Americas

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.

Piction collections thumbnails

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