Peruvian Gold & Metal Native Art Photos

Several civilazations rose and fell in what is now Peru: Moche, Nazca, Incan etc. They left behind a legacy of Gold.

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Gold & copper alloy mask from Mochica Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Gold & copper feline head from Mochica Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Copper mask from Mochica Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Gold frontal ornament from Mochica Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Gold & copper alloy mask (100 BCE-600 AD) from Mochica Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Gold & copper feline head (100 BCE-600 AD) from Mochica Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Copper mask (100 BCE-600 AD) from Mochica Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Gold frontal ornament (100 BCE-600 AD) from Mochica Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.
Gold nose ring from Mochica Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Moché silver headdress ornament from North Coast, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold earrings from Chavin Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Moche gold & inlaid earflares, Peru at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Gold nose ring (100 BCE-600 AD) from Mochica Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Moché silver headdress ornament (100-800) from North Coast, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold earrings (900-400 BCE) from Chavin Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Moche gold & inlaid earflares, Peru (3rd-7th C) at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Gold Nasca mouth mask & Chimú copper ceremonial knife blades from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nazca gold bird headdress ornament from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Nazca gold bird headdress ornament from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Collection of Chimú grave goods from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.
Gold Nasca mouth mask (300-700) & Chimú copper ceremonial knife blades (3rd C BCE- 3rd C CE) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nazca gold bird headdress ornament (150-300) from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Nazca gold bird headdress ornament (150-300) from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Collection of Chimú grave goods (900-1470) from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.
Chimú gold pectoral from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Chimú silver embossed disk from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Chimú silver beakers from North Coast, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold Inca beakers from Ica Valley, South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Chimú gold pectoral (900-1470) from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Chimú silver embossed disk (900-1470) from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Chimú silver beakers (1100-1450) from North Coast, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold Inca beakers (late 15th C - early 16th C) from Ica Valley, South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Chimú gold ceremonial knife inlaid with turquoise from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Lambayeque tumi with seated high official made of gold with turquoise in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque tumi with human figure in gold with turquoise in Gold Museum in Lima. Peru.Gold Sicán-culture ceremonial knife from north coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Chimú gold ceremonial knife (Tumi) inlaid with turquoise (1100-1450) from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Lambayeque tumi with seated high official made of gold with turquoise in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque tumi with human figure in gold with turquoise in Gold Museum in Lima. Peru.Gold Sicán-culture ceremonial knife (tumi) (900-1100) from north coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Lambayeque tumi in silver, gold & turquoise knife used for surgery is topped by Viringo which had body temperature of 39°C was used for warmth by natives in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque gold beaker of figure with shell from Peru at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Gold Sicán-culture beaker from north coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Sicán gold ornaments & beakers from Lambayeque, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Lambayeque tumi in silver, gold & turquoise knife used for surgery is topped by Viringo (hairless dog) which had body temperature of 39°C was used for warmth by natives in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque gold beaker of figure with shell (9th-11th C) from Peru at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Gold Sicán-culture beaker (900-1100) from north coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Sicán gold ornaments & beakers (800-1350) from Lambayeque, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Sicán gold Janus-faced beaker from Lambayeque, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Inca gold beakers showing birds in cornfield from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Lambayeque beaker in gold & turquoise with human figure in Lima's Gold Museum. Peru.Collection of gold Sicán-culture ceremonial masks, knives & beakers from north coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Sicán gold Janus-faced beaker (800-1350) from Lambayeque, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Inca gold beakers showing birds in cornfield (1100-1438) from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Lambayeque beaker in gold & turquoise with human figure in Lima's Gold Museum. Peru.Collection of gold Sicán-culture ceremonial masks, knives (tumi) & beakers (900-1100) from north coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Gold Sicán-culture ceremonial mask from north coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Sicán gold mask from Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Chimu culture copper mask from North Coast Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Lambayeque hammered gold funerary mask from Peru at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Gold Sicán-culture ceremonial mask (900-1100) from north coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Sicán gold mask from Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Chimu culture copper mask (1200) from North Coast Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Lambayeque hammered gold funerary mask (9th-11th C) from Peru at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Lambayeque Mask with turquoise in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque funeral mask with emerald tears & cinnabar in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Gold Lambayeque mask from Peru at National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC.Lambayeque gold leaf sun & disks on textile in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.
Lambayeque Mask with turquoise in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque funeral mask (c1000 AD) (from north coast of Peru) with emerald tears & cinnabar in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Gold Lambayeque mask (1200-1400) from Peru at National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC.Lambayeque gold leaf sun & disks on textile in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.
Lambayeque hand in gold leaf in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque gold double-spout & bridge bottle from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Lambayeque gold bottle with double spouts & handle in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque gold & turquoise necklace with faces in Gold Museum in Lima. Peru.
Lambayeque hand in gold leaf in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque gold double-spout & bridge bottle (900-1100) from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Lambayeque gold bottle with double spouts & handle in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque gold & turquoise necklace with faces in Gold Museum in Lima. Peru.
Lambayeque bird earrings in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque gold with turquoise earplugs in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Unidentified pre-Incan human figure ornament in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Gold figure from Peru at National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC.
Lambayeque bird earrings in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Lambayeque gold with turquoise earplugs in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Unidentified pre-Incan human figure ornament in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Gold figure (1400-1500) from Peru at National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC.
Inca silver standing male figure at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Inca gold standing figures at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Inca idol, gold leaf human figure in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Inca gold figures in Sun Island Museum. Bolivia.
Inca silver standing male figure (1450-1540) at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Inca gold standing figures (1450-1540) at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Inca idol, gold leaf human figure (15th C) in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Inca gold figures in Sun Island Museum. Bolivia.
Inca idols used to identify sex of person in tomb in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Inca offertory figures in Incan Museum in Cusco. Peru.

Inca idols used to identify sex of person in tomb (15th C) in Gold Museum, Lima. Peru.Inca offertory figures in Incan Museum in Cusco. Peru.


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