Image from page 548 of "Guide leaflet" (1901)

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Identifier: scienceguide7692amer Title: Guide leaflet Year: 1901 (1900s) Authors: American Museum of Natural History Subjects: American Museum of Natural History Natural history Publisher: New York : The Museum Contributing Library: American Museum of Natural History Library Digitizing Sponsor: IMLS / LSTA / METRO View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: Text Appearing After Image: I&# S3 BF^ ^^H^^^l i^U]^^^^ H^~-^ ^H^ ^^^^^^H The three Httle ornaments above(after Saville, 1920) came fromOaxaca, and show the extraor-dinary skill of the Mixtec gold-workers in their reproduction ofa harpy eagle, a monkey, and ahorned owl. Note especiallythe treatment of the owls feath-ers. It is a tragedy that so muchof this lovely ornament found itsway to the Spanish melting pot :^ \>K % C*i| «:., m-W b4: U:, Kf. sim>i- •.r^Vf*Aii*liis± 82 Ll//;A7r.LV MlSEUM GLIDE LEAFLET down and worked either hy hammerin;]:or eastinii. This hitter metliod is extreme-ly inii-enioiis. since it is like the Europeancire-pcrdue process. The pattern to hecast was en<:ra\ed on .specially treatedcday over which was spread a layer of wax.The wa\-c(t\ered ])attern was then coatedwith more clay lhrou_ii-h Avhich a wax-iilledaperture was made. The mold was thenhaked, during- which process the waxmelted and ran out. The molten metal was])oured into the resultant cavity, and whent Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.


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