This is a Pre-Columbian MAYAN Bichrome BOWL from Mexico, c 300 - 900 A.D. It measures about 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" X 2" ( 11.5 cm X 11.5 cm X 5.1 cm ).
This is a Pre-Columbian MIXTEC / MIXTECA Polychrome Painted Effigy TRIPOD Vessel from Mexico, c 800 - 1400 A.D. The vessel has rattle legs depicting bird effigies. The inside of the bowl depicts geometric designs. It measures about 7 3/4" X 7 3/4" X 5" (19.8 cm X 19.8 cm X 12.8 cm ).
Modeled with blackware clay, this seated figure depicts a man with folded arms, a cape, and wearing a four cornered pointed hat. It measures 6 3/4" to the top of the spout, which has losses to the rim, visible in photos. The vessel is intact, and retains some remnants of soil from burial, and has visible lines on surface from age, and one small section on left side of head where a tiny chip has occurred. Moche Culture, ca 500-700 AD...
This is a Pre-Columbian AZTEC / AZTECA Tripod Vessel with Rattle Feet from Mexico, c 1300 - 1500 A.D. It measures about 9" X 9" X 4 1/2" ( 23.0 cm X 23.0 cm X 11.5 cm ).
This is a Pre-Columbian MAYAN Zoomorphic BOWL from Mexico, c 300 - 900 A.D. It measures about 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" X 5" ( 10.8 cm X 10.8 cm X 12.8 cm ). The vessel depicts a monkey and some birds. The vessel has 2 small handles.
This is a Pre-Columbian CHORRERA Bowl from Ecuador, c 800 B.C. It measures about 2 1/2" X 2 1/2" X 3" ( 6.4 cm X 6.4 cm X 7.6 cm).
A choice Maya bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 â€“ 700 AD. This fine polychrome example is 8-1/2â€ť in diameter and features three depictions of a Moan bird, each with a speaking glyph in its beak, facing a panel of glyphs. The tondo features the typical group of vultures surrounding a solar motif, although there is some loss due to erosion and mineral encrustation. Very rare motif!
Culture: Mixtec Origin: Mexico Age: Ca. 1000 A. D. - 1500 A. D. This carefully crafted Mixtec tripod bowl measures 7â€ť in diameter by 4 3/4â€ť in height. It is painstakingly burnished a deep orange on the interior with three darker orange flat-tipped triangles incised and suspended from the rim. The rim is also incised and the darker orange pigment circles the bowl outlining the rim. The very tips of the three tripods have had minor restoration due to erosion from ancient usage...
Culture: Zapotec Origin: Mexico / Valley of Oaxaca / Monte Alban Age: Ca. 600 B. C. - 800 A. D. Size: 7" in height x 6" in width. DESCRIPTION: A stunning creative work of ancient art. The effigy has an assured and beautifully modeled commanding face of a warrior or noble staring confidently straight ahead. He is sitting with legs crossed. His countenance is calm, majestic and assertive...
Culture: Colima Origin: West Mexico / Ca. 300B.C. - 300A.D. Size: 3 1/2â€ť in height by 4â€ť in width by 4 1/2â€ť in depth Description: An intriguing Colima effigy tomb figure from West Mexico depicting a compact hunchbacked dwarf. This small hollow treasure has a terra-cotta base clay burnished with an orange surface. He is in a sitting position with hands resting on his knees...
Rare Nazca Whistle Vase from Peru. Dates to circa 400 AD . Measure 4.5 inches in height. Depicts a figure with cupped hand raised to mouth. Tip of mouth restored as seen in photo.
Age: Ca. 1000 A. D. - 1500 A. D.
Size: 9â€ť in length by 3 3/4â€ť in height by 3â€ť in width
Description: A blackware ceremonial rattle in the shape of a two headed alligator. This large and unusual specimen stands proudly with both heads raised in the air. It is highly ornamented with bracelets above each claw, raised circular designs on the shoulders, incised circular raised designs surrounding each snout, and a center raised bar on each head...
Colima seated figurine. 100 BC - 300 AD. Solid, intact, with good manganese deposits. 4 3/8" x 3" x 2 1/2". 6 oz.
An exceptional Maya cylinder, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.
This incredible Maya cylinder has figures holding fans with long billed birds sitting on the fans, possibly a scene from the "underworld". Totally intact, NO restoration. 6-1/4" by 5-1/2". Ex. Arte Xibalba, FL.
Veracruz Seated Terracotta Female Figure, El Faisan style, Early Classic 250 - 450 CE. Seated with legs crossed with hands gently placed on knees. Ears are plugged and wearing large headdress. Professional repair to left leg, otherwise in excellent condition...
A fine Cajamarca pedestal bowl from Peru, ca. 200 â€“ 800 AD. This delicate bowl is 4-1/2â€ť in diameter and is decorated with the stylized volutes and geometric designs characteristic of the type. Two of the interior panels have floral characteristics. Painted in brown over the orange tinted kaolin. Rare type.
Cf. Lumbreras â€śPeoples and Cultures of Ancient Peruâ€ť, page 147.
A fine Pre-Columbian ChimĂş-Inka pottery vase 1240 - 1570 BC.
The vessel tall with animal shaped handles.
In black-glazed pottery, glossy and attractive.
Size: 13,5 cm.
Condition: Choice, micro chip to the rim!.
Ex. Private Berlin Estate collection
A very early Zoomorphic vessel of the Pre-incan Peru, ca. 500 BC - 100 AD.
The vessel very attractive in red terracotta with neck evolving from the body in the shape of an animal, likely a sea-lion.
Size: 13,5 cm. high.
Ex. Prvate Berling Estate collection