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Saturday Art: Another Visit to Art Institute of Chicago PreColumbian Americas Collection

Hieroglyphic Altar

Description of Altar

As we explored last Saturday and the one before, an excellent collection of art from Precolumbian Mesoamerica, South and Central America, contained at the Art Institute of Chicago, will be the subject of the post today.

There are no substitutes for visiting this collection, and the Institute’s many others, but this will give some idea of what you should enjoy when you can.

If you click on a picture you will enlarge it.

Anthopomorphic figured jar, Peru, Paracas, Ococaje area, Ice Valley, south coast, 630/150 B.C., Ceramic with resinous postfire paint

The vase above looked to all of us like a figure based on a collection of human organs,  fascinating in its massed shapes.

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Ruth Calvo

Ruth Calvo

I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.