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Description - Faking the Ancient Andes by Karen O Bruhns

Nasca pots, Quimbaya figurines, Moche porn figures, stone shamans. Fakes and forgeries run rampant in the Andean art collections of international museums and private individuals. Authors Karen Bruhns and Nancy Kelker examine the phenomenon in this eye-opening volume. They discuss the most commonly forged classes and styles of artifacts, many of which were being duplicated as early as the 19th century. More important, they describe the system whereby these objects get made, purchased, authenticated, and placed in major museums as well as the complicity of forgers, dealers, curators, and collectors in this system. Unique to this volume are biographies of several of the forgers, who describe their craft and how they are able to effectively fool connoisseurs and specialists. This is an important accessible introduction to pre-Columbian art fraud for archaeologists, art historians, and museum professionals alike. A parallel volume by the same authors discusses fakes in Mesoamerican archaeology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781598743951
ISBN-10: 1598743953
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Left Coast Press Inc
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Karen O Bruhns

Karen O. Bruhns is director of the Chihuatan/ Las Marias Archaeological Project for the Fundacion Nacional de Arqueologia in El Salvador and an active participant in archaeological projects in the Andes. She has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and has taught at several universities. She is author of Ancient South America, co-author of Women in Ancient America, and author of over 60 papers and monographs. Nancy L. Kelker is professor of art history at Middle Tennessee State University. She has Ph.D. in pre-Columbian art history from University of Texas, Austin. She has served as pre-Columbian art curator at the San Antonio Museum of Art and as a cultural property consultant on antiquities smuggling cases for the United States and Canadian governments. Kelker has prepared exhibition catalogs and written a variety of research articles on pre-Columbian art.

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