Yokuts tribe, Tulare County, Central Valley, California, Ca 1890 to 1910. Sedge root and bracken fern extremely tightly woven (approx 18 wefts and 10 coils per inch) olla with "folded" rim and three black and red rattlesnake bands. Measures 10" D by 5-1/2" H. This is an exceptional basket showing mellow toning from age. Choice condition.
PROVENANCE: EX-private FL collection.
Pre-columbian Jalisco Armadillo incensario from West Mexico, ca. 250 B.C.-200 A.D. The armadillo is depicted with slit eyes and tail with a flaring bowl with spiked rim. An Ameca variant type.
Measurements: 6-5/16" in height x 8" in diameter.
A rare Lambayeque (Sican) funerary offering from Peru, ca. 700 – 1300 AD. This superb set is made from silver and is comprised of a 2-1/2” high crown topped with a tumi-form emblem, a 1-1/2” wide mask, a belt and a pair of sandals. A magnificent set from an elite tomb. Intact, good mineral deposits.
A rare Moche III healing scene from Peru, ca. 200 – 450 AD. It is 7” high and depicts a curandera seated atop a lentoid chamber. She is hunched over a prone figure and is holding a pair of rattles. The size of the patient does not necessarily indicate a child, but rather reflects the relative importance of the primary character. Nicely burnished, good mineral deposits.
Pre-columbian Nayarit Ixtlan Del Rio Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. In a standing position and wearing a pointed, conical headdress, earrings, linear pattern shirt and face paint.
Measurements: 11-7/16" in height.
A winged pendant from Costa Rica, ca. 300 BC – 500 AD. This finely polished example is 4-7/8” wide and is carved from green jadeite. Intact, good mineral deposits.
Cf. “Jade in Ancient Costa Rica”, page 90.
Pre-columbian Maya Jaguar Incensario from Guatemala, ca. 600-900 A.D. This particular Incensario is from the Quiche region. It is decorated with a protruding face of a jaguar with a toothy grimace. The back has applied spikes that are symbolic of the protruding spikes of a young Ceiba tree. Remains of white pigment still visible. Repaired from several pieces with break lines visible.
Measurements:10" in height x 11-7/8" in Diameter.
Pre-columbian Chupicuaro Bowl from West Mexico, ca. 300-100 B.C. Decorated in a red slip with Black linear patterns on the outside. Long identation design around the upper portion of the bowl. The top of the lip is also decorated with traditional colors of Red, tan and black geometric designs. No restoration and in choice Condition! A true Master Piece
Measurements: 5-7/16" in height x 11-1/8" in Diameter.
Pre-columbian Chupicuaro Bowl from West Mexico, ca. 300-100 B.C. Decorated in traditional Chupicuaro red and cream designs.
Measurements: 4-1/8" in height.
A very nice Pre-columbian Nayarit shaft tomb figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. In a seated position with arms crossed and resting on top of his knees.
Measurement: 8-1/4" in height.
Pre-columbian Chinesco Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. In a seated position with arms on stomach. Nice!
Measurement: 6-3/16" in height
Pre-columbian Veracruz Seated figure from Mexico, ca. 300-900 A.D. In a seated position with arms to its side.
Measurement: 6-1/4" in height
Pre-columbian Nayarit Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. San Sebastian type supported on a two-legged stool, decorated with earrings and hat with one hand held to its mouth. Typically these are referred to as "smoker" figures. A very nice example.
Measurements: 14-5/8" in height
Pre-columbian Nayarit Ixtlan Del Rio Warrior Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. A standing figure wearing a large brimmed conical hat, ear and nose ornaments. He is decorated with remains of paint with geometric patterns and holding two fans. An impressive size figure!
Measurements: 21" in height.
Pre-columbian Chupicuaro Tripod Bowl from West Mexico, ca. 300-100 B.C. Decorated in bi-chrome colors of red and tan with geometric patterns, sitting on three hollow feet. A nice affordable example!
Measurements: 8-5/8" in Diameter x 4-15/16" in Height.