Exhibition catalogue


Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru

reveals the splendour of ancient pre-Hispanic cultures of Peru. Art made of gold, silver, turquoise, shell, stone, textile and ceramic is shown. More than 200 objects are covered, from gold armour and intricate jewellery to elaborate embroidered and woven cloths. They show 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 Perú, Museo Arqueologico Rafael Larco Herrera, Fundacion Museo Amano, Museo Oro del Perú and the National Gallery of Australia are discussed and illustrated in colour. Also included are essays by Peruvian and Australian scholars, maps and a timeline.

Price: RRP A$49.95 | Gallery price A$39.95

  • ed. Christine Dixon
  • pub December 2013
  • 304 pages
  • 290 x 240 mm, paperback illustrated in full colour
  • ISBN 978 0642 33442 8
  • RRP AUS $49.95 | Purchase at the Gallery A$39.95
  • Distributed in Australia by: NewSouth Books
  • Distributed in the United States of America by University of Washington Press

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