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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1322984 (stock #CC0)
The Genius Of Man
$1,850.00
POTTERY TYPE: Cedar Creek /Black on White ORIGIN: White Mountain area of East Arizona AGE: Ca. 1300 - 1325 A. D. SIZE: 8 1/2” in height by 9” in diameter DESCRIPTION: A beautifully coiled and fired olla. The shape is almost perfect. The exterior is slipped with white clay and painted with black vegital paint (as opposed to ground mineral pigments.) The geometric elements include “eye” motifs circling the rim, zig-zag lines, fine line netting, wide black lines, and four figures nearing the upper rim...most likely stylized macaws. It is a rare form and the workmanship for the period is superior. Many pieces from this culture have runny and sloppy paint work. It has been professionally reassembled from several large segments with the crack lines covered over. It has less than 1% restoration. PROVENANCE: Former Hyatt Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1322309 (stock #ASA)
The Genius Of Man
$135.00
CULTURE: Anasazi / Mimbres ORIGIN: American Southwest Age: 1000 - 1250 A. D. A deftly crafted dark gray axe measuring 5 1/4" in length by 1 1/2" in width. This is a beautifully balanced example of the type. A must for the collector of quality stone artifacts! The axe comes from a private ranch near Kingston, New Mexico and is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321982 (stock #SNF)
The Genius Of Man
$350.00
CULTURE: Nayarit ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 400 A. D. SIZE: 5 3/4" in height by 3" in width DESCRIPTION: A solid molded pottery figure sitting in the classic Nayarit stance with legs akimbo. He has deeply incised eyes and mouth. He is wearing ear spools and a tightly fitting rounded cap. His arms are resting on his waist. Stripes of the original black pigment are still evident on his back. He is heavily coated with mineral deposits which attest to his great antiquity. A fine addition to the collector who specializes in small to medium sized artifacts!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321283 (stock #MPS)
The Genius Of Man
$1,750.00
CULTURE: Mimbres / Mangas phase LOCATION: Southern New Mexico AGE: 1025 A. D. - 1200 A.D. A rare and fantastic Mimbres scoop measuring 7 1/4" in length by 3" in height. The design elements include two large avian motifs with wavy fine lines enclosed as well as four intertwined stylized serpents also enclosing wavy fine lines. There is a small raised nodule at one end of the scoop to help grasp the vessel for pouring. This is definitely not a piece that slumped during firing...it was made as a scoop. It has been reglued from several original shards. The piece is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws. Former Hyatt collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321192 (stock #IMB)
The Genius Of Man
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CULTURE: Mimbres ORIGIN: Southern New Mexico AGE: Ca. 1000 A. D. - 1250 A.D. A simple and clean example of a Mimbres Classic Phase geometric bowl measuring 9" in diameter by 4" in height. The bowl is intact and never broken. The interior design elements consist of four stylized fish tails suspended from the rim and three "floating eyes". If you study the large white element it could represent a flower. There are three rows of fine lines circling the upper rim. There has been very minor paint enhancement to the center white area of the bowl where it was worn from ancient usage. A fine addition to any collection at a more than fair price. The bowl comes from private property and is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321086 (stock #MBB)
The Genius Of Man
$550.00
CULTURE: "MOUND BUILDER" / Louisiana AGE: Middle Archaic / Ca. 1500 B. C. SIZE: 6" in diameter by 3 1/2" in height...!0" from bird's head to end of tail. This hard to find example is unlike most pieces from the period in that it is beautifully made as opposed to the "clunky" pieces often seen from the time. The bowl is thin walled and highly fired. The avian head is highly stylized. The exterior has two incised lines circling the outer section. A fine rare example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1320858 (stock #MG)
The Genius Of Man
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ORIGIN: American Southwest CULTURE: Mimbres AGE: 1000 A.D. - 1250 A. D. An exceptional Classic Phase Mimbres geometric. The bowl measures 9" in diameter by 5" in height. The design,complexity, and execution are of superior quality...It is arguably in the top 5% realm of outstanding creativity in the Mimbres ceramic tradition. Geometric designs include two banded areas enclosed within parallel lines with multiple fine lines,upright and hanging triangles, along with stepped wide lines. The design elements are divided into four repeating quadrants. The zig-zag repeating design in the center area creates and optical illusion of spinning movement. There is less than 1% restoration. It is this kind of creative genius which makes Mimbres pottery the very best of black on white wares in the Southwest.Some pieces of Anasazi are beautiful in design but rarely if ever reach the level of the Mimbres.They just don't come any better! The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal laws. It comes from the collection of the now defunct Soutwestern Archaeological Institute.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1320832 (stock #MCO)
The Genius Of Man
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CULTURE: Mimbres LOCATION: American Southwest AGE: 900 - 1250 A.D. This exceptional example of a clapboard corrugated olla measures 14" in height by 10 1/2" in diameter. What makes it special is the fine corrugation work and the fact that it is intact. There are a couple of minor pressure cracks that have been stabilized but it has never been broken...which is rare in a piece this size. It has double lugs on each side. The thin walls and the shape and workmanship make it appear delicate. A fine intact example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1320759 (stock #mb)
The Genius Of Man
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CULTURE: Mimbres LOCATION: Southern New Mexico- Deming Area AGE: Ca 850 - 950 A.D. This masterful work of art measures a full 13 1/2" in diameter by 6 1/2" in height. It has been professionally reassembled using only the original shards. There is a very small area of restoration around the kill hole. It is a masterpiece for the period with finely drawn with a skillfully drawn horned toad as the center motif. Most experts agree that the checkerboard center represents the night sky and the swirling fine lines the wind.Other geometric design elements consist of upright and hanging triangles as well as carefully carefully drawn undulating lines circling the center motif. It is exceptional both in size and balanced beauty of the design elements. The bowl comes from the famous and extensive collection of the late Red Ellis. The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1311360 (stock #MTA)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
The second arrowhead is from Southern New Mexico. The other four come from Canyon Lake Texas and are rare types that are seldom found intact since they are so delicate. They are all approximately 1000 years old and legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws. I have offered several groups prior to these but these are the rarest and most collectible yet.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1311355 (stock #JDE)
The Genius Of Man
$850.00
CULTURE: Jeddito ORIGIN: Arizona AGE: 1300 A.D. - 1625 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A life size (8" in length by 5 3/4" in height) plainware Jeddito duck effigy. Duck effigy figures  are rare from this era and location...especially one of this massive size. The base clay is pale yellow with quartz temper which adds slight glints of light. There is restoration to one shard on one side which would amount to a maximum of 12%. PROVENANCE: Former Gene Lang Collection acquired by Walter Knox and resold to a private collector on March 30th, 2005. This pottery artifact was acquired from private property and is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws and regulations.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1309299 (stock #IJ)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
CULTURE: Jeddito / ancient Hopi ORIGIN: Arizona Age: 1300 - 1600 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A Jeddito olla measuring 7" at the widest diameter by 5" in height. The design elements are divided into three panels. Each panel depicts two stylized dragonflies enclosed within geometric designs. The vessel is in "as found" condition with no cracks or chips. There has been minor professional restoration to a few areas to enhance exfoliation caused by age and usage. Provenance: Former Hyatt Collection sold to a private collector in 2004. This vessel was found on private property and is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1304162 (stock #GPB)
The Genius Of Man
$525.00
PLACE OF ORIGIN: American Southwest / Arizona CULTURE: Salado, Pueblo IV, Ca. 1300 - 1400 A.D. DESCRIPTION: This 6" diameter by 3 1/2" tall bowl packs great visual impact into a small space. The interior of the bowl is painted with black quadrangles with extended small areas on two sides. The black paint against the white background slip gives the bowl a highly complicated three dimensional effect. Unusual for the type and period. The exterior is unpainted with the natural clay color evident. The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal regulations. Provenance: A Scottsdale, Arizona gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1299442 (stock #MSB)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
This heavy volcanic stone bowl dates Ca. 1000 - 1250A.D. It measures 6 1/4" in diameter by 2 1/2" in exterior height. The center hewn out area of the bowl measures 4 1/2" in diameter by 1 3/4" in depth.There is a small hairline crack running through the middle of the bowl which appears to be a natural fissure and not a sign of breakage. The bowl was found on the surface of a private New Mexico Ranch and is legal for private ownership under all existing State and Federal Laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1298465 (stock #AB)
The Genius Of Man
$495.00
An excellent simple and elegant example of an Anasazi bowl dating Ca. 1000 A.D. - 1250 A. D. It was found on a private ranch in Northern New Mexico and is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws. The bowl measures 10" in diameter by 4" in height. It is decorated with negative white slanted quadrangles, fine lines circling the interior of the bowl as well as a wide black line below the fine line element. Two very small triangular pieces in the white area have been professionally restored. Ex. private California collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1296390 (stock #KA)
The Genius Of Man
$695.00
An impressive heavy white stone ceremonial axe from Lewis County Kentucky...Ca. 1000 A.D...measuring 12" in length by 4" in height by 3" in width. Quite rare and beautifully hewn and polished.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1223222 (stock #MGB2)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
A beautifully executed Classic Mimbres bowl (ca1000-1250A.D.) from a private ranch in Southern New Mexico. The bowl measures 9 1/2" in diameter by 5" in height and is highly ornamented with various geometric motifs including upside down stepped triangles, upside down finely hatched stepped pyramid shapes, and an ornate band circling the rim with checkerboard motifs enclosed by a broad white band above. The bowl has been professionally reassembled with minor restoration. It comes from a privately owned ranch and is legal for private ownership under all current state and federal laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1216305 (stock #MGB1)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
A prime example of a Classic Period (Southern New Mexico, ca1000-1250A.D.) Mimbres black on white geometric bowl measuring 7 1/2" in diameter by 3 3/4" in height. Professionally reassembled from several original shards with the crack lines filled over. The design elements include black triangles, triangles with fine-line elements, wide line straight and zig-zag designs, fine-line hatching, and a carefully drawn fineline band around the inner rim comprised of four thin lines. The bowl is from a private collection and comes from a privately owned ranch and is legal for private ownership under all current state and federal laws. A COA will be provided.