< Back to Cultures of Ancient Peru


Room 4, Vitrine 45

Peruvian Southern Highlands
Florescent Epoch (1 AD – 800 AD)
ML031940, ML031942, ML031945, ML031946, ML031947.

The Tiahuanaco culture developed in the highlands around Lake Titicaca, between present-day Peru and Bolivia. This culture is known for its monumental sculpture and stone architecture.

Its red ceramics differ from the cups known as keros. They are mostly decorated with geometric motifs and stylized feline and condor heads.