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Windows Into a Lost World: Antique Pre-Columbian Pottery ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 01/18/2013
...Windows Into a Lost World: Antique Pre-Columbian Pottery ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Windows Into a Lost World......: Pre-Columbian Pottery January 2013 View Original Article A A A Art Fix Daily...   While much of Europe was in the throws of the artistic and social decline known as the Middle Ages, across the Atlantic, the ancient cultures of the Americas were experiencing a vibrant cultural......period distinguished by fascinating works of art, particularly pottery. The Pre-Columbian era generally refers to the span of time in the Americas prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492... Read More »

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...» Windows Into a Lost World: Pre-Columbian Pottery January 18th, 2013 | posted by Bill Rau This incredible Nayarit Warrior Figure represents a highly respected chieftain, as indicated by the horns, staff and seated posture......works of art, particularly pottery.The Pre-Columbian era generally refers to the span of time in the Americas prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492....... Since many Pre-Columbian cultures lacked formal writing systems, pottery became their history books–a visual vehicle to express and pass on their knowledge of the world, encompassing religion, cosmology, philosophy and even astronomy. M.S. Rau Antiques... Read More »