Category: Pre-Columbian

Axe Pendant Amulet

Axe Pendant Amulet

Pre-Columbian Axe Pendant Amulet Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Chorotega Place: Costa Rica, South American Media: Stone (likely jade or jadeite) Dims: 3.5 x 1.625 in. (8.8 x 4.1 cm). Date: 300 BCE–500 CE Description: Home. To many, home is the land of one’s...
Feline Vessel

Feline Vessel

Pre-Columbian Feline Vessel Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Huari or Nazca Place: Peru, South American Media: Clay and pigment Dims: 3.5 x 5 x 4.75 in. (8.8 x 12.7 x 12 cm). Date: c.500-900 CE Description: A million memories stored in tombs, graves, and cemeteries,...
Manta Ray

Manta Ray

Pre-Columbian Artwork Title Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Moche Place: Peru Media: Ceramic Dims: 7.25 x 10 x 8.75 in. (18.4 x 25.4 x 22.2 cm). Date: 450-700 AD Description:  Is it a manta ray? Or is it a human? Or both?  The Moche valley is an extensive arid piece...
Bowl

Bowl

PreColumbian Bowl Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Mayan Place: Mexico, Central America Media: Ceramic and pigment Dims: 2.75 x 7 diam. in. (6.9 x 17.7 diam. cm). Date: 600-900 CE Description: Coe intern Alison Guzman writes about The Bowl of Voices: Imagine it is 700...