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From Domestic to Divine: Andean Ceramics from the Permanent Collection

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The ancient Andean civilizations of South America were strikingly diverse in their religious beliefs and material cultures, but each developed complex ceramics for both domestic and ritual use. This exhibition features key pieces from the Museum’s collection, including several recent acquisitions from the Nazca, Paracas, Moche, Chimú, and Chavin cultures.

Peruvian, Nazca Culture. Bridge Spout Vessel with Fish Decoration. 200-300. Earthenware and paint. 8.5 x 8 inches. Gift of Lee Barash