A superb Moche shell vessel from Peru, ca. 500 - 700 AD. This fine orangeware effigy piece is 5" high and depicts a sea shell. It is decorated with a large number of nacre inlays, as well as rare purple and white paint. A rare type in excellent condition, with intact suspension loops and strong mineral deposits.
A rare Nicoya Janus-form portrait bowl from Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, ca. 1200 â€“ 1500 AD. It is 4-3/4â€ť in diameter and is decorated with a pair of sculpted human faces adorned with ear ornaments and connected with design elements characteristic of the style. Good paint and mineral deposits.
Cf. "Between Continent - Between Seas", page 56.
Origin: ECUADOR/MANABI PROVINCE/ COASTAL REGION
Age: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D.
Size: 9â€ť in height by 4 1/2â€ť in width
DESCRIPTION : An elegant example of a Pre-Columbian shaman figure from Ecuador. She is ornately adorned with a dual sectioned rounded headpiece with long side flaps trailing down below shoulder length. She has a nosepiece as well as circular multiple segmented earpiece and a double segmented â€śrope-likeâ€ť necklace hanging to her waist...
Origin: Mexico/Central America/ Ca. 100-850A.D.
Size: 4â€ť in height by 4â€ť at the widest diameter
Description: A globular Maya redware jar with a flaring rounded pedestal base and a deep circular ornamented jar sitting atop the support base. The upper rim is widely flaring on each side giving the impression of raised stylized wings...
An excellent La Selva tripod jar, ca. 400 â€“ 700 AD. This beautiful GuĂˇcimo type is 5â€ť high and was found in Panama. Each leg is topped with a bird or small zoomorphic creature and a stylized pair of double-headed serpents encircle the rim. In excellent condition, with vivid paint, good mineral deposits and rattles in the hollow legs.
Culture: Maya Origin: Mexico/Central America/ Ca. 400-850A.D. Description: This fantastical creature measures 4 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width. It comes complete with a museum quality metal stand. When mounted on the stand the measurement is 6 1/2" in height. The feline has large round deeply incised eyes as well as careful incising to help make the rounded nose stand out. The jaguar has a wide threatening fully open mouth with fangs on the upper and lower jaws...
Culture: Jama-Coaque Origin: Ecuador Age:Ca. 500B.C. - 500A.D. Size: 6" in height by 4" in width Description: A finely molded effigy of a seated male shaman with a trance-like expression due to his heavily lidded eyes. His legs are crossed and his hands are resting on an elongated square object...most likely a grinding stone for preparing a substance to assist in the process of changing realities and realms. He is adorned with large circular bands on each arm and circular ear spools...
This is a Pre-Columbian MOCHE Huge Terracotta Polychrome PARROT Stirrup Spout VESSEL from Peru, c 100 - 800 A.D. It measures about 8" X 13 1/2" X 15" ( 20.4 cm X 34.4 cm X 38.3 cm ).
A pair of fine Chancay vessels from Peru, ca. 1100 â€“ 1450 AD.......
This simple jar with flared rim is 3-1/4" high, is decorated with vertical stripes and is perforated for suspension or attachment of a cover.
The delicate pedestal dish is 3-5/8" in diameter and is nicely decorated with a wave design. Heavy mineral deposits.
An excellent Maya Underworld Swimmers bowl from El Tazumal, El Salvador, ca. 550 - 900 AD. This flat-bottom example is 7-1/8" diameter and 3" deep. The two Underworld figures are exceptionally well detailed and are topped with a band of typical Copador glyphs. The interior has a band of large Copador glyphs around a geometric design. Painted overall in red, orange, black and brown over cream slip...
Carved Mayan Pottery Cylinder Cup or vase, Late Classic, Ca. 600-900 AD.
A fantastic cup with outstanding details carved in very high relief.
Looks like a ceremonial scene with a shaman holding a severed head, perhaps an offering. Other Shamans and warriors are there too.
Important and beautiful ritual cup!
Size: 93 mm. wide and ca. 80 mm. high...
A large and rare blackware figural vessel, Peru, Chimu Culture, ca. 900-1100 AD.
The vessel with a central spout and handles at each side, modelled with dotted frames with finely styled birds...
Origin: West Mexico
Age: Ca. 300B.C. - 300A.D.
Size: 6" in height by 5" in width
Description: A full bodied female figure with a hatchet shaped or sheep faced head with incised coffee bean eyes and a simple dual banded headpiece. She stands upright displaying more than ample breasts and short stout legs. Both ears are drilled all the way through so she probably had ornaments hanging down which have been lost with time. She has a relaxed and somewhat sleepy look on her face. ...
Age:Ca. 500B.C. - 500A.D.
Size: 4 1/2" in height by 4 1/2" in width by 4" from the tip of the toes to the back of the piece.
Description: This compact terra-cotta effigy of a female Jama-Coaque shaman is a particularly fine example of the type. The effigy depicts a highly ornamented female figure in a sitting position with a ceremonial grinding stone and mano placed in her lap. She is wearing an ornate headpiece with vertical and horizontal bands in the c...
This is a Pre-Columbian CHIMU Terracotta Blackware BOWL from Peru, c 800 - 900 A.D. It measures about 5" X 5" X 2 1/4" ( 12.8 cm X 12.8 cm X 5.7 cm ).
This is a Pre-Columbian MAYAN Polychrome Terracotta Zoomorphic TRIPOD Vessel from Mexico, c 300 - 900 A.D. It measures about 6 1/2" X 8" X 4 3/4" ( 16.6 cm X 20.4 cm X 12.1 cm ).
This is a Pre-Columbian MOCHE Terracotta POP-CORN Maker VESSEL from Peru, c 100 - 800 A.D. It measures about 6" X 11" X 5" ( 15.3 cm X 28.1 cm X 12.8 cm ).
This is a Pre-Columbian NARINO / NARIĂ±O Terracotta Polychrome Painted Footed Bowl from Ecuador, c 800 - 1500 A.D. It measures about 7 3/4" X 7 3/4" X 4" ( 19.8 cm X 19.8 cm X 10.2 cm ).