|Organization of the Images|
Pre-Columbian Textiles | Pre-Columbian Metal Objects | Pre-Columbian Ceramics | Pre-Columbian Lithics (Stone) | Pre-Columbian Perishable Remains | Pre-Columbian Human Remains | Colonial Ethnological Objects
Click on highlighted text to access thumbnail image page for each section.
Designated List Heading
|Designated List Section|
|Pre-Columbian Textiles||IA Chimu|
|(50 images)||IB Chancay|
|Pre-Columbian Metal Objects||IIA Idols|
|(56 images)||IIB Small Plaques|
|IIC Axes (not illustrated)|
|IID Mace Heads (not illustrated)|
|IIE Musical Instruments|
|IIL Penachos (Stylized Metal Feathers)|
|IIM Tocados (Headdresses)|
|IIN Headdress Ornaments|
|IIP Lime Spatulas|
|IIQ Ear Spools|
|IIR Nose Ornaments|
|IIX Feather Carriers|
The organization of the image collection follows that of the Designated List published in the Federal Register notice of June 11, 1997. Images of objects that illustrate each of the major categories are provided above. Each Designated List Section has one or more pages of thumbnail images (4-15 thumbnails per page). Each thumbnail image on the thumbnail page is linked to an information page and a full size image of the artifact. The image database also may be searched by keyword.
Note that the individual objects illustrated in the image database are not stolen or looted; they are held in public and private collections in Peru. The images are selected examples only and do not illustrate comprehensively every category or type of object subject to importation restrictions. Refer to the Federal Register notices in the sidebar for the definitive list of archaeological artifacts subject to U.S. import restrictions.
Any artifact accompanied by an export permit from its country of origin may enter the U.S. without restriction.
The images in the database were generously provided by the Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History and the Banco de Crédito of Peru. The source of individual images is noted in the Photograph and Copyright fields on each artifact information page. For information on permitted use of the images, see the Copyright Statement .