Extremely large Narino pedestal bowl with nice red-on-black resist design. Has growth deposits on the surface with some pitting. It is a Museum deaccession with number etched on base. This ancient bowl was most likely manufactured by the Capuli whose settlement was situated in the Guaitara River basin...
Here you find an very large Moche IV-V figural vessel in the form of a drum. It depicts a stylized feline head painted on the side representing the the spirit of the drum. The emanation from the feline's mouth represents it's voice crying out from the spirit world. Very large piece that measures 10 1/4" high.
Provenance: Florida Art Gallery.
We are please to offer this lovely Moche IV-V redware Portrait head which depicts an important individual wearing a traditional headdress. Great face with stern expression, with good paint remnants. Nice size piece measuring 8 1/2” high.
Provenance: Florida Art Gallery.
Here you find an ancient Villanovan blackware impasto pottery cup. It has nice growth deposits and a high looping handle. It dates to approx the 7th century B.C. The Villanovan Culture was located in what is today the Bologna area of Northen Italy. This vessel is intact and measures 4 7/8” in height.
Provenance: Harmer Rooke Art Gallery
Here you find an Etruscan Genucilia Patera from circa 370 to 350 B.C. Small plates of this type are characteristic of local production influenced by Greek mainland styles. The Genucilia Group comprises of a group of plates produced in Etruria (modern day central Italy) in the 4th century B.C. Mainly manufactured by workshops of Ionic potters who settled in Vulci...
Here you find a solid pottery examples of a pre-classic standing female, right hand held to stomach, conical headdress. Traces of red pigment decoration. Mounted on a custom stand. Intact. 5-7/8"H.
Provenance: From the collection of F.C. Lardner, 1952. Ex NYC Art Gallery 2005. Ex private Florida Collection 2006.
This is an extremely rare piece of Etruscan pottery. Measuring 9 inches tall with a rich black patina. Tendrils painted in orange around the body, shoulder and spout area. In absolutely perfect condition said for some encrustation on the surface of the vessel and some misfiring at the base. This ancient ceramic dates to approximately 600 B.C. and is from the ancient Etruscan city of Veio.
Provenance: Private German Collection via European Modern Art Gallery...
A lovely Inca double-chambered bridge vessel from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. It is 8” long, 6-3/4” high and has an adorable bird adorned, perched atop one spout. Painted overall in orange and white, with nice lattice work on the bridge and clear tone on the built-in whistle.
Beautiful blue/green Ancient Egyptian faience Isis Lactans statue. She is offering her breast in order to nurse her son Horus, wearing a sharp detailed tripartite wig coloured in black faience. From the Third Intermediate Period circa 1000 B.C.
Measures 1 1/4 inches high.
In very good condition, and a much better piece than the picture captivates.
Provenance: Purchased from an English collection.
We are very pleased to present this fine, terracotta, stirrup-spouted vessel in the form of a Mochica Traveler from Moche IV, circa 400 to 500 A.D. This terracotta man is wearing a large bound turban on his head. His clothing is decorated with crosses, the symbol for the San Pedro cactus. He is holding 'corn popper" and a blanket roll in his right hand and a decorated stirrup vessel in his left. Large tapered spout between shoulders...
Exquisite and large terrracotta doll figure from the Nazca culture of southern Peru, dating between 200- 400 A.D., This ancient ceramic figure has his flesh done in a tan colour, nails, eyes, and hair in black. The lips, and portion of the geometric design on his torso done in red. Two peg holes (one on each side) are also found on the doll. What sets this example aside is the size; measures 10 ½ inches high! It is intact save for some surface ware in the area of the toes...
Here you find a lovely terracotta stirrup-spouted vessel depicting a Moche “dwarf”. It has bold facial features, tightly closed lips and nicely shaped lidded eyes. Well marked tattoos found on the cheeks, lip and chin area. The terracotta is done in a rich red-brown paint base with cream colour on the eyes and portion of the base. Dates to approx 400-700 AD and measures 9 ½ inches high...