CULTURE: Colima/Jalisco ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: CA. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 6" in height by 3" in width DESCRIPTION: An upright standing male figure with legs akimbo. He is wearing a tall turban headpiece held in place by two circular bands. He is wearing large ear ornaments and a wide necklace. There is light incising on his chest and stomach as well as his back which may represent some form of garment...
Origin: West Mexico
Age: Ca. 300 B.C. - 300 A. D.
Size: 5" in height by 2 1/2" in width
Description: This compact smiling figure retains the high red burnish so often missing from pieces of the period. He is standing upright and is nude except for his huge ear ornaments and a tall headpiece with a wide band supporting what is most likely a stylized bird. He exudes joy and contentment and can't help but bring a smile to your face.
A fine Colima flute from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This nice single-chambered instrument is 8-1/2” long and is decorated with a pair of appliqué bands. Good mineral deposits, mounted on stand. $150
Culture: Jalisco/Colima / Protoclassic
Origin: West Mexico
Age: Ca. 100 B. C. - A. D. 300
Size: 6" in height by 2 3/4" in width
Description: A composed standing male figure wearing a wrapped turban which allows his hair to fall freely on each side of his face. He has a large aqualine nose and incised eyes and mouth. He has four circular raise areas on each upper shoulder which may represent ritual tatooing and a double bracelet on each arm just below...
Culture: Chupicuaro (Guanajuato Late Formative)
Age: Ca. 400 - 100 B. C.
Size: 6 1/2" in height by 2 1/4" in width
Description: A pale light fired clay. This lovely lady represents the "choker" variety of Chupicuaro figurine. She is nude save for her ornate upper decoration including a multi-strand necklace with a large pendant in the center, double ear ornaments, and a wide band of fabric allowing her hair to rise in a large double mound and then stream down her shoulders to mid arm length...
An exquisite Olmec culture pre Columbian Mexico Jade hard stone mask. Measuring 8" x 6" x 3". A beautifully carved image with bold facial features. In ancient condition with centuries of deterioration of the stone matrix from being buried in an acidic soil, leaving the harder Jade intact authenticating the age. From a Stanford collection.
This is a Native American Indian ANASAZI Polychrome BOWL from the 12th Century. It measures about 6" X 6" X 5 1/4" ( 15.3 cm X 15.3 cm X 13.4 cm ). The bowl has a few cracks, as can be seen in the pics.
This is a Pre-Columbian COSTA RICAN Jaguar Stone HEAD, c 300 - 900 A.D. It measures about 2 1/2" X 5 1/4" X 2 1/2" ( 6.4 cm X 13.4 cm X 6.4 cm ).
CULTURE: Mogollon/Mimbres ORIGIN: New Mexico / American Southwest AGE: Ca. 850 - 1250 A.D. SIZE: 2" diameter DESCRIPTION : A matched set of shell bracelets excavated in the late 1960's on a private ranch near Glenwood, New Mexico. The pair was found together and are beautifully matched. The shell material was most likely traded up from The Sea Of Cortez and cut and shaped on site in New Mexico...
This is a Native American Indian TOMAHAWK War Club Weapon. It measures about 26" X 5 1/2" ( 66.3 xcm X 14.0 cm ). It is made of wood, stone, leather, feathers, beads.
This is a Native American Indian NAVAJO Rattle. It measures about 15" X 4" ( 38.3 cm X 10.2 cm ). It is made of wood, leather, feathers, beads.
Important and Monumental Pre-columbian Veracruz Seated Incensario Figure from Mexico, ca. 600-900 A.D. Incensario dedicated to the god Chaac in the shape of a seated figure. The realistic expression on the face is striking and most likely depicts and actual individual. He is depicted wearing a large headdress of the god Chaac. Remains of stucco and yellow/orange paint are still present and the eyes are highlighted with black bitumen. This piece is impressive and larger than life size...
An exquisite Nayarit figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC - 300 AD. This lovely Ixtlan del Rio example is 6-5/8" high and portrays an ornately adorned individual. He is depicted seated, wrapped in a beautifully decorated blanket. The intricately painted designs give us insight into what textiles from that area would have looked like. He is further adorned with large ear ornaments, a striped headdress and traditional facial décor. In superb condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits...
A large Maya Camahuil idol from the Quiche area of Guatemala, ca. 250 – 600 AD. This elaborately detailed example is 3-7/8” high and is carved from a light green hardstone in the characteristic manner. Choice example with heavy mineral deposits.
An excellent Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 6-1/4” high and depicts a standing female. She is wearing an elaborate headdress, a beautifully decorated long skirt and is adorned with a necklace with large pendant. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
A rare Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. This fine example is 8” high and features a pair of nicely detailed crustaceans, painted in different shades of red over the cream kaolin slip. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
CULTURE: Michoacan ORIGIN: Central Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A charming hand modeled "flat figure" measuring 4 1/4" in height by 1 3/4" in width...included in the sale is a museum quality custom metal stand which makes the overall height 4 3/4" when mounted. This highly appealing lady is in a standing position and is clasping a pan flute in both hands and is intently playing the instrument. She has a triangular head with a stylized deeply incised hairdo forming inverted...
Culture: Chiribaya Origin: Chile / Peru / Atacama Desert Age: Ca. 400 - 1000 A.D. A compact jar with two perforated side handles.Size: 5” in diameter (from outside of handle to handle) by 4 1/2”“ in height. Description: The Chiribaya Culture was a small cultural group related to The Tihuanaco of Bolivia. They are believed to be a satellite community living near The Pacific Ocean where their major source of subsistence came from fishing and limited agriculture. They traded for...