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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1305452 (stock #CJ)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORIGIN: Ecuador/ Manabi Province-North Coast Of Ecuador AGE: Ca. 500 B. C. - 500 A. D. DESCRIPTION: An anthropomorphic figure attached by a small bridge to a wide based jar that flares upward to a small opening. The figure stands 5" in height by 6 1/2" in length. The ornate figure is wearing a large semi- rounded headdress, long dangling ear adornments, a necklace with a large center pendant, a nose ring, and a decorated tunic extending to the knees. The jar is adorned with applied phytomorphic elements...a branch with leaves stands out. Much of the original red, yellow, and green pigment still remain. The Jama-Coaque were advanced seafarers and skilled artisans in both textiles and ceramic figures. They are best known for their brilliant imaginative ceramic creations of human and animal forms created for ritual usage. Figures were richly adorned and dress and ornament defined clans and rank. The culture was completely destroyed with the arrival of the Spanish. PROVENANCE: The gallery of The Lands Beyond Time
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1305372 (stock #AS)
The Genius Of Man
$1,500.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORIGIN: Ecuador / Coastal Manabi Provence AGE: Ca. 500 B. C. - 500 A. D. DESCRIPTION: This particularly large figure ( 12 3/8" high, by 6" wide, by 7" deep) is arguably one of the finest pieces available for private purchase in the last few years. The figure is wearing an ornate headpiece topped by a tall stylized crown. He has large ear spools, a necklace with a massive round pendant, an upper tunic with fabric designs, a nose labrette, and double calf and ankle bracelets. He is holding a cup in one hand and a "paccha" (an agricultural implement used to guarantee an abundant harvest in the other hand.) One end of the hollow paccha would have been inserted into the soil and a liquid (possibly corn beer) poured through the exposed end. The beginning of the growing season was of paramount importance as a good crop would insure the welfare of the culture. He is appropriately attired for such an important event to mark a critical time during the calendar year. After firing pigments of cinnamon brown and white are still evident. PROVENANCE: Lost World Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1305366 (stock #SSL)
The Genius Of Man
$875.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORIGIN: Ecuador, Coastal Manabi Provence AGE: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A seated female figure measuring 7" in height by 4 1/4" in width by 3 1/4" in depth. The maiden is wearing a large rounded headpiece with side flaps, ear spools, a multi-strand necklace with a large pendant dangling between her bare breasts, and a waist to calf length tunic. Her eyes are semi-closed and she has a great smiling grin with upturned mouth. Pigments of the after firing green, brown, and white still remain. A gentle interpretation of life in ancient times. PROVENANCE: Lost World Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1305178 (stock #MLN)
The Genius Of Man
$250.00
CULTURE: Tarascan/Michoacan AREA: Western Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B.C. - 300 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A delicate terracotta necklace comprised of 16 petite "pretty ladies" with groups of the original elongated beads used as spacers. The largest of the figures is a mere 1 14" in height! The necklace measures 13" in length and has been professionally restrung with a secure clasp to make it safe and secure as a wearable piece of history and not just a dust gatherer on a shelf. It is a fantastic work of art on a miniscule scale. PROVENANCE: A New York Gallery / auction house.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1305159 (stock #JSP)
The Genius Of Man
$1,475.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORINGIN: Ecuador/Manabi Provence/Coastal area AGE: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A standing shaman figure mounted on a slab often called a "snuff palette" but actually used for inhaling ceremonial drug powders to help achieve an altered state. The piece measures 6 3/4" in height by 6" in length. He is clutching a large ceremonial staff or planting stick in his right hand. He is garbed in a highly stylized headpiece with a large addition (possibly an avian figure) crowning the center area. He is wearing a substantial heavy necklace, a wrist and knee length tunic with a center flap in front and raised elements in the rear, wrist cuffs, and ankle cuffs in the likeness of coffee beans. His mouth is slightly ajar indicating that he may be chanting. His eyes are incised and elongated almond shaped. Red and green after firing pigments are plentiful. PROVENANCE: The Genius Of Man Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1305076 (stock #JRL)
The Genius Of Man
$875.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORIGIN: Ecuador, Manabi Province, Coastal Area AGE: Ca. 500 B. C. - 500 A. D. DESCRIPTION: An engaging prostate Jama-Coaque maiden. She measures 7 1/4" in length and is wearing a massive multi-strand necklace with a dangling center pendant, a nose ring, multiple ear cuffs, and a rounded semi-circular head piece with downpointing triangular tips. She has deeply incised kind almond shaped eyes. Original after firing pigments of white, and olive green are evident. This fetching little lady is highly unusual and would fit well into and collection of the beautiful and unusual. There has been very minor professional restoration to one of the tips of her head piece. PROVENANCE: The Lands Beyond Time Gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304827 (stock #JWP)
The Genius Of Man
$1,575.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque Origin: Ecuador/Manabi Provence/ Coastal Age: Ca. 200 - 600 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A standing figure measuring 7 1/4" in height by 4" in width by 4 1/8" in depth. A fantastic warrior priest wielding a spear in one hand and a ceremonial staff topped by a human skull in the other. The figure is wearing an ornate circular band headpiece with raised circular elements, an odd nose ornament, ear spools, a chest shield, and a waist band with a dangling triangular pleated skirt with circular motifs. The after firing red, green, and white pigments are in immaculate condition!! The best of the best..... PROVENANCE: Ex: Jack and Kent Bond Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1304826 (stock #CPB)
The Genius Of Man
$950.00
CULTURE: Chimu ORIGIN: Peru / Northern Coast AGE: Ca. 1100 - 1470 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A paccha is a ritual watering vessel and one of the rarest items in even the finest artifact collections. They exist in various shapes and can be found in almost all Pre-Columbian cultures. They are always hollow with an opening at each end. They were ceremonially used to insure abundant crop growth. The vessel would be filled with liquid (often corn beer) and then one end would be inserted into the soil to allow the liquid to seep out and penetrate the earth as an offering to the gods of agriculture. This particular unique vessel measures 12" in length by 2 1/2" in width and is modeled in form after the Pacay bean...sometimes known as the ice cream bean. The bean encloses a sweet and pulpy interior and was considered a great delicacy by the ancients. A photo of the actual bean is included to show the similarity in shape. To my knowledge, another example of the type has not been seen by me or a number of other collectors in the field. This may be the one opportunity to acquire an example so do not hesitate if you collect the rarest and the best! The custom museum quality display stand is included in the sale. PROVENANCE: Ex. Arte Xibalba Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304789 (stock #JMAC)
The Genius Of Man
$850.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORIGIN: Ecuador, Manabi Provence, Coastal Area AGE: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A large (7"high by 4 1/2" wide by 3 1/4" deep) figure sitting with her legs apart and extended while she is looking down and smiling at the infant gently cradled in her lap. The love of a mother for her child is timeless! She is garbed with an elaborate head piece crowned in the front with a large feather comb which sits atop a massive circular head piece in the rear ending in long side flap which frame her face. She has ear spools, a multi-strand necklace, and a calf length tunic. She has raised circular markings on each cheek which are most likely tattoos and may represent a clan symbol or perhaps a rite of passage into motherhood. Remnants of the original after firing red and green pigments are abundant. She represents a universal theme from the time man first walked upright...or even eons before. PROVENANCE: Lost World Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304754 (stock #SJM)
The Genius Of Man
$625.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORIGIN: Coastal Ecuador / Manabi Provence AGE: CA. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: An edearing seated maiden measuring 4 1/2" in height. She sits balanced on a "tail-like" appendage. Her garb includes a large winged headpiece further ornamented by an elongated white stripe, a set of double ear spools, a multi-strand necklace,a small nose labrette, and a knee length tunic. He mouth is upturned giving her a gentle smile. A small piece with a big presence! Traces of the red, white, and green after firing pigments still remain. PROVENANCE: The Genius Of Man Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304665 (stock #JSN)
The Genius Of Man
$1,500.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORIGIN: Manabi Provence, Coastal Ecuador AGE: CA. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A seated dignitary or shaman measuring 9 1/2" in height. The figure is sitting on a rounded stool which denotes his high cultural position. He is ornately garbed with a pointed multi-level head piece, double ear spools, a nose labrette, a long wide necklace with a massive dangling pendant or mirror, bracelets on both arms and lower legs, and a wide knee length tunic. Remnants of the original after firing green and red pigments still remain. An outstanding example of Jama-Coaque art at the peak of its perfection. PROVENANCE: The Genius Of Man
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304662 (stock #TJF)
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CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORIGIN: Ecuador-Coastal Manabi Provence Age: Ca. 500 B. C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: Two structurally identical figures cast from the same mold. Over time they have ended up in two totally different collections in The U.S. and were brought together by a very astute collector. Figure # 1 (with the strongest paint remnants) stands 7 1/2" in height and is outrageously adorned with massive ear ornaments, a nose ring, a chin labrette, a multi-strand necklace, bracelets on both arms and lower legs, and is wrapped in a dotted wide sash from shoulder to waist most likely representing ceremonial and/or a clan symbol. Very strong remnants of the after firing pigments in green, red, and white are still evident. PROVENANCE: Lost World Artifacts. Price: $875.00 Figure #2...is identical to figure 1 but lacks the very strong pigmentation although lighter green, white , and red coloration still remain. PROVENANCE: The Lands Beyond Time. Price: $775.00 In order to keep the pair together the combined price will be reduced to $1,500.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304564 (stock #JDB)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque REGION: Coastal Ecuador AGE: Ca. 500 B. C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: Two hollow avian effigies attached to a semi-circular palette measuring 6 1/8" in length by 4 1/2" in height. Each is wearing an ornate multi-strand necklace. Remnants of the original after firing red and green pigments are evident. This vessel was most likely used for ceremonial purposes to hold liquids or powders to be ingested to create a trance-like state of altered consciousness. Animals represented during this period often denoted a clan symbol so perhaps this represents the bird clan. PROVENANCE: The Lands Beyond Time
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304397 (stock #JCV)
The Genius Of Man
$950.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORIGIN: Ecuador / Manabi Provence...North Coast AGE: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A polychrome round cylindrical vessel 6 5/8 " in height by 6" from the front of the figure to the back of jar. The figure is wearing an ornate round "ribboned" head piece, ear spools, a nose ring, a multi-strand necklace with numerous dangling pendants, ankle bracelets, as well as a waist length tunic. He has all of the ornate touches attributed to Jama-Coaque ceramics! The almond shaped eyes are deeply incised and give the impression that the figure is staring straight ahead without distraction. Remnants of the original red and green pigments are still evident. A beautiful and well thought out artistic ceremonial creation! PROVENANCE: The Lands Beyond Time Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304152 (stock #HBF)
The Genius Of Man
$375.00
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Peru CULTURE: Huari / Central and South Coasts as well as Highlands. AGE: Ca. 600 - 800 A.D. DESCRIPTION: An intact polychrome globular vessel with handle and profuse ornamentation. The jar stands 5 1/2" in height by 4" in diameter. It is painted in colors of black, burnt orange, and a soft off-white. The head of the jar is an avian form with almond shaped black eyes accented with burnt orange elements below and above. The body of the vessel is encircled with three abstract birds and two undulating snake motifs. A fourth bird has taken wing above the scene. The birds on the ground appear to be fleeing to escape the snakes. There is a great deal of action happening on a jar of this size. Provenance: A New York Gallery/Auction House.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1304047 (stock #JHF)
The Genius Of Man
$550.00
CULTURE: Jamacoaque COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Ecuador AGE: Ca. 200 - 600 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A striking and impressive immense Jamacoaque effigy head fragment measuring 9" in height by 7" in width by 6 1/2" in depth. The piece weighs 2 1/2 pounds. The bust represents a stylized feline with a ferocious countenance. He has a wide toothy mouth with bared fangs and a long extended tongue. He has large bulging globular eyes accented by heavy arching brows and a widely flared nose with open nostrils. Remnants of the original white pigment are present on the lower area below a necklace or collar circling his neck. He is mounted on a custom metal base in such a way that the base is hidden and the head appears to be standing on its own. The visual impact is fantastic and mesmerizing. PROVENANCE: A private California collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1303707 (stock #NG)
The Genius Of Man
$575.00
CULTURE: Nazca ORIGIN: The South Coast of Peru AGE: CA. 100 B.C. - A.D. 600 DESCRIPTION: This outstanding double spout bridge vessel stands 6" in height by 4 1/2" in diameter. The background color is a soft off-white. Other colors represented are black, deep red, cinnamon/orange, and light brown. The motif consists of two stylized feline creatures (one on each side of the globe) with huge ovoid white eyes and large black pupils. Each has a long tongue extended with a stylized trophy head at the end. The four paws most likely represent trophy heads as well. Both have upturned multi-striped tails. One is holding a chili pepper in his claw and the other differs in that he is holding two chili peppers. The original spout has been reattached. It is in otherwise excellent condition...high fired with strong clear paint. Definitely a fine piece!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1303643 (stock #JBG)
The Genius Of Man
$675.00
A beautifully executed Jeddito bowl dating Ca. 1300 - 1600 A.D. The bowl measures 9" in diameter by 3" in depth. The background slip is a rich pale yellow and the design elements are executed in chocolate brown. The geometric elements include wide line work, triangles, straight fine lines, and wavy fine line work. Many Jeddito pieces are very "sloppy" when it comes to the paintwork. They are often runny and quite crude. This bowl is one of the few exceptions to the rule. It has been reassembled from a few original shards with the crack lines covered over (less than 1% restoration.) Provenance: Former Dace Hyatt collection