Mantle with Hummingbird Design
The intricately embroidered wool hummingbirds on this burial shroud suggest that it was made for a high-ranking member of the Nasca society. This brightly colored piece is part of Krannert Art Museum's extensive collection of works from the Americas.
Peru, Nasca (ca. 100 BCE). Mantle with hummingbird design (detail). Cotton, alpaca wool. Gift of Fred Olsen and the Art Acquisition Fund 1967-29-56. Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.
After earning his master's degree in urban planning, alumnus Wendell Joseph joined a city government team in Massachusetts, where he coordinates long-term initiatives including Envision Cambridge. This multiyear plan is collecting ideas from residents, business owners, and civic organizations for creating a more equitable and livable community. His degree program gave him experience in developing relationships with people who have divergent interests, supporting colleagues with different areas of expertise, and using planning methods to sustainably shape communities.