Art Documentary

Day:
Friday
Date:
12/07/2013
Start:
11:30
End:
12:00
Event type:
Film
Location:
Lecture Theatre
Admission:
Free

Baroque Room 12, c.1930.

Free screening of a documentary about the Aztec Double Headed Serpent, housed in the British Museum. No booking necessary.

Part of the BBC documentary series, Masterpieces of the British Museum. An examination of an Aztec ornament depicting a double-headed serpent, carved in wood and covered with turquoise mosaic, which is believed to have been worn on ceremonial occasions. No one knows how the piece was discovered or made its way to Europe. The turquoise mosaic of a double-headed serpent is one of the most alluring objects in the British Museum Mexican Gallery.

Duration: 30 minutes.