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8 Materiality and Sacred Landscapes: Ulúa Style Marble Vases in Honduras

8 Materiality and Sacred Landscapes: Ulúa Style Marble Vases in Honduras ABSTRACT In this chapter, imagery on Ulúa marble vases from the lower Ulúa Valley of Honduras is explored from the perspective of conceptual landscapes and place‐making at Travesía. I argue that the color of the stone—white marble—and the associated iconography are related to localized understandings of paradisical ancestral spheres. The portable nature of Ulúa marble vases enabled this spiritual realm to be presented during social and political events in the region and abroad in both lower Central America and the central Maya lowlands. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association Wiley

8 Materiality and Sacred Landscapes: Ulúa Style Marble Vases in Honduras

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© 2012 by the American Anthropological Association
ISSN
1551-823X
eISSN
1551-8248
DOI
10.1111/j.1551-8248.2012.01040.x
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Abstract

ABSTRACT In this chapter, imagery on Ulúa marble vases from the lower Ulúa Valley of Honduras is explored from the perspective of conceptual landscapes and place‐making at Travesía. I argue that the color of the stone—white marble—and the associated iconography are related to localized understandings of paradisical ancestral spheres. The portable nature of Ulúa marble vases enabled this spiritual realm to be presented during social and political events in the region and abroad in both lower Central America and the central Maya lowlands.

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Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological AssociationWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2011

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