In the traditional form of an important Mayan personage or diety, this pottery rattle is in very good condition. While none of the original pigment paint remains, other than some traces of white slip, the features and garments remain clear. The hair style, jewelry and robes depict the elaborate ritual traditions of the Maya. This figure with upraised hands may have been a priest. The ear spools, elaborate arm adornment, necklace and robe all tell us he was important. No cracks or breaks. Height ...click for details
A female votive figure from the Jamma Coaque people of Ecuador,characterized by her wide turban and voluptuous figure. Standing with hands joined, holding a small staff or scroll. There are remnants of burnished pigment over a tan/gray clay, but little identifiable decoration remains. The right shoulder has been repaired and other cracks at the neck have also been filled by a former owner. An attractive piece, nicely restored. Not frequently encountered. Please contact us with any questions. We ...click for details
An early Mochica stirrup vessel depicting a flute player. Most likely a slave, suggested by the cropped nose and probably cropped ears under the head scarf. The bottom of the flute, below the hand, is missing and there is some loss to the mouth of the spout. The bottom of the vessel has an old stamp bearing the inked identification, Chan-Chan. H:7.75" x W:7.5"