19th-Century Inka Figurines

Inka figurine painting

Colonial Painting of Manco Capac.

A Technical Study of Colonial Period Peruvian Figurines

Within the research collections of the Peabody Museum, there are seven small polychrome wood figurines depicting male and female members of the Inka royal lineage. Because of their poor condition and apparent rarity, they were identified recently as a curatorial and conservation priority.

For a discussion on their history and significance, the results of the material analysis, and the conservation issues of these unique objects, enter the Inka Figurines website