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About this lecture:
The dawn of Mesoamerican civilization attests to a vast repertoire of images of humans, crafted from a wide variety of materials and accessible to people from across the socioeconomic spectrum. Yet in later periods, the representation of humans in durable form became an elite prerogative, associated with rulers and their courts. By looking at both beautiful objects of art from the Kimbell’s collection and the archaeological record—filled with fragmentary human bodies crafted of clay—this talk will explore the social and political significance of the representation of the human body in ancient Mesoamerica.
Free; no reservations required. Seating is limited.
Pavilion Auditorium, simulcast in Kahn Auditorium
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