All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243485 (stock #ASULL)
Pre-Columbian, Columbia, South America, Tairona culture, ca. 800-1000 CE. This necklace is comprised of thirty-seven ancient Tairona carnelian, agate, quartz crystal, and greenstone beads with one modern quartz crystal bead to create symmetry. The beads were carved in various forms - tube-shaped, barrel-shaped, and lozenge-shaped - and come together to produce an impressive design. ~26"L. Minor old chips on two beads. Else excellent to near choice...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1243484
Finely carved diorite figure of Harpocrates, wearing a tightly-fitted cap with cobra in front, wearing the curled sidelock, with prominent facial details and with smiling expression, open work between arms and body, with well defined belly and genitalia. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 3 inches high. With losses as shown. Mounted. Ex. Galerie Gilgamesh, Paris, ex. Paris Collection of M. Cros, acquired in Drouot before 1980.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243482 (stock #ASULL)
Central Coast Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1000-1470 CE. This endearing bulbous, round-bottomed vessel assumes the form a corpulent with anthropomorphic features and elaborate costume painted in dark brown on cream ground, applied looped ears and arms, and a nice handle behind the head. 6"T x 4-3/4"D at widest. Minor surface wear. Bit of restoration to back of "head." Else intact and excellent.

Provenance: Ex-George Martin Collection, Georgia, USA

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243481 (stock #ASULL$)
Pucara, South Highlands, Peru, ca. 250 BCE - 100 CE. Pucara is known for its horseshoe shaped temple, a sanctuary of stone masonry. Pucara stone sculptures show similarities to the Tiwanaku. In fact, scholars believe that the Pucara culture was a forerunner of Classic Tiwanaku styles, since early levels of Tiwanaku archaeological sites show Pucara type pottery. This figure likely represents a shaman engaged in a contemplative, ritualistic position. 7-3/4"T x 3-1/2"W x 3-1/2"D...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243480 (stock #SOW1722)
Pre-Columbian, Qimbaya Colombia, ca. 400-700 CE. Solid, high karat gold vessel depicts a bottle-shaped lime container with an anthropomorphic mask on either side. 4"H x 2-1/2"W, 150 grams. The Quimbaya civilization is noted for spectacular gold work characterized by technical accuracy and detailed designs. Most of the retrieved items are part of funeral offerings, found in the inside of sarcophagi made of hollow trunks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243478 (stock #SOW1717)
Quimbaya, Colombia, ca. 400-700 CE. Solid, high karat gold figure depicts a standing nude Cazique, hands on hips. 3-1/2"H x 2"W, 110 grams. The Quimbaya civilization is noted for spectacular gold work characterized by technical accuracy and detailed designs. Most of the retrieved items are part of funeral offerings, found in the inside of sarcophagi made of hollow trunks. The gold represented a sacred metal and the passport for the afterlife...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243477 (stock #ADJS$)
Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, Mexico, ca. 550 - 950 CE. Beautiful terracotta tall vase sits upon three legs, having carved out glyphs on upper register and incised / sculpted design on lower register. 10"H.

Provenance: Ex--J. Berman Collection, Kalua, HI.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243474 (stock #BD$)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco Culture, ca. 200-300 CE. The Colima culture is known for finely red slipped figures of both humans and animals that are smoothly burnished with minimal use of color. Mother and child iconography is relatively rare and in this example the pairing is particularly intimate as the infant is nursing, emphasizing the maternal nature of the mother...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243473 (stock #BD$)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima Culture, ca. 200 BCE to 300 CE. This petite olla shows an attractive, highly burnished (polished) surface with a lobed exterior associated with squash forms and gracefully attenuated neck. 3"T x 4-1/4"D at widest. Minimal surface wear. Replete with manganese deposits. Else intact and near choice.

Provenance: Ex-Ramon Kelly Collection. Mr. Kelly is a prolific, prominent artist of Denver, CO.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243470 (stock #BD$)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, ca. 1st century BCE to 2nd century CE. This figure was likely one of an ensemble of figures offered in a Jalisco shaft tomb. Jalisco is one of the trio of western Mexican states (Colima, Nayarit, Jalisco) that produced striking ceramics. Hieratic Jalisco pieces are known for their stiff postures and staring eyes. This piece depicts an elite member of society - his elaborate ear ornaments, tall headdress, both markers of high rank and status...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243468 (stock #BD$)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima Culture, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Classic Colima ceramic art is comprised of an extensive range of vessel forms, from actual representations of figures to sea and land animals to fruits and vegetables. This piece departs from the well-known tripod vessels; however, is quite intriguing for its stylistic form, beautiful, rich red finish, and intriguing iconography...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243466 (stock #BD$)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima Culture, 200 BCE - 300 CE. Expertly built round terracotta vessel with concave base accentuated and nicely turned rim. Beyond this handsome form, we have an intriguing visage comprised of human features capturing the animism embraced by Pre-Columbian cultures. The rich red terracotta finish is even more intriguing when viewed on the underside where the fine geometric design created via the negative resist technique is quite vivid. 5-3/4"T x 7-1/8"D at widest. M...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243465 (stock #BD2314B$)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima Culture, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Reclinatarios such as this were used by individuals of high rank to support their heads and backs when seated. The iconography of this form is comprised of a stylized bird head, a turtle-like body visible from the front with human legs on the backside perhaps signifying a metaphor for dreams which often assume surreal transitional states. In addition to this complex symbolism, the piece is a wonderful examplar of Colima technique...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243463 (stock #BD$)
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ce. 100-250 CE. Scholars know of at least two types of Colima dogs, one to be fattened up and ritually sacrificed or eaten and one to serve as a watchdog and healer of the ill. This plump hairless canine known as a Techichi or Escuincle is thought to be related to the Chihuahua or Mexican Hairless also known as the Xoloitzcuintle. The Xolo dog was named for the deity Xolotl, the God of the Underworld, and believed to guide the deceased as they journeyed to the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243462 (stock #ADJS$)
Pre-Columbian, Chinesco, Mexico, ca. 500 BCE to 500 CE. Buffware terracotta seated female figure in typical pose with serene facial expression.

Provenance: Ex-J. Kalman Collection, CA.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1243461 (stock #552)
A large, Ming Dynasty 16th. century Jiajing period bowl with an well potted shape and with an exceptionally rich and beautiful, floral, enameled, decoration. Diameter : 16,5 cm. H : 6,9 cm. Condition : Some wear to the polycrome decoration. Otherwise perfect with no chip or crack.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243457 (stock #SOW10046)
Pre-Columbian, Vicus, Loma Negra, North Coast Peru, ca. 500-100 BCE. Elegant and large gold nose ornament done depicting crabs catching fish in raised relief. Custom stand. Gold itself measures 4""W x 2-1/2""H. Choice!

Provenance: Ex-Eugene Lions Collection, Geneva, Switzerland, ex-Arte Primitivo, NYC.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1243455 (stock #ASULL$)
Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Chorrera culture, ca. 1000 BCE. The Chorrera culture is known for its ceramic traditions, particularly animal and plant effigy forms, such as this dog. This adorable canine possesses an animated expression, perky ears and tail, and alert pose. Beyond this charming subject, the piece boasts an attractive bichrome polished, slip finish. 6"L x 5-1/4"T x 3"W. Condition: Minor surface wear. Intact and excellent.

Provenance: Ex-George Martin Collection, GA.

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