This is a Pre-Columbian MAYAN Polychrome Bowl from Mexico, 300 - 900 A.D. It measures about 6" X 6" X 2 1/4" ( 15.3 cm X 15.3 cm X 5.7 cm ). The Mayan art of their Classic Era has high level of aesthetics and artisanal sophistication. Their paintings, carvings, and reliefs show grace and accurate observation of their life...
This is a Pre-Columbian TIAHUANACO / TIWANAKU Polychrome Vessel from Peru, 300 - 800 A.D. It has 2 handles. It measures about 4 1/4" X 4" X 5 1/4" ( 10.8 cm X 10.2 cm X 13.4 cm ). The Tiahuanaco Culture is one of the most important cultures prior to the Incas. Tiahuanaco was the ritual and administrative capital of the region for about 500 years. The architecture is characterized by large stones...
This is a Pre-Columbian MOCHE Seated Figure STIRRUP Spout Vessel from Peru, 100 - 800 A.D. It depicts an Anthropomorphic / Zoomorphic Figure. It measures about 4 1/4" X 7" X 7" ( 10.8 cm X 17.9 cm X 17.9 cm ). Moche pottery is one of the most diversed in the world. The use of mold technology is a fact. Ceramics varied in form, size, and theme (hunting, fishing, sacrifice, sex, war, weaving, metalwork, etc. ). The ceramics were very detailed and realistic...
This is a Pre-Columbian MIXTEC Tripod Vessel with Rattles, from Mexico, 800 - 1400 A.D. It measures about 7" X 7" X 4 3/4" ( 17.9 cm X 17.9 cm X 12.1 cm ). The Mixtec Culture was a Mesoamerican indigenous group that occupied the region called La Mixteca (currently, the Mexican States of Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Puebla). The capital was Tilantongo. There were several important sites, including Achiutla, Cuilapan, Huajuapan, Mitla, Tlaxiaco, Tututepec, Juxtlahuaca, and YucuĂ±udahui...
This is a Pre-Columbian MOCHE Anthropomorphic Stirrup Spout Vessel representing the god AI APAEC, from Peru, 100 - 800 A.D. It measures about 4 1/4" X 6 1/4" X 8" ( 10.8 cm X 15.9 cm X 20.4 cm ). The Moche Civilization built massive sacred Huacas (pyramids). Ceramics were their main expression of art. The Moches created sculptural and plain paint-ornamented vessels of which, the most traditional and popular were the stirrup spout vessels...
This is a Pre-Columbian CHIMU Anthropomorphic Blackware Double Chamber Stirrup Spout Vessel from Peru, 900 A.D. It measures about 4 1/2" X 7" X 6 1/2" ( 11.5 cm X 17.9 cm X 16.6 cm ). The Chimu Culture was located in the Moche Valley (now the city of Trujillo) on the North Coast of Peru. Its capital was Chan Chan. Chimu grew out of the remnants of the Moche Culture. Early Chimu pottery shows similarity to that of Moche's great work. Most Chimu ceramics are black...
A beautiful Maya tetrapod plate from El Salvador, ca. 400 â€“ 700 AD. This lovely polychrome dish is 7â€ť in diameter and features two depictions of a zoomorphic deity surrounding a central solar motif. These images likely represent Camazotz, the Death Bat, who is associated with night, death, and sacrifice...
Pre-columbian Narino Olla from Colombia, ca. 500 - 1000 A.D. Miniature olla vessel of lentoid form with stylized human face. Nice little olla!
Measurements: 1-7/8" in height.
Pre-columbian Narino Figure from Colombia, ca. 500 - 1000 A.D. Hollow pottery anthropomorphic vessel depicting a stylized seated figure with black resist facial decoration.
Measurements: 5-1/2" in height.
Jamacoaque Figure from Ecuador, ca. 500 A.D. A standing figure with arms akimbo and wearing wristlets, necklace, earrings, and nose ring.
Measurements: 3-15/16" in height.
Nayarit San Sebastian Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. Rotund figure with arms to his side and wearing a headband with a knot to one side.
Measurements: 7-1/2" in height.
Pre-columbian Nayarit Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. Seated figure with legs crossed and holding two rattles. He is wearing a conical hat, earrings and a nose ring. Nicely painted with vivid colors. Ex. Sotheby's.
Measurements: 10-7/16" in height.
Calima-Malagana culture trophy head bundle effigy vessel. Columbia, 300 BC - 300 AD. 7 3/4" x 8" across. 3 1/8" dia. at mouth. 2 lb. 14 oz. Minor exfoliation, otherwise very fine.
Jama Coaque culture jaguar head fragment. Ecuador, 500 BC - 500 AD. Loss of ear. 1" x 1 3/8" x 7/8"
Colima Figure from West Mexico, ca. A "gingerbread" type figure with cone head and arm to it's side. Custom Granite stand included.
Measurements: 7-1/2" in height.
Colima Figure from West Mexico, ca. Wearing a headdress with pierced ears and arm to it's side. Incised decoration on the front and back with some black pain remaining. Custom Granite stand included.
Measurements: 5-13/16" in height.
A fine Pre-columbian Maya Copador Bowl from El Salvador, ca. 600-900 A.D. Intricately painted with seated cheifs and seated dogs. The inside is decorated with what appears to be glyphs and number symbols. Rare to find a copador bowl with this type of writing on the inside.
Measurements: 3-3/4" in height x 7-5/8" in diameter.
Pre-columbian Olmec Standing Figure from Mexico, ca. 1200 â€“ 900 B.C. Depicted with both arms to his side. He is wearing a loin cloth and has typical Olmec features. A lovely and superb figure.
Measurement: 9-5/16" in height.