Dress to Kill
A COLLECTION INSPIRED BY A MOCHICA PRINCE
In 2008, the world discovers the funerary chamber of the Lord of Ucúpe. The luxurious splendor of its sophisticated jewelry offerings imbues these Mochica style adornments with the imposing strength of a mythological art which can be disturbing at times, and which is associated with a complex political and religious tradition. These treasures, inaccessible to the ordinary people of the time, reflect the powerful position of a distinguished leader who was associated with the supreme ritual of sacrifice. On the occasion of their exhibition at the Museum of Ethnology of Geneva, Motché Paris-Lima has recreated this sense of ritual, in a collection based on the adornments of a Lord who was literally "dressed to kill".
A COLLECTION INSPIRED BY THE TREASURES OF THE LARCO MUSEUM
In a constant search of meaningful pieces, Motché Paris-Lima invites you to travel and explore the enigmatic World Heritage of ancient Peru. Through the pre-Columbian treasures of the exceptional Larco Museum jewelry collection, Carole Fraresso recounts the glorious past of ancient Peruvian civilizations.