The Spirit of Ancient Peru: Treasures from the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera
Museo Arqueol Ogico Rafael Larco Herrera, Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera, Elizabeth P. Benson
Thames and Hudson, 1997 - Art - 216 pages
A beautifully illustrated volume that presents more than a hundred and sixty works of art from Lima's famed Larco collection, the world's largest private collection of pre-Hispanic Peruvian art. Spectacular ceramics, textiles, metalwork and sculpture from the Chavin, Cupisnique, Salinar, Gallinazo, Moche, Parcas, Nasca, Lambayeque, Huari, Chimu and Inca cultures are illustrated and described, all with colour photographs. Some of the objects are remarkable for the skill of their craftmenship, such as ornate gold and silver jewellery and headresses, others intriguing for the beliefs they reveal, such as an intricate Lambayeque textile featuring elaborate divine beings, others are simply extraordinary, for example mosiac earplugs
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