1945 July - 1945 July
"Rare Peruvian Objects" featured a Peruvian treasure trove of necklaces, feather work and handwoven cotton found with a mummy in the ruins of Chanchan. According to Julian Bird, Assistant Curator of Archaeology at the Museum, the items were personal possessions of a wealthy Peruvian who was buried with his possessions a century before the Spanish Conquest. The collection, purchased for the Museum in 1896 by the J. Pierrepont Morgan fund, was exhibited in the 77th Street Foyer at the American Museum of Natural History throughout the month of July 1945.
Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: Junius Bird, AMNH Assistant Curator of Archaeology.
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