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Diálogo andino

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MARANGUELLO, Carla. FROM GOD’S APE TO THE EXOTIC PARADISE. CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT THE MONKEY’S PRESENCE IN THE ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENTATION OF SOUTHPERUVIANS COLONIAL CHURCHES. Diálogo Andino [online]. 2017, n.52, pp.27-44. ISSN 0719-2681.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0719-26812017000100027.

Since ancient in Christian tradition, the monkey has been associated with, essentially, negative characteristics, connotation held during christianity, even was used to represent Satan and other deplorable attitudes of man. In oposition, in pre-Hispanic Andes the animal appears associated with the exoticism and forest abundance in the Amazon, as well as various myths about the stars, but always attributed positive connotations. In the architectural ornamentation of colonial temples in Chucuito’s province in the southern Peru, developed during the 17th and 18th century, monkeys appear occasionally, and its location is repeated in access doorways to places of worship, with other natural elements of pre-Hispanic tradition and with the Christian’s symbols. Studies in this field haven’t produced definitive interpretations of the appearance of these figures in the colonial context, so it is appropriate to consider the significance of the animal in medieval tradition and the pre-Hispanic world, and then to examine the images, to made a consideration of the context of implementation of ornamental programs and their role in the doctrinal context.

Palabras clave : Monkeys; andean religiosity; ornamental iconography; colonial Chucuito.

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