Copyright and other proprietary rights in material on this site may be held by individuals or entities other than or in addition to VMFA.
The Museum does not warrant that the use of materials displayed on this site will not infringe on the rights of third parties, such as artists or artists' heirs holding the rights to these works.
It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions before copying, transmitting, or making other use of protected items beyond that allowed by "fair use," as such term is understood under the United States Copyright Act.
Images that are only presented as thumbnails are protected by copyright and are not available for download. Public domain images downloaded from the VMFA web site should be credited: "Image courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts." Additional caption information is provided with the downloaded image file.
Requests to reproduce and/or republish any materials on this web site should be addressed to the VMFA Office of Rights and Reproductions at: (Address) 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-4007 USA, (Phone) 804.204.2760 or 804.204.2761, (Fax) 804.340.1548, or (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musician Playing a Panpipe (Stirrup Spout vessel) (Primary Title) vessel (Object Name)
This vessel depicts a seated musician playing a panpipe, or siku, an ancient Andean instrument. Ancient American rituals were closely associated with music and dance. For the Nazca the primary musical instruments were the panpipe and drum, but trumpets, flutes, whistles, and rattles were also used. Examples of a trumpet and whistle are also presented in this gallery.
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC
Some object records are not complete and do not reflect VMFA's full and current knowledge. VMFA makes routine updates as records are reviewed and enhanced.
Other Works In This Gallery
This artwork is on display in:
Evans Court, Ancient American
Use the interactive map to explore the museum
Search for art, find what you are looking for in the museum and much more.