Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Chile under the Inka´s Empire

In the 15th century, part of Chile’s present territory –from Arica almost to Rancagua– was annexed by the Inca State. The Incas were primarily interested in the area’s mineral resources, organizing agricultural and large-scale mining complexes in several regions. Local agricultural villages provided food for mine workers. Religion, the Quechua language, the Inca Road and tambos (waystations) were their main instruments of domination.

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Chile under the Inca empire.

Chile under the Inca empire.

Chile under the Inca empire.

Aribaloid jug. Inka-Diaguita. Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 1100.

Aribaloid jug. Inka-Diaguita. Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 1100.

Aribaloid jugs. Inka (Arica). Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 2932.

Chile under the Inca empire.

Aribaloid jug. Inka-Diaguita. Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 1100.

Aribaloid jug. Inka-Diaguita. Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 1100.

Aribaloid jug. Inka-Diaguita, detail. Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 1100.

Aribaloid jugs. Inka (Arica). Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 2932.

Metals.

Metals.

Bronze axe head Inka- Diaguita. Donation Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 1929.

Copper chest ornament or pendant Inka-Arica. Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 1690.

Pedestal pot . Inka-San Pedro. Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 0054.

Pedestal pot . Inka-San Pedro. Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 0054.

Ceremonial stone dishes. Inka (Coquimbo). Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi.

Anthropomorphic pitcher. Inka-Diaguita. Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 2262.

Bird-shaped wooden dish. Inka-Arica. Colección Manuel Blanco Encalada, PE-320.

Bird-shaped dish. Inka Altiplánico (Arica). Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi, 1826.

Ceremonial stone dishes. Inka (Coquimbo). Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi.

Bichrome flared bowl. Inka-Diaguita. MCHAP, 0070.

Ceremonial stone dishes Inka (Coquimbo). Donation Santa Cruz-Yaconi 0446.

Anthropomorphic pitcher. Inka-Diaguita. MCHAP, 22621.

Anthropomorphic pitcher. Inka-Diaguita. MCHAP, 3397.

Anthropomorphic “duck-shaped” pitcher Inka-Diaguita. Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi 2279.

Anthropomorphic “duck-shaped” pitcher Inka-Diaguita. Donación Santa Cruz-Yaconi 2279.

Quipu.