Location: Brooklyn Museum



Detail, Keru Vessel, Inka, lacquered wood, Colonial, Peru (Brooklyn Museum) Keru Cup. Inka. Colonial. Wood; lacquered, 7 3/8 x 6 15/16inches / 18.7 x 17.6cm (Brooklyn Museum)
Although this vessel depicts a royal Inka couple, it was produced after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.

Keru Vessel











Feathered war bonnet
Coachella style has perpetuated stereotypes—but war bonnets have important cultural and spiritual significance.

Feathered war bonnet





The Paracas Textile
This nearly 2000-year-old old textile survives thanks to the arid environment of southern Peru where it was buried.

The Paracas Textile






Iznik ewer, 2nd half of the 16th century (Ottoman), fritware, painted in black, cobalt blue, green, red under transparent glaze, 17-7/8 x 15-1/2 inches / 45.4 x 39.4 cm (photo: Brooklyn Museum, CC BY 3.0)
Though made in Iznik, an Ottoman center for ceramic arts, this jug blends Chinese and Iranian design elements.

Iznik ewer



Folio from a Qur'an, 14th century, ink on paper, 13 1/5. x 5 1/5" (The Brooklyn Museum)
The Islamic world turned writing into an art, but it’s the decoration, not the script, that sets these folios apart.

Mamluk Qur’an