Peruvian Ceramic Native Art Photos

Several civilazations rose and fell in what is now Peru: Moche, Nazca, Incan etc. They left behind a legacy of ceramics. This page covers ceramics of several cultures. However Moche & Nazca ceramics are on linked pages.

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Mochika ceramic jug with face in Incan Museum, Cusco. Peru.Mochika ceramics from Peru in Incan Museum, Cusco. Peru.Tembladera feline ceramic stirrup spout bottle from Peru at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Qotakalli jug of face leaning on hands in Inca Museum, Cusco, found in Cusco region. Peru.
Mochika ceramic jug with face (100 BCE) in Incan Museum, Cusco. Peru.Mochika ceramics (100 BCE) from Peru in Incan Museum, Cusco. Peru.Tembladera feline ceramic stirrup spout bottle (1800-100 BCE) from Peru at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Qotakalli jug of face leaning on hands (600) in Inca Museum, Cusco, found in Cusco region. Peru.
Snake in Museum of Anthropology & Archeology in Lima. Peru.Jequetepeque Valley ceramic serpent, jaguar & San Pedro in Museum of Anthropology & Archeology, Lima. Peru.Chincha or Ica vessel with human head from South Coast of Peru at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Pachacamac earthenware double-spout & bridge vessel from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Snake (Tiwanaku) in Museum of Anthropology & Archeology in Lima. Peru.Jequetepeque Valley ceramic serpent, jaguar & San Pedro in Museum of Anthropology & Archeology, Lima. Peru.Chincha or Ica vessel with human head (c1100-1470 CE) from South Coast of Peru at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Pachacamac earthenware double-spout & bridge vessel (550-900) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Nazca / Chimu ceramic double spout & bridge bottle from Peru at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Chancay ceramic cup & human figure with parrot on shoulder in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Chancay figure holding cup in Lima's Gold Museum. Peru.Chancay ceramic human figure in Incan Museum, Cusco from on coast north of Lima. Peru.
Nazca / Chimu ceramic double spout & bridge bottle (900-1430) from Peru at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Chancay ceramic cup & human figure with parrot on shoulder (13-15th C) in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Chancay figure holding cup (13-15th C) in Lima's Gold Museum. Peru.Chancay ceramic human figure (800 CE) in Incan Museum, Cusco from on coast north of Lima. Peru.
Chavin stylized monkey ceramic in Incan Museum, Cusco. Peru.Chavin culture earthenware vessel with clam motif from Tembladera, North Coast Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Ceramic head vessel from Chavin Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel from Chavin Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Chavin stylized monkey ceramic (1500 BCE) in Incan Museum, Cusco. Peru.Chavin culture earthenware vessel with clam motif (c1000-800 BCE) from Tembladera, North Coast Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Ceramic head vessel (900-400 BCE) from Chavin Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel (900-400 BCE) from Chavin Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Chavín ceramic stirrup-spout vessel with feline & cactus from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chavín ceramic vessel with figure seated inside structure from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chavin culture earthenware vessel with rodent motif from Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Curayacu from San Bartolo area of Lima in Museum of Anthropology & Archeology. Peru.
Chavín ceramic stirrup-spout vessel with feline & cactus (900-200 BCE) from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chavín ceramic vessel with figure seated inside structure (c800 BCE) from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chavin culture earthenware vessel with rodent motif (c400-100 BCE) from Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Curayacu (human figure) from San Bartolo area of Lima in Museum of Anthropology & Archeology. Peru.
Tello Obilisque stele from Chavin de Huantar in Museum of Anthropology & Archeology, Lima. Peru.Puma figure detail of Tello Obilisque from Chavin de Huantar in Museum of Anthropology & Archeology, Lima. Peru.Frog dish from Pukara Lake in Titicaca Region in Inca Museum, Cusco. Peru.Huacos Potato God ritual pottery vessel from South America at Idaho Potato Museum. Blackfoot, ID.
Tello Obilisque stele from Chavin de Huantar in Museum of Anthropology & Archeology, Lima. Peru.Puma figure detail of Tello Obilisque from Chavin de Huantar in Museum of Anthropology & Archeology, Lima (displayed sideways). Peru.Frog dish (400 BCE) from Pukara Lake in Titicaca Region in Inca Museum, Cusco. Peru.Huacos Potato God ritual pottery vessel from South America at Idaho Potato Museum. Blackfoot, ID.
Wari feather items in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Mummy with textiles in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Wari ceramic stirrup-spout bottle painted with skull effigy from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Tiwanaku-Wari ceramic vessel depicting abstract bird from South Coast, Bolivia at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Wari feather items (4th-9th C) in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Mummy with textiles in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Wari ceramic stirrup-spout bottle painted with skull effigy (650-1000) from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Tiwanaku-Wari ceramic vessel depicting abstract bird (700-1000) from South Coast, Bolivia at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Tiwanaku-Wari culture ceramic flasks painted with human figures from Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Tiwanaku-Wari culture ceramic flask from central coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Chimú ceramic stirrup-spout bottle with bird from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel from Cupisnique Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Tiwanaku-Wari culture ceramic flasks painted with human figures (600-1100 CE) from Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Tiwanaku-Wari culture ceramic flask (600-1100 CE) from central coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Chimú ceramic stirrup-spout bottle with bird (900-1470) from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel (900-400 BCE) from Cupisnique Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel from Cupisnique Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel with animal from Cupisnique Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel with seated man from Cupisnique Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceramic Cupisnique-culture stirrup-spout vessel of felines & cacti from north coast , Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel (900-400 BCE) from Cupisnique Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel with animal (900-400 BCE) from Cupisnique Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel with seated man (900-400 BCE) from Cupisnique Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceramic Cupisnique-culture stirrup-spout vessel of felines & cacti (900-200 BCE) from north coast (Jequetepeque Valley?), Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Lambayeque hooded person ceramic stirrup spout bottle from Peru at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Sicán or early Chimú earthenware bird-of-prey effigy from Peru at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Ceramic double-spouted bridge-handle vessel from Lambayeque Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Lambayeque ceramic vessel with double-horned spouts from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Lambayeque hooded person ceramic stirrup spout bottle (900-1430) from Peru at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Sicán (aka Lambayeque) or early Chimú earthenware bird-of-prey effigy (900-1300) from Peru at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Ceramic double-spouted bridge-handle vessel (1100-1200) from Lambayeque Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Lambayeque ceramic vessel with double-horned spouts (1000-1470) from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Chimu culture earthenware vessel with zoomorphic motifs from North Coast Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Chimu pottery double jar with human faces from Peru at Museo de las Americas. Denver, CO.Chanchan ceramic duck in Inca Museum, Cusco, found five km from Trujillo. Peru.Chimu culture ceramic man on balsa boat with child from northern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Chimu culture earthenware vessel with zoomorphic motifs (c1000) from North Coast Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Chimu pottery double jar with human faces (1100-1400) from Peru at Museo de las Americas. Denver, CO.Chanchan (Chimu) ceramic duck (1100) in Inca Museum, Cusco, found five km from Trujillo. Peru.Chimu culture ceramic man on balsa boat with child (1100-1450 CE) from northern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Chimu culture ceramic man with monkey on balsa boat on top of fish from northern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Chimu culture sheet-gold mummy mask from northern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Wood anthropomorphic statue from Chimu Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel with birds from Chimu Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Chimu culture ceramic man with monkey on balsa boat on top of fish (1100-1450 CE) from northern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Chimu culture sheet-gold mummy mask (1100-1450 CE) from northern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Wood anthropomorphic statue (1100-1450) from Chimu Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceramic stirrup-handle vessel with birds (1100-1450) from Chimu Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Chimú-Inca ceramic vessel in form of child carried in litter from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chimú-Inca ceramic vessel in form of llama with attendant figures from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Llama canopas from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Llama canopas from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Chimú-Inca ceramic vessel in form of child carried in litter (1200-1450) from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chimú-Inca ceramic vessel in form of llama with attendant figures (1200-1450) from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Llama canopas (1450-1533) from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Llama canopas (1450-1533) from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Stone mortar in shape of fish from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Stone mortar in circled by snakes from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceremonial receptacle from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceremonial receptacle from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Stone mortar in shape of fish (1450-1533) from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Stone mortar in circled by snakes (1450-1533) from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceremonial receptacle (Pajcha) (1450-1533) from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Ceremonial receptacle (Pajcha) (1450-1533) from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Inca ceramic pot collection in Inca Museum, Cusco. Peru.Inca jug with puma & snake handle in Incan Museum, Cusco. Peru.Inca jugs in Cusco's Incan Museum. Peru.Inca culture ceramic bowl with figures of two catfish from Cuzco highlands of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Inca ceramic pot collection (15th-16th C) in Inca Museum, Cusco. Peru.Inca jug with puma & snake handle (15th-16th C) in Incan Museum, Cusco. Peru.Inca jugs (Puyñus) in Cusco's Incan Museum. Peru.Inca culture ceramic bowl with figures of two catfish (1450-1532 CE) from Cuzco highlands of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Collection of Peruvian ceramics at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Ceramic Tembladera-style stirrup-spout vessel of composite animal head from north coast , Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Ceramic Paracas-culture vessel of human figure with serpents from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Paracas ceramic jar with anthropomorphic figure from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Collection of Peruvian ceramics at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Ceramic Tembladera-style stirrup-spout vessel of composite animal head (900-200 BCE) from north coast (Jequetepeque Valley), Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Ceramic Paracas-culture vessel of human figure with serpents (300-200 BCE) from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Paracas ceramic jar with anthropomorphic figure (650-150 BCE) from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Pre Incan Puma stele in Pucara Museum. Peru.Pre Incan carving in Pucara Museum. Peru.Incan cord khipu used for numeric record keeping from Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Feathered Chimú-culture tunic front from north coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Pre Incan Puma stele (200 BCE-200) in Pucara Museum. Peru.Pre Incan carving (200 BCE-200) in Pucara Museum. Peru.Incan cord khipu (quipu) used for numeric record keeping (1476-1534) from Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Feathered Chimú-culture tunic front (900-1476) from north coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Ceramic Jama-Coaque-culture double-chambered vessel with standing figure from Ecuador at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Manabi earthenware standing female figure from Ecuador at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Recuay earthenware double-chambered vessel in form of two crayfish from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Peruvian clothing & fabrics at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Ceramic Jama-Coaque-culture double-chambered vessel with standing figure (200-400) from Ecuador at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Manabi earthenware standing female figure (1500-1300 BCE) from Ecuador at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Recuay earthenware double-chambered vessel in form of two crayfish (2nd C BCE- 5th C CE) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Peruvian clothing & fabrics at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Peruvian clothing & fabrics at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.


Peruvian clothing & fabrics at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.



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