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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 #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 : 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 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 : 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 #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 #1301791 (stock #MRB)
The Genius Of Man
$125.00
This Maya redware bowl dates C.A. 100 - 860 A.D. and measures 6" at the widest diameter by 2 1/2" in height. It is in the shape of a stylized vegiform...most likely a squash. There are faint remnants of a geometric design on the underside of the bowl. It is in "as found" condition with no restoration or overpaint. It definitely shows signs of ancient usage with light scratch marks on the underside. It has mineral deposits on the inside of the piece attesting to its great age. There is no doubt that it was a utilitarian piece meant to be used in daily life and not just created for the pleasure of a member of the aristocracy. This bowl stands as a reminder that the vast majority of Maya ceramics were created to be used and not just viewed as a personal treasure.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1301794 (stock #NWB)
The Genius Of Man
$495.00
This is one of those really fine Narino bowls rarely offered on the market today. It comes from Ecuador and dates C.A. 850 - 1500 A.D. The piece measures 7 3/4" in diameter by 4 1/2" in height. The base color is a rich dark brown and the design elements are executed in cinnamon brown and off white. The bowl depicts two warriors ... one holding a ceremonial staff and the other a spear in one hand and a snake in the other. There are also two house elements with figures standing in the doorway and one has two avian elements perched atop the roof eaves. The center of the bowl has a round white circle with a stylized star in the center. The Narino Culture held Venus in the highest of respect and planned their ceremonies and special events around this planetary form. The bowl appears to have been broken into three pieces and professionally reassembled with the crack lines painted over. The breakage may have been ceremonial or possibly broken due to it's great antiquity.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297770 (stock #MTB2)
The Genius Of Man
$950.00
This robust Michoacan tripod bowl is an exceptional example of fine Pre-Columbian artistry. It dates Ca. 200 B. C - 250 A. D. and measures 9 1/4" in diameter by 5 1/4" in height.It has excellent mineral deposits. There has been some minor professional paint enhancement but the body of the bowl is intact save for a couple of small stabilized pressure cracks which most likely took place at the time the vessel was fired. The exceptional interior painting is in colors of black and red against a buff background. Geometric designs include panels as well as fineline and wideline elements. Due to their independence and lack of association with other Meso-American cultures their work is unique. There is one miniscule rim chip. All in all this bowl is an outstanding example of ancient creativity at its best!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297525 (stock #CGFE)
The Genius Of Man
$2,400.00
This skillfully molded and and boldly decorated Ramos polychrome female figure comes from Northern Mexico and dates Ca. 1250 A.D. -1450 A. D. She measures 9 1/2" in height and is in a sitting position with legs outfront.The body of the vessel is a soft tan color with design elements painted in jet black, red, and brown. There are circular medallions on her back along with stylized elements resembling hands as well as woven mat design on her extended legs. Her face is wonderfully expressive with almond shaped eyes and long black lashes. She is in as found pristine condition with no overpaint.One miniscule pressure crack has been professionally stabilized. The photos really do not do her justice. An effigy of this quality is a true rarity in today's Pre-Columbian market and presents an opportunity not to be missed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297766 (stock #MTB )
The Genius Of Man
$925.00
The Michoacan Culture from Mexico dates from Ca.- 250 B.C. - 200 A.D. They were a fiercely independent people occupying the Tarascan State and actually prevented the aggressive Aztecs from expanding their northwestern empire.Michoacan ceramics developed in relative isolation since they had very little contact with their surrounding neighbors and are quite distinctive in their color and design motifs. This large tripod bowl measures 9" in diameter and is 3 5/8" in height and it has a striated rough center area used for grating. The interior designs are highly abstract and the three legs still contain free moving ceramic balls or small rocks which make a rattling sound when shaken. The base clay is a soft buff color with the painted design elements in a deep red an cream combination. Highlights are with narrow bands of of orange paint and the bowl exhibits good mineral deposits attesting to great age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1272083 (stock #LMB)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
A Fine example of a Classic Mimbres bowl from Southern New Mexico dating Ca. 1000 -1250 A.D. The bowl measures 5 1/2" in height by a full 12" in diameter. The slip is pure white and the design elements are charcoal black. Various geometric elements include fine line artwork,large quadangular elements encasing triangles and a stylized macaw on one side. There are also lightning bolts and other odd and interesting touches. The bowl has moderate professional restoration in the white area toward the center. A great bowl for the price! The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1296310 (stock #VS)
The Genius Of Man
$425.00
A very fine ceramic Veracruz bust of a shaman dating Ca.300B.C.-300A.D. The piece has the original black bitumen coloration outlining the mouth, eyes, eyebrows, and a section of the headpiece as well as the teeth. It is decorated with large ear spools and an ornate head piece. Some minor losses due to erosion. A truly striking ceramic creation measuring a full 9" in height by 6" in depth.