Gold and the Incas

Lost Worlds of Peru

Edited by Christine Dixon

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  • Published: 2014
  • Subject Listing: Art
  • Bibliographic information: 304 pp., color illus, 9 x 11 in.
  • Distributed for: National Gallery of Australia
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Gold and the Incas reveals the splendor of ancient pre-Hispanic cultures of Peru featuring art made of gold, silver, turquoise, shell, stone, textile, and ceramic. More than 200 objects are covered, showing the aesthetic depth, drama, and beauty of the famous Incan empire and its predecessors. As well as deities, lively depictions of animals, birds, and fish decorate the works.

Treasures from the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Per, Museo Arqueologico Rafael Larco Herrera, Fundacion Museo Amano, Museo Oro del Per and the National Gallery of Australia are discussed and illustrated in color.