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Distinguished by a significant group of ceramics from the Nasca (Nazca) culture in what is now southern Peru, holdings from this region also include Chimu, Moche, and Inca objects, a small selection of works from ancient Mesoamerica, and a larger group of ceramics from Central America, as well as a small group of ancient textiles.

Face-Neck Vessel in the Form of a Bird's Head
Huari
Face-Neck Vessel in the Form of a Bird's Head
Middle Horizon Period (500-1000)
12.3.553
Tripod Bowl
Unknown people (Costa Rica)
Tripod Bowl
800-1200
12.3.562
Stirrup-spout Vessel depicting Supernatural Marine Creatures
Moche (Mochica)
Stirrup-spout Vessel depicting Supernatural Marine Creatures
Moche phase IV (250-750)
180.25.25936
Stirrup-spout Vessel in the form of a Fox eating a Mouse
Moche (Mochica)
Stirrup-spout Vessel in the form of a Fox eating a Mouse
400-600
180.25.25939
Double-chambered bridge-and-spout Vessel with Monkey Figure
Vicus
Double-chambered bridge-and-spout Vessel with Monkey Figure
Early Intermediate Period (200-600)
2008.4.12
Drinking Vessel [Kero]
Tiwanaku Culture
Drinking Vessel [Kero]
500-1000
2008.4.17
Stirrup Spout Vessel
Cupisnique
Stirrup Spout Vessel
Initial Period (1200-200 BCE)
2008.4.8
Urn
Chorotega
Urn
500-1200
38.12.5441
Tripod Vessel in the Form of a Frog
Unknown people (Costa Rica)
Tripod Vessel in the Form of a Frog
1-500
38.12.5443
Ocarina in the form of an Owl
Nicoya
Ocarina in the form of an Owl
300 BCE-300 CE
38.12.5486
Stirrup-spout Vessel in the form of a Man Applying Treatment to a Rash on his Posterior
Moche (Mochica)
Stirrup-spout Vessel in the form of a Man Applying Treatment to a Rash on his Posterior
200-500
56.12.13566
Closed Yoke Commemorating Ceremonial Ballgames
Maya
Closed Yoke Commemorating Ceremonial Ballgames
300 -600
987.29.26715
“Harvester” Single-Spout Effigy Vessel (one of a pair)
Nasca (Nazca)
“Harvester” Single-Spout Effigy Vessel (one of a pair)
Early Nasca, 100-200, Dawson Phase 2
987.48.26884
“Harvester” Single-Spout Effigy Vessel (one of a pair)
Nasca (Nazca)
“Harvester” Single-Spout Effigy Vessel (one of a pair)
Early Nasca, 100-200, Dawson Phase 2
987.48.26885
Bowl with a Band of Hummingbirds
Nasca (Nazca)
Bowl with a Band of Hummingbirds
Early Nasca, 250-350, Dawson Phase 3
987.48.26886
Bowl in the form a Feline
Nasca (Nazca)
Bowl in the form a Feline
Early Nasca, 200-300
987.48.26895
Face-Neck Bottle or Flask in the Form of a Person wearing a Striped Tunic
Nasca (Nazca)
Face-Neck Bottle or Flask in the Form of a Person wearing a Striped Tunic
Early Nasca, 350-400
987.48.26897
Bowl Depicting a band of Mythical Spiked Creatures
Paracas
Bowl Depicting a band of Mythical Spiked Creatures
600 BCE-1 CE
987.48.26898
Mummy Mask Textile Decorated with an Oculate Being
Paracas
Mummy Mask Textile Decorated with an Oculate Being
600 BCE-100 CE
987.48.26899
Bowl with Sling Motif
Nasca (Nazca)
Bowl with Sling Motif
Early Nasca, 300-400
999.18.30479
Stirrup-Spout Vessel in the form of a Seated Monkey
Early Moche (Mochica) period
Stirrup-Spout Vessel in the form of a Seated Monkey
200 BCE-300 CE
C.975.90
Tripod Vessel
Huetar
Tripod Vessel
500-1000
C.976.247
Dog (Lagunillas Style)
Nayarit
Dog (Lagunillas Style)
100-300
S.958.364
Standing Female Figure
Tlatilco
Standing Female Figure
Middle Preclassic, 1200-500 BCE
S.965.56.4
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