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South America to 1700

Comprising over four hundred objects—predominately pottery, metalwork, and textiles produced by the early cultures of South America—this collection includes objects from the Chancay, Chimu, Cupisnique, Moche, Huari, Inca, Pachamac, Muisca, Nasca, Paracas, Tairona, Vicus, and Lambayeque peoples.

Face-Neck Vessel in the Form of a Bird's Head
Huari
Face-Neck Vessel in the Form of a Bird's Head
Middle Horizon Period (500-1000)
12.3.553
Stirrup-Spout Vessel in the Form of a Llama Head
Chimu
Stirrup-Spout Vessel in the Form of a Llama Head
1100-1472
12.3.558
Silver Bottle (tiny)
Chimu
Silver Bottle (tiny)
1425-1475
157.37.14083
Stirrup-spout Vessel depicting Supernatural Marine Creatures
Moche (Mochica)
Stirrup-spout Vessel depicting Supernatural Marine Creatures
Moche phase IV (250-750)
180.25.25936
Stirrup-spout Vessel in the form of a Fox eating a Mouse
Moche (Mochica)
Stirrup-spout Vessel in the form of a Fox eating a Mouse
400-600
180.25.25939
Double-chambered bridge-and-spout Vessel with Monkey Figure
Vicus
Double-chambered bridge-and-spout Vessel with Monkey Figure
Early Intermediate Period (200-600)
2008.4.12
Drinking Vessel [Kero]
Tiwanaku Culture
Drinking Vessel [Kero]
500-1000
2008.4.17
Striped Animal Figure with Small Animal on its Back
Chancay
Striped Animal Figure with Small Animal on its Back
Late Intermediate Period (1100-1450)
2008.4.2
Stirrup Spout Vessel
Cupisnique
Stirrup Spout Vessel
Initial Period (1200-200 BCE)
2008.4.8
Drinking Vessel [Kero] with Rattle Base
Lambayeque (Sican)
Drinking Vessel [Kero] with Rattle Base
Late Intermediate Period (900-1100)
2008.4.9
Khipu (Quipu)
Inca
Khipu (Quipu)
after 1000
43.4.8575
Stirrup-spout Vessel in the form of a Man Applying Treatment to a Rash on his Posterior
Moche (Mochica)
Stirrup-spout Vessel in the form of a Man Applying Treatment to a Rash on his Posterior
200-500
56.12.13566
“Harvester” Single-Spout Effigy Vessel (one of a pair)
Nasca (Nazca)
“Harvester” Single-Spout Effigy Vessel (one of a pair)
Early Nasca, 100-200, Dawson Phase 2
987.48.26884
“Harvester” Single-Spout Effigy Vessel (one of a pair)
Nasca (Nazca)
“Harvester” Single-Spout Effigy Vessel (one of a pair)
Early Nasca, 100-200, Dawson Phase 2
987.48.26885
Bowl with a Band of Hummingbirds
Nasca (Nazca)
Bowl with a Band of Hummingbirds
Early Nasca, 250-350, Dawson Phase 3
987.48.26886
Bowl in the form a Feline
Nasca (Nazca)
Bowl in the form a Feline
Early Nasca, 200-300
987.48.26895
Face-Neck Bottle or Flask in the Form of a Person wearing a Striped Tunic
Nasca (Nazca)
Face-Neck Bottle or Flask in the Form of a Person wearing a Striped Tunic
Early Nasca, 350-400
987.48.26897
Bowl Depicting a band of Mythical Spiked Creatures
Paracas
Bowl Depicting a band of Mythical Spiked Creatures
600 BCE-1 CE
987.48.26898
Mummy Mask Textile Decorated with an Oculate Being
Paracas
Mummy Mask Textile Decorated with an Oculate Being
600 BCE-100 CE
987.48.26899
Bowl with Sling Motif
Nasca (Nazca)
Bowl with Sling Motif
Early Nasca, 300-400
999.18.30479
Stirrup-Spout Vessel in the form of a Seated Monkey
Early Moche (Mochica) period
Stirrup-Spout Vessel in the form of a Seated Monkey
200 BCE-300 CE
C.975.90
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