Pre-Columbian Art

The Pre-Columbian Art Collection was donated by Georgios Gontikas and consists of objects belonging to the "Andean Civilisations" of South America. The general term "Andean Civilisations" encompasses the many cultural groups that inhabited the Andean mountain range, and had a common worship and technology. In this extensive territory three zones can be discerned: the North Andes (Colombia, Ecuador and a small part of Peru), the Central Andes (the high plateaux of Peru and Bolivia) and, in the south, the Chilean desert.