Luxury Object Artisans in the Ancient Andes: Metals and Coca in Northern Peru, AD 200 - 1532

During her year at BGC as a “Cultures of Conservation” Postdoctoral Fellow Alicia Boswell is collaborating with conservators and curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to study a Moche culture metals collection of ritual regalia. In this talk Alicia Boswell will discuss her current project and previous research on the impact of Andean imperial powers on a coca-plant producing community. Coca is a plant that can only be grown in limited ecological niches and is a highly sought-after resource essential to elite strategies of legitimization. The overarching theme between the two projects is their focus on Luxury Object Artisans in the Ancient Andes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall
Academic Programs, Seminar Series, Brown Bag Lunch

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