This 18th Century 'Sacristy' was collected by me in the 1990's in Cuenca, Ecuador. It is unique, and a rare intact example of profound religious sentiment and artistic indigenous & Spanish colonial expression of the times. Dovetailed 'cola de milano' box. Balsa & nogal wood. Original hand-forged hinges & nails. 25 1/2" x 26 1/" x 10 1/4". End of 18th Century...
MOCHE IV MOUNTAIN SACRIFICE VESSEL. Ca.400 - 550 A.D. 8.5 inches tall, 8 inches front to back with a width of 5 inches. Acquired by present owner by descent pre 1970. Of cream and shades of chocolate. Very elaborate depiction of a site of sacrifice. The center peak has a sacrificial victim draped face down over peak with hair flowing downward on front of mountain and legs and feet hanging down the back. Between each adjacent peak are two warriors who perform the sacrifices...
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Cuzco Inca, ca. 1450-1550 CE. Andean whistle vessels belong to a tradition that began in 1000 BCE, and they are still being made today. This ceramic two-chambered vessel was created in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire during the height of their reign, and falls under the rubric of the Cuzco Inca style. Pottery of this region was typically hand-crafted and decorated with polychrome slips...
MOCHE EROTIC VESSEL. Ca. A.D. 200 - 400 Ex Private New York collection. Height of 10 inches and width of 7 inches. Filling and pouring from wide slightly flared top of 3 inch diameter. Two skeletal beings with male having left arm over the shoulder of the female and right hand stimulating the genitalia of the female. The left arm of the female in relief the right arm not visible. The male having a over shoulder cape...
A superb Colima bowl from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This choice Comala phase example is 7-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with a trio of serpents, executed in relief. The slip is highly burnished and shows good mineral deposits, with strong calcification on the inside.
An excellent Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This seated hollow-bodied male is 6-1/2” high and is posed with hands resting on his legs. He is adorned with a simple headdress and large ear ornaments. His clothing and additional jewelry is indicated with black and white paint over the red slip. In exceptional condition, with strong dendrites and calcification.
TITLE: Hunchbacked dwarf
CULTURE: Colima, West Mexico
PERIOD: 200 B.C. – 200 A.D.
SIZE: Height 23.8 cm
PRICE: 4.800 euro
PROVENANCE: From the collection of Dr. John E. Frost, Houston, Texas (U.S.A.). Acquired from the Harmer Rooke Gallery, New York, in the decade 1970-1980.
CONDITION: Intact and in perfect condition.
Effigy of a hunchbacked dwarf modelled in an intense red coloured ceramic...
TITLE: Chinesco figure
CULTURE: Nayarit (Chinesco), Western Mexico.
PERIOD: 200 A.D. – 600 A.D.
MATERIAL: polychrome ceramic
SIZE: height 25 cm
PRICE: 5.000 €
PROVENANCE: American private collection from the Dr. Ivan Jeanne Weiler, Urbana, Illinois.
CONDITIONS: In a perfect state of conservation, with the original polychromy and shine preserved. This ítem is provided of cultural export license and termoluminiscence test...
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Lambayeque / Sican culture, ca. 800-1000 CE...
Cute Pre-columbian Chinesco Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C. - 250 A.D.Standing with hands to her stomach, she is painted in red with white highlighted areas in white.
Measurements: 4-3/8" in height
Pre-columbian Chinesco Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C. - 250 A.D. Wide hips and hands to her stomach, she is painted in red with white highlighted areas in white.
Measurements: 5-1/4" in height
Pre-columbian Colima Flat figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 B.C.-200 A.D. Standing male figure with hands held to his side and wearing a loin cloth. Nice and large example!
Measurements: 8-1/2" in height.
A very nice Pre-columbian Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. Solid terracotta standing male figure, needle nose type. Depicted with pointy ears and high updo. Painted red-brown surface with white highlights and geometric decorative elements.
Measurement: 5-1/16" in height.
PAIR NAZCA POTTERY KEROS. Ca. 400-600 A.D. 9 inches tall, diameter at rim 4.25 inches. Ex Sheridan collection pre 1974. Each having flared rim, with repeating geometric designs and glyphs contained in bands of cream and brown. Rounded bottom of vessels quartered in alternating brown and cream. Random paint loss and a very, very small repair on one rim. Very good condition.
This is a Pre-Columbian NAZCA / NASCA 5-Pipe ANTARA (pan flute) from Peru, 200 - 400 A.D. It measures about 5" X 3" X 3/4" ( 12.8 cm X 7.7 cm X 1.9 cm ). The Nazca Culture was located South of Lima. The Nazcas built huge irrigation systems, underground aqueducts, and The Nazca Lines (geoglyph). They were influenced by the Paracas Culture. Their ceramics were beautiful and colorful, as well as their textiles. They were very advanced in Astronomy, Agriculture, and Medicine. Their decl...
RECUAY REYNA WITH FOXES. Ca. 200 B.C. - 100 A.D. Private New Jersey Collection pre 1967. 7.5 inches tall with diameter of 5.5 inches. Polychrome of red, black and cream, anthropomorphic, zoomorphic with central head of chief having very elaborate headdress with pouring spout. Chief has large decorated ear spools. Full figures of a fox on each side of head of chief. Very fine artistry. Feet small in relief. Extremely good condition save some paint loss.
CHIMU BLACKWARE FROG VESSEL. Ca. 900 - 1300 A.D. Purchased at antique show 1997. Height of 7 inches by 5.5 inches front to back. Having bulbous eyes, wide incised lips and front and back legs in relief. Body covered with speckling of skin bumps throughout. Spouted top has strap handle from back of spout to above legs on frog. Save a very tiny chip on spout rim and strap, piece in excellent condition.
MOCHE IV MONKEY STIRRUP VESSEL. Ca. A.D. 400 - 600. Ex New Jersey collection pre 1968. Height 7.5 inches with overall width of 8 inches. Cream and chocolate. Depicts sitting monkey curiously listening to a drum. Monkey wearing banded hat and holding a drum with both hands near right ear. Ears are spooled, facial details incised. Monkey wearing sleeved cape having vertical stripes on back with each stripe containing spiral designs. Feet together in front, toes incised. Drum has tassled sash hang...