Jesuit Church, 17th-century, Arequipa
The former sacristy of the Jesuit Church, now known as St. Ignatius Chapel, Arequipa, Peru.The luxuriant decoration reproduces a tropical atmosphere, with extensive vines alternated with exotic flowers, nuts and brightly colored legendary birds. Clearly, the constant relationship of the Jesuits in Arequipa with the missions in the rainforests was the determining factor for this kind of ornamentation.
two ancient andean wrist guards or cuffs
Two ancient ANDEAN wrist guards or cuffs, Moche or related people, Peru, circa 400 - 1100 A.D. Gold and silver. One with embossed rows of circle and dot pattern, the other with two filigree bands. Largest 4 1/4 x 3 inches. Both in good condition, small loss of filigree on smaller. Provenance; Private collection, New York state. Purchased circa 1990 from James Blackmon Gallery, San Francisco. Collected by the gallery in the 1980s.
South America: The Original Cultures - Ancient Man and His First Civilizations
Ancient world history: Interwoven history of all the world's original civilizations in chronological context and in book format: Valdivia
Feline Bottle | Wari | The Met
The impressive polychrome bottle has a modeled feline head at the neck and a flattened canteenlike chamber. The front legs of the feline are worked in low relief on both sides of the flask, the powerful paws with pointed claws touching fanged animals in profile painted on the sides of the chamber in raised roundels
Nasca ceramic bottle, ca. 100 BC - AD 700. The Nasca culture of the southern coast of Peru are most famous for the Nasca lines. These notorious lines in the desert portray enormous animals and other designs often similar to those represented on Nasca textiles and pottery.
Ica effigy vessel - Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian - George Gustav Heye Center, New York
Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian is a spectacular, permanent exhibition of some 700 works of Native art from throughout North, Central, and South America. This exhibition will demonstrate the breadth of the National Museum of the American Indian's renowned collection and highlight the historic importance of many of these iconic objects.
Earflare with Condor | Moche (Loma Negra) | The Met
Moche metalworkers were among the most inventive and talented in ancient Peru. They developed sophisticated mechanical and metallurgical techniques for joining the three basic metals they worked: gold, copper, and silver