A Perfect Fit

Acquisitions expand MONAH narrative

Posted: February 18, 2018 at 2:30 a.m.

Courtesy Photo Jama-coaque warrior figure from Equador holds a macuahuitl (wooden club with obsidian blades inserted into it) in front. It dates in the 500 B.C. to 500 A.D. range. (1500-2500 years old) and measures 23 inches tall by 10 3/4 inches wide.
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Courtesy Photo Jama-coaque warrior figure from Equador holds a macuahuitl (wooden club with obsidian blades inserted into it) in front. It dates in the 500 B.C. to 500 A.D. range. (1500-2500 years old) and measures 23 inches tall by 10 3/4 inches wide.

David Bogle, founder of the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, didn't intend to cover the spectrum from Cherokee to Pre-Columbian. He didn't even intend to start a museum.

Courtesy Photo Mayan polychrome tri-legged cylinder with three-dimensional howler monkey heads "shouldering the day" includes feathered serpent glyphs...

Courtesy Photo Mayan cylinder with protruding raised rim base with cameo pyramids. Image depicts a man carrying a royal mat on his back and holding a ...

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Courtesy Photo Jaguar effigy "whistle" vessel is from the Vicus culture, Peru. The tail of animal extends from front chamber to rear chamber with step...

Courtesy Photo Pataky polycrome "footed" urn, left, is from the Nicoya/Guanacaste area of Costa Rica. This vessel features jaguar images at base and h...

Courtesy Photo Polychrome Mayan cylinder which includes Mayan number glyphs for 13 and 14 as well as other glyphs. Also depicted are three Mayan lords...

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