De Young Museum - American Native Art Photos

The de Young Museum in San Francisco hosts a collection of American native arts ranging from: Inuit objects to ceramics of Latin America.

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Observation tower at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Yup'ik Inuit trinket box in shape of seal from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit wood box for harpoon points in shape of whale from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Cup'ik Inuit walrus effigy box from Nunivak Island, Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Observation tower at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Yup'ik Inuit trinket box in shape of seal (c1850) from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit wood box for harpoon points in shape of whale (1860-80) from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Cup'ik Inuit walrus effigy box (19th-20th C) from Nunivak Island, Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Inuit bentwood box with handle from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inupiaq Inuit bentwood container from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit lidded container with carved seals from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inupiaq Inuit baleen & ivory basket from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Inuit bentwood box with handle (c1880) from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inupiaq Inuit bentwood container (1880-90) from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit lidded container with carved seals (c1880) from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inupiaq Inuit baleen & ivory basket (1940-50) from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Cup'ik Inuit walrus tusk carved seal for box decoration from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Kalaallit wooden box with human & animal figures from Angmagssalik , Greenland at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit snow goggles from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit ivory harpoon rest with carved bears, thunderbirds & whales from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Cup'ik Inuit walrus tusk carved seal for box decoration (c1880) from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Kalaallit wooden box with human & animal figures (c1890) from Angmagssalik (Tasiilaq), Greenland at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit snow goggles (19th C & earlier) from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit ivory harpoon rest with carved bears, thunderbirds & whales (19th-20th C) from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Cup'ik Inuit cribbage boards from Nunivak Island, Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Cup'ik Inuit carved tusk with 27 animals from Nunivak Island, Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit soapstone Inukshuk by Judas Ullulaq of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit soapstone shaman bear in transformation to human by David Ruben Piqtoukun of Canada at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Cup'ik Inuit cribbage boards (c1890-1910) from Nunivak Island, Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Cup'ik Inuit carved tusk with 27 animals (c1920) from Nunivak Island, Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit soapstone Inukshuk (1981-2) by Judas Ullulaq of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit soapstone shaman bear in transformation to human (1991) by David Ruben Piqtoukun of Canada at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Inuit soapstone shaman in transformation to bear by David Ruben Piqtoukun of Canada at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit stone carving of Passage of Spirits by Abraham Anghik Ruben of Canada at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres native pottery bowl with rabbits from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres native pottery bowl with composite figures from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Inuit soapstone shaman in transformation to bear (1991) by David Ruben Piqtoukun of Canada at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inuit stone carving of Passage of Spirits (20th-21st C) by Abraham Anghik Ruben of Canada at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres native pottery bowl (c1010-1130) with rabbits from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres native pottery bowl (c1010-1130) with composite figures from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Mimbres native pottery bowl with opposing deer from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres native pottery bowl with opposing insects from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Acoma Pueblo polychrome earthenware storage jar at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Acoma Pueblo earthenware storage jar by Rose Chino of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Mimbres native pottery bowl (c1010-1130) with opposing deer from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres native pottery bowl (c1010-1130) with opposing insects from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Acoma Pueblo polychrome earthenware storage jar (olla) (c1890-1910) at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Acoma Pueblo earthenware storage jar (olla) (c1950) by Rose Chino of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Laguna Pueblo earthenware storage jar from New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi Pueblo earthenware storage jar by Annie Healing Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi Pueblo earthenware jar by Fannie Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi Pueblo earthenware jar by Fannie Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Laguna Pueblo earthenware storage jar (olla) (late 19th C) from New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi Pueblo earthenware storage jar (c1920) by Annie Healing Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi Pueblo earthenware jar (olla) (c1950) by Fannie Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi Pueblo earthenware jar (olla) (c1950) by Fannie Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
San Ildefonso Pueblo earthenware black-on-black jar by Tonita Martinez Roybal of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Santa Clara Pueblo earthenware black-on-black storage jar by Camilio Tafoya of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Black-glazed earthenware pot by María Martínez of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Olmec serpentine mask of deity or ruler from Veracruz, Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
San Ildefonso Pueblo earthenware black-on-black jar (olla) (c1930) by Tonita Martinez Roybal of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Santa Clara Pueblo earthenware black-on-black storage jar (olla) (late 20th C) by Camilio Tafoya of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Black-glazed earthenware pot (c1945) by María Martínez of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Olmec serpentine mask of deity or ruler (900-400 BCE) from Veracruz, Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Colima earthenware figurines around incised jar from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware dancing figures from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware squash vessel supported by men from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware vessel with crabs from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Colima earthenware figurines around incised jar (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware dancing figures (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware squash vessel supported by men (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware vessel with crabs (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Colima earthenware vessel in form of joined ducks from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware backrest in form of bird from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware dog scratching its head from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware lying dog from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Colima earthenware vessel in form of joined ducks (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware backrest in form of bird (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware dog scratching its head (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware lying dog (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Colima earthenware seated dog from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware playing dogs from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware mating dogs from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware musician with gourd from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Colima earthenware seated dog (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware playing dogs (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware mating dogs (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Colima earthenware musician with gourd (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Colima earthenware seated figure holding bowl from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nayarit earthenware pair of turkeys from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nayarit earthenware joined male & female figures from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Jalisco earthenware acrobat figure from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Colima earthenware seated figure holding bowl (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nayarit earthenware pair of turkeys (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nayarit earthenware joined male & female figures (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Jalisco earthenware acrobat figure (300 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Jalisco earthenware ritual group on platform from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved stone commemorative ballgame yoke from Veracruz, Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved stone Hacha from Veracruz, Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya carved stone commemorative ballgame yoke from Veracruz, Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Jalisco earthenware ritual group on platform (100 BCE-300 CE) from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved stone commemorative ballgame yoke (750-1000) from Veracruz, Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved stone Hacha (piece used in ballgames) (750-900) from Veracruz, Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya carved stone commemorative ballgame yoke (c100) from Veracruz, Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya carved stone head of Pax god from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Three Maya censers from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya lidded jaguar vessel from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya lidded jaguar jar with seated figure from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya carved stone head of Pax god (500 BCE-1 CE) from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Three Maya censers (259-550) from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya lidded jaguar vessel (300-500) from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya lidded jaguar jar with seated figure (300-500) from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya basal-flanged lidded vessel at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya burial urn or cache vessel from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware two-part vessel of Old Fire God from Honduras at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware incense burner from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya basal-flanged lidded vessel (4th-6th C) at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya burial urn or cache vessel (400-600) from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware two-part vessel of Old Fire God (600-800) from Honduras at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware incense burner (600-900) from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya earthenware figures from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya shell ornament with two kneeling prisoners from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya ceramic tripod vessel from Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware cylinder vase with dancing Maize God from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya earthenware figures (600-900) from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya shell ornament with two kneeling prisoners (600-900) from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya ceramic tripod vessel (600-900) from Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware cylinder vase with dancing Maize God (600-900) from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya earthenware plate with Maize God from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware bowl with glyphs from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware plate with monkey & cacao pods from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware vase with God N & female figure from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya earthenware plate with Maize God (600-900) from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware bowl with glyphs (7th-9th C) from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware plate with monkey & cacao pods (7th-10th C) from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware vase with God N & female figure (7th-10th C) from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya earthenware vase with figures in headdresses from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya limestone stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw from Mexico, Guatemala or Belize at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware vase or incense burner as dog carrying spike vessel from Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware urn in form of Chahk, the Rain God from Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya earthenware vase with figures in headdresses (8th C) from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya limestone stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw (761) from Mexico, Guatemala or Belize at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware vase or incense burner as dog carrying spike vessel (10th-13th C) from Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Maya earthenware urn in form of Chahk, the Rain God (12th-14th C) from Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya earthenware effigy in form of Sun God from Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mixtec obsidian & turquoise knife from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gold jaguar from Panama or Colombia at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gold double-headed jaguar from Panama or Colombia at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Maya earthenware effigy in form of Sun God (12th-14th C) from Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mixtec obsidian & turquoise knife (c1200-1500) from Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gold jaguar (1000-1500) from Panama or Colombia at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gold double-headed jaguar (1000-1500) from Panama or Colombia at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Gold double pendant from Veraguas, Panama at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Manabi earthenware standing female figure from Ecuador at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gold Nasca mouth mask & Chimú copper ceremonial knife blades from Peru 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.
Gold double pendant (11th-16th C) from Veraguas, Panama at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Manabi earthenware standing female figure (1500-1300 BCE) from Ecuador at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.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.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.
Moche earthenware kneeling warrior from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Moche earthenware portrait vessel of fanged deity from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Moche earthenware stirrup-spouted vessel with scene of sacrifice from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nasca earthenware vessel in form of chile peppers from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Moche earthenware kneeling warrior (400 BCE- 550 CE) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Moche earthenware portrait vessel of fanged deity (400 BCE- 550 CE) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Moche earthenware stirrup-spouted vessel with scene of sacrifice (1st-8th C) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Nasca earthenware vessel in form of chile peppers (1st-6th C) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
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 from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Pachacamac earthenware double-spout & bridge vessel from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Silver spice box from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Nasca earthenware bowl with two warrior demons & trophy heads (400-1000) 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.Pachacamac earthenware double-spout & bridge vessel (550-900) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Silver spice box (c1775-1800) from Peru at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.

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