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Peter T. Furst
 
Furst, Peter T.
Furst, Peter T.
United States of America
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Ancient West Mexico: Art and Archaeology of the Unknown Past
Ancient West Mexican funerary art has long been famous for its ceramic representations of the natural and social world, but only recently have sacred, symbolic, supernatural, shamanic, and other phenomena outside everyday experience begun to be recognized as important subjects and functions of this art. If the “non-ordinary” is even now not always recognized for what it is, at least a dimension of the spiritual or magical is now acknowledged as a significant component of the ancient mortuary …