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Pataky Noble Woman, Costa Rica, AD 1000-1550

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A Pataky lord of the southern Nicoya region died and is buried with many grave goods. One of his wives mourns him and lies at his feet. Noble women of this region wore gold and tumbaga jewelry and had elaborate body painting. It looked like as if the person was dressed. Pataky lords were trading over large distances. The material culture shows the influence from cultures of Ecuador as well as of Mesoamerica

Reconstruction is based on archaeological evidence (burial analysis, grave goods, mostly ceramic figurines and metal objects). 

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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
4752x3168px 1.88 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Shutter Speed
1/83 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
51 mm
ISO Speed
125
Date Taken
Apr 15, 2016, 11:56:02 AM
Sensor Size
22mm
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Wolfberry-J's avatar
The body painting is gorgeous!  Love the vibrance that you achieve with a limited warm palette.
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
Much appreciated as it comes from an expert.
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bear48Professional
sweet job
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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MarleythefirebenderHobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOSH COSTA RICA YASSS THAT´S WHERE IM FROM
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
What a great country. I am so fascinated by the ancient cultures. You must be very proud.
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I seconded the above comment. Great work and portrayal of the past. Is this part of a larger work?
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
Thanks so much. Comments like this are feeding my motivation. Yes, it's part of a larger work. Because of copyright issues I often can only show parts. Very sorry about that. 
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I love your pictorial representations, Coricancha, because besides they are accurate they also have a great aesthetic sense. I love this work, the woman looks very devoted to her husband. It simply beautiful ♡
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
As always, your comment is beautiful to read . It is itself a picture. My sincere thanks, from artist to artist.
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