Exhibition: Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons Across Cultures

Date: 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, August 18, 2019 (All day)

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Nearly as universal as war itself has been the inclination to decorate the weapons of war. People through time and in nearly all cultures - rich and poor, leaders and followers, foragers in the most forbidding climates on the planet, and kings of the world’s great civilizations - have painstakingly embellished their weapons. We may marvel at their splendor in startling contrast to their deadly purpose, and we may wonder why we have always felt so compelled to transform implements of war into objects of surprising beauty.

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