Antiquities, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, Pre Columbian
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1324993 (stock #110196)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$295.00
Pre-Columbian, Maya, late Pre-Classic to Terminal Classic Period, ca. 250 BCE to 900 CE. Collection of three small eccentric flints, all made from obsidian. Eccentric flints are non-utilitarian stone objects; and the skill required to make these delicate and fragile objects would have been immense. They had sacrificial and ceremonial use, and are generally found in elite tombs and in offeratory caches in city centers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1324979 (stock #110047)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero, ca. 800 BCE. A dark green stone anthropomorphic idol with stylized visage and nose extending from top of head to mouth with hands held tightly to sides. The figure was pecked from a much larger stone, with evidence of this pecking obvious where his arms meet the torso and along top of the head. The major features were then string cut to create finer features such as the nose and mouth. Finally, the entire figure was painstakingly polished by hand. Custom stand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1324526 (stock #108486)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$795.00
Pre-Columbian, Western Venezuelan Andes, Tierra de los Indios culture, ca. 1000 to 1500 CE. A framed arrangment of three carved figural pendant charms, carved from green steatite stone. The central figure, who most likely represents a chief or lord, is flanked by a pair of frogs. Frogs were particularly meaningful to many Pre-Columbian cultures as they symbolized rainfall and the sustenance that it brings. This lovely ensemble is mounted upon a woven fiber and set within a lovely wooden frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1324512 (stock #108162)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$695.00
Pre-Columbian, Guerrero, Mexico, ca. 500 to 300 BCE. Rare brown-stone percussion instrument called a raspador. It is played by rubbing a piece of wood across the surface and makes a nice frog-like croaking sound. 9-3/8" (24 cm) L.

Cf. Mezcala Ancient Stone Sculpture From Guerrero Mexico, by Carlo Gay and Francis Pratt, page 183, plate 211...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1324485 (stock #108101)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero region, Mezcala, ca. 300 to 100 BCE. Mezcala carved stone figure showing appealing stylization of the figure's human physiognomy, carved from a beautiful green speckled stone, possibly epidote, with perforations through ears for suspension. The ancient 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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1324361 (stock #102512)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$695.00
Pre-Columbian, Guerrero Region, Mexico, ca. 300-100 BCE. A stone pendant in the form of a skin bag, carved from variegated green and tan serpentine cobble. These household items were used as receptacles for liquids with rectangular handles and a protrusion at the bottom. While actual skin bags and gourds have not survived the test of time, this amulet is an outstanding example of sculpture that sheds light on the everyday domestic life of the Mezcala. Measures 4" long...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1324351 (stock #102397)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$595.00
Pre-Columbian, Veracruz, Ca 500 to 700 CE. Human head-shaped hacha with deep set facial features carved from volcanic stone. The visage likely represents Tlaloc, with his goggled eyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1324134 (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.

Condition: Normal wear from age. Else intact and excellent condition.

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