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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1186910 (stock #1929)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$16,000.00
Monumental Chancay Pottery Vessel of a Hunter and Monkey, Peru, ca. 1100 - 1400 CE. The hunter with pear-shaped body painted in black and cream with patterned tunic. The face marked by tattoos and wearing single pendent earing. Sun Disk ornament for headdress with a small monkey perched on the right shoulder. In excellent condition. 21 1/2" high x 15" diameter. Ex: Sotheby's New York. Ceramics are also a very common feature of the Chancay culture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1189030 (stock #1941)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1207351 (stock #2065)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,850.00
Spectacular Chancay lace textile panel, Peru 900 - 1300 CE. Delicate and finely woven while fashioned into lace pattern and temporarily stitched to a blue cloth backing. In excellent condition. Lace measures 34 1/2" x 38". Ex: Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva. The best known of the Chancay artifacts are textiles that consist of embroidery work, paint-decorated fabrics, gauzes and three-dimensional groups of dolls...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1184504 (stock #1907)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Moche IV Pottery Portrait Vessel of God Ai Apaec as an owl, Peru, circa 400-500 CE. Ai Apaec is known as the Decapitator God. Buff and brown pigment, incised fangs protruding from mouth, animalistic (hare) figures for ears, large round eyes, few minor chips to paint. In excellent condition. 10 1/2" high. Ex: Lands Beyond, New York...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1240265 (stock #3050)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Nayarit Pottery Seated Female, Protoclassic, Mexico 100 BCE - 250 CE. Figure leaning forward supported on two legged stool. Rotund body decorated with curvilinear and striped resist tattoos. Right hand raised to mouth, deeply slit eyes and multiple ear ornaments. Painted overall in reddish brown and black. 13 3/8" high x 8" wide x 8 1/4" deep and in excellent condition. Ex: Property of the St. Louis University Art collection, gift of Mr. & Mrs. Sam J. Levin, St. Louis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1191296 (stock #1959)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Inca Camelid Textile Morning Star Cocoa Leaf Belt, Peru, ca. 1300 - 1532 CE. Rare rectangular panel of camelid wool embroidered in linear style. Features the "Morning Star" motif thought to represent the planet Venus. Star motif alternates with fish pattern with supplementary brocading. Vivid colors with shades of red, blue, green, and ochre. In excellent condition. 27 1/2" x 4 3/4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1184537 (stock #1909)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Jama Coaque Pottery Vessel of a Man and Consort, Ecuador, ca. 400 BCE - 500 CE. Terracotta hollow vessel, male figure on seat of authority with ceremonial costume. Stylized Consort stands on shoulders appears above head. 10 1/2" high, in very good condition with some repair to Consort. 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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183413 (stock #1874)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,600.00
Sold Separately for $1,800 Two Aztec Pottery Ceremonial Cercers with Portrait Head & Rattle, Mexico, ca...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1190074 (stock #1952)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Moche III Pottery Vessel of a Sacrificial Captive, probably to the God Ai Apaec (The Decapitator.) A robust, nude male prisoner sitting cross-legged gazing resolutely forward. Wearing a flaring head ornament molded with a tentacled octopus motif. Hands of captive are bound behind back. Pigment of reddish brown and cream. Circa 200 - 500 C.E. Some wear due to age but intact and in very good condition. 11 1/2" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1248820 (stock #3056)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Two (SOLD SEPARATELY) Nicoya Pottery Polychrome Ocarina, Costa Rica ca. 800 - 1250 CE. One in the form of a Bird, Another in the form of an Armadillo. Geometric designs in shades of brown, cream, and black. Both intact with some wear due to age and use. In excellent condition. Bird is 2 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 3", Armadillo is 2 1/4" x 2" x 3 1/3". Ancient expeditions to Mesoamerica, including the one conducted by Cortés, resulted in the introduction of the ocarina to the courts of Europe. Both the Ma...
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. Property a deaccession by ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1201308 (stock #2035)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,800.00
Nazca Globular Double-Spouted Water Jar, Peru, ca. 400 CE, with a warrior priest wearing elaborate headdress. Two serpents adorn either side with a rank of five trophy heads on reverse. A frieze of chili peppers surround the lower portion of the globular bottom. In excellent condition. Intact and in excellent condition. 9 1/4" high x 8 1/4" wide. Ex: Kate Kemper collection, London, Switzerland. Warriors form were a major category of male representations in Nasca ceramic art. Early warriors are ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1206604 (stock #2063)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
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 : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1184762 (stock #1917)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,500.00
Outstanding Peruvian crucifix with polychrome Christ figure of the 18th Century. Silver finials dated later. A compelling example of the iconography of the period. In good condition. 25 3/4" high. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition based in Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) during the Colonial period, in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It was not limited to Cuzco only, but spread to other cities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1153661 (stock #1816)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
Colima Pottery Seated Hunchback Dwarf, Protoclassic, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. The dwarf revered by community as a Shaman with magical capabilities. Muscular hunchback with rounded spinal projection, arms extended out from the sides, the face with coffee-bean eyes, lips tightly closed, and spout flaring from his head. Painted in reddish-brown. Height 11 1/2 inches. Professional repair to shoulder but in excellent condition. Ex: Sotheby's New York. In his book, The Maya's Own Words, Thomas Ballantine...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1163062 (stock #1823)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
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 : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1206462 (stock #2059)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid, Wool Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. With zoomorphic motif and dangling tassle. In excellent condition. 33" H x 25 1/2" 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 is similar to the way textiles are made in the region today. Textiles were woven with the common motifs earlier than they appe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1202402 (stock #2042)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$9,000.00
Quimbaya Slab Seated Male with Ancient Gold Nose Ring, Colombia, Late Classic Period ca. 500 - 1000 CE. Seated with outstretched legs and arms. Slanted eyes and pierced head and body for feather insertions. Incised tattooed arms and legs. Professional repair to torso from original piece. 13" high. In excellent condition. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. See Gardner Museum of Ceramic Art, accession number G83.1.0175. The Quimbaya inhabited the areas corresponding the modern departments of Quindío...