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.


From immemorial time man has felt the necessity to adorn himself, specially for ceremonies, rites, traditions and celebrations. With this human beings looks for a way to approach the divinity or to rise to its condition, he needs special implements, among them, adornments and jewels are very important. The criteria of beauty and enhancement have been settled in societies from the demand of the divinities, and required for certain rites.