30 January 2017

Pre-Inca treasures

For all lovers of pre-Columbian culture be sure not to miss the specialist on the subject, Carole Fraresso’s next talk. This French expert in pre-Columbian art will take us through the worlds of the Chavin, Vicus and Mochica goldsmiths, all of whom were considered as the “jewelers of the gods”, as exemplified by the extraordinary funerary ornaments at the Larco Museum in Lima.

February 4th at 10:30 am at the Maison des Amériques Latines, Paris.

  • Mochica gold bangles - 100-800 A.D. © Larco Museum

  • Mochica necklace made of gold frogs - 100-800 A.D. © Larco Museum

  • Vicús diadems made of gold plated copper - 200 B.C.-200 A.D. © Larco Museum

  • Mochica gold earrings, depicting the bird-warrior - 100-800 A.D. © Larco Museum

  • Chimú gold funeral ornamental dress - 1200-1470 A.D. © Larco Museum

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