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.

Cup

Cup

Unknown
0–900 CE
Oaxaca, Mexico

Cup

Cup

Unknown
0–900 CE
Oaxaca, Mexico
Cylinder Seal

Unknown
0–900 CE
Veracruz, Mexico
Dog Turtle Effigy Vessel

Unknown
300 BCE–400 CE
Colima, Mexico