All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #1154603 (stock #1822)
19th Century Pucara Pottery Bull, Peru ca. 1820 - 1850. Inhabitants of Pucara have produced these pottery bulls for more than 2500 years. Ritual object crafted by hand without molds. Only two mechanical objects are used: a hollow tube is used to mark the eyes and a small mold serves to shape the decorative roses. Authentic Andean Folk Art and in the form of a ritual flask for drinking chicha. The cattle blood was drunk by the head priest during the cattle branding ceremony...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1800 item #1164789 (stock #1826)
18th Century Colonial Wooden Talla (sculpture) of Lima Peru Coat of Arms, ca. 1700 CE, 16 3/4" high x 11 3/4" wide x 1 3/4" deep. Lima Coat of Arms was created by first Viceroys of Peru to flatter Charles V, the Hapsburg Monarch in Europe. Delicately carved talla (sculpture) of wooden Heraldic Double Headed Eagle, the symbol of Hapsburg family. With mirrors embedded in wings, and center shadow box with wooden Infant Jesus is a later inclusion, probably 1850s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1700 item #1165805 (stock #1827)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Rare 16th Century Ayacucho Pottery Llama and Twins, Peru South Central Andes, ca. 1570. Twin births are extremely rare in llamas. Anecdotal depiction of parent holding mischievous offspring. Cream floral design over brown background. Rare transitional example of native and early colonial characteristics. 11 1/4" high x 5" wide x 5" deep. Rim is 4" diameter. Repair to rim but otherwise in excellent condition.