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

Unknown people (Costa Rica)
Tripod Bowl
800-1200
12.3.562
Remojadas
Male "Sonriente" Figure
about 600-900
162.30.14803
Zapotec
Burial Urn
700-1050
166.28.16034
Greater Chiriqui
Seated Nursing Figure
1350-1520
22.5.3946
Greater Chiriqui
Whistle (Ocarina) in the Form of a Bird
1350-1520
22.5.3954
Chorotega
Urn
500-1200
38.12.5441
Guanacaste
Vessel in the Form of a Squirrel in "Pataky" style
Late Period VI (about 1200-1400)
38.12.5442
Guanacaste
Vessel in the Form of a Squirrel in "Pataky" style
Late Period VI (about 1200-1400)
38.12.5442
Guanacaste
Vessel in the Form of a Squirrel in "Pataky" style
Late Period VI (about 1200-1400)
38.12.5442
Guanacaste
Vessel in the Form of a Squirrel in "Pataky" style
Late Period VI (about 1200-1400)
38.12.5442
Unknown people (Costa Rica)
Tripod Vessel in the Form of a Frog
1-500
38.12.5443
Unknown people (Costa Rica)
Tripod Vessel in the Form of a Frog
1-500
38.12.5443
Nicoya
Ocarina in the form of an Owl
300 BCE-300 CE
38.12.5486
Maya
Closed Yoke Commemorating Ceremonial Ballgames
300 -600
987.29.26715
Maya
Closed Yoke Commemorating Ceremonial Ballgames
300 -600
987.29.26715
Maya
Closed Yoke Commemorating Ceremonial Ballgames
300 -600
987.29.26715
Huetar
Tripod Vessel
500-1000
c.976.247
Huetar
Tripod Vessel
500-1000
c.976.247
Huetar
Tripod Vessel
500-1000
c.976.247
Nayarit
Dog (Lagunillas Style)
100-300
s.958.364
Tlatilco
Standing Female Figure
Middle Preclassic, 1200-500 BCE
s.965.56.4