Category: Pre-Columbian

Maskette

Maskette

Pre-Columbian Maskette Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Mayan (attrib.) Place: Mexico, South America Media: Jade Dims: 0.875 x 0.5 in. (2.2 x 1.27 cm). Date: c.600-1500 Description: Blue lagoons. Starry cosmos. Crisp forest air.  Foggy mornings. Agriculture. Art. All...
Snake Vessel

Snake Vessel

Pre-Columbian Snake Vessel Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Aztec Place: Mexico Media: Bronze Dims: 1.25 x 2 in. (3.18 x 5 cm). Date: c.1325–1500 Description: Ssanctified ssites stand ssteadily above ssacred ssocieties, circling within sstone ssculptures and elementss...
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...