Antiquities, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, Pre Columbian
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1298015 (stock #107105)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$300.00
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala, ca. 400 to 200 BCE. Fine axe god in gray andesite in typical form with string cut features and nice polished surface. 4-1/2" H. Chip to foot with minor repair, else excellent.

Provenance: Ex-Nick Poolos/ Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL acquired before 1970.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1297996 (stock #102506)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$300.00
Pre-Columbian, Guerrero Region, Mexico, Mezcala, ca. 500 - 200 BCE. A pale green andesite, abstract humanoid figure, standing with arms at sides, legs just barely bifurcated, head tipped toward his right. The ancient Mezcala artisans of this region were particularly adept at reducing the human body to simple, eloquent forms via a string cut technique. The result ironically appeals to a modernist taste for minimalism...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297995 (stock #102480)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$375.00
Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Manabi Province, Jama Coaque, ca. 300 BCE - 300 CE. Molded terracotta head with finely delineated features; large eyes, brows, naturalistic nose and mouth, puffy cheeks and neatly coiffed hairdo. Custom, wood-block stand. Head itself measures 1 1/2" long x 1 1/4" wide.

Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Huastec, ca. 250-450 CE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297986 (stock #102465)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$150.00
Pre-Columbian, Veracruz, Mexico, ca. 550-950 CE. Three buff terracotta coast watcher figures. All have nice appliqued ear ornaments, handsome headdresses, incised eyes, and tripod legs. Size: Each measures about 4"H (10.16 cm). Two show repairs.

Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297983 (stock #102460)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$300.00
Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Jama Coaque culture, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE. Hand built and mold-decorated terracotta whistle figurine with four sound holes. Measures 2 1/2" tall.

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Bahia culture, ca. 300 BCE - 500 CE. A lovely "Venus" figure decorated headband/headdress and pectoral, standing in characteristically erect pose with arms at sides and palms facing outward. Measures 4 1/2" tall. Bit of loss to headdress of Jama figure. Repair to head of Bahian figure...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297977 (stock #102455)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$300.00
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Veracruz, ca. 400-600 CE and Guatemala, Mayan culture, ca. 600 - 900 CE. This first piece is a hand-built terracotta bird whistle with nicely detailed head feathers and black bitumen pigment on body. Measures 2 3/4" tall. The second is a mold-made bird statuette with a sweet, plump belly, most likely Late Classic Mayan. Measures 3" tall. Small chip to beak and lower head feathers of Vera Cruz example. Surface wear and nicks here and there to Mayan example...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297974 (stock #102414)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$150.00
Pre-Columbian, Vera Cruz/Veracruz, Mexico, Ca 400 to 600 CE. Somewhat crude pottery head, possibly from an unfinished statue. Facial features all there, but certainly a bit soft and looking like this just came out of the mold. Size: 6-1/2" H. Generally intact and good.

Provenance: Ex-Nick Poolos/ Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL acquired before 1970.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297966 (stock #101119)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$150.00
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guanajuato valley, ca. 300 BCE. First, pottery tripod vessel with rattle legs - rattles now gone - with geometric patterns in red over tan. Other example corseted pottery bowl with red geometric patterns over tan. Size: 6-1/2"L x 3-1/2"H. Tripod with repaired foot, other example intact, wear as shown.

Provenance: Ex-G. Martin collection acquired in the 1980's.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297963 (stock #100554)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$150.00
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Central Coast, ca. 1000 to 1300 CE. Lovely terracotta figure of a standing male arms outstretched with tears flowing from his eyes; added brown pigment over tan base. Sweet example! Size: 7-5/8" H. Intact and near choice, save small chip to one hand.

Provenance: Ex-New Mexico collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297945 (stock #108053)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$595.00
Pre-Columbian, West Coast Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE/CE. Another incredibly unusual musical instrument from ancient Mexico! Pottery with red burnished finish further enhanced with incised decorations in two areas of the body. Unlike most flutes where you blow directly into the mouthpiece, like a whistle, you blow across the opening. Three holes allows the player to change the pitch of the instrument. 5-5/8" (14 cm) L. Intact and near choice...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297942 (stock #108048)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$495.00
Pre-Columbian, West Coast Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE/CE. Most flutes we see are usually very plain and almost always repaired...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297937 (stock #108097)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$1,195.00
Pre-Columbian, West Coast Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE/CE. One of the most unusual examples of Colima pottery flutes - or pottery pieces we have ever seen! Pottery animal form flute covered in deep red slip in an animal form that resembles a frog when oriented in one direction, and a mammalian (possibly a coati) with extended ears, raised nose and small mouth which acts as the mouth-piece. A series of small incised connected circles completes this amazing piece. And, the sound that comes fro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297935 (stock #108150)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$495.00
Pre-Columbian, West Coast Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE/CE. One can only imagine the parties this rattle has performed at! Buffware pottery rattle decorated with added red and white pigment, filled with tiny rattling stones, tapered handle slightly folded at the end. 6-1/8" H. Minor wear to pigment, else excellent and fully functional.

Provenance: Ex-private Houston, TX collection acquired at auction or local gallery between 1982 and 1994.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1297934 (stock #101569)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$7,495.00
Peru, Wari, Tiwanaku, ca. 400 -700 CE. High karat sheet gold band decorated in low relief, depicting Sun Gods, jaguar heads and human skull sacrificial heads. Beautifully mounted in a spiral to artistically present the form. Custom museum-quality stand. As shown, measures 7" H x 6" W. Excellent.

Provenance: Ex-R. Morris Collection, Santa Fe, NM, ex-Splendors of the World, Los Angeles, CA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297929 (stock #101446)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$2,495.00
North Coast Peru, ca. 300-100 BCE. Early terracotta Kaolin fineline stirrup vessel with stylized jaguars and painted in negative-resist with a cream color background. 8"H x 5"W. Repaired hairline cracks on body, re-painted over restoration points only, otherwise original pigmentation.

Provenance: Ex-private Splendors of the World collection, Haiku, HI, ex-Westermann collection, Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1297925 (stock #101543)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD
Pre-Columbian, Peru, North Coast, Jequetepeque River region, ca. 1200 to 800 BCE. 24 karat pure gold ring of elegant oval form with circular cut-out created by the Chavin, a very early Pre-Columbian culture. Early gold was found as nuggets inside rivers, therefore it was always pure gold rather than tumbaga. 2 grams. Size: Approximately 1"W, ring size 9-1/2. Intact.

Provenance: Ex-private Westermann collection, Germany, acquired in 1950s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1297923 (stock #101544)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$750.00
Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Sinu / Zenu culture, ca. 860 BCE to 1500 CE. 22 karat gold nose ring of exquisitely intricate design, comprised of fine filagree with two petite long beaked bird forms at each end. This gem would also look lovely as a pendant. Size: 4 grams; 1-7/8"W (4.76 cm) x 1"H (2.54 cm). Minor losses to lower end of 'ring' and filagree as shown.

Provenance: Ex-private L. Witten collection, Ohio, acquired in 1950s to 1960s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1297919 (stock #101908)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$295.00
Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Chimu culture, ca. 900 to 1100 CE. A beautiful necklace comprised of cylindrical shaped shell beads in hues of purple and mauve (many hand carved and some with modern cuts) alternating with disk-shaped lustrous shell beads in varying shades of cream. The pendant is a bronze bell with fantastic blue-green patina. The bell not only jingles but is also adorned with a sinuous serpent wriggling beneath the suspension hole. Size: 31"L (79 cm). Intact with working bell...