A rare and exquisite pottery cavalry soldier, dating to China, Ming Dynasty 14th.-15th. cent AD.
The warrior is in full armor, very ornate!, equiped with a pair of hand-grenades!. He wears a high helmet and rides a white horse. Perhaps an officer. Interestingly, this figure is green glazed and not blue-glazed as is the normal glazing fo ...click for details
A spectacular size agate stone jevellery bead, Tairona culture, 5th.-9th. cent AD.
It would be misleading to call this a 'bead'. It's rather a fantastic stone sculpture in it's own right mounted as it is. Made in transperant agate and fully polished to an almost glass-like degree!. ...click for details
An extremely rare and exceptionaly preserved wood cup, Inka Nation, 1400-1500 AD.
The use of beakers in various materials predates the Tiwanaku culture (ca. 400–1000) in Peru. The Inka introduced (ca. 1450–1534) stylistic elements and religious ceremonial uses that persisted into the colonial era. Sometime before 1570, the use of pigmente ...click for details
A stictly museum quality intact pottery vessel, shaped as a lethal snake, Columbia, ca. 200-1000 CE.
Realistic ceramic rendition of a coiled viper about to strike its prey as it is balancing a sprout of the vessel. The terracotta form is intricately incised with geometric designs. The head engraved with grinning teeth - very impressive a ...click for details