A wonderful Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 1 - 250 AD. This fine San Juanito type male is 5-1/2" high and is depicted seated, with hands resting on the spindly legs. The buff clay is decorated with red and black pigment and shows off extensive dendrite deposits. Hand modeled in delicate detail. Perfect.
A group of five rare Teotihuacan zoomorphic head fragments from Mexico, ca. 400 – 650 AD. They are 1-1/2” to 2” long/wide and include a harpy eagle, serpent, jaguar and dog examples. All with good mineral deposits, some with paint remnants, all are individually mounted.
An exceptionally rare Olmecoid / Pre-Classic Maya figurine from El Salvador, ca. 1000 – 500 BC. This seated female is 5-1/2” high and has articulated arms, a very rare feature. She is adorned with large ear spools and a beautifully detailed coif. Strong mineral deposits, minor loss.
A fine Vera Cruz figure from Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. This excellent Remojadas type is 4-1/8" high and is adorned with a fancy loincloth, complex headdress, segmented necklace and matching ear ornaments. Good mineral deposits and chapopote décor. Mounted on stand.
Cf. Leyenaar “Von Kuste Zu Kuste”, page 89.
A fine Moche III figure from Peru, ca. 200 – 450 AD. It is 8-1/2” high and depicts a seated female with braids flowing down her back. She is wearing a belted tunic and is adorned with a segmented necklace. Vivid paint, strong mineral deposits.
An excellent Chimu-Inca zoomorphic effigy vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This fine redware example is 7-1/2" high and depicts a recumbent llama with rein and halter around its head. The legs and tail are molded in high relief and the expressive face is highlighted with cream pigment. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
An excellent Chimu Toyo effigy vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This choice grayware example is 7-1/4” high, 7-1/2” long and depicts a type of guitarfish indigenous to the waters off Peru. It is nicely detailed, with the mouth and gills molded on the underside. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
See Kauffman-Doig “Ancestors of the Inca”, page 43, from Lima’s National Museum.
A fine Quimbaya anthropomorphic figure from Colombia, ca. 1200 – 1400 AD. This standing male is 6-3/4” high and is posed with hands grasping the sides of the torso. Ears and nose are perforated for attachment of ornaments and he is covered with extensive mineral deposits.
Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 74.
An exceptional Guangala shell carving from Ecuador, ca. 400 BC – 500 AD. This rare amulet is 3” high and depicts a beautifully detailed shaman. He is posed standing, shown in the characteristic profile, with an inlaid bead used to create the eye. Perfect, with good mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.
A rare Tairona zoomorphic effigy vessel from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1600 AD. This elaborate piece is 10-1/2” long, 8-1/4” high and combines the attributes of a large double-hull boat with that of a saurian creature. A spectacular example with extensive mineral deposits on the highly burnished slip.
Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 174.
A rare Inca wood conopa from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. It is 3-1/4” long and has a beautifully carved head, detailed with finely incised teeth. Lovely patina from extensive handling.
A lovely Nicoya portrait jar from Costa Rica, ca. 750 – 1250 AD. It is 3-1/4” in diameter and depicts an individual adorned with ear ornaments and facial décor. The upper section of the chamber is decorated with various geometric designs, most likely representing a ceremonial headdress. The large eyes indicate the portrayal of an individual in a state of drug induced trance. Strong paint, good mineral deposits and calcified root marks.
A group of five Teotihuacan heads from Mexico, ca. 200 – 600 AD. They range from 1-1/8” to 2” in height and include Early Tlamimilolpa examples, as well as a deity head and a death mask. All have good mineral deposits, some with paint remnants, all are individually mounted. All have good mineral deposits and are individually mounted. The set makes a great display.
Cf. Berrin "Teotihuacan", pages 74 and 226.
A lovely Nayarit female figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC - 300 AD. This extensively painted figurine is 5-5/8” high and depicts a female seated on a two-legged stool. She is adorned with a necklace and clothing that is created with cream paint over the red slip. A choice intact example, with strong mineral deposits.
A fine Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC - 350 AD. This fine Ameca style Mother Goddess is 5-3/8" high and is depicted with arms spread to her sides. She is adorned with the characteristic headdress, a painted necklace and ear ornaments highlighted with red pigment. The white kaolin slip shows extensive mineral deposits and is nicely burnished.
A lovely female figure from the Colima-Jalisco border area of West Mexico, ca. 200 BC - 350 AD. This seated female is 10-1/2" high and is depicted with both hands held to her chest. Her coif is lightly incised and she is adorned with extensive appliqué pellets representing ritual shoulder scarification. Much of the figure is covered with the deep red slip characteristic of the type, with unburnished areas representing clothing. In excellent condition, strong mineral deposits and root marks...
A rare Calima figural incensario from the Valle Del Cauca, Colombia, ca. 1200 – 1600 AD. It is 6” high and depicts a seated saurian deity with hands resting on the knees. He is elaborately adorned and decorative elements at the rear create another stylized face. Strong paint and mineral deposits, minor losses.
Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 62.
A fine Chancay figure from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This standing female is 8-1/8” tall and is posed with arms spread wide. She is adorned with a headdress that features fish designs, as well as an intricate chin strap, which is an unusual element. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.