Old Greenland Inuit Figure. 7 inches, 18 cm.
Pre-Columbian, Peruvian highlands, Ca 1400 to 1500 CE. Fine wooden chicha kero in very typical Inca form of corseted body and flaring rim, painted overall in red, green, brown and off-white in a pattern containing a bird, Inca merchant with his wares upon a llama and vegetation along base. A nice example! 5-7/8" H. Typical cracks and wear to pigment as expected
Provenance: Ex - Santa Fe, NM collection.
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Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, most likely Honduras and probably a pottery representation of the work done in alabaster in this region. Corseted pottery jar in white slip, carved or impressed just above the midpoint in repeating bird head panels. Very attractive! 7" H by 6" D.
Provenance: Ex D. Moreno collection
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This high quality reddish brown dovetail blade, made from a handsomely variegated Buffalo River Chert (RLK 10), was purchased on eBay by the current owner. Dating into the early Archaic, c.11,000 to 8,000 B.P, it measures 5 ¾” in length and 1 11/16” in width, was reportedly found in Humphreys County, Tennessee, and has been in the collections of Steve Wilbur and Paul Richter Sr...
An exceptionally large Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This fine Coahuayana example is 7-1/2” high and depicts a seated female, with hands resting on her knees. She is wearing a long, belted skirt and is adorned with an incised headdress, multiple necklaces and ear ornaments, as well as shoulder décor. Strong mineral deposits.
Cf. Townsend “Ancient West Mexico”, page 21.
La Tolita culture. Female figure seated on a stool. Coastal Southern Columbia / Northern Ecuador, 600 - 200 BC. Damaged with losses. 7" x 4" x 2 3/4" 14 oz.
Though little is known of the exact time period from which these male figures come, it is assumed they post-date the classic age of green stone lapidary work in Costa Rica. The standardized poses these saurian masked figures assume is apparently associated with 'presentation' and includes arms akimbo with the hands on the hips or chest. They are always nude but wear a multi-layered headdress and a necklace with vertically-hanging elements...
This great pair of Paleo Clovis Points (RLK.7 and RLK.8), dating c.13,000 – 10,000 BP, was purchased by the current owner from the late Calvin Howard, known world-wide for his accuracy in artifact authentication. Measuring 3 7/16” and 3 13/16” in length, the writer grades both of the points at a 9+ grade with no significant chips or dings...
Pre-Columbian, Central Coast of Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1000-1200 CE. Exceptional Cuchimilco Stargazer Cantador/Singer - one of the finest we have ever seen! In the valleys north of Lima, the Chancay artisans created ceramics that are quite distinctive in form and decoration. Hollow-body figures painted in dark brown-black on white, these pieces were typically more slapdash in appearance than the ceramics of their predecessors and contemporaries...
An ancient Chimu-Inca silver Pectoral from Peru. Dates to circa 1400 - 1500 AD. It consists of 26 silver disks and all ranging from 1” to 2” in diameter. Each silver disc is perforated and attached onto a black cloth and framed. The frame measures 19" x 21-1/2" and would make a great addition to any collection or room. Silver and Gold was plundered by the Spanish Conquistadors therefore making these surviving pieces ever more valuable.
costa rican avian macehead in quartz.nice carving and patina
guanacaste ca 600 AD
dim:H 2"5 W: 2" D: 3"
carved bone on the mayan god Pax,god of the blood sacrifice,the bone could be a arm human bone.the bone was probably use d with other things like fan.
broken and glued on the hupper part of the bone.very interesting artifact for Mayan culture and religious rites
dim: H 9"5
Although this bowl has moderate professional restoration (reflected in the price) it is a Classic example of the Mimbres variety known as "negative" since the black paint far exceeds the white slipped background. The bowl is from Southern New Mexico and is legal for private ownership under all current Federal and State laws. The bowl is 4" in height by 10 1/2" in diameter and dates Ca. 1000 - 1250A.D. The slip is a pale gray and the design elements are charcoal black...
A Fine example of a Classic Mimbres bowl from Southern New Mexico dating Ca. 1000 -1250 A.D.
The bowl measures 5 1/2" in height by a full 12" in diameter. The slip is pure white and the design elements are charcoal black. Various geometric elements include fine line artwork,large quadangular elements encasing triangles and a stylized macaw on one side. There are also lightning bolts and other odd and interesting touches...
A highly burnished blackware bowl and a matching blackware jar from Casas Grandes Northern Mexico Ca. 1250 - 1450 A.D. The bowl measures 4" in height by 7 1/2" in diameter. The small jug measures 5" in height by 6" at the widest diameter. Both are excellent examples of the type.
An intact double hadled redware jar from Northern Mexico dating Ca. 1250 - 1450A.D. The jar measures 5" in height by 6" at the widest diameter. It is nicely burnished and has a double row of deeply incised chevron shaped decoration circling the upper section of the piece.
An exceptional Villa Ahumada jar from Northern Mexico Ca. 1250 -1450 A.D. It measures 6" in height by 6" at the widest diameter. The base slip color is a deep amber and the design elements are executed in red and black. Eight rows of stylized interlocked macaws circle the entire jar. It is a beautiful example and totally intact.
An elegant and simple cylindrical Maya cup measuring 3 1/2" in height by 3 3/4" in diameter. The piece is unpainted but nicely burnished. Other than one miniscule chip to the rim the jar is intact and as found. It dates Ca. 100-850 A.D.