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 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
A small olla-shaped vessel from ancient Panama, circa 600 - 800 A.D. This Conte style example, most commonly referred to as Cocle, measures approximately 3 1/2" wide by about 3" tall, and exhibits polychrome decoration in black and purple against a cream colored slip.
A fine Maya polychrome cylinder, circa 600 A.D. 900 A.D. Measures approximately 5 ¾ tall by about 4 ½ wide. This example depicts what appears to be a presentation scene, showing four individuals around the exterior of the vessel. The central figure is that of a Lord seated upon what appears to be steps. He is attended by a standing figure that is holding a canopy over him, while two others address him from his right. One is kneeling and the other is standing behind him as they present what a ...click for details
A Pre-Columbian, Macaracas / Cocle style pedestal plate, also referred to as a fruitero, from ancient Panama, ca 800 - 1000 AD. Features a reddish-orange slip with diagnostically typical designs in black, purple, cream/white and red. The designs on the sides of the pedestal stem are thought to represent the pattern of the Boa Constrictor, while the patterns on the top depict complex, stylized Jaguars or Saurian deities and geometric designs. There are small triangular cutouts on opposing sides o ...click for details
A rare type of Pre-Columbian Maya polychrome footed vessel depicting ritual enema use. Circa 600 A.D. 900 A.D. This example measures approximately 6 ½ wide by about 4 ¾ tall, and depicts two Individuals around the exterior scene engaged in self-administering enemas. The ancient artist employed a technique that has been referred to by modern scholars as X-ray view to show the syringe (stem) of the enema being inserted into the hind-quarters of each individual in the scene. ...click for details
A large Maya footed polychrome cylinder of a type representative of the ancient Ulua Valley region of Honduras, circa 600 A.D. - 900 A.D. This example measures approximately 7" wide by about 5 1/2" tall, and depicts an interesting scene showing two supernatural bird figures, each with objects in their mouths, separated by K'in flowers. The scenes likely relate to a story from Maya mythology, and may even serve as a metaphor for some cosmic or celestial event interpreted by the anci ...click for details
A finely rendered example of a relatively rare type of effigy vessel from the Pre-Columbian Middle Cauca Complex of ancient Colombia, circa 1000 A.D. 1500 A.D. This bi-chrome vessel displays impressively, measuring approximately 8 ¾ tall by about 6 ½ wide.
The form tapers from the bottom up, transitioning to a smaller section, upon w ...click for details