Irving Arts Center Event
Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed
Exhibition organized with the National Geographic Society
Presented by Irving Arts Center
Oct 04, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014 10:00 AM
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX
Price: $12 for adults
Irving Hosts ‘Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed’
From Oct. 4 through Dec. 31, 2014, the Irving Arts Center will be home to a collection of ancient artifacts excavated from Peru’s legendary royal tombs.
Peruvian Gold is presented in partnership with the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. and will showcase extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca heritage, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, textiles, ceremonial ornaments, ceramics and jewelry. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be El Tocado, the largest and most ornate pre-Columbian headdress ever discovered.
The extraordinary gold headdress dates from the Middle Sican period (A.D. 900-1100).
There's Gold in Them There Irving
Source: DallasObserver.com, by JUSTIN HUNT
Exhibited for the first time in the United States – and in partnership with National Geographic – this collection shows off the intricate artisanal works of ancient Peru. On display are a variety of objects in textile, ceramic, gold and silver, demonstrating the vast technical abilities of the early Peruvian civilization. The pièce de résistance is the El Tocado, the most ornate, pre-Columbian headdress ever discovered.