Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291532
Title:
Images and labels: The case of the Tlatilcan female figurines
Author:
Bernal-García, María Elena
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In reconstructing the meaning of prehistoric artifacts, the art historian's task is particularly difficult. Scholars dealing with this period of time have to build their arguments on scarce archeological data, often unaided by written documents. Due to this lack of information, prehistoric female figurines are the subject of innacurate iconographic interpretations. In the case of the Mesoamerican Preclassic, the missing data is supplemented by subjective perceptions about people who do not belong to the scholar's own sex or ethnic background. The resulting misinterpretations fill the interstices between the information available and the historical facts. The traditional view that considers these figurines nothing more than beautiful women stop any further inquiries into the subject. Sometimes, the scholar's own fantasies substitute for logical arguments. Scholars writing on Mesoamerican iconography must be careful not to follow many of their predecessors to avoid confusing their colleagues, students and the general public.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Clay figurines -- Mexico.; Idols and images -- Mexico -- Tlatilco Site (Naucalpan de Juárez); Women in art.; Indian art -- Mexico.; Art historians.; Sexism in language.; Tlatilco Site (Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico); Naucalpan de Juárez (Mexico) -- Antiquities.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Art History
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
McElroy, Keith D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleImages and labels: The case of the Tlatilcan female figurinesen_US
dc.creatorBernal-García, María Elenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBernal-García, María Elenaen_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn reconstructing the meaning of prehistoric artifacts, the art historian's task is particularly difficult. Scholars dealing with this period of time have to build their arguments on scarce archeological data, often unaided by written documents. Due to this lack of information, prehistoric female figurines are the subject of innacurate iconographic interpretations. In the case of the Mesoamerican Preclassic, the missing data is supplemented by subjective perceptions about people who do not belong to the scholar's own sex or ethnic background. The resulting misinterpretations fill the interstices between the information available and the historical facts. The traditional view that considers these figurines nothing more than beautiful women stop any further inquiries into the subject. Sometimes, the scholar's own fantasies substitute for logical arguments. Scholars writing on Mesoamerican iconography must be careful not to follow many of their predecessors to avoid confusing their colleagues, students and the general public.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectClay figurines -- Mexico.en_US
dc.subjectIdols and images -- Mexico -- Tlatilco Site (Naucalpan de Juárez)en_US
dc.subjectWomen in art.en_US
dc.subjectIndian art -- Mexico.en_US
dc.subjectArt historians.en_US
dc.subjectSexism in language.en_US
dc.subjectTlatilco Site (Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico)en_US
dc.subjectNaucalpan de Juárez (Mexico) -- Antiquities.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMcElroy, Keith D.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333224en_US
dc.identifier.oclc18711482en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16618981en_US
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