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GONZALEZ CARVAJAL, Paola. VISUAL ART, SPACE AND POWER: INKA CERAMIC ICONOGRAPHY FROM SEVERAL DIAGUITA-INKA SETTLEMENTS IN ILLAPEL VALLEY. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2004, vol.36, n.2, pp.375-392. ISSN 0717-7356. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562004000200011.
In this paper, I discuss the structure of Diaguita-Inka ceramic design as well as the distribution of this material among several sites in the Illapel valley of north-central Chile. The analysis reveals a clear difference between sites with respect to the Cuzco materials. The differential distribution of Diaguita vs. Inka decorative patterns in this valley provides information about processes of daily life as well as local differences in the political strategies of the imperial Inka state. Different political strategies can also be discerned at the regional level through the comparison of the Illapel materials with those from the Diaguita nuclear area (Elqui and Limari river valleys). In addition to the introduction of Inka elements, significant changes in Diaguita visual art are also noted
Palabras clave : Diaguita; Inka; ceramic iconography and art; Illapel valley; imperial state strategies.