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A fine Maya polychrome tripod plate with avian theme

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1250096 (stock# M46744)

A fine Maya polychrome tripod plate with avian theme
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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A sturdy vessel with an ornately painted interior surface showing a so-called 'Muan' bird (owl) of the Maya underworld. However, the central bird forms depicted on these plates are more likely to represent a Turkey Vulture, a creature equated with Maya lordship/rulership. The profile of an anthropomorphic old god also can be seen as part of its head here - the bird's upper beak representing the elongated chin or jaw of the old deity. Iguana-like creatures are found on the beveled wal ...click for details


A K'iche Maya earthenware jaguar head fragment

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1240927 (stock# M92373)

A K'iche Maya earthenware jaguar head fragment
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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Representing the sun in its nighttime guise, this large and graphic head fragment shows a jaguar with bared fangs and teeth, prominent rounded ears, and squared-circle, deity eyes. It is a classic, hollow fragment from a monumental, lidded burial urn of the type found in the Guatemalan highlands of Quiche Department. Dating to the Late Classic period, CE 600-900, the effigy head has extensive remains of post-fire red, yellow and black pigment, and is in very fine, solid condition. Dimensions are ...click for details


An unusual and fine Nayarit earthenware male figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1238092 (stock# N73130)

An unusual and fine Nayarit earthenware male figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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The highly developed, hood-like coiffure with single pigtail braid down the back creates an interesting textural compliment against the plain, smooth body. The face shows a unique manner of modeling the cheek areas where they overlap the ears; it lends an individuality to the figure, making it appear almost portrait-like for the type. Regal and calm, his distinctive pose is a study in the plastic manipulation of the arms. This gesture might relate to transformation, or some type of hallucinogeni ...click for details


A Maya mold-made earthenware avian whistle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1228663 (stock# M29733)

A Maya mold-made earthenware avian whistle
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$900.00 

This perfectly preserved, somewhat whimsical effigy whistle is a fine example of the molded ceramics made for funerary use on Jaina Island or the coastal Campeche area of Mexico. The effigy whistle represents an anthropomorphic harpy eagle, the greatest of the avian, sky predators found in the tropical lowlands of Mesoamerica. Anthropomorphic traits include the standing posture, eyes placed on the front of the face, and the use of a loincloth. The wings are personified and represent saurian hea ...click for details


A rare Nazca or Siguas region tapestry panel

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pre AD 1000   item# 1061716 (stock# P256274)

A rare Nazca or Siguas region tapestry panel
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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These abstract textiles are singular in the history of pre-Columbian weaving from South America. Attribution is Early Nazca or Siguas (Sihuas)region, southern Peru, ca. 3rd century CE. A true painterly expression done with organic dyed camelid fiber wefts and cotton warps. The textile panel itself measures 26"L x 16.50"W, excluding the long tassels folded for presentation. Condition is fine and original; the tapestry has been 'couched' in several areas due to the loose nature ...click for details

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