Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala, ca. 400 to 200 BCE. Fine axe god in gray andesite in typical form with string cut features and nice polished surface. 4-1/2" H. Chip to foot with minor repair, else excellent.
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Veracruz, ca. 400-600 CE and Guatemala, Mayan culture, ca. 600 - 900 CE. This first piece is a hand-built terracotta bird whistle with nicely detailed head feathers and black bitumen pigment on body. Measures 2 3/4" tall. The second is a mold-made bird statuette with a sweet, plump belly, most likely Late Classic Mayan. Measures 3" tall. Small chip to beak and lower head feathers of Vera Cruz example. Surface wear and nicks here and there to Mayan example. ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Vera Cruz/Veracruz, Mexico, Ca 400 to 600 CE. Somewhat crude pottery head, possibly from an unfinished statue. Facial features all there, but certainly a bit soft and looking like this just came out of the mold. Size: 6-1/2" H. Generally intact and good.
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guanajuato valley, ca. 300 BCE. First, pottery tripod vessel with rattle legs - rattles now gone - with geometric patterns in red over tan. Other example corseted pottery bowl with red geometric patterns over tan. Size: 6-1/2"L x 3-1/2"H. Tripod with repaired foot, other example intact, wear as shown.
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Central Coast, ca. 1000 to 1300 CE. Lovely terracotta figure of a standing male arms outstretched with tears flowing from his eyes; added brown pigment over tan base. Sweet example! Size: 7-5/8" H. Intact and near choice, save small chip to one hand.
Peru, Wari, Tiwanaku, ca. 400 -700 CE. High karat sheet gold band decorated in low relief, depicting Sun Gods, jaguar heads and human skull sacrificial heads. Beautifully mounted in a spiral to artistically present the form. Custom museum-quality stand. As shown, measures 7" H x 6" W. Excellent.
North Coast Peru, ca. 300-100 BCE. Early terracotta Kaolin fineline stirrup vessel with stylized jaguars and painted in negative-resist with a cream color background. 8"H x 5"W. Repaired hairline cracks on body, re-painted over restoration points only, otherwise original pigmentation.
Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Chimu culture, ca. 900 to 1100 CE. A beautiful necklace comprised of cylindrical shaped shell beads in hues of purple and mauve (many hand carved and some with modern cuts) alternating with disk-shaped lustrous shell beads in varying shades of cream. The pendant is a bronze bell with fantastic blue-green patina. The bell not only jingles but is also adorned with a sinuous serpent wriggling beneath the suspension hole. Size: 31"L (79 cm). Intact with working ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Carchi-Narino, Capuli Complex, ca. 850 to 1500 CE. A finely built pottery jar depicting a heartwarming maternal pairing comprised of a standing female with pear-shaped body holding a young child to her breast, with all surfaces decorated in negative resist pattern. Size: 7-1/2"H x 4-3/4"L.
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Michoacan, Tarascan, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. Lovely bowl! Deep brownware bowl decorated with added stucco in vibrant shades of red, gold, green and white in 4 floral registers with glyphoid separating, base decorated in chevron pattern enhanced with green stucco. A truly attractive piece of ancient pottery! Size: 4-1/2" in diameter x 2-1/2"H. Intact with a small chip to rim, else excellent. ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Southern Peru, Ca. 700 to 900 CE. A very rare and desirable stone carving of a man. Turquoise pebble converted into a fat man, wearing a pointed cap, his arms folded, very strong facial features. Custom stand. Size: 1" H.
Pre-Columbian, Guerrero, Mexico, ca. 300 BCE. A large and extremely rare Mezcala (type M22) standing male figure, with string cut appendages and facial features. What sets this one apart is the wonderful coloration of the stone. It was made from a deep burgundy stone with green and gray inclusions. The result is an incredibly beautiful example! 6-3/4"H. Roughness to top of head else choice. ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Veracruz, Mexico, Ca 600 CE. Macabre, rare and totally cool! Pottery storage jar molded in the form of a peccary (a close cousin to the javelina), shown hunched over a human brain appearing to be eating it. The details of the brain's various ridges clearly delineated and enhanced with added pigment - as is the mouth of the peccary. 12"L x 8"H, repaired from about 10 large sections, restoration over breaks. ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Toltec possibly Aztec culture, mid 10th - 15th century CE. Reminiscent of the enormous Atlantes of Tula, though considerably smaller in scale, this piece was carved to represent a warrior or nobleman. Hand carved from volcanic rock with fine facial features and nicely delineated attire. 5"T x 1-1/2"W at widest point Normal wear from age. Else intact and excellent condition. ...click for details