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. 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.