Pre-Columbian Pottery

The Luther College Fine Arts Collection contains a significant number of pre-Columbian pottery pieces, both complete and reconstructed, from Central and South America.  These works came primarily from three sources.  Several pieces were collected during three January-Term courses to Panama led by Dean Schwarz in 1969, 1971, and 1971  A second group of Mexican objects came from the family of Helen Elaine Talle.  The estate of Marguerite Wildenhain donated the final grouping of 21 pre-Columbian objects from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.


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