Pre-Hispanic Art

Pre-Hispanic Art

The Museum’s Pre-Hispanic collection, encompassing Mesoamerican, Central American and Peruvian cultures, span 2,500 years of history. Over 2,000 artifacts offer fine examples of vessels, ceremonial objects, tools, body ornaments and reliefs from major ancient cultures including Teotihuacan, Mayan, Zapotec, Nayarit, Colima and Peruvian Incan civilizations.

Vessel with Animal

Unknown
0–900 CE
Oaxaca, Mexico
Vessel With Spout

Unknown
0–900 CE
Oaxaca, Mexico
Water Jar

Unknown
1000–1450 CE
Chancay, Peru
Whistle

Unknown
400–900 CE
Colima, Mexico