A large, custom-mounted rattle figure from the Pre-Columbian Sinu region of Colombia, circa 600 A.D. 1200 A.D. These figurines are relatively rare. This example measures approximately 8 ½ tall by about 5 wide and nearly 3 thick. It depicts a plump female, as suggested by subtly modeled breasts, standing with her hands to arched to her hips- as if to form handles. The ancient maker masterfully employed a minimalist approach in depicting only the most essential, abstract features to suggest t ...click for details
This large Colima female figure dates to Circa 200 B.C. 200 A.D., and comes from the ancient Colima region of West Mexico. Because of her combined height and width she has a substantial presence, measuring approximately 6 3/4 tall by about 6 wide. She is depicted as a seated female with her hands resting on her abdomen. She is shown adorned with large ear spools, upper arm bands, a decorative cap, and wearing a skirt with a belt or sash at the waist. A long ponytail or decorative element ext ...click for details
A large incense cover from the Pre-Columbian Michoacan region of ancient Mexico, circa 200 B.C.- 200 A.D. This example measures impressively at about 8 ½ tall by about 7 wide. It depicts a heavily adorned female emerging from the dome-like cover, perhaps representing a skirt-like garment, suggested by the striped patterns around the dome. She is shown wearing ear spools, and a large neck ornament, as well as a decorative headband. ...click for details
Circa100 B.C. 200 A.D. This fine Comala type of Colima hollow dog figure measures approximately 11 ½ long by about 7 ½ tall and about 6 wide. It depicts a hand-modeled fat, or perhaps pregnant, dog figure, believed by scholars to represent the hairless breed of dog known as the Escuincle from the ancient West Mexican regions.
An impressive Aztec carved stone figure measuring nearly 13" tall. This sculpture dates to circa 1300 A.D. 1500 A.D., and shows a seated figure wearing a mask on his head depicting the face of Tlaloc- the ancient Aztec deity associated with lightning, thunder and rain.
A large and impressive seated figure from the Pre-Columbian Nayarit region of West Mexico, circa 200 B.C. 300 A.D. This example measures about 11 ½ tall by about 5 ¼ wide, and is of the San Sebastian type, depicting what is often referred to as a smoking figure. The hand to mouth gesture is thought by some to perhaps represent smoking, but may instead be intended to imply any one of a variety of gestures or activities such as eating, coughing, vocalizations, or even mourning. Figures such ...click for details
A fine Zapotec figural urn depicting a seated figure, from Pre-Columbian Oaxaca, Mexico, circa 300 A.D. 600 A.D. This example measures approximately 5 ¾ tall by about 4 ½ wide, and represents a type commonly referred to as a companion urn. Companion urns were assembled with others of like kind and size around a larger central figure/urn in Zapotec tomb assemblages accompanying the deceased.
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A very fine figural urn from the ancient Zapotec culture of Pre-Columbian Oaxaca, Mexico, circa 200 A.D. 300 A.D. (perhaps transitional between Monte Alban periods II and III). This example measures approximately 6" tall by about 4 1/4" wide and 5" deep, and is formed as a seated figure with a built in cylindrical urn-like vessel, which opens at the top of the head.
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