April 21: Lecture by Lisa Trever

Majesty, Myth, and Monsters in Moche Art of Ancient Peru

Moche art of northern Peru has often been singled out as one of the most expressive visual traditions of ancient Latin America. From highly naturalistic ceramic portrait vessels, to sumptuous works of metal, mosaic, and textiles made for royal patrons, to complex iconography including ancient stories of divine heroes battling monstrous creatures, Moche art and material culture has had a place in museums and art-historical scholarship for more than a century. In this illustrated lecture, Trever will discuss recent developments in archaeology and art history that have dramatically expanded our understanding of this important artistic tradition and the world of its creators.

(Co-Sponsored by the Columbia Department of Anthropology and the Center for Archaeology)

April 21 at 6:30 pm (Refreshments to precede lecture at 6:00)
Schermerhorn Hall, Room 612, Columbia University

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