This is a very nice solid figure blowing into a conch shell. It is attributed to the Protoclassic Nayarit culture of West Mexico, C100BC-250AD. It has the original pigments that are much brighter than the photos show. It is a beautiful patinized orange and black. There is a chip off the right rear foot. It was found by Dr. Allen Heflin on 7-26-53. It is 4 1/2" long. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp0CWm5KCiY
This is one of my favorites from the Heflin ceramic collection. It has been broken and glued back together and is missing parts. Dr. Allen Heflin found this piece in Xico, Mexico in 1960 according to his journal. He must have hung it on his wall since he glued a wire to the back. This is a clear representation of a man either emerging or being swallowed by Quetzalcoatl. It is 6" long by 5" wide. The imagery scrams pre-Columbian. It is attributed to the Aztec culture C1300AD.
This ceramic Colima warrior is 6" long. It is in perfect condition with no ding, restoration or repair. It is from the estate of the late Lynn Langdon. The figure was acquired in Mexico in the mid-20th century and is attributed to the Colima horizon, c.300BC-300AD. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5mdTRv36FY
This engraved bone carving was found by Dr. Allen Heflin. The drawing was made by him which is what is depicted on the carving. The notes are his and it is signed by him. It is made from deer bone and his 5 1/2" long. He states "various decorative elements indicate that this is or may be a depiction of the god xochipilli. This is C1400. This piece has been broken in half and split as seen in the pictures. It has not been glued back together, but fits together perfectly. This allows eas ...click for details
This hematite Colima miniature effigy axe is 3 1/2" long and was found by the late Dr. Allen Heflin on 12-31-47. It is so inscribed on the back in his distinctive black ink. This is a fabulous extremely rare piece. I have seen only two others and they were not nearly as nice as this one. If you are an axe collector, this is a must have. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQt-yXflSlE
This copper awl with antler handle and perforated for suspension was found by Dr. Allen Heflin in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan in 1947. It is 8 1/2 long. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C30caNNItA
This jade piece has been specific gravity tested as true jadeite. It is 1 1/8" long and 1/8" to 1/16" thick and looks like it is a jade river worn pebble. It could easily be adapted for modern wear as a ring or necklace. It is ex-Keith Finello and has been authenticated by a forensic laboratory, Orenda Labs.
The Sotheby's auction was held today, March 23rd, where a shell mask, not as nice as this, was sold for $9740.00. I will leave this price as is for one week and then I will raise the price to reflect its true market value. If you would like a link to the auction catalog, please e-mail me. This stunning Colima shell mask measures 3" by 2 5/8" tall. It is attributed to the Colima culture, 200BC-200AD. Beautiful patina. Authenticated by a forensic laboratory. Please view my youtube vi ...click for details
This stunning miniature Colima warrior is 1 1/2" tall. It is from the estate of the late Lynn Langdon. The figure was acquired in Mexico in the mid-20th century and is attributed to the Colima horizon, c.300BC-300AD.collection. The right arm has been cleanly broken and glued together. A fabulous little beauty.