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.

Dog Whistle

Unknown
300 BCE–400 CE
Mexico
Effigy Urn of Cocijo Seated on a Throne

Unknown
0–900 CE
Oaxaca, Mexico
Effigy Urn of the Bat God

Unknown
0–900 CE
Oaxaca, Mexico
Effigy Urn Vessel

Unknown
0–900 CE
Oaxaca, Mexico