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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 #1300989 (stock #MDH)
The Genius Of Man
$550.00
This massive Maya pottery head of a dignitary comes from Mexico and dates C.A. 100 - 860A.D. He measures 7" in height by 6" in width and is mounted on a museum quality heavy black metal stand which is included in the sale. The effigy has a rounded/banded headpiece and huge ear spools. The eyes are upturned almond shaped and hollow. There may have been precious stone or shell insets that have been lost with time. His ample mouth is slightly upturned in a serious contemplative state as he stares straight ahead. There has been minor professional restoration to the tip of his nose and one side piece of the head covering. He has a rounded full face and large ears above the ear spools. A fine piece of art made by a master potter of the period. He would look great on a glass table or perhaps a mantle piece or placed next to other artifacts in a collection. Provenance: A private California collection sold at auction many years in the past. A COA will be provided.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1300939 (stock #JBS)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
One of those exceptional Jamacoaque transitional shaman figures from Ecuador dating C.A. 200 - 600 A.D. A shaman figure is represented in a deep trance and is in the process of morphing into a bird. He maintains a great deal of the original pigments including deep yellow, red, and cinnamon colored bands in his headdress, wings, and cuffs around his feet. He measures 4 1/2" in height by 8 1/2" from wing tip to wing tip. He has a small support column in the rear which allows him to remain in a standing position. Numerous mineral deposits attest to his antiquity. A beautifully executed and visually striking piece! Provenance: Howard Knowes Gallery, New York City.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1300938 (stock #ACG)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
This beautiful rendition of the Aztec corn god comes from Mexico and dates C.A. 1300 - 1521 A.D. He stands 6" in height by 3 1/2" in width. He is mounted on a heavy museum quality metal stand and it is included in the sale. He has a highly ornate head piece crowned with feathers, a large circular neck piece, ear spools, arm bands, and he is clutching an ear of corn in his left hand. A remnant of the original red pigment is evident on his face. He was damaged in transit and has been professionally reassembled from three original pieces...no new plaster! Aztec artifacts of any sort are few and far in between. Provenance: An old Sante Fe, New Mexico private collection. A COA will be provided.
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 : 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 #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 #1299094 (stock #CRTB)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
This interesting red/brown utility ware pottery bowl has open "V" shaped tripod legs and a center area for grating. It comes from Costa Rica and dates Ca. 700 -1200 A.D. and measures 8" in diameter by 3 1/2" in height. It is in mint as found condition save for one small pressure crack in one leg. Ex. Private Abilene Texas 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 #1299083 (stock #NWF)
The Genius Of Man
$475.00
This 8" tall whistling figure is in excellent condition even with a small amount of restoration to the tip of the headpiece, the end of the nose, and a small section of the axe in his left hand. It is from Veracruz Mexico and dates Ca. 600 - 900 A.D. The figure is a hollow molded warrior brandishing a round shield in one hand an an axe in the other. He is wearing a stylized mask with a half-moon shaped headpiece. Much of the original white painted slip remains as well as traces of the red. The whistling element is incorporated in the lower left leg. Provenance: Arte Primitivo, March, 2009.
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 #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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1298306 (stock #GM)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
A striking Guro mask from The Ivory Coast collected in South Africa in the 1950'S. It measures 24" in height by 6" in width and represents the spirit of Gu, the wife of Zamble, a supernatural being. Gu is often depicted as elegant, graceful, serene and beautiful. Sacred Guro masks, delicately crafted and colorful are used and honored during sacrifical gatherings, funerals, and celebrations. This piece is wildly ornate and truly fantastical! Due to its ornate delicate nature a couple of small pieces have been reglued but there is no restoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297904 (stock #WMSF)
The Genius Of Man
$325.00
This piece is a well molded and very fairly priced Jalisco seated figure from West Mexico dating Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A.D. He measures 7" in height by 7" in width. He has been reassembled from several original pieces and has restoration to one leg.
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 : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297798 (stock #AS)
The Genius Of Man
$1,650.00
This large Jalisco shaman figure stands 13 1/2" in height and comes from Western Mexico Ca. 300 B.C. -200 A.D. It is in as found condition with very little of the original red/orange slip remaining. The base color is a soft orange/buff color. The shaman has a slightly opened mouth with teeth showing, ritual scarification or tatooing on the shoulders, and a circular beaded necklace. The face has a relaxed serene countenance with large almond shaped eyes and a slightly upturned grin. It is intact and has never been broken or repaired. He has great visual appeal even without the bright red glaze which appeals to many collectors. I prefer fine aesthetic form over color.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297789 (stock #ZU3)
The Genius Of Man
$1,675.00
A compact Zapotec urn from Oaxaca Mexico dating Ca. 300 - 800 A.D. He stands 5 1/2" in height by 4 1/2" in width by 6" in depth. He is garbed in traditional Cojico (deity of rain and lightning} fashion with large ear spools, forked tongue, buccal mask, and the glyph "C" as a headdress. Faint remnants of red and white pigment remain as well as light mineral and sediment deposits. Ex: Gerald Alderman Collection. Provenance: Owned by W. Sebald of PA and prior to his ownership by the estate of a NJ doctor.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297788 (stock #ZEIII)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
Although only 7 1/2" in height by 5 1/2" in width this highly ornate figure packs a strong visual punch! The urn comes from Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico and dates Ca. 300 - 800 A.D. He represents the deity Cocijo, believed to control lightning and rain. He wears the "C" glyph as his headpiece, large ear spools, a large nose labrette, and a massive chest ornament. He is typical of Epoch III. Remnants of the original cinnabar remain. Ex: Gerald Alderman Collection