Sample History Paper on The Cohoba Ceremony Spoon made from a bone

The Taino community made this object. It was made between 1200 to 1500 AD. The Cohoba is a psychogenic powder ground made from seeds of specified species of trees used mostly in healing ceremonies of the Taino culture. The Cohoba Ceremony Spoon is made from a bone carved and polished to bring a soft look.

 

The spoon is found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The object is a spoon, which was used by the tribal healer known as (Shaman). This is a special spoon used in placing the seeds in a stone inhaler.

The object had a religious significance for the healing process, a special ritual in the Tiano community.

The most interesting thing about this object is that spoon was to help the healer to ingest the powder, and this process is part of the Theual. This powder was able to take over the healer and put him into an altered mental state, and that is why he had to sit on a ceremonial sit known as ‘Duho.’

Moche sculptural bottles were representing cormorants. Museo De Arte Precolombino, Cusco.

This object was made during the Inca Empire, whereby the production of pottery in the Andes was one of the art that helped in the growth of the community for many years.

This object was made between 100 to 700 AD.

The object is molded using unique shapes, and the color the pallet is limited to black, red, and white. It composes of hollow tubes of clay, which is bent downwards to form a U shape, and another object goes in between it at the Apex of the curve.

It is located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

They used figures and animals to shape these objects. They are used for decorative purposes. They have a significance to the origin of The Andes is why Moche decided to choose this object to remember its usage during the early years of 1500 to 500 BCE by the Chavin and Cupisnoque cultures.

What I found interesting about these objects is that they were used as gifts from those who were considered as elites of the high levels to those who are lower or the middle-class society. They had significance to the people’s civilization because it helped to bond the social difference, and it helped in supporting the Elite’s power.

Spouted Chocolate Vessel

This is a diagnostic form made in the mid of the pre-classic years between (100-400 BC) and the late pre-classic years of (400 BC to AD 250). It is known as Maya Ceramic assemblages. The spouted chocolate vessel is a portable object made of indurated limestone and was able to take a considerable amount of polishing and carving using abrasives so that it could give its soothing relief and surface sheen.

The object is located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s one of the arts of the Mayan community. The resources used to make this object is Chisels, Blades, Limestone quarries, and Polishing stones. These vessels are considered to be Chocolate pots for the Mayan community, but it was recently we have no more evidence of its use that can directly support this interpretation. Few research has shown focus on using these objects and if they play essential roles when it comes to daily social and religious activities for the Maya community.

 

References

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/317828&ved=2ahUKEwirn-PktontAhXAURUIHT6jCTAQFjACegQIEBAB&usg=AOvVaw2IsWCt5kunw7OqkcR4dkkS

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.discover-peru.org/inca-pottery/&ved=2ahUKEwiUhPmNt4ntAhUfQxUIHel0DtAQFjARegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw0jrXNlmmriRfmRux4MnWZq

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/318346&ved=2ahUKEwi-urWit4ntAhXbTxUIHfhFCRYQFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw2qJqCcSBczKUjXfC27c11B