This figural Alcarraza is an exceptionally fine example of the pre-columbian pottery of the Calima culture, located in what is now Colombia, South America. From the time period extending from 100 BC to 400 AD, these double spouted vessels were utilized throughout the Rio Cauca area. Most were simple forms, some with abstract or figural elements, and generally were of reddish color over buff colored body...
Huastec Figure fragment from Mexico, ca. 100-300 A.D. Wearing ear ornaments, necklace and head wrap.
Measurements: 2-3/4" in height.
Four Pre-columbian Jalisco PainedPedestal bowls from West Mexico, ca. 220 B.C.- 200 A.D. Each bowl seated on a small pedestal foot and simply decorated with a red band on the inner rim and foot.
Measurements: 2-5/16" in height x 5" in diameter.
Pre-columbian Nayarit Vessel from West Mexico, ca, 100 B.C.-250 A.D. Nicely painted with several red linear patterns and bands.
Measurements: 3-3/4" in height
Pre-columbian Nayarit olla from West Mexico, ca, 100 B.C.-250 A.D. Nicely incised pattern.
Measurements: 4-3/416" in height
Pre-columbian Taino Bowl from the Dominican Republic, ca. 1000-1400 A.D. Terracotta, incised bowl with curvilinear designs and two adornos.
Measurements: 4" in height x 8" in Width.
A superb Colima Figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 B.C.-300 A.D. A seated male figure with arms outstretched and wearing a painted loin cloth, head band, arm bands and ear ornaments.
Measurements: 5" in height.
Pre-columbian Veracruz figure from Mexico, ca. 400-700 A.D. A standing figure with outstretched arms and painted in black highlights on red ground.
Measurements: 7-3/16" in height
MOCHE IV MOUNTAIN SACRIFICE VESSEL. Ca.400 - 550 A.D. 8.5 inches tall, 8 inches front to back with a width of 5 inches. Acquired by present owner by descent pre 1970. Of cream and shades of chocolate. Very elaborate depiction of a site of sacrifice. The center peak has a sacrificial victim draped face down over peak with hair flowing downward on front of mountain and legs and feet hanging down the back. Between each adjacent peak are two warriors who perform the sacrifices...
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Cuzco Inca, ca. 1450-1550 CE. Andean whistle vessels belong to a tradition that began in 1000 BCE, and they are still being made today. This ceramic two-chambered vessel was created in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire during the height of their reign, and falls under the rubric of the Cuzco Inca style. Pottery of this region was typically hand-crafted and decorated with polychrome slips...
MOCHE EROTIC VESSEL. Ca. A.D. 200 - 400 Ex Private New York collection. Height of 10 inches and width of 7 inches. Filling and pouring from wide slightly flared top of 3 inch diameter. Two skeletal beings with male having left arm over the shoulder of the female and right hand stimulating the genitalia of the female. The left arm of the female in relief the right arm not visible. The male having a over shoulder cape...
A superb Colima bowl from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC â 300 AD. This choice Comala phase example is 7-1/4â in diameter and is decorated with a trio of serpents, executed in relief. The slip is highly burnished and shows good mineral deposits, with strong calcification on the inside.
Cute Pre-columbian Chinesco Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C. - 250 A.D.Standing with hands to her stomach, she is painted in red with white highlighted areas in white.
Measurements: 4-3/8" in height
Pre-columbian Chinesco Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C. - 250 A.D. Wide hips and hands to her stomach, she is painted in red with white highlighted areas in white.
Measurements: 5-1/4" in height
Pre-columbian Colima Flat figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 B.C.-200 A.D. Standing male figure with hands held to his side and wearing a loin cloth. Nice and large example!
Measurements: 8-1/2" in height.
A very nice Pre-columbian Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. Solid terracotta standing male figure, needle nose type. Depicted with pointy ears and high updo. Painted red-brown surface with white highlights and geometric decorative elements.
Measurement: 5-1/16" in height.
PAIR NAZCA POTTERY KEROS. Ca. 400-600 A.D. 9 inches tall, diameter at rim 4.25 inches. Ex Sheridan collection pre 1974. Each having flared rim, with repeating geometric designs and glyphs contained in bands of cream and brown. Rounded bottom of vessels quartered in alternating brown and cream. Random paint loss and a very, very small repair on one rim. Very good condition.
CHIMU BLACKWARE FROG VESSEL. Ca. 900 - 1300 A.D. Purchased at antique show 1997. Height of 7 inches by 5.5 inches front to back. Having bulbous eyes, wide incised lips and front and back legs in relief. Body covered with speckling of skin bumps throughout. Spouted top has strap handle from back of spout to above legs on frog. Save a very tiny chip on spout rim and strap, piece in excellent condition.