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A K'iche Maya earthenware jaguar head fragment

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1240927 (stock# M92373)

A K'iche Maya earthenware jaguar head fragment
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$850.00 

Representing the sun in its nighttime guise, this large and graphic head fragment shows a jaguar with bared fangs and teeth, prominent rounded ears, and squared-circle, deity eyes. It is a classic, hollow fragment from a monumental, lidded burial urn of the type found in the Guatemalan highlands of Quiche Department. Dating to the Late Classic period, CE 600-900, the effigy head has extensive remains of post-fire red, yellow and black pigment, and is in very fine, solid condition. Dimensions are ...click for details


An unusual and fine Nayarit earthenware male figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1238092 (stock# N73130)

An unusual and fine Nayarit earthenware male figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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The highly developed, hood-like coiffure with single pigtail braid down the back creates an interesting textural compliment against the plain, smooth body. The face shows a unique manner of modeling the cheek areas where they overlap the ears; it lends an individuality to the figure, making it appear almost portrait-like for the type. Regal and calm, his distinctive pose is a study in the plastic manipulation of the arms. This gesture might relate to transformation, or some type of hallucinogeni ...click for details


A Maya mold-made earthenware avian whistle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1228663 (stock# M29733)

A Maya mold-made earthenware avian whistle
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$900.00 

This perfectly preserved, somewhat whimsical effigy whistle is a fine example of the molded ceramics made for funerary use on Jaina Island or the coastal Campeche area of Mexico. The effigy whistle represents an anthropomorphic harpy eagle, the greatest of the avian, sky predators found in the tropical lowlands of Mesoamerica. Anthropomorphic traits include the standing posture, eyes placed on the front of the face, and the use of a loincloth. The wings are personified and represent saurian hea ...click for details


A fine earthenware Jalisco female figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1205874 (stock# J84429)

A fine earthenware Jalisco female figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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The Shaft Tomb cultures of ancient west Mexico created a myriad of fired earthenware objects solely for use in funerary rites. Placed deep into tombs cut through living rock, such figures, like this large example, display postures which can be compared and interpreted with others from the region. This figure shows a kneeling female with a large, mask-like face, right hand placed on left shoulder, and left arm outstretched with prominent, well-modeled hand. This type of pose is believed to repres ...click for details


A superb Lagunillas type earthenware head fragment

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1193825 (stock# N013867)

A superb Lagunillas type earthenware head fragment
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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This exceptional, life-size head fragment is executed in the Lagunillas, or Chinesco, type D tradition as cataloged by Hasso Von Winning. The delicate and subtle contours have been enhanced with a cream and red paint. Thin, painted lines in a slightly darker cream tone accent the face and recall a wood grain effect. From a monumental figure, the head alone measures 8"H x 6.50"W, and it has been custom mounted. From the Shaft-Tomb region of Nayarit State, Mexico. 200 BCE- CE 300. It is ...click for details


A Chimu-Inka earthenware Viringo effigy

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492   item# 1171135 (stock# I27541)

A Chimu-Inka earthenware Viringo effigy
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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The plump, spirited Viringo shown in a relaxed pose with small legs and paws held calmly together, and with caricatured facial features emphasized. This thin-walled, ceramic dog has been slipped in a red-orange color and has been painted with cream details. From the north central coast, Lambayeque Valley region of Peru, CE 1200-1450. About 6.75" x 6.75", in mint, intact condition. Provenance: Private Chicago collection since the 1970's.


A rare Nazca or Siguas region tapestry panel

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pre AD 1000   item# 1061716 (stock# P256274)

A rare Nazca or Siguas region tapestry panel
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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These abstract textiles are singular in the history of pre-Columbian weaving from South America. Attribution is Early Nazca or Siguas (Sihuas)region, southern Peru, ca. 3rd century CE. A true painterly expression done with organic dyed camelid fiber wefts and cotton warps. The textile panel itself measures 26"L x 16.50"W, excluding the long tassels folded for presentation. Condition is fine and original; the tapestry has been 'couched' in several areas due to the loose nature ...click for details

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