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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
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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304662 (stock #TJF)
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CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORIGIN: Ecuador-Coastal Manabi Provence Age: Ca. 500 B. C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: Two structurally identical figures cast from the same mold. Over time they have ended up in two totally different collections in The U.S. and were brought together by a very astute collector. Figure # 1 (with the strongest paint remnants) stands 7 1/2" in height and is outrageously adorned with massive ear ornaments, a nose ring, a chin labrette, a multi-strand necklace, bracelets on both arms and lower legs, and is wrapped in a dotted wide sash from shoulder to waist most likely representing ceremonial and/or a clan symbol. Very strong remnants of the after firing pigments in green, red, and white are still evident. PROVENANCE: Lost World Artifacts. Price: $875.00 Figure #2...is identical to figure 1 but lacks the very strong pigmentation although lighter green, white , and red coloration still remain. PROVENANCE: The Lands Beyond Time. Price: $775.00 In order to keep the pair together the combined price will be reduced to $1,500.
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