Two pairs of Chimu copper sandals from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. These votive funerary offerings are 1-1/2” long and made from copper with dual straps. Nicely detailed, strong mineral deposits.
A exceptional Tairona gold nose ornament from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This superb tumbaga example is 1” wide, weighs 6 grams and shows good mineral deposits. In exceptional condition. Rare type.
A superb Moche shell vessel from Peru, ca. 500 - 700 AD. This fine orangeware effigy piece is 5" high and depicts a sea shell. It is decorated with a large number of nacre inlays, as well as rare purple and white paint. A rare type in excellent condition, with intact suspension loops and strong mineral deposits.
A rare Nicoya Janus-form portrait bowl from Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, ca. 1200 – 1500 AD. It is 4-3/4” in diameter and is decorated with a pair of sculpted human faces adorned with ear ornaments and connected with design elements characteristic of the style. Good paint and mineral deposits.
Cf. "Between Continent - Between Seas", page 56.
An excellent La Selva tripod jar, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This beautiful Guácimo type is 5” high and was found in Panama. Each leg is topped with a bird or small zoomorphic creature and a stylized pair of double-headed serpents encircle the rim. In excellent condition, with vivid paint, good mineral deposits and rattles in the hollow legs.
An adorable Colima canine effigy from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This cute doggie is 4-1/2” long, 4” high and is depicted standing on all fours, with a broad grin on its face. The flared spout makes it look like it's wearing a hat. Nicely burnished, good mineral deposits.
A fine Colima zoomorphic effigy from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. It is 10-1/4" long and depicts a Horned Lizard with its head slightly tilted. The shell is painted red and set off with pronounced ridges. A beautiful example with small old repairs, good mineral deposits and calcified roots overall.
A beautiful group of Chimu silver ornaments from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This rare set of important funerary offerings consists of a 4" high crown decorated with a trio of feather ornaments, a 4-1/4" wide pectoral with attached trophy heads and a pair of finely made 1" long ear flares. Nice repoussé workmanship, good mineral deposits.
A lovely Olmec bowl from Mexico, ca. 1000 – 200 BC. This highly polished blackware vessel is 3” in diameter and is decorated with an incised Olmec Dragon motif. Rare example, just a couple small rim chips short of perfect.
Cf. "Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico”, page 198.
An imposing Nayarit warrior from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 300 AD. This large Ixtlan del Rio figure is 13-1/2” high and depicts a warrior wearing a fancy conical headdress and striped tunic. He is holding a weapon that has a spear point on one end and a mace head on the other. He is adorned with the multiple ear ornaments characteristic of this style, as well as a large nose ring and bracelets. Extensively painted overall, good mineral deposits.
A pair of fine Chancay vessels from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD.......
This simple jar with flared rim is 3-1/4" high, is decorated with vertical stripes and is perforated for suspension or attachment of a cover.
The delicate pedestal dish is 3-5/8" in diameter and is nicely decorated with a wave design. Heavy mineral deposits.
An excellent Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 4-1/4” high and depicts a man seated on a four-legged platform. He is wearing a fancy headdress and bracelets, as well as a necklace. The front legs of the platform are decorated with human heads, indicating a ceremonial use. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
An excellent Maya Underworld Swimmers bowl from El Tazumal, El Salvador, ca. 550 - 900 AD. This flat-bottom example is 7-1/8" diameter and 3" deep. The two Underworld figures are exceptionally well detailed and are topped with a band of typical Copador glyphs. The interior has a band of large Copador glyphs around a geometric design. Painted overall in red, orange, black and brown over cream slip...
A lovely Inca kero from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This fine wood cup is 4” high and is inlaid with a trio of silver flowers. In excellent condition, with wear from extensive use.
A lovely Inca figural vessel from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. It is 6-1/4” high and depicts a hunched over individual drinking from a cup. Nicely detailed, with calcified roots all over the highly burnished slip.
A rare Vera Cruz figure from Mexico, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This eerie El Faisan example is 4-1/4” high and depicts a priest carrying a decapitated human head. He is nicely detailed and his face is enhanced with a thick layer of chapopote. Ancient loss to headdress, else in excellent condition with good mineral deposits.
A collection of fine Late Archaic to Woodland period points, ca. 2000 BC - 800 AD. The group consists of 23 mostly Adena types ranging from 1-5/8" to 2-7/8". They are made from quartz and chert, with lots of colorful examples. Comes with Riker mount.
A choice Sinu necklace from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 29” long and is comprised of clear crystal beads, with a large barrel bead used as a central pendant. Wearable, but would benefit from a nice closure.