Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, Mexico, Ca. 600-900 CE.
Painted polychrome pottery vessel with twin "Swimmers" representing the Hero Twins encircling the base and pseudo-glyphs encircling the rim.Interior with another group of very large pseudo glyphs and star pattern. Repaired from two large sections, else quite excellent. 8-3 ...click for details
Cambodia, 12th century CE. Once attached to a frieze with reverse plain/flat. Buddha wearing flared crown with conical headdress, his ears with long earrings, mounted on custom stand. Wear as shown but a wonderfully expressive sculpture! 8-1/2"H, not counting stand.
Greece, Hellenistic Period, ca. 300-100 BCE.
Excellently formed terracotta oil lamp with side handle, long narrow spout, and incised circular pattern around oil spout. Burn marks around wick spout indicates signs of use. A truly excellent example! 3"L, Surface wear. ...click for details
Greek Colony of Apulia, Southern Italy, Ca. 350 BCE.
This well preserved lidded cosmetic dish is slipped in black with vertical stripes around shoulder. Two handles on either side. Surface wear as shown, else intact. 3"H x 3-1/4"W
Roman Empire, Ca. 1st to 3rd Century CE.
An eagle is represented standing on the head of a ram with a protruding tongue. This piece was originally the finial of a roman staff. 1-3/8"H x 1-1/4"W. Intact with excellent Patina. Complete with custom stand. ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Michoacan, Mexico, Ca 1200 to 500 BCE.
Beautiful three-legged polychrome pottery vessel decorated by geometric and linear designs, each leg hollow with a small hole at top near the body (so it wouldn't explode during firing). Small repaired crack. 3-1/4"H x 6-1/4" ...click for details
An earlier example from this enigmatic culture! Pre-Columbian, Chupicuaro, western Mexico, from the Guanajuato Valley, ca. 500 to 300 BC. Pottery jar in spool shape with small rounded rim, slightly corseted body and rounded base. Larger than normal example measuring 9"H, intact/near-choice.