"Shamans and gods of pre-Columbian Ecuador" at the Quai Branly Museum, Paris
Both traditions messenger, priest, healer, astronomer, hunter and until its transformation into temporal deity, the shaman has the power of the sacred animals and personifies the forces of the other world.
The exhibition features through 265 works the peak of this practice that combines mysticism and interpretation of climatic and cosmic phenomena, mythology and social rites. The pectoral ornaments, necklaces, gold bracelets alongside representations of animals and mythical creatures, combining the different species and their principles.
Until the 15th of May. B.D. www.quaibranly.fr