According to the gold-chained icon of the 80s, Mr. T (yes, you know the one):
“I practice the Golden Rule: He who has all the gold, makes the rules.”
While Mr. T wasn’t around during the ruling time of the ancient Pre-Inca Peruvians, he does a good job of paraphrasing the special “golden” age of civilizations from 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1450. featured in the limited exhibition “Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed” at the Irving Arts Center, October 4 – December 31.
Peruvian Gold is presented in partnership with the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. and will showcase extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca heritage, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, textiles, ceremonial ornaments, ceramics and jewelry. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be El Tocado, the largest and most ornate pre-Columbian headdress ever discovered. The extraordinary gold headdress dates from the Middle Sican period (A.D. 900-1100). This exhibition marks the first time it has been on display in the United States since it was unearthed in 1991.
Guest curated by National Geographic’s Archaeology Fellow Dr. Fredrik Hiebert, “Peruvian Gold” features iconic artifacts on loan from three Peruvian institutions: Sican National Museum, Larco Museum and Museum of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. Irving is the only location outside of Washington D.C. to host Peruvian Gold.