Northern Peru, Ca 1000 to 1300 CE. Nice necklace comprised of hundreds of individually carved stone beads interspersed with 4 larger beads two in the form of small jars and two in scalloped design, sweet little carved stone animal hangs as central pendant. 24" in total length. Should be restrung, but still a very nice wearable necklace. ...click for details
Mexico, Ca 200 BCE, Chontal, late Guerrero. Carved quadripod bowl with lovely scalloped rim and base carved from mottled gray basalt. Measures a nice 7-1/4" H by 6-1/2" D. Broken and repaired from about 6 pieces, but still quite lovely.
Southern Peru, Ca 200 to 300 CE. Large and quite attractive pottery kero in human form. Face shown in partial relief with extended nose and chin, remainder of figure painted using brown, red, black and white pigments. 8" H by 4-3/4" H. repaired from about a dozen pieces with cracks showing at base, but still shows quite well.
Pre-Columbian, Chimu Culture, North Coast Peru, Ca. 800 - 1000 CE.
A tall cylindrical vessel of sheet silver with flared rim. Around neck is a repeated pattern of stamped double headed birds, separated by a single small bird. 9-3/4"H. Several small pin holes and a crack on rim. ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Colima, West Mexico, Ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE.
A cute terracotta standing dog with piece of corn between front two legs. Tail is extended vertically back and is the spout for this vessel. Head of dog has incised eyes and ears are in alert position. Vessel is painted with a dark and light red paint, with natural black occuring th ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Mochica Culture, North Coast Peru, ca. 100 - 400 CE.
A portrait style face mask handcrafted from a thin copper sheet. Holes surrounding face would have had the hair of the recently deceased strung through, while the slits on the ears would have had ceremonial ear ornaments attached. Face has striking wide eyes, long ears, a ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, from Northern Peru, Ca 1000 to 1400 CE.
Hand-hammered solid silver kero in a three-tiered step design, incised with temple design around upper lip. 2-7/8" top diameter x 2-3/8"H. Intact and excellent, save tiny narrow hole at base; original surface deposits. ...click for details
Northern Peru, Ca 1000 to 1300 CE, Chimu culture. A large and quite spectacular silver kero in chalice form, with flared base and rounded cup, slightly everted rim decorated with cross-hatch design. Made from hand-hammered silver sheet, interestingly with red sheen from copper ore mixed with the silver. Weighs an impressive 200 grams! 5-1/4" H by 5-1/2" D. Intact and choice save one tiny area of wear in base of cup. ...click for details
Northern Peru, Moche culture, Phase 1/2, ca 200 to 300 CE. By far, some of my favorite pottery comes from the ancient Moche. One of the most brutal and blood-thirsty cultures, their art also reflected a love of nature and a hearty sense of humor. This fine example represents a hallucinogenic state that a shaman would enter in which he would transform from human to owl. The owl was greatly revered by the Moche as it was thought to help bring the sun out of its hiding each morning. Human figu ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Colima, Mexico, Ca 200 BCE to 200 CE. As Colima dogs go, not the largest example, but still quite adorable and with a very rare spout type. Standing puppy with alert ears and tail and large oval spout that goes beyond the side of the dog - spout painted a darker red. Dog appears intact and excellent but there is a small repaired section n the rim and across the belly. Still a quite handsome pup! 7-5/8"L x 5-1/2"H. ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Western Mexico, Guanajuato River Valley, Ca 300 to 100 BCE. Very fine and attractive pottery bowl in elongated oval shape. Like most Chupicuaro pottery, this ne is decorated with deep red base and rim with added black in cross-hatch design. 7"L x 3"H, intact and near-choice with very minor loss to some of the added black. ...click for details
Mexico, Mixtec/Tarascan culture, ca 500 to 8000 CE. Large and very lovely multi-lobed olla decorated with added negative resist lines, circles and ochre paint; small straight neck with flared rim. Measuring 9" across by 5-5/8"H.
PROVENANCE: Ex-Andre Emmerich Gallery acquired in the 1980's, with original sticker still on base ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Mixtec, Mexico, ca 500 to 1000 CE. Pottery pipe standing on twin legs, flared rim on bowl and long twisted stem, all covered in red slip, base of bowl covered with small applied peyote buttons. Guess we know what this was used for... Measures a very long 18-1/2"L x 4-3/4"H. Chip to rim and mouthpiece, else quite excellent and very rare! ...click for details
Mayan Territories, El Salvador, Ca. 550 to 900 CE. Terracotta cylinder decorated with two bands of pseudo glyphs and large section reserved at the center. 9-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. Intact with stable cracks at base, small chip flake on interior
Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, Honduras, Ca 500 to 900 CE. Painted pottery cylinder decorated in three panels each with "moan" birds in a black field, red and black meander at top. 7"H. Repaired from about a dozen pieces, repainting over breaks and entire interior resurfaced.