48, 49, 57, 58, 61, 77
columns, 9, 10, 23, 25 (map), 27, 31, 32 (plan), 34, 36, 44, 48, 49, 50, 55, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 77, 79
Basin, stone, 213
Beads, 166-168, 181, 210
amethyst, 166
carved, 168
cylindrical, 166, 167, 168
discoidal, 168
gadrooned, 166, 167, 168
jade, 25, 26, 27, 64, 70, 71, 73, 161, 163
subcylindrical, 168
subspherical, 166, 167, 168
tubular, 161, 162
Beards, 184, 196, 204
Belts, 135, 136, 156, 180 (fig.), 181, 184, 199, 223
Beyer, Hermann, 152
Bibliography, 241-248
Bird design, 184, 194, 195 (fig), 214, 224
Bird-monster design, 169, 170 (fig.), 194, 195 (fig.), 203
Bird's head design, 84, 86 (fig.), 139, 163, 182, 195 (fig.), 201
Blocks, basalt, 33, 45, 47, 48, 49, 57, 58, 61, 77
sandstone, 9, 175
serpentine, 25, 33, 56, 59, 74, 75
Blom, F., 213
Borbolla, de la, Dr., 153
Bottle, reconstruction of, 120 (fig.), 121
Bowl, asymmetrical, 123 (fig.), 126
basal-flanged, 150
cylindrical, 115
effigy, 89 (fig.), 90 (fig.), 122, 212 (fig.)
flaring, with sharply incurved sides, 108 (fig.), 114-115, 120 (table)
Incurred returned sides, 108 (fig.), 115, 125 (table)
incurved side, angular or rounded shoulders, 113125 (table)
open, 92, 101
returned side, with angular shoulder, 113-114, 125 (table)
saucerlike, 38, 92, 101
shapes, 108 (fig.), 113-115, (table), 239
Teotihuacán tripod, 100, 115
tripod, 100, 149
Box, stone, 63, 157, 209, 210
Bracelets, 167, 168, 178, 202
Breechclout, 156, 157, 181, 202, 219
Bricks, adobe, 31, 61, 76, 79
Brickwork, 48, 49, ,51, 55, 60, 77
Burials, bundle, 23, 25 (map), 153
Calcareous matter, used for tempering, 237, 238, 239
Cap, "liberty," 220
mitrelike, 184
Capes, 135, 202
Carving, 201, 208, 206, 208, 211
champlevé, 209, 218
Izapa type, 223, 224
jade, 1, 3, 26, 27, 153, 185
Maya, 217, 232
Caso, Alfonso, 226
Catemaco, Veracruz, 100, 149
Catemaco-Santiago Tuxtla horizon, 232
Celts, 25 (map), 39, 55, 69 (plan), 70, 249

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La Venta, Tabasco: a Study of Olmec Ceramics and Art
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Letter of Transmittal ii
  • Contents iii
  • Illustrations v
  • Foreword ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I: Excavations and Artifacts 4
  • Structural Investigations in 1943 34
  • The Ceramics of La Venta 80
  • Part II: the Sculptor's Art 152
  • The Stone Monuments 173
  • Stylistic Characters of the Sculptures 185
  • Summary 204
  • Appendix - Technological Analyses 234
  • Bibliography 241
  • Index 249
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