Central British Columbia
Vibrant paint (original) and crisp carving make this rattle an excellent example of a Shaman's rattle. Used in ceremony and potlatches, indicative of Northwest coast tribes. The rattle, clearly used, has had it's handle foreshortened over prolonged use.
13 in. (33 x 10 cm.)
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I purchased this extraordinary Buffalo Style shell death mask/gorget on 3-31-94. It has a superb provenance, having been in three previous "Who's Who in Indian Relics" collections going back to the name of the original finder. It is the most elaborately decorated gorget I have seen. It has weeping eyes, speech marks, tattoos on forehead and chin and a hairline. It is 5 1/2" long. It was found in 1960 at the Tellico Site in Monroe County, Tennessee...
If you own the finest Columbia River gem point collection, this will be
your centerpiece. It is the only AUTHENTICATED PRECIOUS FIRE OPAL
POINT FROM THE COLUMBIA RIVER KNOWN TO EXIST. This opal point was found in 1955 at the foot of Hart Mountain, Crump Lake area, Oregon, by Bob Rock, in the presence of the late Carroll Howe which I confirmed with a telephone call to Carroll. Carroll wrote four books on northwest material...
This unique 3-pronged bone tool is probably a comb, but could be some type of fish or crawdad spear or even a fork. It was found at a Ft. Ancient site in Washington County, Kentucky on private property. One prong was broken off in antiquity and glued back on. This is the most unusual bone piece I have ever seen. It was obviously carved with stone tools. It is nicely polished with great patination. It dates to the Mississipian Period around 1000AD.
A large and beautiful Anasazi Snowflake pitcher, Ca. 950 - 1175 A.D.
This beautiful pitcher has a wonderful "braided" handle, and shows a lightning bolt and swirl design. The paint is bold and bright. Some minor rim chipping, else intact. Ex. Pickett collection. 7-3/4" tall by 6-3/4" across.
A Choice Carter Cave Flint Clovis found in Grayson CO, KY. Jackson COA Grade 9. 3 5/8" length 1 1/4" width.
This group (JEP.NAI.D) is made up of nine pages (JEP 1, 4, 6, 7. 48. 50. 53. 60 and 62) of only prehistoric Native American stone artifacts from the estate of the late Walt Lewin. An extra frame photo is included that shows how Lewin displayed the artifacts. The front and back of each artifact is shown in its grouping, along with its individual reference number on a small circular label attached to its side...
This is a less expensive second grouping from the Walt Lewin frame of prehistoric arrowheads and artifacts previously mentioned on his Group A page. Each of the pictured and individually priced prehistoric Indian artifacts in this group (JEP 13, 14, 16, 17, 24, 34, 66, 87 and 89) were also attached to that large relics frame which is shown last on the bottom row of the thumbnail photos on this page...
This is a Native American Indian ACOMA Polychrome Bowl from the early 1900's. It measures about 9" X 9" X 6 1/2" ( 23.0 cm X 23.0 cm X 16.6 cm ). The Acoma Culture was located about 60 miles West of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Acoma Pueblo is made of 3 villages: Sky City (Old Acoma), Acomita, and McCartys. Acoma is federally recognized as a tribal entity and its people have lived there for more than 2000 years...
Each of the pictured and individually priced prehistoric Indian artifacts in this group (JEP 18, 35, 36, 39, 71, 76, 85, 86 and 88) were once attached to a large relics frame from the Walt Lewin collection (frame shown last on bottom row of thumbnail photos). Walt was an old Casper, Wyoming friend with whom I hunted historical relics in the early ‘60s and '70s...
Antique Native American Nupa woven basket decorated with a geometric design to four sides, made circa 1910. The basket measures 4 inches high and 6 inches in diameter. The photographs show the basket from all sides. The condition is excellent with no damage or repairs but as can be seen in the photographs the rim is out of round. I am happy to ship worldwide. Please email if you have any questions. (2.5 cm = 1 inch).
Beautiful Anasazi Snowflake pitcher, Ca. 950 - 1175 A.D.
This beautiful pitcher has a bold design, rim ticking and a "braided" handle. 5" by 5-1/2". Ex. Pickett collection.
A small Hopi Kachina doll, possibly depicting Samawutaqa, circa 1930-1940. Description of Samawutaqa from Colton, 1949, p. 61: "Appears in Mixed Kachina Dance. This is said to be the only kachina that the Tewa people brought with them from the Rio Grande to Hano about 1700." 7" tall.
A Hopi Kachina puppet depicting Kokopelli circa 1940. Possibly carved by Jimmie Kootz. Articulated arms and legs. Minor paint and wood loss. 6 1/2" tall x 2 1/4" wide at widest. 12 1/2" tall including string.
A cottonwood Hopi Mudhead Kachina doll circa 1900. Depicting Koyemsi, the Mudhead Clown, of slightly attenuated form, arms hugging the torso, the case mask decorated with three circular attachments, representing gourds; painted with red, black and brown pigments. Description by Colton, 1949, p.59: "Koyemsi is the most common Hopi clown. He appears in Mixed Kachina Dances and sometimes a group of Koyemsi appear in a dance of their own, At First Mesa they are said to sing Zuni songs." 8 1/2" tall.