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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1350452 (stock #MPP)
The Genius Of Man
$165.00
Culture: Michoacan Origin: Mexico Age: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. Size: 5 3/4" in height by 2 1/2" in width Description: A particularly sensitive and well molded and detailed effigy from the period. She is wearing a long flat incised headpiece with a small amount of her hair showing beneath and long deeply incised ribbons extending to the tips of her extended arms. She has incised coffee bean eyes and a fine aqualine nose. Her necklace is made up of multilayered tubular beads and she is wearing large round earspools. She is nude from the waist down and starting to show the first signs of pregnancy. Remnants of the original white and orange pigments are still evident. She is an excellent and unusually finely thought out and modeled example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1350451 (stock #MC)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
Culture: Chupicuaro / Mexico Age: Ca. 400 A. D. - 100 B. C. Size: 2 1/2" in height by 1 1/4" in width Description: Although tiny, this figure is beautifully formed and detailed. The mother is sitting cross-legged and resting her baby on her lap. She has coffee bean eyes, an aqualine nose, and a deeply incised mouth. She is wearing large ear spools and a wide necklace. She is wearing A long ovoid head cover with her hair extending from the top in a tightly woven bun. The fine detailing on a piece this small is the sign of a very capable artistic hand. She is indeed a fascinating and endearing work of ancient artistry.
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
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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
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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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1344580 (stock #SSF)
The Genius Of Man
$265.00
Culture: Colima Origin: West Mexico Age: Ca. 300 B.C. - 300 A. D. Size: 5" in height by 2 1/2" in width Description: This compact smiling figure retains the high red burnish so often missing from pieces of the period. He is standing upright and is nude except for his huge ear ornaments and a tall headpiece with a wide band supporting what is most likely a stylized bird. He exudes joy and contentment and can't help but bring a smile to your face.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1344522 (stock #SMWD)
The Genius Of Man
$175.00
Culture: Jalisco/Colima / Protoclassic Origin: West Mexico Age: Ca. 100 B. C. - A. D. 300 Size: 6" in height by 2 3/4" in width Description: A composed standing male figure wearing a wrapped turban which allows his hair to fall freely on each side of his face. He has a large aqualine nose and incised eyes and mouth. He has four circular raise areas on each upper shoulder which may represent ritual tatooing and a double bracelet on each arm just below. He is wearing a wrap around loin cloth of grass or fabric which covers the front area leaving the rear area open to expose his bare rear end. He has remnants of the original orange/yellow pigment and numerous dendrites attesting to his great age. A simple and beautiful small work of art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1344519 (stock #CSL)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
Culture: Chupicuaro (Guanajuato Late Formative) Age: Ca. 400 - 100 B. C. Size: 6 1/2" in height by 2 1/4" in width Description: A pale light fired clay. This lovely lady represents the "choker" variety of Chupicuaro figurine. She is nude save for her ornate upper decoration including a multi-strand necklace with a large pendant in the center, double ear ornaments, and a wide band of fabric allowing her hair to rise in a large double mound and then stream down her shoulders to mid arm length. She has slanted incised coffee bean eyes and a broad smile on her face. Remnants of the original white and orange pigments still remain. She has a few scrapes and minor losses due to her great age. A truly striking example of the type.