Minerva Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1257955
Minerva Gallery
$800.00
Guerrero Green Stone/Jade Necklace from Mexico, ca. 400 B.C. A mixed green stone/jadeite necklace consisting of 13 large beads of various shapes.

Measurements: 22" in length. Beads range in size from 1" in length - 2-1/2" in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1257954
Minerva Gallery
$1,200.00
Pre-columbian Taino Zemi from Dominican Republic, ca. 800-1500 A.D. The object may have been part of a group of objects the Taino called zemis which were central to their religion. Zemis or idols represent deities and ancestors worshiped by the Taino and were used in public rituals and ceremonies.

Measurements: 6" in height x 10" in width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1257635
Minerva Gallery
$300.00
Pre-columbian Mateño beads from Ecuador, ca. 1000-1500 A.D. Each carved with different designs including animals and geometric patterns. A very nice collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1257544
Minerva Gallery
Price on Request
Rare Olmecoid Alabaster Figure from Guerrero, Mexico, ca. 400 B.C. Nicely carved with down turned mouth and typical Olmec features. Arm down its side meeting at his midsection. A superb example!

Measurements: 8-1/2" in height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1257524
Minerva Gallery
$450.00
Nayarit Drummer Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. In a seated position with his hands resting on the drums between his legs. Very nicely painted with strong color still visible. A very nice example!

Measurement: 5-9/16" in height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1257447
Minerva Gallery
$2,850.00
Pair of Chancay/Huacho Figures from Peru, ca. 800-1200 A.D. A matched pair of hollow pottery standing male and female figures having reddish/black painted faces and body details. Male is depicted with a three point crown and the female with a headband, both with painted details. Relief facial features.

Measurements: Female: 12-1/16" in height, Male: 12-3/4" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1257445
Minerva Gallery
$950.00
Large Jamacoaque Figure from Ecuador, ca. 500 A.D. A robust female figure, standing with arms akimbo and wearing wristlets, necklace, earrings, and nosering. Typical elongated head, painted in pastel green. Rare size!

Measurements: 11-3/8" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1257443
Minerva Gallery
$15,000.00
Pre-columbian Olmec Stone Maskette from Mexico, ca. 1000-400 B.C. Carved in a serpentine stone and depicting a stylized face with an open-mouth and teeth showing. Perforated ears and two perforated holes at the side of the top portion of the mask for suspension.

Measurements: 5.5" in height x 4.33" in width. (14 cm x 11 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1257442
Minerva Gallery
$7,000.00
Moche Mosaic Earplugs from Peru, ca. 200-700 A.D. Large ear ornaments with circular frontals and long tubular shafts in back, which counterbalanced the weight of the frontals, were common personal adornments of prominent individuals on Peru's North Coast for at least a millennium. They were a symbol of wealth and power. Made from Shell, Turquoise, Sodalite and gypsum. Depicting a warrior figure holding a Tumi knife in one hand and a trophy head in the other.

Measurements: 3.54" in diameter. (9 cm in diameter.)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1257441
Minerva Gallery
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Important Maya Fossilized K'inich Ahau Mask from Campeche - Mexico, ca. 600-900 A.D. Carved from a large piece of fossilized bone in the form of the god G. K'inich Ahau was the sun god also known as god G in the Maya codices. This particular mask is unique in many reasons and one is that it is probably the only known example to be carved in this material for this particular character. A comparable example is the Rio Azul mask which is carved in fuschite and housed in the collection of Barber Mueller. A very rare object and a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire such a fantastic mask.

Measurements: 7.08 inches in height x 5.90" in width. (18 cm x 15 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre AD 1000 item #1257439
Minerva Gallery
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With the sheer volume of this facial mask Ngontang meets its clean design, with wide forehead dominating the face, slightly curved, small close-set eyes, straight nose projected in high relief, highlighting the small mouth with fine, tight lips. The perimeter is surrounded by radiating patterns alternating white and brown solids, the latter in slight relief. The face is coated with kaolin slip partially erased on the face revealing a nice colored wood. Ngon ntang masks (the term means head of the, white young girl) are worn by men in dances, connected to the Byeri ancestor cult in which they are used to portray the spirits of dead maidens.This style or type of mask is recognized as one of the African sculptures that most influenced European artists at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Measurements: 11" x 8"

Provenance upon request
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1257247
Minerva Gallery
$375.00
Nayarit Drummer Figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D. In a seated position with his hands resting on the drums between his legs. Remains of paint still visible. A nice example!

Measurement: 5-1/2" in height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1257246
Minerva Gallery
$675.00
Pre-columbian Chimu Corn god Vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. Rare orangware type with a seated Maiz god surrounded by maiz ears and holding a Tumbo Plant Vine. The box form of this vessel serves as a throne or platform. In most of the highly developed cultures of the New World, maize was the most important plant, as a status symbol, if not always as the primary staple.

Measurements: 6-1/2" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1257245
Minerva Gallery
$500.00
Pre-columbian Moche Portrait Head Vessel from Peru, ca. 200-500 A.D. A nicely painted bottle of a Coca chewer identified by the small bulge in hiS left cheek. A small but nice example!

Measurements: 5" in height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1257244
Minerva Gallery
$395.00
Pre-columbian Mezcala Earspools from West Mexico, ca. 400 B.C. Both carved from a speckled green stone.

Measurements: 1-5/8" diameter each.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1257243
Minerva Gallery
$600.00
Costa Rican Stone Avian Mace head, ca. 1000-1400 A.D. Nicely carved from a white stone with the head of a bird. Displayed on a custom stand. Costa Rican Stone Avian Mace head, ca. 1000-1400 A.D. Nicely carved from a white stone with the head of a bird. Displayed on a custom stand. Measurements: 2-5/8" in Diameter x 2" in height.

Measurements: 2-5/8" in Diameter x 2" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1257242
Minerva Gallery
$900.00
Pre-columbian Mateño beads from Ecuador, ca. 1000-1500 A.D.Each carved with different designs including animals and geometric patterns. A very nice collection at a low price.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1257220
Minerva Gallery
$600.00
Mezcala Stone Figure from West Mexico, ca. 400 B.C. A dark black-green stone standing figure with stylized facial figures, holding his hands to his stomach, squared shoulders and defined buttocks. Stand not included. Measurements: 3-5/8" in height.