Released December 9 2005

This book presents one of the most outstanding groups of treasures of Pre-Columbian art assembled by a private collector. With comments from notable specialists on these civilizations, it offers the public access to the material in this private collection for the first time. Contributors include such distinguished specialists as Gillet Griffin, Sergio Purini, F. Kent Reilly, Peter David Joralemon, Dorie Reents-Budet and Elisabeth P. Benson. Highlights of the collection featured in the book include Zapotec ceramics, Aztec onyx figures, peruvian textiles, Olmec masks, Maya-jade and precolombian goldwork, all of outstanding quality and beauty.