Blog Posts tagged with Pottery and Ceramics

This incredible Nayarit Warrior Figure represents a highly respected chieftain, as indicated by the horns, staff and seated posture.

Windows Into a Lost World: Pre-Columbian Pottery

Posted: January 16, 2013 09:15 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

While much of Europe was in the throes of the artistic and social decline known as the Middle Ages, across the Atlantic, the ancient cultures of the Americas were experiencing a vibrant cultural period distinguished by fascinating works of art, particularly pottery. The Pre-Columbian era generally refers to the span of time in the Americas prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492. However, the term more accurately describes the history of Native American cultures before significant contact with or conquest by Europeans.  Regardless of the location in either North, Ce...


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