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.

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