Explain why and how the Golden Beaker/vessel from Portland Museum and the Bat-faced Man amulet convey the notion of power of the user or wearer

Explain why and how the Golden Beaker/vessel from Portland Museum and the Bat-faced Man amulet convey the notion of power of the user or wearer

1.Choose 4 words from the glossary provided in the Module and relate them to a Pre-Hispanic gold object we have studied. Make sure you describe the terminology thoroughly and in your own words

 

2.Reflection: How do you think the representation of mythology or symbolic power and nature are interconnected and result in the production of daily life objects for the higher ranking individuals in pre-Hispanic Colombia? Please make sure you provide specific examples from the modules.  You may choose to discuss different techniques of gold making, such as weaving.

 

3.How do you think the Golden Beaker/vessel from Portland Museum and the Bat-faced Man amulet convey the notion of power of the user or wearer?  You can discuss size, material, usage, technique, etc.

 

http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/5301

http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/cauca-goldwork-a-mythical-world-where-transformation-is-ever-present

http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/a-time-line

Tairona:

http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/a-powerful-shaman-elite

The three Gold work styles:

http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/the-three-goldwork-styles

http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/from-the-magdalena-valley-to-the-caribbean-plains

Metallurgy

http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/metallurgy-and-society

Gold working techniques

http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/goldworking-techniques

Textures, Shine and Colors: Gold and passage of time

http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/textures-shines-and-colours

Tairona:

http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/tairona

 

Death and rebirth

 

http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/pre-hispanic-societies/cosmology/death-and-rebirth-

funerary-urns

 

Cosmology

http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/pre-hispanic-societies/cosmology/myths-about-the-organisation-of-the-cosmos