The Irving Arts Center, in partnership with National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C, will present Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed, a remarkable collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts excavated from Peru’s legendary royal tombs.
Peruvian Gold showcases 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). This exhibition will be is first time it has been on display in the United States since it was unearthed in 1991.