Pre Columbian Dark Green Jade Celt Likely Myan , very fine stone that sadly does not photograph well its has a nice speckling the piece is well shaped and the end shows sighs of heavy use, the blade has a chip that was reworked in ancient times.
Size 1.75" by.75". This would work well as a pendant with a gold cap at the end.
Chimu Pre Columbian Copper- Tumbaga metal Craftsmans Chisel, pale copper color indicating silver content - signs of heavy use and burial deposits , these chisels were used in working copper silver and gold objects. Rare piece for a Pre Columbian metal collector. Size
Pre Columbian Veracruz Terracotta Fragment with a Celt and oil lamp . Group lot the terracotta has beautiful mold work depicting an arm and braided hair likely from a censor the celt from an unknown source and the terracotta Holy land style piece . The largent 4.5" by 3.75"
Pair Pre Columbian Large stone Celts , heavy pieces one grey black the other tan stone age and use marks throughout tan piece 7.5" by 3.75"
Chancay Pair of Standing Huacho Figures from Peru, ca. 1000-1425 A.D. A pair of standing, hollow pottery, anthropomorphic male and female figures with raised arms, relief facial and body features, bulging eyes, pointed nose, and painted faces. Cream slip ground with red and black painted details and wearing thread type headbands.
Measurements: 13-1/4" & 14" in height.
A pair of Jaguar vessels from Peru, ca. 100-1500 A.D. Compromising of two almost identical blackware vessels with spout. One is from the Moche culture and the other from the Chimu culture. An interesting insight of how two distinct cultures used the same design when creating these amazing pieces almost 800 years apart.
Measurements: Moche 2 - 7-1/2" in height x 8" in length. Chimu - 6-1/2” in height. x 8-3/4” in length.
Nayarit Seated Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. Seated figure wearing a head band, arm bands, necklace and nose ring. He is seen with a fish in his hands which he appears to be scaling with an implement. Rare example!
Measurements: 7-7/8" in height.
Tlatilco Standing Figure from Tlapacoya, Valley of Mexico, ca. 1200-500 B.C. Female figure wearing a crown-like head ornament with arms outstretched. Stand not included.
Measurements:4-5/16" in height.
Pre-columbian Jamacoaque Standing Figure from Ecuador, ca. 500 A.D. A female figure, standing with arms akimbo and wearing a loin cloth and headdress. Typical elongated head.
7-3/8" in height.
A rare Chimu wood scepter from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 15” high and depicts a standing warrior holding a shield. His right forearm and weapon were apparently removed in antiquity prior to burial. Well preserved, with just minor losses and trails. Mounted on custom stand.
An early Paracas bowl from Peru, ca. 600 – 400 BC. It is 7-3/8” in diameter and is decorated with a pair of birds. Intervening spaces are filled with various geometric designs, including multiple concentric circles and diamond forms, all enhanced with colorful resin pigment. A stabilized stress crack and some spalling, nonetheless a gorgeous example of an extremely rare type.
EXCEPTIONAL COSTUM JEVELLERY PRE-COLUMBIAN TAIRONA BEAD NECKLACE, PRE 400 BC, & 11th.-14th. century AD.
A terrific necklace consisting of a fine combination of small round beads and 12 tubular beads and 18 beautyful hangers!- hanger, all in rock crystal, made by the Tairona culture...
EXCEPTIONAL COSTUM JEVELLERY PRE-COLUMBIAN OLMEC AND TAIRONA BEAD NECKLACE, PRE 400 BC, & 11th.-14th. century AD.
A beautiful necklace consisting of large rock crystal tubular tairona culture beads, and spaced with smaller round beads also Tairona, and with round jade beads, these spacers dating to the Olmecs of central America, pre 400 BC...
CULTURE: Narino ORIGIN: Ecuador / high Andes plain near the border of Colombia AGE: Ca. 850 - 1500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A polychrome pedestal footed bowl measuring 6 3/4" in diameter by 2 3/4” in height. The negative design colors are black, cream, and a rich cinnamon brown. The central design element which has the appearance of a flower most likely represents the planet Venus. It is flanked on both sides by a smaller version of the center design...
CULTURE: Casas Grandes ORIGIN: Northern Mexico DATE: Ca. 1200 A. D. - 1450 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A unique globular Ramos polychrome olla measuring 5 1/2" in height by 7" at the widest diameter with four raised grimacing faces. The background color is a soft tan with design elements in deep red and black. The raised faces are further accented by dividing rows of vertical fine black lines. There is a wide red line just below the rim outlined in black...
CULTURE: Chimu ORIGIN: Peru / North Coast AGE: Ca. 1100 - 1470 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A small carved and inlaid box measuring 4 1/2" in length by 2 1/4" in height by 1 3/4" in width. Both longer sides and the top are ornamented with two deeply incised raptors with inlaid turquoise eyes. The ends of each wide side and top have inlays of turquoise and colored shell...
CULTURE: Nazca ORIGIN: South Coast Peru AGE: Ca. 100 B. C. - A. D. 600 DESCRIPTION: A classic Nazca polychrome double spout bridge jar in colors of burnt orange, black, tan, deep gray, and pale pinkish/tan. The jar measures 6" in height by 5" in diameter. It is absolutely intact and unrestored. There is some very minor scaling at the tips of the spouts due to ancient usage...
Three Pre-columbian Pottery Figures from Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-900 A.D. Two Colima examples and one Maya figure.
2-13/16" in height.