Director's Gallery: The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

I have long been fascinated by the designation as ART of so many objects that were never ART in our sense of the word. Most objects of the period before the Middle Ages were made for a very specific purpose, especially for rituals, ceremonies, and propaganda. This selection of works from our collection demonstrates the diversity produced in cultures around the world in different time periods and in different media, and how they each share an intense need to create objects to serve the needs of their people. -Dr. Carol Damian, Director and Chief Curator

Effigy: Ritual Figure Holding Scepter, Unknown, Baule People, ca. 20th Century, From the collection of: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Standing Figure, Unknown, Pre-Columbian, ca. 1000 - 1470, From the collection of: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Power Figure, Unknown, Yaka Tribe, ca. 20th Century, From the collection of: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Basuka Power Figure, Unknown, Yaka People, ca. 20th Century, From the collection of: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Gold and turquoise whistle that represents a warrior ML100811, Moche style, 1 AD - 800 AD, From the collection of: Museo Larco
Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents Ai Apaec, mythological hero of the Moche cutting the head of a maritime mythological being ML003465, Moche style, 1 AD - 800 AD, From the collection of: Museo Larco
Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents the head of Ai Apaec, mythological hero of the Moche in the underworld ML013574, Moche style, 1 AD - 800 AD, From the collection of: Museo Larco
Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents Ai Apaec, mythological hero of the Moche in a praying attitude ML003119, Moche style, 1 AD - 800 AD, From the collection of: Museo Larco
Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents an anthropomorphic captive deer ML010499, Moche style, 1 AD - 800 AD, From the collection of: Museo Larco
Anthropomorphous figure, Mid-Cauca (Quimbaya) - Late Period, 700/1600, From the collection of: Museo del Oro, Bogotá
Quimbaya cacique, Unknown, 540 - 640, From the collection of: Museo de América
Anthropomorphous pendant with danglers, Mid-Cauca (Quimbaya) - Early Period, -500/700, From the collection of: Museo del Oro, Bogotá
Votive figure in the shape of an enclosure with anthropomorphous figures, Eastern Cordillera - Muisca Period, 600/1600, From the collection of: Museo del Oro, Bogotá
Female Shaman Pendant, Quimbaya, 1 - 800, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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