Gold and the Incas

Gold and the Incas : Lost Worlds of Peru


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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. Also included are essays by Peruvian and Australian scholars, maps and a timeline.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 254 x 289.56 x 30.48mm | 2,027.55g
  • National Library of Australia
  • Canberra, Australia
  • English
  • , colour illustrations, maps
  • 0642334420
  • 9780642334428
  • 376,192