Significance of Masking Traditions in Mesoamerica
The purpose of this thesis is to provide insight, from an art historical perspective, into the complexity of Pre-Columbian beliefs and aesthetics by discussing the masking traditions of the Olmec, Maya, and Aztec. This thesis also explores the iconography of ancient masking among the Olmec, Mayan, and Aztec civilizations. A focus will be on the shamanism associated with the masking traditions.
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Gonzalez, Maria de Jesus
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Indians of Central America; Masks -- Central America
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Garrett, Erin, "Significance of Masking Traditions in Mesoamerica" (2004). HIM 1990-2015. 379.