Museum of the American Indian: Exhibits

Pictures of National Museum of the American Indian Artifacts: Inuit Spirit Drummer
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Inca Jaguar Drinking Cup

Dating from the mid-16th to early 19th century, this wooden jaguar is an Inca qero, or ceremonial drinking cup, from Cusco, Peru. The jaguar embodied the fearless warrior in the highly stratified Inca society.
Photograph by Carmelo Guadagno, copyright Smithsonian Institution/National Museum of the American Indian
 
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