Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University is one of the oldest and largest collections of cultural objects in the Western Hemisphere. Since the late 19th century, the Museum has played an active part in the evolving relationship between museums and native peoples.
Today, the Peabody houses more than 1.2 million individual objects, 500,000 photographic images, and substantial archival records. Strongest in the cultures of North, Central, and South America, and the Pacific Islands, the Peabody is also caretaker to important collections from Africa, Europe, and Asia. Collection types include Archaeology; Ethnography; Osteology; and Painting, Drawing, and Prints.
Hand-coiled bowls, jars, and plates painted using 15 different mineral pigments
600 objects from around the globe trace the history of the museum
Art offers clues about lifestyle, belief, and cultural variations among an ancient people
80 spectacular examples of musical instruments fashioned into human and animal forms