Friday, 22 October 2021

Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures


El Tocado pre-Columbian headdress.
Rich natural resources in ancient Peru gave rise to the earliest Andean civilizations. Building on that wealth, skilled artisans crafted extraordinary objects, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, beakers, and jewelry, rivaling anything made by the Egyptians. The National Geographic Museum in Washington featured Peruvian Gold.

The exhibition journeyed from 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1450, through gold, silver, ceramics, and textiles.