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Jay I. Kislak Collection, 2000 BCE-2007 CE

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Archaeological Objects, BCE 2000-CE 1700
Location: Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
Unique three-dimensional objects of pre-Columbian date, documenting the indigenous peoples of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The descriptions of pre-Columbian materials in this finding aid are, in many cases, donor provided descriptions and have not been verified by the Library of Congress.

Material types include amulets, pendants, and other jewelry; bowls, vases, urns and other vessels; figurines, flasks, flints, plaques, and relief carvings.
Arranged by accession number.
Objects in this series are held in the Geography and Map Division. Researchers are advised to contact the Division prior to visiting in order to determine whether the desired materials will be available at that time.
Accession No.: 1981.001.00.0001 Painted cylinder vase with deer hunting scenes, CE 600-900
Materials: Polychrome orange gloss ceramic
Dimensions (cm): Height: 21 Diameter: 18.5
Civilization: Maya
Location: Guatemalan Highlands
Accession No.: 1981.002.00.0001 Polychrome vase with glyphs and eleven gods, CE 600-900
Materials: Polychrome orange-gloss ceramic
Dimensions (cm): Height: 23 Diameter: 17.5
Civilization: Maya
Location: Guatemalan Highlands, Nebaj Region
Accession No.: 1983.007.00.0001 Ulua marble cylinder vase with jaguar effigy handles, CE 600-900
Materials: White alabaster with traces of red cinnabar
Dimensions (cm): Height: 18.5 Width: 22.7 Diameter: 15.3
Civilization: Maya
Location: Honduras, Ulua Valley
Digital content available
Accession No.: 1983.007.00.0002 Solid standing baby figure, BCE 1100-500
Materials: Burnish cream-slipped ceramic
Dimensions (cm): Height: 16.5 Width: 10.3
Civilization: Olmec
Location: Mexico
Digital content available
Accession No.: 1984.001.00.0002 Miniature limestone altar, with three spherical support and painted glyphs, CE 200-600
Materials: Incised and red painted marble
Dimensions (cm): Diameter: 14
Civilization: Maya
Location: Guatemalan Lowlands
Accession No.: 1984.002.00.0001 Cache vessel, CE 200-600
Materials: Painted ceramic
Dimensions (cm): Height: 24.8 Diameter: 20.5
Civilization: Maya
Location: Guatemalan Lowlands
Accession No.: 1984.002.00.0002 Stone reclining figure, BCE 900-500
Materials: Stone
Dimensions (cm): Height: 3.5 Width: 9.5 Diameter: 2.4
Civilization: Olmec
Location: Mexico
Digital content available
Accession No.: 1984.002.00.0003 Funerary box, CE 400-700
Materials: Painted ceramic
Dimensions (cm): Height: 12 Width: 27 Depth: 24
Civilization: Maya
Location: Tiquisate, Guatemala
Digital content available
Accession No.: 1984.002.00.0004 Mottled green jade plaque, CE 700-900
Materials: Jadeite
Dimensions (cm): Height: 5.4 Width: 8.8 Diameter: .5
Civilization: Maya
Location: Guatemalan Lowlands
Digital content available
Accession No.: 1984.002.00.0006 Ceramic funerary urn, CE 600-900
Materials: Ceramic
Dimensions (cm): Height: 24
Civilization: Zapotec
Location: West Mexico
Accession No.: 1984.002.00.0007 Incised cylindrical blackware tripod vase, CE 400-700
Materials: Burnish black ceramic with red hematite
Dimensions (cm): Height: 15.8 Width: 18 Diameter: 18.5
Civilization: Maya
Location: Teotihuacan, Mexico
Digital content available
Accession No.: 1984.003.00.0001 Hollow kneeling male figure, BCE 200 - CE 300
Materials: Burnished ceramic
Dimensions (cm): Height: 33
Civilization: Jalisco
Location: West Mexico
Digital content available
Accession No.: 1984.006.00.0001 Gourd shaped bowl, CE 600-900
Materials: Ceramic slip
Dimensions (cm): Height: 7.2 Width: 22.5 Diameter: 20.5
Civilization: Maya
Location: Unknown
Digital content available
Accession No.: 1985.008.00.0001 Blue and yellow macaw feather mosaic panel, CE 700-1000
Materials: Yellow and blue macaw feathers sewn on cotton fabric
Dimensions (cm): Length: 68 Width: 238
Civilization: Huari
Location: Peru
Accession No.: 1986.001.00.0001 Village scene with valador ritual and sixteen figures, BCE 200 - CE 300
Materials: Ceramic slip
Dimensions (cm): Height: 20.5 Width: 20.3
Civilization: Nayarit
Location: West Mexico
Digital content available
Accession No.: 1986.002.00.0002 Incised jade ear flare, CE 100-200
Materials: Jadeite
Dimensions (cm): Height: 2.2 Width: 9.8 Diameter: 7.5
Civilization: Maya
Location: Guatemalan Lowlands
Digital content available
Accession No.: 1986.002.00.0003 Cylindrical vase with ruler, warrior trumpeter, and glyph columns, CE 700-900
Materials: Ceramic slip
Dimensions (cm): Height: 20 Width: 18 Diameter: 18
Civilization: Maya
Location: Guatemalan Lowlands
Digital content available
Accession No.: 1987.011.00.0001 Stuccoed tripod vase, CE 400-700
Materials: Ceramic slip
Dimensions (cm): Height: 26 Width: 17.5 Diameter: 17.5
Civilization: Teotihuacan
Location: Mexico
Authenticity: Donor provided description
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