The Genius Of Man The Genius Of Man
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1300993 (stock #NSW)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
This elegantly painted shell shaped Narino whistle comes from Ecuador and dates C.A. 850 - 1500 A.D. It is mounted on a top quality metal stand which is included in the sale. The shell measures 2 3/4" in length by 2 1/2" in width. It has a small drill hole so that it could be worn around the neck. The base color is a warm brown tan and the geometric design elements are a rich dark brown. Geometric elements include triangles, fine-line work, stepped pyramids, and circular spiriling elements. The painting is excellent and finely detailed. The piece is in mint condition with no restoration or overpaint.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1300935 (stock #CW)
The Genius Of Man
$475.00
This fantastical blackware whistle comes from The North Coast of Peru and dates C.A. 1100 - 1470 A. D. It is a bridge spout vessel depicting an avian creature perched atop four globular fruits (possibly sapotes. It measures 5 1/4" in overall height by 4" in width and 4 1/2" in depth. When the spout is blown it emits a high clear tone which comes from a small perforation in the neck of the bird. It shows great artistic creativity along with an adept pottery making ability! It is in mint condition save for one miniscule chip at the top of the spout. It is definitely not the typical run of the mill mass produced vessels so often seen from The Chimu Culture. I have never seen another like it. A great edition to any collection. Provenance: A highly respected gallery/auctioneer located in North Carolina. A COA will be provided upon purchase.
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 #1271824 (stock #MMW)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
A beautifully molded Maya whistle with a high clear tone from Mexico Ca. 100-860 A.D. The whistle measures 4 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width with raised eyebrows and eyes, large ears, a blunt incised nose, and arms folded at his sides. He stands freely on his attached tail and requires no further support.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297603 (stock #NMWH)
The Genius Of Man
$1,200.00
A fantastic male effigy figure from Costa Rica dating C.A. 500 A.D. - 1000 A.D. He stands 8 1/2" in height with very little paint loss. He is decorated with geometric patterns which may represent tattoos or textiles. The broad hat has classic textile decoration designs in all aspects. The head was broken off and cleanly and professionally reattached. He has no overpaint or fill and there are numerous mineral deposits attesting to age. The figure is beautifully modelled and he projects confidence, calmness, strength, and serenity. His curved arms that return to rest on his hips gives the piece an elegant flowing visual impact. An all around great piece for any collector of the best.
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.
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 : 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 : 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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1302895 (stock #DW)
The Genius Of Man
$1,250.00
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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297876 (stock #NAV)
The Genius Of Man
$1,450.00
This fabulous Nicoya avian (condor?) vessel stands 5 5/8 inches in height. The piece is an offering bowl for a deity with human feet and bird features. The paint is in excellent condition and it has rattle feet. There are excellent mineral deposit attesting to its great age. It dates Ca. 800 - 1100 A. D. It has a bulging chest decorated with black paint in snake-like patterns and red paint highlights the black pigment. The effigy is painted in colors of black, red, and cream. The interior of the bowl is red slipped. There are no known repairs or overpaint. It displays best on a rotating stand which is included in the sale. Made by an artist with great imagination and creative ability.
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 : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1302894 (stock #CRAM)
The Genius Of Man
$950.00
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1299091 (stock #MWG)
The Genius Of Man
$475.00
This fantastic little figure stands only 5 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width but he displays great attitude! He is intact save for a very small area of restoration to the tip of one wing of his avian headpiece. He is the Maya wind god from Mexico and dates Ca. 400 - 860 A.D. The whistle emits a mid-pitch pleasing tone. The rounded face with extended cheeks identifies him as the wind god along with his massive head piece in the form of a large raptor perched atop his head and his bow shaped ornament attaching the massive bird trails down his back. The piece has numerous dendrites attesting to his great antiquity. One of those ancient pieces with great charm and presence. Ex: Scottsdale Arizona Gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1299169 (stock #JRF)
The Genius Of Man
$950.00
This finely molded and highly detailed pink/buff figural whistle of a priestess or noblewoman measures 5" in height by 2 3/4" in width and comes from Jaina Island, Yucatan, Mexico and dates Ca. 600 - 900 A.D. She is intact including the interior rattles. She proudly stands wearing large ear spools, a semi-circular multi-level headpiece, and a double square beaded necklace. She is clutching a circular medallion in both hands at chest level with long ribbon shapes draping down the front. Traces of the original white Maya pigment still remain. An excellent example of a Jaina treasure at an unbeatable price. Ex. Private New York collection.
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 #1298464 (stock #ZMJ)
The Genius Of Man
$545.00
A truly exceptional and rare form of a pottery censor from Monte Alban...The capital of the Zapotec Empire from The Valley Of Oaxaca in Mexico. The piece dates Ca. 500 B. C. -700 A. D. It measures 3 3/4" in height by 6" in overall length by 5 1/2" in diameter. The low rounded jar is decorated with a hand modeled monkey with ear spools, a large smile, and he has one hand resting under his chin and the other on his head. The hair and feet are deeply incised. The Zapotecs considered the monkey a a symbol of fertility and playfulness. Ex: private California collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304564 (stock #JDB)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque REGION: Coastal Ecuador AGE: Ca. 500 B. C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: Two hollow avian effigies attached to a semi-circular palette measuring 6 1/8" in length by 4 1/2" in height. Each is wearing an ornate multi-strand necklace. Remnants of the original after firing red and green pigments are evident. This vessel was most likely used for ceremonial purposes to hold liquids or powders to be ingested to create a trance-like state of altered consciousness. Animals represented during this period often denoted a clan symbol so perhaps this represents the bird clan. PROVENANCE: The Lands Beyond Time