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The Presentation Theme: A Moche Fineline Drawing

The Presentation Theme: A Moche Fineline Drawing

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This paper provides an alternative explanation to the prevailing one of blood sacrifice.. This alternative is derived from Form and Imagery based in Native American Gesture Signs. Revised August 2010 with more illustrations of detail around the "prisoner" figure to show that the subject is not about blood letting but rather the planting of seeds into the female-earth.

This paper provides an alternative explanation to the prevailing one of blood sacrifice.. This alternative is derived from Form and Imagery based in Native American Gesture Signs. Revised August 2010 with more illustrations of detail around the "prisoner" figure to show that the subject is not about blood letting but rather the planting of seeds into the female-earth.

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Published by: Cliff on Mar 14, 2010
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The Presentation ThemeA Moche Ceramic Vessel
Clifford C. RicheyFebruary 2010RevisedMarch 2010RevisedAugust 2010Illustration Credit: Drawing by Donna McClelland
 
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Page 3Th Total Form of the vessel upon which the Presentation Theme was painted is that of a
container.
ItsSub-Forms are a
place
sign (brown). A Double Lined (
unseen
)
kernel 
or S
eed 
sign (yellow), Due to itsrelative size the Seed (perhaps a kernel of corn) could be considered the Great Seed. The Bottom of theVessel (blue) is in the Form of a Large Location/Number sign. The
location
,
the Great One.The Container, the place of the unseen seed, the location, the great one. Illustration 1: Total Form, A Container  Illustration 2: Sub-Forms Illustration 3: The Scene or Motif 

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