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Lacma photo inventory

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Lacma photo inventory

  1. 1. Diana Grigoryan & Izabella Bakchajian Professor: Dr. Leanna Wolfe Anthropology 121
  2. 2.  The letter “Kaf”. • By Ali Omar Ernes  Written in Arabic, can be seen as Islamic art. Contemporary artists use these single letters as an art form, an expression of their cultural, or religious identity. The letter “KAF”
  3. 3.  Also known as (Partial)  Syria, late 12th early 13th century.  These monochromatic glazed polygonal tiles were used for wall decorations as well as for flooring. The specific tiles shown in the picture used to be part of a floor. They were mostly used in Syria and Diyarbakr (northeastern Anatolia). Tile Floor
  4. 4.  Iran, Kashan, early 14th century.  A mirab is a characteristic architectural element in mosques, and tombs throught out the Islamic world. It emphasizes the direction of Mecca toward which Muslim prayer us oriented. The upper panel has an inscription of a passage from the Qur’an that refers to Paradise. Section of a Mibrab
  5. 5.  The Qur’an, 114 chapters, were divided for the purpose of recitation. One section could be read out loud each day of the month, mainly during Ramadan, the month of fasting.  The text was written seven lines per page in an elegant cursive known as “muhaqqaq”, which may be translated as “meticulously produced.” It is the surviving leather that makes the manuscript so rare. Section of a Qur’an
  6. 6. Some sculptures of ancient Mayans. Although this is not how they actually looked like. It is just to give us an idea of there looks and body shapes.
  7. 7.  Known as a women’s blouse  In the Tz’utujil speaking town of Santiago Atitlan, weavers wuld include aspects of their sacred landscape into their designs.  The 3 mountains around the neck line on both sides relate the people of the town to the center of the cosmos, where 3 mountains arose from the primordial waters as the initial acts of creation Huipil
  8. 8.  This is by Miguel Gonzalez; oil on canvas on wood, inlaid with mother of pearl.  The enconchado technique is placing small pieces of mother of pearl onto a wooden support or canvas then covering them with a yellowish tint.  This picture is the famous Virgin of Guadalupe placed on top of an eagle sitting on a cactus.  The frame is decorated with symbols of the Litany of the Virgin which is Japanese lacquerwork. Virgin of Guadalupe
  9. 9. Male figure in guise of Xipe Totec  Mexico, Aztec, 1400-1521  Xipe Totec means “Our lord the flayed one” was the god of springtime and the renewal of vegetation.
  10. 10. Ritual Life: Divination and Power  Royal responsibilities not only included social, ecnomic, and political affairs but also ritual performance.  These were used for the Ritual dance; humans symbolically took on the characteristics of their supernatural patrons in order to show their actions.
  11. 11. Bold and Beautiful: The Jewelry of South India  The dramatic traditional jewelry of south India differs in material, technique, form and cultural meaning.  Gold, and, to a lesser extent, silver are they preferred mediums.
  12. 12. Water Jar  It is also known as a Babb  These were filled with water and used to serve.  The clay helps keep the water cool.  It is associated specifically with Iraq
  13. 13. Museum Photos
  14. 14. • Diana & Izabella went to the museum together so they decided to do their photo inventory together. We did a few more than 10 slides only because we are two people. Thank you.

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