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Lecture on an Inka Royal Tunic
September 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The following event is associated with the exhibition Weaving and the Social World: 3,000 Years of Ancient Andean Textiles, which runs from May 20 – September 18, 2016.
Making a Masterpiece: the Royal Inka Tunic at Dumbarton Oaks
Andrew Hamilton, Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University, will present this Ryerson Lecture on the royal Inka tunic from the Dumbarton Oaks collection. This tunic has long been recognized as the single most important artifact to survive from the Inka civilization. A tremendously complex work of art, it can be analyzed to produce a richer appreciation of Inka artistic practices, aesthetics, and color theory. At the same time that this investigation yields a deeper understanding of Inka art, it results in a new vision of the object itself.