Antiquities, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, Pre Columbian
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282336 (stock #101766)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$1,125.00
Pre-Columbian, Peru, North Coast, ca. 700 CE - 1200 CE. Striking Sican/Lambayeque double bottle pottery vessel, front lobe in the form of a sea lion with an expressive visage dramatically peering upward comprised of almond shaped eyes, open toothy mouth, finely incised long facial whiskers, perforated nostrils and ears with a whistle incorporated in the head. Adding to the representation are nicely applied and modeled front and hind flippers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282334 (stock #100293)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$2,250.00
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Moche IV, ca. 100 CE - 500 CE. Terracotta stirrup vessel depicting a sitting drummer wearing a bird head mask with tear rolling down his cheeks, his tunic is cream-colored with intricate red/brown designs and he’s wearing a red/brown skirt and leg coverings. Spout reattached. Else choice condition. 8"H x 4-1/2"W.

PROVENANCE: Ex-private Boston, MA collection, Ex-Splendors of the World, Ex-Westermann Collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1980...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282333 (stock #101668)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$7,500.00
Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Moche, ca 400 - 500 CE. Truly monumental in its importance! Terracotta vessel of a male figure, face depicts a lord with portrait-like face seated in a somber trance, holding ceremonial kero and implement perhaps for preparation of hallucinogenic substance used during ritualistic ceremonies. He wears an impressive checkerboard tunic with geometric border and cream colored hat as well as a small sack suspended from his back...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282331 (stock #101492)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD
Peru, northern coastal region, Moche II, Ca 300 to 400 CE. "Who" says the Moche aren't the finest potters in all of South America? This lovely stirrup vessel depicts a solitary owl perched atop a round base, his talons clearly exposed. Owls were revered as the creature who carried the sun to insure it always rose in the morning. Intact and in excellent condition. 6" H by 3-1/5" W.

PROVENANCE: Ex-Splendors of the World Collection

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1282324 (stock #101376)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$4,500.00
Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chavin, ca. 1400 BCE - 400 BCE. A grand pectoral with beads carved from sodalite, one of the primary elements of lapis lazuli mined from the Andes and cherished since antiquity. The piece is comprised of fourteen, large lozenge-shaped beads of rich blue-violet hues and cream-colored veining, resolving in ten cylindrical sodalite beads and a modern clasp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1282323 (stock #101712)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chancay, ca. 9th-12th century. Probably a chest plate for a mummy bundle, this work was carved from a single piece of fine-grained wood. The broad-faced visage carved and painted on the high relief square panel positioned at the center dramatically protrudes from the panel. Its features are considerably naturalistic, stylistically. The painted symbols surrounding the head in contrast are considerably more abstract. All comes together making for an impressive work of artistry...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282321 (stock #101553)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD
Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Moche IV, ca 600 CE. Unique and museum worthy stirrup vessel created in the likeness of a Mochica warrior in full armor, kneeling on one leg , holding a shield and maize club. The warrior dons impressive regalia, an elaborate headdress adorned with an image of a jaguar head in relief with an additional face on the reverse side as well. The jaguar symbolized power and might throughout the Pre-Columbian world...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282320 (stock #101401)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$2,995.00
Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche III, ca. 300-400 CE. The jaguar symbolized power and might throughout the Pre-Columbian world. Warriors, rulers, hunters, and shamans alike associated themselves with this king of beasts, the largest and most powerful feline in the New World. The principal Moche god wears a headdress adorned with a jaguar head and paws and important mortals donned similar headdresses...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1277404 (stock #100588)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$2,995.00
Pre-Columbian, Guerrero, Mexico, ca. 300 BCE. A large and extremely rare Mezcala (type M22) standing male figure, with string cut appendages and facial features. What sets this one apart is the wonderful coloration of the stone. It was made from a deep burgundy stone with green and gray inclusions. The result is an incredibly beautiful example! 6-3/4"H. Roughness to top of head else choice.

PROVENANCE: Ex-Mark Poolos Collection from descent, Ex-Adeon Gallery acquired prior to 1970...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1275362 (stock #80025)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD 1195.00
Pre-Columbian, Inca, Central Peru, ca. 1300-1500 CE. Marvelous, circular wooden flute, with carved iconography representing the Inca's worship of their environs. In the center is a circle segmented into quadrants representing the "four corners" of the world. This is beset in a circular form representing the moon, surrounded by a majestic sun with boldly, geometrically carved rays. The whistle plays sonorously with six sound holes! Custom, museum quality stand. 2.75"D. Near choice condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1275360 (stock #80024)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$995.00
Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Toltec possibly Aztec culture, mid 10th - 15th century CE. Reminiscent of the enormous Atlantes of Tula, though considerably smaller in scale, this piece was carved to represent a warrior or nobleman. Hand carved from volcanic rock with fine facial features and nicely delineated attire. 5"T x 1-1/2"W at widest point Normal wear from age. Else intact and excellent condition.

Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1275358 (stock #80023)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$7,195.00
Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 500 BCE - 300 BCE. This charming Viru sculpture depicts a male figure rowing a raft with a fruit tree adorning the far end of the raft. The piece is comprised of cast and hammered sheet metal - copper and/or bronze given the green oxidation. The Viru Valley is a landscape bordered by the Andes Mountains to its east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. So the artist captured that coastal landscape in this example. The figure is represented in a characteristicall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1275357 (stock #80022)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$895.00
Pre-Columbian, Western Bolivia, South America, Tiwanaku. ca. 600-1200 CE. These carved bone pendants feature a figure reminiscent of the sun god Viracocha, similar to the representation of this god on the Gate of the Sun (Puerta del Sol), Tiwanacu. Note that Viracocha, Kukulkan, and Quetzalcoatl were all the same individual. As Viracocha, he was teacher to the Incas. Tiwanaku was the capital of an empire that extended to present -day Peru and Chile. Incised geometric designs complement the figur...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1275356 (stock #80021)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$1,195.00
Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, ca. 500 to 800 CE. Handsome ceremonial mace head carved from white stone with light green hue in the form of a jaguar head donning carved earspools with string-cut facial features. This is how authentic mace heads look before they are polished - typically overpolished. Custom, museum-quality stand. 4"D x 2-1/2"W. Near choice.

Provenance: Ex-Wm. C. Schneider New World Antiquities, Carlsbad, CA

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1275216 (stock #100431)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$395.00
Southern Mexico to Guatemala, ca. 1000-400BCE. Stone head of baby face Olmec figure shows hallmark Olmec facial features such as its jowly face, downturned jaguar mouth, and slanted eyes. The head is pear-shaped, a sign of high status most likely due to an artificial cranial deformation, as the Olmec traditionally wore tight-fitting helmets. Note the indentation at the back of his head likely caused by this practice. 2 1/2"L x 1 3/4"W x 1 3/4"D at widest. Large fragment of head as shown, else go...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1275029 (stock #100429)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD 895.00
Pre-Columbian, Peruvian highlands, Ca 1400 to 1500 CE. Fine wooden chicha kero in very typical Inca form of corseted body and flaring rim, painted overall in red, green, brown and off-white in a pattern containing a bird, Inca merchant with his wares upon a llama and vegetation along base. A nice example! 5-7/8" H. Typical cracks and wear to pigment as expected

Provenance: Ex - Santa Fe, NM collection.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1275028 (stock #100428)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$795.00
Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, most likely Honduras and probably a pottery representation of the work done in alabaster in this region. Corseted pottery jar in white slip, carved or impressed just above the midpoint in repeating bird head panels. Very attractive! 7" H by 6" D.

Provenance: Ex D. Moreno collection

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1274681 (stock #100350)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD
Mexico, West Coast, Ca 500 BCE to 500 CE. Strand of large stone beads each painstakingly carved, polished and biconically drilled. Various colors of tan, brown, red and black. 20" L with largest bead 2-1/8" L. Excellent condition.

Provenance: Ex-private AZ collection.

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