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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1191850 (stock #1965)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Colima Pottery Blackware Duck Vessel, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Colima Blackware Potery Duck, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Finely modeled with long bill, small eyes staring outward. Stylized plumage and large hollow tail for spout. 6 3/4" high. Some stable, hairline cracks in cylindrical opening, but in good condition. Ex: Lands Beyond, New York. The name Colima comes from the Nahuatl word 'collimaitl', with 'colli' meaning 'ancestors or gods' and 'maitl' meaning 'the domain of...'...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1207347 (stock #2064)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Moche II Jaguar God Stirrup Vessel, Peru circa 100 - 300 CE. In transition from human to jaguar, with bared fangs and stylized hair he stalks prey. Intact and in excellent condition. 7" high. Ex: Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva. The Pre-Columbian culture knew various jaguar gods, in addition to jaguar demi-gods, (ancestral) protectors, and transformers.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184543 (stock #1910)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$700.00
Jama Coaque Pottery Shaman, Ecuador, ca. 400 BCE - 500 CE. Polychromed zoomorphic male figure with large tail standing with arms outstretched. Brilliant headdress portrays ceremonial life in coastal Ecuador. 6 1/4" high, in excellent condition. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. Jama-Coaque community existed between 355 BCE 0 1532 CE and inhabited the areas between the Cape of San Francisco in Esmeraldas to the north of Manabi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1240260 (stock #3049)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,200.00
Zapotec Funerary Urn, Monte Alban IIIA, ca. 300 - 600 CE. Seated cross-legged with hands on knees. Face of the aged Huehueteotl (the Aztec Old God, Lord of Fire and the Year) Deity with wrinkled cheeks, lips parted with two teeth showing. Piercing eyes and tall striated coiffure falling on shoulders. Wearing ear spools and thick cord necklace with symbolic pendant of a tasseled knot. Traces of reddish pigment. Cf. Boos, fig. 230, for the "companion" type. 11 1/4" high...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1189030 (stock #1941)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Two separate, framed Proto Nazca burial, funerary mantle fringe, framed and mounted in shadow box with multi-colored and multi-figured textile, Peru, circa 400 - 100 B.C.E. Stylized Muneca heads with faces in deep red, blue, and ocher. Framed and in excellent condition. The Nazca are known for their technically complex textiles. The textiles were most likely woven by women at habitation sites from spun cotton and wool. The textiles would have been made using a backstrap loom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1200327 (stock #2032)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Framed Chimu Textile Panel with nine figures, Peru, ca. 800 - 1200. Textile Panel is 18" high x 11 1/2" wide. Frame size is 23" high x 16 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Estate of Miss Kate Kemper, London. Tightly woven, multi-color, rectangular panel having three horizontal rows, each containing three warriors wearing elaborate headdress. Some fraying, repairs and small losses due to age, but in very good condition. Ex: Miss Kate Kemper collection, London...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1206604 (stock #2063)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Ica Textile Coca Leaf Bag, Peru circa 500 - 750 CE. Bright pigments of red, black, green, yellow and with string handles. Some wear due to age and use, but in very good condition. 8" x 16". Many textiles depict supernatural figures that include animal features such as felines, birds, fish and snakes, plants, as well as human-like traits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1338291 (stock #3164)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Veracruz Seated Terracotta Female Figure, El Faisan style, Early Classic 250 - 450 CE. Seated with legs crossed with hands gently placed on knees. Ears are plugged and wearing large headdress. Professional repair to left leg, otherwise in excellent condition. 15" x 10" x 10". Ex: Sotheby's New York, previously from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Allen Alperton. Allen Alperton Art collector was born in the Bronx, Al studied stage design before serving in the Army during WWII. He worked in advertisi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1182701 (stock #1864)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,500.00
Splendid Mixtec pottery rattle, incensario, censer, Mexico ca. 1200 - 1400. Rounded bowl supported on rounded tripod legs, one in the form of an elderly man, the head with pierced eyes jutting forward, wearing a loin cloth, and ear ornaments. Painted in reddish brown and orange with traces of blue and white pigment. A few fissures as seen in photos, otherwise in very good condition. Mexico, 1200-1400 CE. 7 inches high, diameter of bowl 6 1/2". Ex: Sotheby's New York. In pre-Columbian times, the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1206460 (stock #2058)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. Pigments of red, blue, brown and cream, and repeating geometric patterns. Some wear and fading due to age and use, but otherwise in good condition for a textile of this period. Attached to silk backing. 22" H x 21" W. The Nazca are also known for their technically complex textiles. The textiles were most likely woven by women at habitation sites from spun cotton and wool. The textiles would have been made using a backstrap loom. This ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1184716 (stock #1916)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Nazca Polychrome Pottery Stirrup Vessel with Feline God, Peru, ca. 200 - 700 CE. Double bridged spout with sweeping feline demon god with two fanged serpents emerging from his cape. Hands hold trophy-heads. Painted in various hues of brown and cream. Small chip on one spout, in overall excellent condition. 7 3/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, FL. Warriors form were a major category of male representations in Nasca ceramic art. Early warriors are nearly always depicted in a frontal, full-face...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1184326 (stock #1906)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Domed shaped bridged vessel with polychromed Prolific Deity consuming victim. Female head with long tresses extending from shoulder to body of vessel, claw-like hands encircled with a hem of Pretty Ladies, painted in reddish brown, plum, tan, cream and black. Minor mineral deposits and a few chips on base, otherwise intact. 7" high. Circa 400 - 600 C.E., Ex. Estate of Kate Kemper, London, Switzerland. Curiously, depictions of women are absent in Nasca art until Phase 5 when they suddenly becom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183419 (stock #1875)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Maya Mold made Pottery Potion Bottle depicting Mesoamerican deity Quetzalcoatl, meaning "feathered serpent." With elaborate headdresses on front and reverse side, double rows of glyphs on rounded sides believed to be the calendar. Traces of red pigment, on custom stand, Central Mexico, circa 550 - 950 C.E., h. 4 1/2" Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Sotheby's New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199565 (stock #2029)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Late Chimu or Early Inca Double Bodied Whistling Vessel. Peru, ca. 1470 - 1540 CE. Bulbous bodies with squatting monkey adorning top on one side. Whimsical facial features but missing nose on monkey, and also small chip on spout. Otherwise in excellent condition. 6 1/2" high. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing and then buffing the surface to produce a dull sheen. Many of the pottery forms...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1163062 (stock #1823)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Moche IV Spouted Pottery Vessel of a Shaman. Peru, ca. 400 - 500 CE. Sharp nose, almond eyes, and large plugged ears. Wearing a necklace and also cocoa bag on back. Carrying a stick of drying chili peppers. 10" high with some wear to spout, but intact and in very good condition. Property of a private Locust Valley, NY collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1200321 (stock #2031)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Rare Colima Standing Warrior Pottery Vessel with shoulder spout, Mexico, Protoclassic, circa 100 BCE - 250 CE. Wearing elaborate fan headdress and costume. Figure holds rattle in left hand and playing flute with right. Eyes lowered in a trance and ears pierced for ornaments. Painted overall in tan and black. Intact and in excellent condition. 16" high. The name Colima comes from the Nahuatl word 'collimaitl', with 'colli' meaning 'ancestors or gods' and 'maitl' meaning 'the domain of...'. The Co...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1184880 (stock #1920)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,300.00
North Coast Peru Tunic Tassel, ca. 700 - 1200 CE. Hand woven tassel from a tunic composed of delicate stitching with hues of aqua, red and a cream cotton textile. Length of tassel is 39" while framed is 7 3/4" x 41" in length. Ex: C. Lopez Torres, Miami
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1248817 (stock #3055)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Moche IV Coca Leaf Vender, Stirrup Vessel, Peru, ca. 400 - 500 CE. In form of Coca Leaf Vendor wearing hat over long hair. Face painted in shades of brown and cream pigment. Holding a hand full of coca leaves with coca sack between crossed legs. 8 1/2 H x 5 1/2 W x 8 1/2 D. Professional repair to small probe hole on coca sack, and small chips to mouth of stirrup due to age and use. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Harry & Nancy Brorby collection, Tucson, AZ. Purchased before 1968. Accordin...