You are here: Home / Museum / Galleries and Exhibitions / Pre-Columbian Galleries / Art from the Intermediate Area
Renovation Notice

The museum will be closed to the public until mid-February 2017. The gardens will remain open during public hours and for booked tours. Find out more and plan your visit.

Art from the Intermediate Area

Gallery V presents art from the cultures of the Intermediate Area, between Mesoamerica and the Andes, including Coclé, Diquís-Chiriquí, Guanacaste-Nicoya, and Veraguas.

Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Gallery V, Intermediate Area Avian Pendants

Gallery V presents art from the cultures of the Intermediate Area, between Mesoamerica and the Andes, including Coclé, Diquís-Chiriquí, Guanacaste-Nicoya, and Veraguas. A warrior figure and mace head allude to warfare, while the rest of the display is dedicated to items of personal adornment. Breastplates, avian pendants, and earrings are the work of master goldsmiths, while Axe God pendants are expertly carved in jade. Zoomorphic elements suggest an interest in the three realms of the natural world. Objects currently on display in Gallery V are part of Dumbarton Oaks' permanent collection.

Document Actions