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.

Anthropomorphic Figure

Unknown
600–900 BCE
Veracruz, Mexico
Architectural Fragment with Death

Unknown
1325–1521 CE
Central Mexico, Mexico
Armadillo Pitcher

Unknown
900–2500 CE
Mexico
Ball Player with Mohawk

Unknown
100–600 CE
Colima, Mexico