Art Institute of Chicago - American Native Art Photos

The Art Institute of Chicago hosts a collection of Native American arts ranging from North to South America.

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Lion sculpture stands before Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cheyenne eagle feather war bonnet at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Upper Missouri Tribe deer-hide war shirt at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Display of beaded objects at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Lion sculpture stands before Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cheyenne eagle feather war bonnet (c1890) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Upper Missouri Tribe deer-hide war shirt (1830-40) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Display of beaded objects at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Beaded Crow cradle at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cheyenne painted bison-hide tipi curtain at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Navajo blanket or rug at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe twined basketry bowl by Sally Burris of Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Beaded Crow cradle (c1920) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cheyenne painted bison-hide tipi curtain (c1870) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Navajo blanket or rug (c1900) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe twined basketry bowl (1870-1900) by Sally Burris of Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Pomo tribe figured gift basket from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe wedding basket from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe feathered gift basket from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Basket by Mountain Maidu tribe of California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Pomo tribe figured gift basket (1890) from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe wedding basket (c1895) from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Pomo tribe feathered gift basket (1915-20) from Northern California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Basket by Mountain Maidu tribe of California (late 19th C) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Basket by Yokuts tribe of California at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Klikitat tribe berry-gathering basket from Columbia River Valley of Washington at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Zuni ceramic polychrome jar from Zuni Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Hopi ceramic seed jar with Sikyatki motifs from Arizona at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Basket by Yokuts tribe of California (c1900) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Klikitat tribe berry-gathering basket (c1900) from Columbia River Valley of Washington at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Zuni ceramic polychrome jar (c1890) from Zuni Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Hopi ceramic seed jar with Sikyatki motifs (c1895-1910) from Arizona at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Cochiti ceramic polychrome jar from Cochiti Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Black ceramic storage jar c1930 from San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Hopi ceramic polychrome jar by Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo from Arizona at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Olmec standing figurine from Veracruz, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Cochiti ceramic polychrome jar (c1900) from Cochiti Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Black ceramic storage jar c1930 from San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Hopi ceramic polychrome jar (c1990) by Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo from Arizona at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Olmec standing figurine (800-400 BCE) from Veracruz, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Chupícuaro terracotta female effigy from Guanajuato or Michoacán, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Ceramic seated joined couple from Nayarit, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Ceramic storyteller figure from Jalisco, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Mexican Teotihuacán culture ceramic mask depicting old deity of fire at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Chupícuaro terracotta female effigy (200-100 BCE) from Guanajuato or Michoacán, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Ceramic seated joined couple (200 BCE-300 AD) from Nayarit, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Ceramic storyteller figure (100-800) from Jalisco, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Mexican Teotihuacán culture ceramic mask depicting old deity of fire (450-750) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Mexican Teotihuacán culture pyrite mirror with jade jaguar mosaic at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Mexican Teotihuacán culture mural fragment of priest at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Earthenware polychrome pitchers from Cholula, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Early Classic Maya covered vessel with Principal Bird & Peccary Heads from Petén region, Guatemala at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Mexican Teotihuacán culture pyrite mirror with jade jaguar mosaic (500-600) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Mexican Teotihuacán culture mural fragment of priest (600-750) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Earthenware polychrome pitchers (1400-1520) from Cholula, Mexico at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Early Classic Maya covered vessel with Principal Bird & Peccary Heads (200-300) from Petén region, Guatemala at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Feline effigy grinding table from Nicoya, Costa Rica at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Panama Coclé culture gold double pendant in form of mythical caymans at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Panama Veraguas culture cast gold male figure at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Tairona gold earrings from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Feline effigy grinding table (Metate) (500-1000) from Nicoya, Costa Rica at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Panama Coclé culture gold double pendant in form of mythical caymans (800-1200) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Panama Veraguas culture cast gold male figure (1000-1500) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Tairona gold earrings (1000-1500) from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Moche ceramic portrait vessels from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Moche ceramic vessel in form of fisherman in reed boat from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Moche ceramic vessel in form of seal impersonator playing a drum from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Moche ceramic vessel in form of owl impersonator from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Moche ceramic portrait vessels (100 BCE-500 AD) from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Moche ceramic vessel in form of fisherman in reed boat (100 BCE-500 AD) from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Moche ceramic vessel in form of seal impersonator playing a drum (100 BCE-500 AD) from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Moche ceramic vessel in form of owl impersonator (100 BCE-500 AD) from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Moche pottery vessel representing royal messenger from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Moche pottery vessel representing deer impersonator from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Moche pottery vessel representing prisoner with avian captors from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Tiwanaku-Wari ceramic vessel depicting abstract bird from South Coast, Bolivia at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Moche pottery vessel representing royal messenger (100 BCE-500) from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Moche pottery vessel representing deer impersonator (100 BCE-500) from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Moche pottery vessel representing prisoner with avian captors (100 BCE-500) from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Tiwanaku-Wari ceramic vessel depicting abstract bird (700-1000) from South Coast, Bolivia 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 pottery vessel depicting warrior from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Nazca ceramic bowl depicting harvest dance from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
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 pottery vessel depicting warrior (180 BCE-500) from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.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.Paracas ceramic jar with anthropomorphic figure from South Coast, 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.Paracas ceramic jar with anthropomorphic figure (650-150 BCE) from South Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
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.Lambayeque ceramic vessel with double-horned spouts from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chimú-Inca ceramic vessel in form of child carried in litter from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
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.Lambayeque ceramic vessel with double-horned spouts (1000-1470) from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.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 from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Inca gold beakers showing birds in cornfield from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gold Inca beakers 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.
Chimú-Inca ceramic vessel in form of llama with attendant figures (1200-1450) from North Coast, Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Inca gold beakers showing birds in cornfield (1100-1438) from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.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 (Tumi) inlaid with turquoise (1100-1450) from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

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