This is a Pre-Columbian MOCHE Fine Line Painted Stirrup Spout VESSEL from Peru, c 100 - 800 A.D. It measures about 5" X 5" X 9 1/2" ( 12.8 cm X 12.8 cm X 24.2 cm ). The vessel depicts both anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures.
An excellent Nicoya tripod vessel from Costa Rica, ca. 1000 â 1350 AD. This excellent Papagayo urn is 10-1/4â high and features a beautifully sculpted jaguar molded to the front of the chamber. The broad band decorating the upper half of the vessel depicts a pair of stylized feline creatures, with linear dĂ©cor adorning the rim. The hollow legs contain rattles. Overall in excellent condition, with vivid paint, good mineral deposits and root marks.
A fine Maya Chiefs bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 - 700 AD. This lovely polychrome is 7-1/8" in diameter and is decorated with a group of five seated lords presenting an offering. The interior features a trio of large feline heads, each adorned with ear spools and speech scroll emanating from the mouth. Two drill holes are evidence of an ancient crack repair, which has been restored. The drill marks were left, as they show the importance this vessel had to its Maya owner...
A very large and superb stamp seal, Pre-Columbian Equador, ca. 0-500 AD.
The seal very impressive showing a row of birds and a large handle on the back.
Size: 9,5 cm. long.
Ex. Lyngby Collection, aquired in the 1960s, and afterwards in another Danish private Collection, bought at local dealer in the 1990s.
Fine Chancay pottery figure, standing with outstreched arms, Peru, 1000-1400 A.D.
The figure in an amazing condition, no wear to colours and unrepaired.
Adorable figure, very decorative and interesting.
Size: 9 cm.
Condition: Superb for type.
Ex. Old Danish private Collection, bought at local dealer in the 1980s-1990s.
A nice zoomorphic Vessel from Peru, Chancay Culture, ca. 1100-1450 AD.
A fine vessel shaped as a Llama, much rarer than the typical standing figures that are so well-known from this culture.
Size: 14 cm.
The Chancay were a pre-Columbian archeological civilization which developed between the valleys of Fortaleza, Pativilca, Supe, Huaura, Chancay, ChillĂłn, Rimac and Lurin, on the central coast of Peru, from about CE 1000 to 1470...
Pre-Columbian Colombia, Narino, ca. 500 BCE - 500 CE.
Pristine erracotta instrument in the shape of a shell with a finely painted decorative pattern.
These are generally scarce and this particular specimen has extraordinary quality to it.
Size: 9,2 cm. long and 6,5 cm. wide
A beautiful Maya polychrome tripod jar from the Sula Valley of Honduras, ca. 400 - 800 AD. It is 4-1/4" high, 5-5/8" wide and is decorated with a trio of finely detailed vultures. The legs are decorated with a checkerboard design representing a woven mat, which is a symbol of elite status and the rim has several stylized serpents. One hidden stress crack, else in exceptional condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
A fine Cocle miniature frutero from Panama, ca. 1000 - 1300 AD. This lovely Parita style pedestal plate is 2-1/2â in diameter and is elaborately decorated with zoomorphic designs, geometric patterns on the flared base and even has a painted underside. In excellent condition.
NARINO OLLA / POT. Columbia, Capuli Complex, 850-1250 AD.
A rare vessel with a globular body fully decorated with finely preserved pattern in red, black and cream.
Size: 19 cm (diameter) x 14 cm. (tall)
Condition: Superb! - Excellent vessel, completely intact.
HIGH QUALITY LARGE NARINO CAPULI PEDESTAL BOWL, Capuli cultural complex (ca. 850 A.D. â 1500 A.D.)
From the shaft tombs of the Southern Highland Narino Region of Columbia.
This spectacular bowl has the body decorated with a black and red-on-cream resist painted pattern. The inside is beautifully decorated with a resist and red design of monkeys and birds.
Size: ca. 21,5 cm. in diameter and ca. 9 cm. high...
An interesting Moche or ChimĂș figural pottery vessel, dating to the later part of 1st. millenium BC.
The vessel modelled as a seated male with a large vessel on his back carried ny a strap on his forehead.
Size: 11 cm.
Condition: Choice, mending a single hairline crack, only visible under a glass.
Ex. Lyngby Collection / J. Pelle, aquired in the 1960s
A rare and interesting blackware vessel, Peru, Chimu Culture, ca. 900-1100 AD.
The vessel with a central spout is a figural type modelled as a fierce looking feline, perhaps a leopard or Mountain lion.
The ChimĂș culture was centered on Chimor with the capital city of Chan Chan, a large adobe city in the Moche Valley of present-day Trujillo, Peru. The culture arose about 900...
An exceptional Maya tetrapod plate from the Ulua Valley of Honduras, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This elaborately decorated polychrome example has a 10" diameter and is 4-1/4" high. The interior depicts an ornately attired dancer, painted in uncommonly fine detail. The elongated head could be indicative of a Maize God representation. He is surrounded by three bands of typical designs, including step fret and knotted rope designs...
A fine Maya glyph jar from El Salvador, ca. 500 â 800 AD. This nicely painted polychrome vessel is 5-1/2â in diameter and is decorated with a band of intricate glyphs. The lower half of the chamber is painted with connected linear designs to create the pumpkin or melon effect. The interior is painted orange and shows erosion and encrustation from the acidic contents of the burial offering it contained. Intact, with good mineral deposits and just a small stabilized stress crack.
ORIGIN: Mexico/Central America
AGE: Ca. 400 - 860 A.D.
SIZE: 3"in height by 4" in width. A museum quality custom metal display stand is included in the sale. When mounted the overall height is 6".
DESCRIPTION: A buff pottery hollow urn fragment from a large Maya urn depicting a monkey with an animated and delighted expression. The lively face radiates a humorously cunning expression. He is sporting ear spools and has his tongue extended in a teasing manner...
ORIGIN: Mexico/Central America (possibly Jaina Island)
AGE: Ca. 400 - 860 A...
CULTURE: Casas Grandes / Ramos Polychrome
ORIGIN: Northern Mexico
AGE: Ca.1250 - 1450 A.D.
SIZE: 6" in height by 5" in diameter
DESCRIPTION: A low rounded polychrome jar topped by an ovoid anthropomorphic head. The base clay color is tan/brown with design motifs in black and burnt orange. The round incised eyes are encased in horizontal black lines with a row of black circles above and topped by a flat crown with stylized macaw figures. The impression is of a mask as opposed to just pigment ...