The Genius Of Man The Genius Of Man
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1307869 (stock #JSM)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
CULTURE: JAMA-COAQUE ORIGIN: ECUADOR / MANABI PROVINCE / COAST AGE: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A six sided star shaped sello from Ecuador measuring 3" in diameter by 2" in depth. It comes mounted on a top museum quality metal stand which gives it a 6" overall height. There is constant turmoil within archaeological circles as to the function of these "sellos"...seals...They were made in different sizes and shapes by almost all of the PreColumbian Cultures. Some say they were used for body adornment...tattooing...but to date there is no physical evidence of this use. I read one article that described an ancient pastry-like food item found in a dry cave with designs impressed into it resembling sello marks. One day there will be a definitive answer. With its solid base this piece is excellent for display as an example of ancient artistry...on a table or mantle piece. Provenance: Whitehawk Ethnographic Show, 2009.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1307768 (stock #MJE)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
CULTURE: JAMA-COAQUE ORIGIN ECUADOR/MANABI PROVENCE/ COASTAL AREA AGE: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A solid molded minature female figure measuring 3" in height by 2 1/4" in width. She is in a seated position with her hands resting on her knees. The body and headpiece are a deep burnished cinnamon color. Her face is a soft ochre yellow. Her headpiece is decorated on the left side with two circular elements and she is wearing small earspools. The detailing of the face is exceptional! Her eyes are slightly closed and she exudes a calm tranquility and elegance. Provenance: The Bond Collection Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1307633 (stock #NGB)
The Genius Of Man
$425.00
CULTURE: Narino ORIGIN: Ecuador / high Andes plain near the border of Colombia AGE: Ca. 850 - 1500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A polychrome pedestal footed bowl measuring 7 3/4" in diameter by 3" in height. The negative design colors are black, cream, and a pale gold/yellow. The central design element most likely represents the planet Venus. There are four "ghost like" figures extending from the rim toward the star surrounded by triangular borders. The inner rim is surrounded by "ticking" elements. The exterior is black with six triangular elements comprised of wide cream colored bands. The bowl exhibits strong colors and fine design work. PROVENANCE: A San Diego, California, family collection.  
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1307130 (stock #NSBF2)
The Genius Of Man
$1,150.00
CULTURE: Nayarit ORIGIN: West Coast Mexico AGE: Ca. 100 B. C. - 250 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A large and well modeled example of the type measuring 14 3/4" in height. A nicely burnished reddish/buff hollow figure seated on a two legged stool with her arms casually resting on her upper waist. She is ornamented with a tightly fitting headdress, a nose ornament, and multiple ear cuffs on each ear. Her head is of a large triangular shape with deeply incised slit eyes and mouth. She is in excellent condition with scattered mineral deposits. She sits staring straight ahead in a calm contemplative state. PROVENANCE: The Morris Khouli Gallery, New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1306800 (stock #JSW)
The Genius Of Man
$1,250.00
CULTURE: Jalisco / Ameca Variant ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 100 B.C. - 250 A. D. DESCRIPTION: An intact seated Jalisco figure measuring 11" in height. He is covered with a tan/ochre slip and painted with black highlights. His body shape is that of a compact male figure and he has short forward pointing outstretched arms. He most possibly is a depiction of a dwarf wrestler. He is clad in a tight fitting cap and a short cropped garment encircling his waist and upper legs. His eyes are large and almond shaped. Many mineral formations are scattered throughout the surface attesting to his great antiquity. There are many Jalisco figures of the period representing more common themes but this effigy is highly unusual and rarely seen. PROVENANCE: The Bill Freeman Estate Collection, Scottsdale, AZ. Acquired 1960's. - 1980's
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1306669 (stock #NCSB)
The Genius Of Man
$395.00
CULTURE: Narino ORIGIN: Ecuador / high Andes plain near the border of Colombia. AGE: Ca. 850 - 1500 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A footed intact Narino bowl measuring 7 1/2" in diameter by 4" in height. The base color is a soft tan with design elements in dark cinnamon brown. The central motif is an eight sided star...most likely Venus...with ten radiating elements extending out from the center with reversed step elements enclosed in triangles. The use of the design elements gives a visual impression of movement instead of a static brown on tan design. It is beautifully formed and carefully ornamented. The exterior is plain with numerous root marks attesting to its great age. There is a museum mark in the center of the pedestal. PROVENANCE: A private San Diego collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1306501 (stock #NCB)
The Genius Of Man
$495.00
CULTURE: Narino ORIGIN: Ecuador / high plains area bordering Colombia AGE: CA. 850 - 1500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A circular pedestal footed bowl measuring 8" in diameter by 2 1/2" in height. The negative resist pigment colors are deep brown, burnt orange, and cream. The interior of the bowl depicts four condors perched on a star shape (most likely Venus) Each is flanked by a geometric design made up of triangular shapes. The rim is surrounded by dangling semi-oblong geometric elements. The exterior is further ornamented with three sets of wide cream lines of various lengths. The longest of each reaches to the center pedestal. The bowl appears to have three stabilized pressure cracks or may have been professionally reassembled from three original shards. A particularly well conceived and executed example of the type. PROVENANCE: A private Los Angeles family collection.
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