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Rare Mezcala Guerrero Stone Idol

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Pre AD 1000   item# 1277404 (stock# 100588)

Rare Mezcala Guerrero Stone Idol
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(720) 890-7700


 

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.
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Veracruz Peccary Eating Human Brain

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1492   item# 1277397 (stock# 100568)

Veracruz Peccary Eating Human Brain
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Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
(720) 890-7700


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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 Toltec Stone Figurine

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Pre 1492   item# 1275360 (stock# 80024)

Pre-Columbian Toltec Stone Figurine
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Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
(720) 890-7700


995.00 

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.
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Pre-Columbian Mace Head - Jaguar Form

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Pre 1492   item# 1275356 (stock# 80021)

Pre-Columbian Mace Head - Jaguar Form
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Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
(720) 890-7700


1195.00 

Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, ca. 500 to 800 CE. Handsome ceremonial mace head carved from white stone with light green hue in the form of a jaguar head donning carved earspools with string-cut facial features. This is how authentic mace heads look before they are polished - typically overpolished. Custom, museum-quality stand. 4"D x 2-1/2"W. Near choice.
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Pre-Columbian Olmec Stone Head (Baby Face)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Pre 1492   item# 1275216 (stock# 100431)

Pre-Columbian Olmec Stone Head (Baby Face)
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(720) 890-7700


$395.00 

Southern Mexico to Guatemala, ca. 1000-400BCE. Stone head of baby face Olmec figure shows hallmark Olmec facial features such as its jowly face, downturned jaguar mouth, and slanted eyes. The head is pear-shaped, a sign of high status most likely due to an artificial cranial deformation, as the Olmec traditionally wore tight-fitting helmets. Note the indentation at the back of his head likely caused by this practice. 2 1/2"L x 1 3/4"W x 1 3/4"D at widest. Large fragment of head as ...click for details


Unusual Mayan Carved Pottery Cylinder

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492   item# 1275028 (stock# 100428)

Unusual Mayan Carved Pottery Cylinder
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Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
(720) 890-7700


795.00 

Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, most likely Honduras and probably a pottery representation of the work done in alabaster in this region. Corseted pottery jar in white slip, carved or impressed just above the midpoint in repeating bird head panels. Very attractive! 7" H by 6" D.

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Pre-Columbian Stone Necklace

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pre AD 1000   item# 1274681 (stock# 100350)

Pre-Columbian Stone Necklace
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SOLD 

Mexico, West Coast, Ca 500 BCE to 500 CE. Strand of large stone beads each painstakingly carved, polished and biconically drilled. Various colors of tan, brown, red and black. 20" L with largest bead 2-1/8" L. Excellent condition.

Provenance: Ex-private AZ collection. ...click for details



Pair of Chancay Painted Textiles

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Handiwork: Pre 1492   item# 1266001 (stock# BD)

Pair of Chancay Painted Textiles
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SOLD Pair 

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 900-1200 CE. Two rectangular painted cloth panels from the same textile in hues of brown, tan, and cream. Each features a warrior/deity/ruler head donning a grand crescent-shaped headdress and dramatic, stylized puma profile ear ornaments attached to a serpentine body that spirals around the head and resolves in another visage at the tail end. The body is bordered with a diamond pattern and further adorned with repeated representations of Andean cross ...click for details


Important Costa Rican Stone Trophy Head

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Pre AD 1000   item# 1255536 (stock# BD)

Important Costa Rican Stone Trophy Head
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Costa Rica, Atlantic watershed, Ca 500 to 1000 CE. As trophy heads go, they really do not get much finer! Large, quite sculptural, finely carved and with exceptional presence! Carved of volcanic stone with short neck, jutting lower jaw, long thin nose, eyes showing he is in deep sleep - as in his head was removed by a warrior and his sleep is eternal, neat rows of hair on top and large rounded ears. Measuring a full 10" H, he is far larger and finer than most examples on the market. In ...click for details


Mayan Copador Cylinder, Popol Vuh & Hero Twins

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1255529 (stock# BD)

Mayan Copador Cylinder, Popol Vuh & Hero Twins
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(720) 890-7700


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El Salvador, Mayan Territories, Ca 550 to 900 CE. Copador potteries are often under-appreciated, but this fantastic example should be appreciated and loved by any lover of ancient art! Large polychrome cylinder, decorated in 4 panels representing the story of the Popol Vuh and the Hero Twins. Two panels represent Camazotz (Death Bat) which the Hero Twins had to fight in the house of bats. As the story goes, the Hero Twins slept inside their blowguns. When Hunahpu (one of the twins) poked hi ...click for details


Rare Sican Silver Lord with Dangling Sandals

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000   item# 1246468 (stock# 80038)

Rare Sican Silver Lord with Dangling Sandals
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(720) 890-7700


$1,795.00 

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Lambayeque / Sican culture, ca. 800-1000 CE. The Sican people made significant technical advances in metalwork and focussed their artistic proclivities in this medium. Archaeologists have uncovered great numbers of goblets, dishes, masks, and ornaments - so many that they believe the Sican developed an organized industry in metalwork. Most of their works are cast or repousse gold or silver pieces, and the Sican were also adept at working with bronze. This representation ...click for details


Moche IV Fineline Stirrup, Fantastic Creatures

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre AD 1000   item# 1245529 (stock# BD32714C)

Moche IV Fineline Stirrup, Fantastic Creatures
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(720) 890-7700


SOLD $1,495.00 

Northern Peru, Moche IV, Ca 600 CE. I am not sure what drugs the artist of this piece was on when he created it, but I think I will try to avoid them in the future! Used as a canteen to hold water and spirits - painted on each side with a very bizarre morphed creature that is part feline, part saurian and with a snake for the tail thrown in for added affect. Very interestingly, on one side there are scurrying insects below the creature, along with desert cactus. Large vessel measuring 12&qu ...click for details


Pre-Columbian Chancay Figural Vessel

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1492   item# 1243482 (stock# ASULL)

Pre-Columbian Chancay Figural Vessel
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Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
(720) 890-7700


595.00 

Central Coast Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1000-1470 CE. This endearing bulbous, round-bottomed vessel assumes the form a corpulent with anthropomorphic features and elaborate costume painted in dark brown on cream ground, applied looped ears and arms, and a nice handle behind the head. 6"T x 4-3/4"D at widest. Minor surface wear. Bit of restoration to back of "head." Else intact and excellent.
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Pre-Columbian Pucara Stone Figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1492   item# 1243481 (stock# ASULL$)

Pre-Columbian Pucara Stone Figure
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Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
(720) 890-7700


$1495 

Pucara, South Highlands, Peru, ca. 250 BCE - 100 CE. Pucara is known for its horseshoe shaped temple, a sanctuary of stone masonry. Pucara stone sculptures show similarities to the Tiwanaku. In fact, scholars believe that the Pucara culture was a forerunner of Classic Tiwanaku styles, since early levels of Tiwanaku archaeological sites show Pucara type pottery. This figure likely represents a shaman engaged in a contemplative, ritualistic position. 7-3/4"T x 3-1/2"W x 3-1/2"D. Con ...click for details


Pre-Columbian Poporo Gold Standing Figure, 110 gr.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1492   item# 1243478 (stock# SOW1717)

Pre-Columbian Poporo Gold Standing Figure, 110 gr.
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Quimbaya, Colombia, ca. 400-700 CE. Solid, high karat gold figure depicts a standing nude Cazique, hands on hips. 3-1/2"H x 2"W, 110 grams. The Quimbaya civilization is noted for spectacular gold work characterized by technical accuracy and detailed designs. Most of the retrieved items are part of funeral offerings, found in the inside of sarcophagi made of hollow trunks. The gold represented a sacred metal and the passport for the afterlife. ...click for details

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