Nazca Art of Peru Photos

The Nazca civilization (c100-800) lived in what is now arid southern-coastal Peru. This culture is known for Nazca lines, giant images outlined by rocks which are best seen from above.

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Nazca ceramic bowl depicting harvest dance 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 ceramic bowl depicting harvest dance (180 BCE-500 CE) from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca ceramic vessels in form of peppers & roots (180 BCE-500 CE) from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca ceramic vessel depicting a masked warrior holding trophy heads (180 BCE-500 CE) from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca ceramic vessel depicting anthropomorphic shark holding trophy head (180 BCE-500 CE) 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 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.
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 (180 BCE-500 CE) 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 from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Nazca 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 masked feline (150-300) from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Nazca 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 from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Nazca 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.
Ceramic Nazca-culture single-spout strap-handle vessel of wounded warrior (500-600) from south coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Nazca 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.
Nazca earthenware bowl with two warrior demons & trophy heads 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 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 (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 from South Coast Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.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.Nazca culture ceramic vessel painted with birds from southern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Nazca culture earthenware vessel with crab motif (c500) from South Coast Peru at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Nazca / Chimu ceramic double spout & bridge bottle (900-1430) from Peru at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Shell necklace (100 BCE-700 CE) from Nazca Culture, Peru at Barbier Mueller Precolumbian Art Museum. Barcelona, Spain.Nazca culture ceramic vessel painted with birds (100-700 CE) from southern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Nazca culture ceramic vessel painted with mixed creatures from southern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Nazca culture ceramic vessel in shape of native painted with fishing net from southern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Nazca culture ceramic bowl painted with human face from southern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Nazca culture ceramic vessel painted with mixed creatures (100-700 CE) from southern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Nazca culture ceramic vessel in shape of native painted with fishing net (100-700 CE) from southern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Nazca culture ceramic bowl painted with human face (100-700 CE) from southern coast of Peru at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.

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