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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1347003 (stock #CPV)
The Genius Of Man
$425.00
A fantastical polychrome four lobed vessel with four conjoined pepinos. The jar is from The North Coast of Peru and dates Ca. 1100 - 1470 A. D. It is a bridge vessel with a single spout. It measures 8 1/2” in height by 6” in width. Design elements are executed in charcoal black. The design includes four black circular elements on each pepino with a raised area in the center as well as black stripes circling the base of each side of the bridge and is adorned with raised birds circling the bridge and a larger avian clinging to the base of the spout. It is a fine example of Chimu creativity at its finest.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1346996 (stock #PSJ)
The Genius Of Man
$450.00
Culture: Moche Origin: Northern Peru /Ca. 400-860A.D. Size: 6” in height by 7 1/2” in length by 5 1/2” in width Description: An exceptional Moche single spout bridge vessel in the shape of two conjoined pepinos. The body of the jar is a rich cream/tan in color. The design elements are executed in a rust red pigment and include elongated stripes, star shapes on the rear of the fruit, a ring of stylized serpents around the base of the spout, and the crowing touch…a wriggling horned serpent with an extended forked tongue. A very special creation. Provenance: A Florida gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1346993 (stock #CHB)
The Genius Of Man
$375.00
Culture: Chimu Origin: Peru Age: Ca.1100 - 1400 A. D. Size" 7.75" in height by 6" in width Description: A rare Chimu polychrome stirrup vessel in the form of a Pakay (ice cream bean) seed pod...native to Bolivia and Southern Peru. The interior of the bean contains seeds covered with a sweet pulp. The vessel is nicely burnished. The body of the jar is a dark cinnamon brown with design elements in tan and black. The geometric motifs includes quadrangles enclosing wiggly black lines...a nice visual touch. The overall condition is very good with some restoration to the spout and very minor paint enhancement in various areas. A striking shape with a beautiful design!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1346989 (stock #CGB)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: CA. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 6 1/4” in diameter by 2 1/2“ in height. DESCRIPTION: A thin walled hard fired gadrooned bowl in the shape of a squash. A great deal of talent and effort went into the making of this piece. It has 26 raised segments surrounding the exterior of the bowl with a low circular base for balance. The rim is formed by a 3/4” plain band. It is nicely burnished and small root marks and dendrites attest to its great antiquity. There has been professional restoration to several areas of the rim and a couple of pressure cracks have been stabilized. It is in otherwise “as found” condition and is remarkably intact for its age. The vessel is complex and yet delicate at the same time due to its thin high fired creation. A fine example of PreColumbian art from ancient West Mexico.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1346983 (stock #SSJ)
The Genius Of Man
$345.00
Culture: Jalisco/Nayarit Origin: West Mexico / Ca. 300B.C. - 300A.D. Size: 4” in height by4 1/2” at the widest diameter. Description: A handsome elegant compact vessel in the shape of three conjoined sapote fruits with a wide flaring spout. The base clay color is a soft cinnamon brown. The design elements are charcoal black and burnt orange forming upside down triangles outlined with thin black lines and wide line elements in orange. Each segment is defined by quadrangles with interior elongated black striping. Both the shape and use of various pigments used for decoration are excellent. An unusual and beautiful jar. Minor professional restoration to a few small areas.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1344936 (stock #GR)
The Genius Of Man
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Culture: Guangala Origin: Ecuador / Manabi Provence Age: Ca. 100 - 800 A.D. Size: 9” in length by 4” in width by 4 1/2” in height Description: An unsurpassed treasure from a rare culture. This exquisite avian effigy is exceptional in shape as well as the amazingly complex incising covering the entire body. The raptor is in a sitting position with two large clawed feet for support. It’s wings are gently folded in a resting position. The many incised designs include the individual feathers of the wings and tail, stylized figures on each side of the single spout, fine incised lines under the wings with half circles below, and circular motifs on the underside. Every square inch of the vessel is carefully designed and ornate. Few pieces from this culture become available and even fewer are of this quality. The photos show the details better than I can describe them. Rare and exceptional.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1344855 (stock #MRB)
The Genius Of Man
$350.00
Culture: Maya Origin: Mexico/Central America Age: Ca. 400 - 860 A. D. Size: 6" diameter by 2 1/2" in height Description: A sleepy looking toad head extends from the front of the bowl. The bowl color is a rich cinnamon with a darker red circle in the center of the bowl. The exterior of the piece is painted with dark orange pseudoglyphs and black polka dots on the legs and looping circles in dark brown on the underside. It is a rattle bowl with the rattles still intact. The Maya held the toad in high esteem as a bringer of rain. The proportions and ornamentation on this vessel are excellent. An fine addition to any collection of interesting artifacts.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1344843 (stock #GJF)
The Genius Of Man
$250.00
Culture: JAMA-COAQUE Origin: ECUADOR/MANABI PROVINCE/ COASTAL REGION Age: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. Size: 3” in height by3 1/4” in width (includes museum quality base….when mounted overall height is 5 1/2”) Description: A fantastical demon head fragment with a fierce countenance. His face is somewhat simian with wide staring eyes and a large broad nose with a very large ornament hanging down. He is wearing a close fitting skull cap and has double sets of ornaments in each ear. The upper is a jade circle and the lower is composed of two intertwined rings. His tongue is daringly extended and flanked by large upper and lower fangs. Remnants of the original blue, orange, and white pigments are still evident. For the lover of the wild and the grotesque!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1344837 (stock #NB)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
Culture: Nayarit Origin: West Mexico Age: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. Size: 5 1/2" in diameter by 2 3/4" in height Description: A beautifully drawn elegant small bowl divided into four quadrants. Each of the sections is outlined by a dark brown line filled in with orange and then another dark brown line which accentuates the center ornamentation made up of fine cross hatched delicate lines. The use of the four large design elements works to create four upside down triangles and a dark brown "X" in the center of the vessel. The entire vessel is nicely burnished. Great design with very fine brushwork!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1344833 (stock #SJW)
The Genius Of Man
$350.00
Culture: JAMA-COAQUE Origin: ECUADOR/MANABI PROVINCE/ COASTAL REGION Age: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. Size: 5 1/2” in height by 4” in width Description: A polychrome standing shaman whistle wearing a highly ornate mask with a semi-circular headpiece ornamented with raised circular pebble shapes (possibly beads) with dots in the center. He is wearing a multi strand tubular choker with a large center pendant as well as a second necklace of elongated tubes with a round center disc…most likely a mirror. He has matching multi-strand arm bands as well. He is wearing a knee length tunic. The mask most likely represents a transitional phase as he is morphing into a zoomorphic creature after having taken a mind altering substance. Remnants of the original blue, red, and white pigments are evident. A fantastical work of art as only the Jama-Coaque could imagine to this degree. There are three small holes on the upper rear that create several different whistle effects.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1344823 (stock #TNC)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
CULTURE: Colima/Jalisco ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: CA. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 5" in height by 2 1/4” in width DESCRIPTION: A completely nude standing “flat figure.” This figure has coffee bean eyes and a small incised mouth. He is also anatomically correct. The very simplicity of the piece has great appeal. His hair is allowed to flow freely down his shoulders with mild incising. He exudes confidence and pride.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1344821 (stock #CBP)
The Genius Of Man
$250.00
CULTURE: Colima/Jalisco ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: CA. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 5" in height by 2 3/4” in width DESCRIPTION: An ornate and highly decorated flat figure…most likely outfitted in full ball player garb. His headpiece is a series of triangular elements with a raised horn-like center element. He is wearing round ear spools, a large necklace with extending pendant (possibly a stylized avian ornament). He has a wide band on each arm with outer protrusions and a wide protective belt covering his chest area. He is wearing a strap loin cloth with protective pads. The loincloth in the rear is a wide flap of fabric or possibly a woven material. He has been pierced all the way through just above his earspools to allow him to be worn as a pendant or sewn on to fabric. He shows great attitude with his slightly splayed legs and rigid posture. A great work of creativity.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1344664 (stock #TEJC)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
CULTURE: Colima/Jalisco ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: CA. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 6" in height by 3" in width DESCRIPTION: An upright standing male figure with legs akimbo. He is wearing a tall turban headpiece held in place by two circular bands. He is wearing large ear ornaments and a wide necklace. There is light incising on his chest and stomach as well as his back which may represent some form of garment. He has a circular black band around his left leg and there are remnants of the original black pigment remaining on his arms and back. He is dotted with numerous dendrites which help attest to his great antiquity. His face has a long aquiline nose and wide open round eyes. His stance is one of confidence and pride. A fine example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1343335 (stock #MPL)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
CULTURE: Michoacan ORIGIN: Central Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A charming hand modeled "flat figure" measuring 4 1/4" in height by 1 3/4" in width...included in the sale is a museum quality custom metal stand which makes the overall height 4 3/4" when mounted. This highly appealing lady is in a standing position and is clasping a pan flute in both hands and is intently playing the instrument. She has a triangular head with a stylized deeply incised hairdo forming inverted triangles on each side of her forehead. She has heavy lidded coffee bean eyes and massive earspools in the form of stylized flowers. A wide necklace is visible below the flute and she is clothed in a short upper thigh length tunic. Extra detailing appears on the rear of the figure in the form of deeply incised lines defining her hair and a waist band tied in the rear. It is apparent that the artist took great care and effort to create this minature work of sublime beauty. She has numerous mineral deposits attesting to her great antiquity. The figure stands alone as a minature treasure on her own or would make a fine addition to even the best selected collection. Many "flat" or "gingerbread" figures can be found in artifact collections from West Mexico but very few have survived from Central Mexico. She has great presence as you will see in the attached photographs. Most experts in the field believe these small hand made effigies were created to influence pregnancy and childbirth.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1343333 (stock #CCHJ)
The Genius Of Man
$550.00
Description: Culture: Chiribaya Origin: Chile / Peru / Atacama Desert Age: Ca. 400 - 1000 A.D. A compact jar with two perforated side handles.Size: 5” in diameter (from outside of handle to handle) by 4 1/2”“ in height. Description: The Chiribaya Culture was a small cultural group related to The Tihuanaco of Bolivia. They are believed to be a satellite community living near The Pacific Ocean where their major source of subsistence came from fishing and limited agriculture. They traded for other needed materials such as maize, chili peppers,and llamas with other communities located at various levels above the ocean.The base clay is a dark cinnamon in color with geometric design elements in the shape of upright and inverted “rainbows” or semicircles executed with small white dots enclosed. Artifacts from this obscure culture are rarely available for purchase. The bowl was brought into the U.S. around 1971 by the now deceased original owner and it has never been offered for sale before. A compact and well executed example of a rare type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342941 (stock #CCH)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A skillfully hand modeled male "flat figure" measuring 8“ in height (overall height 8 1/2” when mounted on the included museum quality black metal base) by 41/2“ in width. This handsome miniature fellow is in a standing position with legs akimbo. He has a long extended “cone head” and a slightly smiling incised mouth. His ears have been drilled all the way through and he was most likely originally wearing dangling ear ornaments…long lost to time. He has scattered mineral deposits helping to show his ancient age. Numerous "flat" or "gingerbread" figures can be found in many artifact collections from West Mexico. Many are almost identical. The tall extended head makes this piece a prime example of the type. Numerous experts in the field believe these small hand made effigies were created to influence fertility and procreation. A simple and elegant example and a boon to any small or large collection or as a piece of art that stands proudly on his own.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1342871 (stock #CPB)
The Genius Of Man
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Description: Culture: Chiribaya Origin: Chile / Peru / Atacama Desert Age: Ca. 400 - 1000 A.D. A thin walled high fired bowl. Size: 7 1/4” in diameter by 2 3/4”“ in height. Description: An obscure small cultural group related to The Tihuanaco of Bolivia. They are believed to be a satellite community living near The Pacific Ocean where their major source of subsistence came from fishing and limited agriculture. They traded for other needed materials such as maize, chili peppers,and llamas with other communities located at various levels above the ocean.The base clay is a deep rich cinnamon in color with geometric design elements in black, white, and dark orange. Geometric designs include four stylized triangular elements suspended from the interior rim enclosing quadrangles with white dots. The center of the bowl is decorated with four floating quadrangles enclosing small white circles. Artifacts from this obscure culture are rarely available for purchase. The bowl was brought into the U.S. around 1971 by the now deceased original owner and it has never been offered for sale before. This piece will appeal to the collector of the rare as well as the beautiful.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1342040 (stock #CHP)
The Genius Of Man
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Culture: Chiribaya Origin: Chile / Peru / Atacama Desert Age: Ca. 400 - 1000 A.D. Size: 6 1/2" in height by 5 1/2" in diameter Description: An obscure small cultural group related to The Tihuanaco of Bolivia. They are believed to be a satellite community living near The Pacific Ocean where their major source of subsistence came from fishing and limited agriculture. They traded for other needed materials such as maize, chili peppers,and llamas with other communities located at various levels above the ocean.The base clay is a deep rich cinnamon in color with geometric design elements in black, white, and dark and light orange. Geometric designs include hanging multiple triangles, stepped pyramids, semi circles, and wide lines enclosing small circular white dots. There is a small amount of erosion to one area of the rim due to ancient usage. Artifacts from this obscure culture are rarely available for purchase. The jar was brought into the U.S. around 1971 by the now deceased original owner and it has never been offered for sale before. This piece will appeal to the collector of the rare as well as the beautiful.