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The Genius Of Man
$675.00
This beautifully designed necklace is comprised of 26 ceramic Pre-Columbian spindle whirls from various cultures throughout Mexico and Central America. Vintage hollow old pawn Navajo beads have been combined as spacers to keep the piece light and wearable. It has been professionally strung to a 14 1/2" wearable length with and overall length of 29 inches including the clasp. It is perfect for formal or casual wear and designed for adornment as well as practicality. A fine form of ancient and modern wearable art
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 : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1307753 (stock #JMCL)
The Genius Of Man
$125.00
Culture: Jeddito / Ancient Hopi Origin: Arizona Age: Ca. 1300 - 1600 A.D. Description: A charming mini-ladle measuring 3 1/8" in length by 1 1/2" in width. It has been broken and reglued with no other restoration. The base color is a rich yellow/tan with the center design element in the form of "+" sign painted in chocolate brown. Provenance: D. Hyatt Collection/sold in 2004 to a private collector. This artifact is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.
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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1306520 (stock #NSBF)
The Genius Of Man
$975.00
CULTURE: NAYARIT ORIGIN: WEST COAST MEXICO AGE: CA. 100 B. C. - 250 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A 15" tall seated nude female figure. The figure is hollow with two rear support legs. She is wearing double ear cuffs along with a head band and incised hair flowing down her back. She is leaning slightly forward with her arms resting on her upper waist. Scattered mineral deposits attest to her great antiquity. Both rear legs may have been reattached. She has deeply incised eyes and mouth as well as her nostrils. PROVENANCE: Arte Primitivo Gallery
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 : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1306398 (stock #SWN)
The Genius Of Man
$675.00
This beautifully designed necklace is comprised of 26 ceramic spindle whorls from various cultures and locations throughout Mexico and Central and South America. Vintage hollow old pawn Navajo beads have been combined as spacers to keep the piece light and wearable. It has been professionally strung to a 14 1/2" wearable length with an overall length of 29 inches including the clasp. It is perfect for formal or casual wear and designed for adornment as well as practicality. A fine form of ancient wearable art. PROVENANCE: spindle whorls / Lost World Artifacts....silver beads / R.G. Munn Auctions
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Horn : Pre 1950 item #1306313 (stock #CSH)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
Chinese bone scroll holder deftly carved and further ornamented with an incredibly realistic wooden frog wrapped around the upper part. The piece is hollow and comes apart to make two pieces with a hollow inner tube. It measures 6 3/4" in height and is painted with a complex water scene with lily pads, dragonflies, frogs, water striders, butterflies, and other water loving denizens. The pigment colors are a soft green, black, and brown...A truly exceptional creation from an ancient culture with many eons of talent to fall back upon.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1306161 (stock #MJN)
The Genius Of Man
$850.00
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 : South American : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1306100 (stock #BF)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
Left side flute Chimu/Peru/ C.A. 1100 - 1470 A.D. Measurements: 5 1/4" in length Right side flute Mogollon/Mimbres American Southwest Ca. 800 - 1000 A.D. Measurements: 5 1/2" in length These two bone flutes are seperated by centuries and thousands of miles and yet the similarity is remarkable! It poses the question of human development and various stages of invention. A broad and often heated subject! Two different cultural worlds...same creation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1306092 (stock #VCW)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
CULTURE: Veracruz AREA OF ORIGIN: Gulf Coast Of Mexico AGE: CA. 100 A.D. - 1000 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A massive ( 12" in height by 7" in width by 4 1/2" in depth) solid hand molded effigy. The figure is constructed of buff terracotta clay and is sitting in the classic cross legged position with his hands resting on his knees. He is garbed in a highly ornate headpiece, ear spools, a substantial necklace with four dangling pendants, and a bracelet on each arm. He has an unusual indented navel and heavily incised slits for eyebrows and eyes. He has a long aqualine nose which makes his profile elegant and stunning. The term "coast watcher" has been coined over the years by archaeologists to describe these artifacts but why they were created and their actual use remains a mystery. The Veracruz people were known for their human sacrifice ceremonies such as the ballgame so perhaps they were constructed for some form of ceremonial usage. PROVENANCE: Lost World Artifacts
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