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Mesoamerica and the Intermediate Area

Some exceptionally fine objects from Mesoamerica present a survey of art of the Formative (1200 BC–AD 300), Classic (300–1000) and Post-Classic (1000–1521) periods. Figurative sculpture and jewelry in ceramic and stone are particularly well represented.

Tairona culture, Santa Marta, Colombia
Labret
1000–1500
Gold
L. 1 5/8 in. (4.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 72.18

La Tolita culture, Equador
Head from a Figure
300 BC–AD 200
Clay, pigment
H. 4 ½ in. (11.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope 72.16.3