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#497 - from 11 January 2018 to 17 January 2018


Funeral mask in copper covered with gold leaf, Lambayeque culture, Peru, 1200 A.D. 26 cm.

Pre-Colombian art in the city of the Doges

VENICE – In 2019 the centennial of the Ligabue company, catering for naval services, will be celebrated. Its emblematic leader, Giancarlo Ligabue (1931-2015), was a businessman as well as an anthropologist, having received a doctorate from the Sorbonne. He carried out many excavations on hominids. In 2016 the center for studies and research became a foundation. Its collection comprises a dinosaur as well as pre-Inca objects from the site of Sipán in Peru. This pre-Colombian ensemble is being shown at the palazzo Loredan, including Maya, Aztec, as well as Chimu, Moche, and Quimbaya pieces, among others. The location is well chosen, being the headquarters of a respectable Venetian learned society, after being shown in Florence and in Naples.
Il mondo che non c’era at Palazzo Loredan, from 12 January to 30 June 2018.

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