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.

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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.Nazca ceramic bowl depicting harvest dance from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
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 AD) from South Coast of Peru at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Nazca ceramic bowl depicting harvest dance (180 BCE-500 AD) from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Nazca ceramic vessels in form of peppers & roots from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca ceramic vessel depicting a masked warrior holding trophy heads from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca ceramic vessel depicting anthropomorphic shark holding trophy head from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca pottery vessel depicting warrior from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Nazca ceramic vessels in form of peppers & roots (180 BCE-500 AD) from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca ceramic vessel depicting a masked warrior holding trophy heads (180 BCE-500 AD) from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca ceramic vessel depicting anthropomorphic shark holding trophy head (180 BCE-500 AD) from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca pottery vessel depicting warrior (180 BCE-500) from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Nazca ceramic vessel in form of seated figure with tattooed arms from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca pottery vessels depicting warriors from Peru with one having trophy head at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca ceramic bottle in form of condor from Peru at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Ceramic Nazca-culture single-spout strap-handle vessel of masked feline from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Nazca ceramic vessel in form of seated figure with tattooed arms (180 BCE-500 AD) from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca pottery vessels depicting warriors (180 BCE-500) from Peru with one having trophy head at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca ceramic bottle in form of condor from Peru at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Ceramic Nazca-culture single-spout strap-handle vessel of masked feline (150-300) from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Nasca earthenware vessel in form of chile peppers from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Ceramic Nazca-culture drums with anthropomorphic mythical beings from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Ceramic Nazca-culture single-spout strap-handle vessel of swimmer holding plants from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Ceramic Nazca-culture single-spout strap-handle vessel of wounded warrior from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Nasca earthenware vessel in form of chile peppers (1st-6th C) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Ceramic Nazca-culture drums with anthropomorphic mythical beings (150-300) from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Ceramic Nazca-culture single-spout strap-handle vessel of swimmer holding plants (350-450) from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Ceramic Nazca-culture single-spout strap-handle vessel of wounded warrior (500-600) from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Nasca earthenware stirrup vessel in form of ceremonial figure from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nazca ceramic cup painted with trophy heads from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Nazca pottery with face from Peru in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Nasca earthenware bowl with two warrior demons & trophy heads from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Nasca earthenware stirrup vessel in form of ceremonial figure (500-900) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nazca ceramic cup painted with trophy heads (350-450) from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Nazca pottery with face (100-800) from Peru in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Nasca earthenware bowl with two warrior demons & trophy heads (400-1000) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Nazca ceramic double-spout-&-bridge bottle painted with fearsome creature from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Nazca ceramic vessel with orca killer whale at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Nazca pottery with bird from Peru in Gold Museum in Lima. Peru.Nazca culture earthenware vessel with crab motif from South Coast Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Nazca ceramic double-spout-&-bridge bottle painted with fearsome creature (350-450) from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Nazca ceramic vessel with orca killer whale at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Nazca pottery with bird (100-800) from Peru in Gold Museum in Lima. Peru.Nazca culture earthenware vessel with crab motif (c500) from South Coast Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Pachacamac earthenware double-spout & bridge vessel from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nazca / Chimu ceramic double spout & bridge bottle from Peru at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Shell necklace from Nazca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Chancay ceramic cup & human figure with parrot on shoulder in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.
Pachacamac earthenware double-spout & bridge vessel (550-900) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nazca / Chimu ceramic double spout & bridge bottle (900-1430) from Peru at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Shell necklace (100 BCE-700 AD) from Nazca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Chancay ceramic cup & human figure with parrot on shoulder (13-15th C) 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.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.
Chancay figure holding cup (13-15th C) in Lima's Gold Museum. Peru.Chancay ceramic human figure (800 AD) in Incan Museum, Cusco from on coast north of Lima. Peru.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 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.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.
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 (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 from Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Curayacu 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.
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 (displayed sideways). 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.Wari feather items in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Mummy with textiles in Gold Museum, Lima. 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 (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 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.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.
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.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 (900-200BCE) 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.Wood anthropomorphic statue from Chimu Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
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.Wood anthropomorphic statue (1100-1450) 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.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.
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 (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 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.
Llama canopas (1450-1533) 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 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.
Ceremonial receptacle (Pajcha) (1450-1533) from Inca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.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.
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 (900-200BCE) from north coast (Jequetepeque Valley) , Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Ceramic Paracas-culture vessel of human figure with serpents (300-200BCE) 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.
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.

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