Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gods and Gifts - Vatican Ethnological Collection

From the vast holdings of the Vatican Ethnological Museum comes a presentation of indigenous spiritual pieces that will enable visitors to learn about the global significance of the objects and their journey to the Vatican. These sixty-five sets of remarkable objects have been selected for their artistic and cultural relevance spanning all of earth’s populated continents, including the Pacific region. Gods & Gifts: Vatican Ethnological Collection will be on display at the Bowers from September 29, 2013 through February 9, 2014.

Lidded bowl  -  Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia  -  19th century

Information and images courtesy of the Bowers Museum

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