Donnan, Christopher B.. The Chotuna friezes and the Chotuna-dragon connection

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Chotuna friezes and the Chotuna-dragon connection

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Northern dynasties : kingship and statecraft in Chimor: a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th and 13th October 1985, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Alana Cordy-Collins

Published By: Original publisher The Northern dynasties : kingship and statecraft in Chimor: a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12th and 13th October 1985, edited by Michael E. Moseley and Alana Cordy-Collins Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. 1990. 275-296 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Christopher B. Donnan

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2015. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Chimu (SE75)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Visual arts (5311); Archaeological excavation methods (1210); Cultural participation (184); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document At Chotuna in the Lambayeque Valley there are friezes in a courtyard to the northwest of Huaca Gloria preserved by windblown sand. Radiocarbon dates are provided, as well as drawings of the courtyard and friezes. The friezes are compared to similar ones at the contemporary site of Dragon in the Moche Valley, and reference is made to similar motifs in Moche and Chimu ceramics. The iconography of the Chotuna friezes may have been copied from painted textiles that served to disseminate a complex iconography throughout a wide area. This would account for the blurring of detail on the Chotuna friezes when compared with the ones at Dragon in the Moche Valley, and indicates the artists were unfamiliar with the images at their source. The arched, double-headed serpent with a human figure underneath first appeared in early Moche, and use of the motifs appears to have spread north from around the Supe Valley.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 28

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. se75-028

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-296)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1980-1982

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 900-650 BP (AD 1100-1350)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Chotuna, Lambayeque district (Lambayeque Valley) and Dragon, La Esperanza, Trujillo (Moche Valley), La Libertad, Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Chimu Indians--Politics and government--Congresses//Chimu Indians--Antiquities--Congresses//Chan Chan Site (Peru)--Congresses//Peru--Antiquities--Congresses


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