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Catalog Data

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
14 Photographic prints
8 Copy negatives
Photo-folder 30
Photo-folder 31
Photo-folder 32
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This group—one of the most interesting is the closest to the Trujillo-Huanchaco road. It has been drilled into by the huaqueros in all directions. Its actual appearance is that of a jumble of mounds and works buried or pulled down. The central palace still has some decorated walls. Only on the northwest side are the remains of the double walls which may have surrounded it at one time still visible.
P08641-P08655, N36264-N36271. P08644 is missing, see N36266.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian