July 6
The Chavin

 

The Lanzon

The Lanzon. Chavin. Early Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lanzon

The Lanzon. Chavin. Early Horizon.
Townsend, Richard F. ed. The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.

 

 

 

Tinkuy = harmonious meeting of opposing forces

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of Chavin Style:
Round eyes with pendant irises
Feline fangs with flat nose
Upturned, snarling mouth (not smiling)
Claws/ talons
Ear spools
Contour rivalry = same set of lines belong to two images at once
Visual metaphoric substitution = certain parts usually replaced by analogous elements
i.e. hair with serpents

 

 

The Lanzon

 

 

 

Old Temple phase = c. 900 - 500 BC

New Temple phase = 500 - 200 BC

 

 

 

 

Old Temple

Cutaway view of Old Temple at Chavin de Huantar
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan of Old and New Temples

Old and New Temples at Chavin de Huantar
Townsend, Richard F. ed. The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenon Heads

Tenon Heads found on New Temple. Chavin. Early Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

Black and White Portal

The Black and White Portal of the New Temple. Chavin. Early Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

Black and White Portal

 

 

 

 

Black and White Portal Columnar Reliefs

Rollout drawings of the incised figures wrapped around the columns of the Black and White Portal. Chavin. Early Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

Chavin de Huantar

 

 

 

 

Karwa textile

Drawing of a painted Karwa textile, showing female deity figure. Early Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

Chavin textile

Chavin textile
Townsend, Richard F. ed. The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

Tello Obelisk

Tello Obelisk
Townsend, Richard F. ed. The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raimondi Stela

Raimondi Stela. Chavin de Huantar. Early Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

Raimondi Stela

 

 

 

 

 

Chavin textile

Chavin textile
Townsend, Richard F. ed. The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

Cupisnique-style ceramic

Cupisnique-style ceramic. Early Horizon.
Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes. Second edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Ana stirrup-spout vessel

Santa Ana stirrup-spout vessel. Early Horizon.