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The Usage of and Approach to Stone in Sculptures and Architectures during the 15-16th Century

Lue Li


Stone as a material which has been widely used in sculptures and architectures. This essay will first focus on analyzing the effort of St. Cecilia’s relics, followed by researching the Coricancha in the Inca cultures. It shows the stones are one of the most important factors in colonics and rules. Specifically, invaders or new rulers not only want to occupy the original territory and people, they also want to implant their own cultural or religious beliefs in the new areas under their control.


Stone; Sculpture of St. Cecilia; Coricancha; Colonics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v5i4.3537