Museo Larco in Google Arts & Culture
Located in a beautiful old house in the Pueblo Libre district, the Museo Larco houses in its galleries nearly 5,000 years of cultural and historical development of pre-Columbian Peru. The ceramic and metal sculptures that take part of the museum’s collection attest the skill, art and worldview of the ancient inhabitants of our country.
New technologies provide spaces for novel experiences of cultural exploration. The Museo Larco, no stranger to this avant-garde, is present in the Google Arts & Culture project, a website of the Google Cultural Institute that presents a compilation of high-resolution images of works of art exhibited in various museums around the world.
Here the collections of the Larco Museum are available on Google Arts & Culture:
Death in Ancient Peru
This collection reflects the worldview of the various worlds in which life and the process of death flow for ancient Peruvians. The world above, the world below and the earthly world are portrayed in ancient vessels and textiles from various pre-Columbian cultures.
This exhibit details, through masks and vessels, the legend of Ai Apaec, the mythological hero of the Moche culture. Various episodes of Ai Apaec’s journey to other worlds and scenes of combat with strange creatures can be seen in various art formats.