November 2017: Dr. Alicia Boswell: Ritual Regalia of the Ancient Moche

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Sunday Nov 12, 2017 at 3pm

Dr. Alicia Boswell

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bard College

Ritual Regalia of the Ancient Moche

 

In the last thirty years archaeological investigations on the north coast of Peru have produced a wealth of new information leading to nuances in our understanding of Moche sociopolitical organization (AD 200-800). These discoveries have included excavations of intact tombs of Moche male and female elites, interred with their ritual regalia and other grave goods. Metal ornaments made up an important part of this regalia, yet our understanding of Moche metallurgy technology and production remains under explored. This presentation presents current research on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection on Moche metal regalia, its production, presentation, and significance in the Moche world.

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