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.

Carved Stone Stamp

0–900 CE
Oaxaca, Mexico
Ceramic Bird Vessel

1250–800 BCE
Valley of Mexico, Mexico
Ceramic Stamp

300–800 CE
Veracruz, Mexico