Amulets

In 2011, the Museum presented the “Amulets” exhibition, under the curatorship of Iván Cruz Cevallos, in order to display pre-Columbian pieces featuring different functions, materials and meanings; their provenance from funerary archaeological settings and their small size brought them under the heading of amulets. The most significant aspects that were explored included, in particular, the relationship over time between human beings and their objects of personal use, regardless of their place of origin; either due to the way we designate them or because they are the legacy of our ancestors, for the stories they contain, or the natural power they possess.

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