Precolumbian Mayan Aztec
In the eras before European influences, the Americas were populated by diverse groups of indigenous cultures including in Mesoamerica (the Olmec, the Toltec, the Teotihuacano, the Zapotec, the Mixtec, the Aztec, and the Maya) and the Andes (Inca, Moche, Chibcha, Ca–aris). This period before the arrival of Europeans is called the Precolumbian Era. Our Pre-Columbian Art Collection celebrates the diverse art cultures of this time -- their images of serpent gods, great kings, celebration of death and rebirth. Their artworks survive in many forms including carved stone and wall paintings, terracotta figurines of agricultural gods, and great temples at Palenque.