Spanning nearly 3,000 years, up to the Spanish conquests of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century, the Pre-Columbian collection covers a geographic region that includes Mexico, Central America, and Peru. Most notable are the Museum's ceramics, which range from elegant jars and bowls to striking human and animal effigies. The collection also contains wonderful examples of Pre-Columbian textiles and ceremonial stone carvings

Effigy vessel
ca. 1300-1500 AD
Textile (detail)
1476-1534 AD (Late Horizon)