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 excellent stone celt from Costa Rica, ca. 500 – 1000 AD. This choice example is 5-1/2” long and is beautifully made from speckled greenstone. Strong mineral deposits, nicely polished, sharp bit.
A choice Maya uni-face blade from Belize, ca, 250 – 600 AD. This awesome dagger or spear point is 11-3/4" long and is made from striated gray flint. In exceptional condition, with sharp point and edges and good mineral deposits.
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.
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 12" long strand of shell beads from Illinois (Cahokia?), consisting of white shell tubes with 12 zoomorphic pendants. A rare find in excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.
A great Ica polychrome bowl from Peru, ca. 900 - 1500 AD. This rare, large example is 8" in diameter, has a convex bottom and is decorated with the traditional geometric designs characteristic of the type. Intact, with strong paint and extensive mineral deposits.
Cf. Donnan "Ceramics of Ancient Peru", page 104 - 105 for similar examples from the Fowler Museum and the Museum of Natural History.
An excellent Maya polychrome jar from the Ulua Valley of Honduras, ca. 500 - 800 AD. This fine example is 6-3/4" high and represents a phytomorphic form, probably a pumpkin, on a flared pedestal base, which is decorated with pyramid symbols characteristic of the type. The two sides of the chamber reflect the male-female duality motif and the elongated neck is decorated with a rim band of jaguar-headed birds...
A choice Moche gold nose ornament from Peru, ca. 200 – 700 AD. It is 1-5/8” wide and is made from hammered sheet gold. Great example of the type.
A choice jade pendant from Costa Rica, ca. 500 – 1500 AD. This lovely avian celt example is 3” long, is carved from dark green speckled jade and is highly polished. The septum is partially ground down and polished. Drilled through the head for suspension, good mineral deposits.
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.
An excellent Narino figural effigy jar from Colombia, ca. 850 – 1500 AD. It is 4-1/4” high and depicts a seated male with an expressive face. His arms and legs are modeled in high relief, the coif is set off and the entire piece is covered with the intricate resist décor characteristic of the type. Intact, good mineral deposits.
Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 162.
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 gorgeous Tairona necklace from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 17-1/2” long and consists of highly polished translucent carnelian beads. Most of these beautifully colored beads are about 1” long and are separated by thick spacer disks, with a larger center bead set off with green crisocola disks.
A choice Narino bowl from Colombia, ca. 750 – 1250 AD. This lovely Piartal cultural complex example is 8” in diameter and is decorated with four animated monkeys encircling a central design. The exterior has linear designs. A nice example with good mineral deposits.
Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 166.
A lovely Egyptian Late Period faience bead necklace, ca. 664 - 343 BC. It is 18" long and consists of beautifully colored tube and disk beads. Ready to wear or display.
An exceptional Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 350 AD. This standing female is 6-7/8” tall and is extensively adorned with a headdress, necklace with bar pendant, matching bracelets, nose ornament and large ear spools. Clothing is indicated with incising, with traces of pigment remaining in the grooves. In excellent condition, strong mineral deposits.