El Tocado, the largest and most ornate pre-Columbian headdress that has ever been discovered.
|Rich natural resources in ancient Peru gave rise to the earliest Andean civilizations. Building on that wealth, skilled artisans crafted extraordinary objects, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, beakers, and jewelry, rivaling anything made by the ancient Egyptians.|
The items are on display through Dec. 31 at the Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas. This is the second and last stop for the exhibition before the artifacts are returned to their native country. National Geographic Museum in Washington DC is featuring ancient Peruvian Gold.
|The exhibition will journey through civilizations from 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1450, through the ceremonial gold, silver, ceramics, and textiles created by these sophisticated peoples.|