A rare type of Pre-Columbian Colima blackware vessel from ancient West Mexico, circa 200 B.C. - 200 A.D. Measures approximately 6 1/2" tall by about 5 1/2" wide. Colima blackware is rarer than the more commonly seen red and brown varieties.
The rare and elegant form of this vessel is that of the heart of the Agave or Maguey pla ...click for details
A finely made Pre-Columbian Colima figure from ancient West Mexico, circa 200 B.C. – 200 A.D. Measuring approximately 10 ˝” tall, this example was sensitively modeled by the confident hands of an accomplished ancient artisan of the highest skill level. The figure’s gentle slopes and curves imply a lifelike sense of volume, with subtle features that are appealingly restrained and compelling.
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A Pre-Columbian warrior figure from the ancient region of Nayarit, West Mexico, circa 200 B.C. - 300 A.D. This Ixtlan Del Rio type measures approximately 4 1/2" tall by about 3 1/2" wide, and depicts a seated warrior. \
Because some figures of this type are seated, which is an impractical position for someone engaged in physical c ...click for details
A rare type of Pre-Columbian Colima figure distinct to the ancient Coahuayana Valley region of Colima, West Mexico, circa 300 B.C. - 300 A.D. Measures impressively at approximately 9-1/4" tall x about 7-1/2" wide.
The form of this hollow figural vessel is that of a seated female. She is shown with one hand up to the side of he ...click for details
A Pre-Columbian rattle figure in the form of a seated female from the ancient Colima region of West Mexico, circa 200 B.C. - 200 A.D. Measures approximately 3 1/2" tall. This rattle depicts a female with a serene expression. Her enlarged genitalia suggest a shamanic association with fertility, indicating that this figure may have been used in a related ceremony, ritual or rite of passage. Shamans from many cultures often use rattles, shaken over strategic parts of the participant subject ...click for details
A Pre-Columbian figure shown seated on, and playing, a large drum. From the ancient Nayarit region of West Mexico, circa 200 B.C. - 300 A.D. Measures approximately 5 1/4" tall. This figure depicts an individual not only actively playing, but sitting on a very large drum, as if riding it.
A Pre-Columbian figure from the ancient Michoacan region of West Mexico, circa 200 B.C. - 200 A.D. Measures approximately 6 1/2" tall by about 5 1/4" wide. This figure depicts a compelling kneeling figure, arms stretched outward, looking upward as if making a plea to a deity or unseen forces. Horned figures such as this one are widely believed to represent shamans, who were intermediaries between the sacred and profane realms. ...click for details
A large and impressive Pre-Columbian urn shaped vessel of a type known from the ancient Nicoya region of Costa Rica, circa 1000 - 1350 A.D. This example is of the Greater Nicoya, Pataky variety/style, and measures approximately 10 1/2" tall. The form is that of a bulbous, tall, ring-footed urn, which remains in excellent, original condition. The exterior features vibrant original polychrome decoration in black, red and orange against a cream/white slip. ...click for details