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Mexico, Central, and South America

The Pre-Columbian artifacts in the Fine Arts collection come from different areas in Mexico and Central America, a geography that was once inhabited by highly developed and flourishing ancient civilizations hundreds to thousands of years ago. 

Twentieth-century works from Latin America are represented by such artists as Josë Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Oswaldo Guyasamin.

Pre-Columbian Sculpture & Applied Arts

Eagle pendant Pre-Columbian, ca. 600 B.C. – 1600 A.D
Anonymous
Western Panama & adjoining areas of Costa Rica
Eagle pendant
Pre-Columbian, ca. 600 B.C. –
1600 A.D
Gold
3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″
Gift of Douglas P. and Cynthia A. Sandell, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Erickson
2006.010
Frog pendant Pre-Columbian, ca. 600 B.C. – 1600 A.D
Anonymous
Western Panama & adjoining areas of Costa Rica
Frog pendant
Pre-Columbian, ca. 600 B.C. –
1600 A.D
Gold
2 7/16″ x 2 3/16″
Gift of Douglas P. and Cynthia A. Sandell, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Erickson
2006.012
Diquis Head Band, ca. 600 B.C. – 1500 A.D.
Anonymous
Diquis Head Band, ca. 600 B.C. –
1500 A.D.
Gold
1 3/16″ x 20 7/8″
Gift of Douglas P. and Cynthia A. Sandell, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Erickson
2006.014
Stirrup-spout vessel, depicting an old mountain god
Anonymous
Peruvian
Stirrup-spout vessel, depicting an old mountain god
Pre-Columbian, Intermediate Period (250–700 A.D.)
Ceramic
9 5/8″ x 6″ x 8 1/4″
Gift of Marjorie and Leon Marlowe
1994.507

Latin American Graphic Arts

Crusaders, 1945
José Clemente Orozco
Mexican (1883–1949)
Crusaders, 1945
Lithograph
19 1/2″ x 14 1/2″
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Otto Billing
1969.075
Illustration for Mexican Suite, date unknown
David Alfaro Siqueiros,
Mexican (1896–1974)
Illustration for Mexican Suite, date unknown
Lithograph
21 1/8″ x 15 7/8″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1973.003
Los Ladrilleros (The Bricklayers), 1946
Pablo Estaban O’Higgins
Mexican (1904–1983)
Los Ladrilleros (The Bricklayers), 1946
Lithograph
17 9/16″ x 15 3/16″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1976.021
Capítulo III de Apocalypse de St. Jean (Chapter III of the Apocalypse of St. John), 1959
Pablo Estaban O’Higgins
Mexican (1904–1983)
Los Ladrilleros (The Bricklayers), 1946
Lithograph
17 9/16″ x 15 3/16″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1976.021