The Inca stood out in the work of such metals as the silver, the copper and the gold. They have been feminine statuettes as this, together with the Inca offerings to the gods.
The Nazcas inhabited the valleys of the south coast of Peru from the 300 BC. until the 600 AD. and they were very well-known for their arts, among them that of the textile ones and the metal. However their most outstanding characteristic is the ceramic painted with real and mythological scenes.
Chancay statuette with the extended arms.
The eyes are decorated with some lines.
Chancay was approximately a small Kingdom that flourished among the year 900 and 1476. The name of the tribe Chancay comes from a city located in the central coast of Peru. The Chancay had unique styles in architecture and such craft as: the ceramic and the fabrics. The artisans of this tribe elaborated a characteristic pottery type like this statuette in woman's form.
This is a person Mochica of high condition that takes a tape in the forehead decorated with a jaguar and earcovers.
In the desert coast of the north of Peru, between Christ's time and the year 600 the Mochica town flourished . These were skilled goldsmiths, weavers and excellent ceramists. Their representations of people, plants, animals and gods in a wide range of activities allow us to make us an idea in their way of living.
This is a ceramic Tihuanaca in jaguar form.
The empire Tihuanaco flourished between the 500 and the 650. It comes from the high lands of Peru. It was a powerful state with an impressive center of ceremonies.
The artistic styles share many symbols especially of the family of the felines.
This is a piece Huari whose figure is a winged angel.
The Huari (Of the 500 at the 900) they were neighboring of the Tihuanacos. They constituted a very organized state, with an advanced watering system and a characteristic architectural style. It expanded for the conquest of the neighboring territories. Many ideas Huaris, such as the techniques of the ceramic, they were adopted by other Andean cultures. The Huaris also had their own artistic style. A frequent topic is that of this figure.
This is a reason in bird form located in the wall of adobe of Chan Chan's enclosure.
The vast empire Chimú (Of the 1000 at the 1470) had one big capital in Chan Chan, in the same coastal area that the Mochicas. The Chimú ended up being conquered by the Inca. They had an organized culture with expert arquitects.
The Chimúes decorated their thick adobe walls with molded animals usually related with the sea: birds, fish and men in boats.
The Inca city of Ollantaytambo contains some of the most impressive architectural remains in Peru. This door is built with rectangular blocks of stone. Each block was cut with all precision and placed in a specific position.
This is a decoration Chimú of gold for the ear, incrusted of stones.
The figure is of a warring Chimó sustaining the head of its it kills.
The scenes represented in vessels and other objects help us to know the life and the Andean culture better. For example, the Inca noblemen usually carry a lance, as sample, this painting carried out in a wooden glass or kero.