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Andean

The Andean region includes the modern countries of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Most of the cultures represented in the Gardiner Museum’s collection come from the Pacific coastal areas or highland regions of these countries. All of the Andean pieces date from about 5500 years ago until 500 years ago.
Some of the cultures represented in the Museum’s collection include the Moche, Chimu, Paracas, Nasca, Inka, Jama Coaque, Wari, and Manteño.
The Andean objects in the Museum’s collection were given by George and Helen Gardiner, it forms part of their original donation.