Antiquities, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, Pre Columbian
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 : 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...
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
$395.00
Southern Mexico to Guatemala, ca. 1000-400BCE. Stone head of baby face Olmec figure shows hallmark Olmec facial features such as its jowly face, downturned jaguar mouth, and slanted eyes. The head is pear-shaped, a sign of high status most likely due to an artificial cranial deformation, as the Olmec traditionally wore tight-fitting helmets. Note the indentation at the back of his head likely caused by this practice. 2 1/2"L x 1 3/4"W x 1 3/4"D at widest...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1255536 (stock #BD)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD
Costa Rica, Atlantic watershed, Ca 500 to 1000 CE. As trophy heads go, they really do not get much finer! Large, quite sculptural, finely carved and with exceptional presence! Carved of volcanic stone with short neck, jutting lower jaw, long thin nose, eyes showing he is in deep sleep - as in his head was removed by a warrior and his sleep is eternal, neat rows of hair on top and large rounded ears. Measuring a full 10" H, he is far larger and finer than most examples on the market...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1237131 (stock #AVG1007$)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$100.00
Pre-Columbian and Contemporary, Peru and greater Americas, pre-1000 CE and 20th century CE. This necklace is comprised of flat round Spondylus shell beads, rough hewn turquoise hued beads, other trade beads, and a pottery round bead pendant that resembles a spindle whorl. 25”L, 26-1/2”L with pendant drop

Ex-Gamba Collection

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1227212 (stock #BD32814)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD $725.00
Guerrero, Mexico, ca. 400 - 100 BCE. This standing idol is depicted with simple, abstract features and a tapered conical head. The Mezcala sculptors brilliantly used string-saw technology to differentiate limbs and facial features. These figures are equally appealing for the inherent beauty of the stone selected by the ancients. Custom, museum-quality stand. 2-1/2"T x 1-1/2"W x 3/4"D. Minor loss at edges of left arm and leg, nevertheless excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1227205 (stock #AMP1048$)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD $725.00
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Late Preclassic 400-100 BCE. This carved, jade-green and brown speckled hardstone axe god was so finely carved that the features virtually flow. It's forms like these that must have inspired the early modern British sculptor Henry Moore! The Mezcala specialized in abstracting human physiognomy, saying so much through line and volume. 5-1/4"H x 2"W x 1-3/4" D, choice. Provenance: Ex Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL: acquired prior to 1970.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1222185 (stock #CAS)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD
Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Olmec, ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. The remarkably fine carving of this bead is unparalleled. The piece assumes the form of a classic Olmec baby. The posture of the figure is quintessentially childlike with its clenched fists and crossed legs. All the signature Olmecoid facial features are exhibited here as well - the slanted, almost Asiatic eyes, full fleshy cheeks, and downturned jaguar mouth. The backside of the bead is stylistically carved as well. Beyond its iconography...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1214831 (stock #BD5028$)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
SOLD $695.00
Pre-Columbian, from Colombia, Ca 200 to 1000 CE. Lovely ancient stone necklace of 11 carnelian beads, seven of which are the famous bullet-shaped examples, along with dozens of hand-polished, hand cut and hand-drilled turquoise beads. Measuring 15 inches long, it is in choice condition but will need to be restrung with clasp to be wearable.

PROVENANCE: EX-Hardt collection, acquired in the 1980's.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1211842 (stock #BD5053)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$1,795.00
Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Ca 1300 to 1450 CE. Fine carved stone tenon once probably set into a large stone wall with multiple similar tenons, carved in the form of a man's face, cheek stuffed with coca leaves. Almond-shaped eyes, lips slightly parted with fine small nose. 7-3/4" L x 6-1/4"H not counting custom stand. Chip to nose and features a bit soft, but still quite attractive!

Provenance: Ex-Jean-Eugene Lions, Geneva Collection #690, Ex-Arte Primitivo, NYC.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1208497 (stock #AMR)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$3195.00
Southern Peru, Ca 100 to 400 CE, Pre-Columbian. Lovely miniature shell and stone pendant of a standing figure with hands to his sides, wearing squarish cap. Carved from tan stone and purple shell, eyes inlaid in dark shell. Truly art in miniature! Custom stand. Pendant itself measures 1-3/8"H. Near-Choice.

Provenance: Ex-private Toronto, Canada Collection, ex-Jean Eugene Lions Collection, Geneva

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1192880 (stock #ABS)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$895.00
Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, ca 1400 CE. Lovely gray "flint" knife, knapped on both sides with sharp cutting edges and pointed tip, other end rounded where it would have been inserted into a wooden handle 4-7/8" L by 1-3/4" W, choice condition.

PROVENANCE: Ex-B. Saldano Collection acquired at auction

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1152986 (stock #APB6)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$800.00
Guanacaste / Nicoya Region of Costa Rica, ca. 1 to 400 AD. Blue-ish green jade / jadeite pendant with string-cut features. The name "ax god" comes from the form of the pendant, which replicates the shape of the traditional stone. Custom stand. Jade measures just under 5-1/4"L, intact/excellent.

Provenance: P. Barlett Collection
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