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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1321970 (stock #CA)
The Genius Of Man
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CULTURE: Chavin ORIGIN: North Highlands of Peru AGE: Ca. 900 B. C. - 200 B. C. SIZE: 3 3/4" in diameter (stands 7 3/4" on custom metal museum quality display stand) DESCRIPTION:A rare and impressive anthracite hand mirror from Peru. This extraordinary artifact would have been used to reflect the face of its owner and most likely had magical powers associated with the image. The high nobles and rulers most often had them set in ornate stone or wooden holders to increase their claim to rule and make major decisions. The unmounted pieces such as this would have been used by the lesser nobles or perhaps by women to apply their makeup. They were often coated with several layers of oil or grease and polished to a high gloss to increase their usefulness. PROVENANCE: A New York Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1311825 (stock #OSB)
The Genius Of Man
$250.00
CUTURE: Olmec ORIGIN: Tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico....Veracruz area. AGE: 1500 B. C. - 400 B. C. DESCRIPTION: A well made square basalt bowl measuring 4" in length by 3 3/4" in width by 1" in thickness. The piece has a well used deep center area and was most likely a paint palette or possibly a surface for grinding ceremonial substances. It is in excellent condition with no cracks, breaks, or restoration. PROVENANCE: Former Arte Primitivo Auction.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1306161 (stock #MJN)
The Genius Of Man
$450.00
This elegant professionally strung jewellry creation with a clasp measures 14/12" on each side for wearable length (the overall length is 29") and is comprised of 32 Pre-Columbian round and tublar jade beads with a beautifully carved anthropomorphic pendant measuring 1 3/4" in height by 1" in width comprised of a dark green jade with speckled cinnamon and black shades in the stone. The jade beads and pendant are Maya from Mexico and date Ca. 100 - 860A.D. The jade beads have been combined with old pawn Navajo aged silver beads to keep the weight of the piece light and comfortable. The Maya were proud of their jade wealth and tended to wear massive numerous heavy necklaces which are just not practical for today's living. This piece would be elegant worn with a black evening gown and would even fit well with Levis and a comfortable blouse. Why keep artifacts on a dusty shelf when they can be worn and enjoyed in today's society? PROVENANCE: jade beads / Arte Primitivo....silver beads /Ron Munn Auctions
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1302895 (stock #DW)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
Country Of Origin: Costa Rica / Atlantic Watershed Culture: Diquis Ca. 1000 - 1550 A. D. Description: An intact carved hard gray volcanic stone figure measuring 7" in height by 3 1/2" in width. The figure has stylized hands resting on his chest beneath what appears to be a short tunic. His relief carved facial features bear a tranquil...almost trancelike demeanor. He has a wide nose, long incised eye slits, and a flat close fitting cap. The stone has an excellent patina which helps attest to its great age. The custom metal stand is included in the sale.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1302894 (stock #CRAM)
The Genius Of Man
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Country of Origin: Costa Rica / Atlantic Watershed Date: Ca. 800 - 1000 A. D. Description: An avian mace head carved from a dense red/brown speckled volcanic stone measuring 7" in length by 2" in width. The piece is in absolutely pristine condition which suggests that it was used for ceremonial purposes or perhaps as a burial offering. The bird has huge round sunken eye sockets. Recent excavations suggest that many of the avian maces from this period most likely had iron pyrite inlaid in the eye sockets. The frontal crest is well defined and the beak is deeply incised...most likely a condor. The wings are defined by light etching and the rear section terminates in a long tapering point. The custom metal display stand is included in the purchase. For Comparison: See "Art Of Costa Rica From The Arthur Sackler Collection"...page 282. Provenance: A well respected East Coast Gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1297675 (stock #DCN)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
This superb Diquis neck piece comes from Costa Rica and dates Ca. 700 A.D. - 1530 A. D. and measures 21" in overall length.It is comprised of 25 barrel shaped rock crystal beads and a center tumbaga pendant in the for of two conjoined avian elements. It would be outstanding mounted on the wall in a deep shadow box or it is sturdy and totally wearable for special occasions.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1297594 (stock #NBS)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
This amazing small Nicoya figure comes from Costa Rica and measures 5" in height. She dates C.A. 500 A.D. - 1000A.D. She represents a masterfully modeled and very rare birthing scene. She is painted in colors of jet black and reddish orange over a tan background. The attributes of female sexuality and pregnancy are shown by a distended abdomen and artfully and tastefully depicted.The piece is in superb condition with no repairs or overpaint. Excellent mineral deposits attest to her great age. These fertility scenes are rarely if ever depicted in Nicoya art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1296739 (stock #IC)
The Genius Of Man
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A black stone Inca canopa from Peru (Ca. 1450 A.D. 1534 A.D.) in the form of a llama measuring 3" in height by 3" in length. A very nice example.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1279085 (stock #OC)
The Genius Of Man
$125.00
A large flaked obsidian blank from Mexico (Ca. 100A.D. -850A.D.) measuring 3 3/4" in height by 3" at the widest diameter.The blades were deftly flaked off the core and then used as blood letting devices or sometimes mounted on weapons to make them even more deadly in battle.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1278861 (stock #OAH)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
A beautifully flaked obsidian blade from Mexico (Ca. 100-850 A.D.) measuring 5" in length by 4" at the widest point. The superb condition of the blade with no breakage or damage indicates this piece was used for ceremonial purposes. An unusual find!!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1263032 (stock #MBB)
The Genius Of Man
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A pair of deftly hewn and deeply incised hard stone Maya bark pounders from Mexico dating c.100-860AD. The larger of the two measures 2 1/2" by 3"