All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1263847 (stock #SS358)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A rare Aztec stamp from Mexico, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This choice example is 1-3/4” wide and depicts a pair of confronted birds with zoomorphic heads (coatimundis?), representing the male-female duality motif. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1263846 (stock #MO1840)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A wonderful Moche III frog effigy from Peru, ca. 200 - 450 AD. This beautifully sculpted example is 7-1/4" high, 7-1/4" long and depicts a nicely detailed shamanic frog. It has a great facial expression, with feline elements that may indicate this to be a transformation figure. The legs and facial features are molded in high relief and the effigy is completely painted, even on the underside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1263552 (stock #NY206)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An excellent Nayarit figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 300 AD. This seated male is 6" high and is depicted wrapped in a poncho decorated with linear designs. He is adorned with large ear ornaments and the burnished red slip shows extensive mineral deposits. Rare type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1263462 (stock #CY464)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A rare Ica bag decoration piece from southern Peru, ca. 700 – 1200 AD. This thick and heavy example is 12” wide, 10-1/2” high and is beautifully woven using stem-stitch and stretching techniques to create intricate diamond designs on both sides, albeit with reverse color values. In excellent condition, with vivid colors and some burial stains.

Cf. Bjerregaard "Pre-Columbian Woven Treasures", page 51, for similar from the National Museum of Denmark.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1263052
Minerva Gallery
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Pre-columbian Olmec Standing Figure from Mexico, ca. 1200 – 900 B.C. Depicted with one arm in the air holding what appears to be a rock or ball with the other to his side. He is wearing a loin cloth and has typical Olmec features. A lovely and extremely large figure.

Measurement: 11-1/4" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1263032 (stock #MBB)
A pair of deftly hewn and deeply incised hard stone Maya bark pounders from Mexico dating c.100-860AD. The larger of the two measures 2 1/2" by 3"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1263030 (stock #MMF)
A small (3" by 2/12") molded minature figure from the Moche Culture of Peru dating c.100-800A.D. It has numerous dendrites attesting to its age as well as small areas of the original white paint around the eyes and ears. A charming little gem!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1263025 (stock #JH1)
An intriguing small grotesque head from Ecuador dating c.200AD-600AD measuring 2" in height by 2" in width. The creature has two horns on the top of the head, ear spools, raised cheek elements, and ritual scarification surrounding the mouth.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1263024 (stock #OMP)
An interesting head fragment from Mexico dating c.300BC-300AD and measuring 2" in height by 1 3/4" in width. The figure has almond shaped eyes, a broad nose, slightly open mouth with broad lips and an interesting headpiece. It was a hard piece to photograph properly to catch all of the details.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1262993 (stock #CY463)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A rare Chancay polychrome vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This beautiful olla is 7-1/4” high, 5-3/4” in diameter and is topped with a feline whose body forms the spout. The chamber is painted in deep red, with simple linear décor at the top and the braided loop handles are intact. Good mineral deposits, minor rim repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1262932
A NICE NARINO CAPULI STORAGE VESSEL, Capuli cultural complex (ca. 850 A.D. – 1500 A.D.)

From the shaft tombs of the Southern Highland Narino Region of Columbia.

This choice vessel has the body decorated with a red-on-cream resist painted pattern.

Size: ca. 140 mm. high and ca. 140 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Choice! nothing to remark.

Ex. Very Old Swedish Private Collection (Estate)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1262931
A very interesting and rare Narino pottery vessel, shaped as a discus, really looks like an alien spaceship! Capuli cultural complex (ca. 850 A.D. – 1500 A.D.)

We've haven't seen an exact match in style and this is an attractive piece!

Size: 193 mm. in diameter

Condition: Choice for type! Though this is a tough type of pottery to find in superb condition, this actually intact anbd unrepaired...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1262879
Large pre Columbian Mexican Nayarit seated female figure-14 inches highby 7 inches wide-surface wear along with minor mineral encrusted sections-based on surface and scent piece appears to have been buried at one time-
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1262869 (stock #LS20149)
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This fantastic gold shaman is 1 1/4". It is near pure gold testing at 22K. It is from Veraguas, Panama and dates to C500-1100AD. It depicts a shaman performing a trance-like dance while shaking rattle-gourds. It is the perfect size for wearing and has a large original suspension loop on the back. This is a marvelous example of the pre-Columbian goldsmith's art, a true MASTERPIECE. I particularily like the size and the beautiful warm yellow gold tone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1262814 (stock #2810)
Two complete Nazca “bolseros”- coca leaf pouches and one Tiawanaku double headed serpent textile fragment. The colors are still quite vivid on all three pieces- I would put the condition as “good” given the age of these pieces (please see enlargements for scale and detail). This genre is not my usual milieu but I was passing through the Nazca plains back in 1990 and picked these up there.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1262706
A VERY LARGE NARINO CAPULI STORAGE VESSEL, Capuli cultural complex (ca. 850 A.D. – 1500 A.D.)

From the shaft tombs of the Southern Highland Narino Region of Columbia.

This spectacular vessel has the body fully decorated with a black and red-on-cream resist painted pattern.

Size: ca. 30 cm. high and ca. 20 cm. in diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1262702
NARINO MONKEY POT. Columbia, Capuli Complex, 850-1250 AD.

The vessel with globular body with monkeys serving as handles on both sides of the wide rim.

Size: 140 mm (diameter) x 110 mm. (tall)

Condition: Superb! - Excellent vessel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1262700
HIGH QUALITY LARGE NARINO CAPULI PEDESTAL BOWL, Capuli cultural complex (ca. 850 A.D. – 1500 A.D.)

From the shaft tombs of the Southern Highland Narino Region of Columbia.

This spectacular bowl has the body decorated with a black and red-on-cream resist painted pattern.

Size: ca. 20 cm. in diameter and ca. 9-10 cm. high.

Condition: Choice! Flawless with fully painted and preserved surfaces and light wear in places. Ex...