Precolumbian Art - Mesoamerica

Mesoamerica includes Mexico and the Mayan Territories

The major archaeological cultural phases in Pre-Columbian Mexico include Olmec, Monte Alto, Monte Albán, Maya, Teotihuacan, Michoacan, Zapotec, Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, Mezcala, Chupicuaro, Veracruz, Tarascan, Mixtec, Tula, Toltec, Casas Grande, and Aztec.

The Maya civilization area is divided into three zones: northern lowlands, southern lowlands, and highlands, encompassing present-day countries such as southern Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, Guatemala, western Honduras, and northern El Salvador.


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Aztec Druzy Crystal Skull Maskette

This sophisticated druzy quartz stone skull maskette exemplifies intricate Aztec artistry. This macabre-looking skull is adorned with a stylized coiffure...

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Fine Mayan Stone Dagger

A fine Mayan stone dagger. Bi-facially knapped with a thin handle and ridged sharp blades. Marbleized Gray-blue chert. The dagger is very symmetric...

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Mayan Stone Skull c. 650 A.D.

The pre-Columbian stone skull is a rare and highly significant artifact from the Maya culture of Mesoamerica. The Maya civilization was renowned for its art...

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Teotihuacan Sitting Figure

An attractive, solid, molded sitting figure. Traditional triangular face with horizontal eye slits, with formed nose and mouth. Wears large wide band headdress.

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Superb Michoacan Effigy Vessel

This is a superb globular effigy vessel from the Michoacan culture in Mexico. Ca. 100 B.C. - 250 A.D. Stands over 10" in height. Cream paint over a highly...

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Sizable Mixtec Stone Figure

This sculpture is a sizable seated ancestral Mixtec figure. The sandstone is grey-pink. He is in a squatting position with his hands propped to his knees...

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A Standing Olmec Baby-Face Figure

White-cream hollowed figurine belongs to a specific subset of artifacts and stands as a prime representation of the Olmec class of human “baby-faces” figures...

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Olmec Were-Jaguar Jade Mask

Explore this mask's remarkable attention to detail, highlighting expressive lips, a cleft palette in the jaguar mouth, and a full nose with pierced nostrils...

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Stunning Mezcala M-8 Axe God

Stunning Mezcala anthropomorphic Axe God figure, Type M-8, carved out of gray Metadiorite stone. Its incised features and details are highlighted by grooving...

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Mezcala Guerrero Hunchback Stone Pendant

Mezcala Guerrero Stone Hunchback/Warrior Figurine Pendant. Carved in high relief. Linear incising for all features. Hands come up to upper chest from sides...

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Casas Grande Paquimé Cougar Decorated Jar

This remarkable Casa Grande vessel is a Ramos Polychrome jar from Chihuahua, Mexico, dating back to the Paquimé phase (1205-1261 AD) within the Medio period.

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Remojadas “Sonriente” Torso Figurine

An aesthetically appealing Remojadas "Sonriente" torso. Their joyous-looking facial expressions are not clear to scholars. Some speculate their grin may...

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