Pre-columbian Mixtec figure from Mexico, ca. 1000-1500 A.D. Depicting the god Tlaloc in the form of an incensario. Depicted in a seated position with arms held outward. Decorated with a crown and necklace. Remains of stucco still present. Smoke would have came out of the hands. Excellent example!
15-3/4" in height.
Veracruz Seated Figure from Mexico, ca. 600-900 A.D. Large figure seated on a bench or throne. The figure is depicted with headdress, earrings, necklace with several pendants and loin cloth. Bitumen highlights still visible in the eyes and earrings. A fantastic example!
19" in height.
Teotihuacan Standing Articulated Figure from Mexico, ca. 400-650 A.D.(Late Tlamimilolpa-Early Metepec) A miniature pottery puppet with articulate hands and feet.
Gallery Location: United States
Chinesco Seated Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. A hollow pottery seated figure with splayed legs, depicted with wide hips and tapered legs, arms held at sides. Cream ground and geometric decoration on the face painted in re-brown. Light traces of a black linear decoration on the chest.
Ex. Arte Primitivo, June 1st, 2010 - Lot 418. Est. $500-$800
7-1/4" in height.
Large group of Pre-columbian Teotihuacan Incense burners or Candeleros from Mexico, ca. 500 A.D. Classic Period (Teotihuacan III). Metepec type all impressed with thumb design typical of the type. Also, one Late Tlamimipa to Metepec type with a face to the side. It can be seem in the center of the group. It is the only one turned so the face can be seen. Good Mineral deposits on the surface.
2.75" in length.
Pre-Columbian Nayarit male Kokopelli ca. 300 ad, playing a wood rasp drum with a horned helmet, the Kokopelli of the prehistoric southwest was described as a man with a terribly deformed back, bent over playing a flute with magical powers and was able to communicate with the Gods, I believe this is the grandfather of the prehistoric southwest Kokopelli, meaning the legends of the Kokopelli didn't start in the southwest but much further south. Every legend had to start somewhere...
Pre-Columbian Nayarit male figure ca. 300 ad, playing a painted Sea Turtle shell drum with some type of clubs. No restoration with excellent deposits. He is approx: 9"high X 6-1/2"wide X 5-1/2"wide from front to back. Please review pictures. Excellent for any collection. If you would like to make an offer please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, ca. 1500 to 1000 BCE. Representing the pinnacle of Chavin art and showing distinct traits of the earlier Maranon influence, this jar is spectacular in design and decoration. Polychrome slip in brick red, orange and cream with central spout and the fanged underworld deity gracing the front with extending headdress. Rear of vessel shows three feather-like designs extending behind his head with repeating zig-zag adorning the lower section. Size: 9-1/2" H x 5"W...
Pre-Columbian, Colima, West Mexico, ca. 200 BCE to 200 CE. Redware jar in the form of a flying swallow. The Colima cultures traditionally made offerings of fauna-shaped vessels to accompany the deceased in shaft tombs. The composition of this handcrafted indigenous swallow is remarkably symmetrical. The bird alights to the sky in a gallant swoop; note the cohesive motion implied by its upward beak and wings. Its impeccably burnished surface is painstakingly decorated with lively feather markings...
Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Chavin, ca. 1000 to 500 BCE. A large, stunning and very important Chavin jar! Potted in an almost spittoon shape with large flat rim and rounded base, the base molded into the form of a very menacing human with pointed teeth, sunken piercing eyes and added pink and white pigments. The top rim is decorated with continuous serpentine design, incised eyes set into the interior of each band. Size: 10" in diameter x 5-5/8"H...
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Guanajuato River Valley, Chupicuaro culture, ca. 300 BCE to 100 CE. Chupicuaro society is well known for its sophisticated ceramic tradition featuring human effigies and food-service vessels of stunning aesthetic appeal such as these. The feast was of utmost importance to supply food for the living as an integral part of social politics and also to provide sustenance for the soul's journey to the underworld...
Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Chorrera, ca. 1200 BCE. A large and finely modeled stirrup vessel with a large rounded base and circular platform with typical mushroom-shaped spout and thin strap. Surface covered liberally in incised geometric designs. Size: 9-1/2"H x 8"W.
Condition: Broken and repaired from perhaps a dozen pieces.
Provenance: Ex-private Texas collection
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Mayan Territories, probably Yucatan Peninsula, ca. 550 to 900 CE. Attractive brownware pottery plate with straight sides and now with great root marked surface. Once had 3 short feet. Size: 9-1/4" in diameter.
Condition: Missing feet, else excellent
Provenance: Ex- N. Poolos collection, Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL before 1970.
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Pre-Columbian, Colima, West Mexico, ca. 200 BCE to 200 CE. Fine pottery jar in the form of a seated male, hands between his legs, as he squats between his knees. He is wearing a shaman's horn on his head, large phallus between his legs which along with his face and spout are painted red, entire vessel covered in brown slip. Size: 10"H.
Condition: Repaired from about a dozen pieces, restoration over breaks. Appears excellent!
Provenance: Ex-private San Francisco, CA collection....
Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, Mexico, ca. 550 to 950 CE. A handsome bowl with steep walls and intriguing designs/pseudoglyphs painted in chocolate brown on red ground. The form stands on three button-like feet that elegantly elevate the body of the piece. The two pairs of drilled holes are actually indicative of ancient repairs. To fix a crack, the Mayans would drill holes on either side of the crack and use leather straps to fasten the piece. Size: 3-1/2"W x 7-1/4"H.
ORIGIN: Central America
AGE: Ca. 600 - 800 A. D.
SIZE: 3 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width
PROVENANCE: A Scottsdale Arizona Gallery
Description: An exceptional jar of unparalleled quality of construction and a fantastical design motif. The vessel is a canteen shaped tan terracotta jar with a circular base leading up to a tapering spout. The central design is a bas relief scene on both sides of the body. It depicts a warrior in intricate full regalia posed in a fighting stance ...
A wonderful Nicoya footed bowl from Costa Rica, ca. 800 ā€“ 1200 AD. This choice Mora Polychrome type is 6-5/8ā€¯ in diameter and is decorated with two representations of the Two-Headed Monster. The intervening panels are intricate designs associated with serpent and jaguar motifs. The flared pedestal is painted black and is separated from the rest of the designs by blood red stripes. In exceptional condition, with strong dendrites and root marks.
Cf. "Art of Costa Rica", page 115 for simil...
An excellent Maya bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 ā€“ 700 AD. This fine chocolateware example is 7ā€¯ in diameter and is decorated with a register of glyphs, one of which is the symbol for flint. The glyphs retain remnants of cinnabar and the lower band consists of fluted panels. Repaired from two sections, with strong mineral deposits covering the highly burnished slip.
Cf. Guzman Museo Nacional de Antropologiaā€¯, page 67, for similar from the National Museum.