Mexico & Central America to 1700

The collection of nearly 1,500 objects produced by the early cultures of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean includes works from the Maya, Aztec, Zapotec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Huastec, Mezcala, Colima, Chiriquí, Chorotega, Nicoya, Huetar, Trujillo, and Taino peoples.

Piction collections thumbnails

Unidentified maker, Unidentified culture (Costa Rica)
Tripod Bowl
800-1200
12.3.562
Unidentified Remojadas maker
Male "Sonriente" Figure
about 600-900
162.30.14803
Unidentified Zapotec maker
Burial Urn
700-1050
166.28.16034
Unidentified Greater Chiriquí maker
Seated Nursing Figure
1350-1520
22.5.3946
Unidentified Greater Chiriquí maker
Whistle (Ocarina) in the Form of a Bird
1350-1520
22.5.3954
Unidentified Chorotega maker
Urn
500-1200
38.12.5441
Unidentified maker, Unidentified culture (Costa Rica)
Vessel in the Form of a Squirrel in "Pataky" style
Late Period VI (about 1200-1400)
38.12.5442
Unidentified maker, Unidentified culture (Costa Rica)
Tripod Vessel in the Form of a Frog
1-500
38.12.5443
Unidentified maker, Unidentified culture (Costa Rica)
Ocarina in the form of an Owl
300 BCE-300 CE
38.12.5486
Unidentified Maya maker
Closed Yoke Commemorating Ceremonial Ballgames from El Tajín
300 -600
987.29.26715
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