JEWELS OF EARTH & SKY: South Western Native American Jewellery for Body and Soul

Jewels of earth and sky lecture

Wednesday 9th April, 1.00- 2.00pm

Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX
Ticket Cost £10.

In this lecture Dr. Max Carocci (British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre) addresses the cultural significance of jewels and precious stones among the native peoples of the North American Southwest.

Dating back many thousands of years, the use of jewellery in this region is testimony to an astonishingly rich and enduring legacy. The lecture  reveals the multiple meanings and social relevance of this remarkable art, while highlighting similarities and differences in the ways in which jewellery has been perceived in the West and among North American indigenous peoples over time.

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