Collections Highlights

The term "collection" can be used in a variety of ways. Some of the collections featured here were intentionally assembled, and reflect the specific motives and aesthetics of their collectors. Other collections are groups of objects with a shared place of origin or cultural affiliation, or that have similar narratives of production, use, or discovery. Neither a comprehensive list nor a representative sample, these highlights are instead offered as diverse windows into our holdings and their histories.

Lekanis Lid 
Stone poi pounder 
Polished Red Ware plaque by Ruth Takala
Acheulean handaxe
Hartford Old State House Commemorative Plate
Haida panel pipe with raven and eagle
Ephesian coin with image of a bee
Early Classic Period Jar
Roman lamp with eagle