The works of art displayed at the MAP, encompass a period of time dating from 1250 B.C. until 1532 A.D. All these were selected from among the collection of almost 45,000 pieces stored in the Larco Archaeological Museum in Lima. This excellent selection of samples combined with explanatory and descriptive texts in Spanish, English and french, allows visitors to adequately situate themselves within the artistic context of Ancient Peru.


Gold has attracted the interest and desire of men since it exists on the face of earth.
Splendid funeral attires affirmed the belief that man journeyed from this world the afterlife, to which he had to arrive beautifully adorned. Chest and ear ornaments, masks, nose ornaments, crowns, necklaces, bracelets were elaborated from gold laminae with designs with each society believed in, reaching high technical decoration, union and alloy that still nowadays dazzle the investigators.