Pre-Columbian
Metate

Metate

Metate Artist: UnknownCulture/People: Chorotega PeoplesPlace: Costa Rica, Nicoya PeninsulaMedia: StoneDims:10.75 x 27.75 x 13 in. (27.3 x 70.5 x 33 cm).Date: c. 1000 ADRTC No: PC0008Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description The Path of Corn: Scrtch...scrtch...scrtch…...

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Maskette

Maskette

Maskette Artist: UnknownCulture/People: Mayan (attrib.)Place: Mexico, South AmericaMedia: JadeDims: 0.875 x 0.5 in. (2.2 x 1.27 cm).Date: c.600-1500RTC No: PC0007Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description Blue lagoons. Starry cosmos. Crisp forest air.  Foggy mornings....

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Axe Pendant Amulet

Axe Pendant Amulet

Axe Pendant Amulet Artist: UnknownCulture/People: ChorotegaPlace: Costa Rica, South AmericanMedia: Stone (likely jade or jadeite)Dims: 3.5 x 1.625 in. (8.8 x 4.1 cm).Date: 300 BCE–500 CERTC No: PC0004Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description Home. To many, home is the...

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Manta Ray

Manta Ray

Artwork Title Artist: UnknownCulture/People: MochePlace: PeruMedia: CeramicDims: 7.25 x 10 x 8.75 in. (18.4 x 25.4 x 22.2 cm).Date: 450-700 ADRTC No: PC0001Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description Is it a manta ray? Or is it a human? Or both?  The Moche valley is an...

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Bowl

Bowl

Bowl Artist: UnkownCulture/People: MayanPlace: Mexico, Central AmericaMedia: Ceramic and pigmentDims: 2.75 x 7 (diam.) in. (6.9 x 17.7 (diam.) cm).Date: 600-900 CERTC No. PC0006Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011DescriptionCoe intern Alison Guzman writes about The Bowl of...

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Bowl

Bowl

Bowl Artist: UnknownCulture/People: Mexico, Pre-ContactPlace: Mexico, Central AmericaMedia: CeramicDims: 1.5 x 4 diam. in, (3.8 x 10.1 diam. cm)Date: c. 1250 CERTC No. PC0005abGift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011DescriptionThere was something about this set of bowls that caught...

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