Seated Female, ca. 100 BCE. Jalisco, Mexico. clay with slip. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Gift of The Gallery Guild, Inc., 1989.045.
The objects displayed in the cases of the Museum’s lobby originate from ancient cultures which flourished in Peru, Mexico, and Central America prior to the arrival of Europeans. Most of the objects on view are Peruvian pre-Columbian ceramics, which were donated or loaned to the Museum by Sam Olden of Yazoo City, Mississippi. Also represented are Mesoamerican cultures, including the Mayan and the Olmec.