Homage to the Ancients

Drawing connectionsI went to an exhibition of treasures of ancient Peru – sculptures, vessels, textiles, jewellery, masks – spanning 2500 years. I walked around 3 times – overview, then more slowly then back to the peices i liked most.

I particularly liked the symbols used on many of the items for their simplicity in shape and direct symbolic meanings eg duality (male-female, sun-moon), three levels of existence (sky, earth, sea).

Not quite sure how some of the jewellery were worn – earrings the diameter of an orange and nose rings bigger than the wearers face.

Sorry about the cat – the way I’ve done the legs makes it look like a strange kangaroo.


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