This is a very rare female effigy bone carving from West Bloomfield, New York, Seneca. "1600 to 1620" carefully printed in black ink on the reverse. She shows a pronounced band at the forehead, as if wearing some head gear or maybe some hair style. Cheeks are shown as broad and flat. Prominent breasts. Right hand resting on top of left hand. This piece came from the Robert N. Converse collection. Robert wrote The Glacial Kame Indians, Ohio Flint Types, and is editor of "Ohio A ...click for details
This beautiful jadeite bead necklace is attributed to the Preclassic period 400BC-200AD from Guerrero, Mexico. It is about 22" long when opened and laid flat. It is a very wearable piece. It has been restrung for modern wear. This is a very scarce necklace with fine beads.
These Roman brass razors with steel blades date to the 1st century AD. The folding one may be a pocket knife and is functional. To view my youtube video of this item please cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvTy1jvaWc4
This petrified wood tang knife is from the four-corners area of the southwest. It is 3 1/4" long. It is from the Wallis-Thomas collection. The base of the tang has been snapped off anciently, but does not detract.
This extremely rare double bone fish hook was found in Arkansas. I purchased it from Who's Who, Larry Garvin, many years ago. It is 1 1/2" long. It has a beautiful patina. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl9RxbYq9-4
This Mayan poison bottle dated to the Classic Mayan period C300AD-600AD. It is 2 1/4" tall and has no repairs or restoration. It was found in Peten, Guatemala. It is from the well known Willard Leutze collection.
This is a pre-Columbian ceramic head, Preclassic, C-200BC-200AD. It is from Guatemala. It is hollow blackware. The head has a beard and open penetrating eyes and top-knot. It is 2 5/8" long. It is Ex. Leutze collection.