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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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304397 (stock #JCV)
The Genius Of Man
$950.00
CULTURE: Jama-Coaque ORIGIN: Ecuador / Manabi Provence...North Coast AGE: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A polychrome round cylindrical vessel 6 5/8 " in height by 6" from the front of the figure to the back of jar. The figure is wearing an ornate round "ribboned" head piece, ear spools, a nose ring, a multi-strand necklace with numerous dangling pendants, ankle bracelets, as well as a waist length tunic. He has all of the ornate touches attributed to Jama-Coaque ceramics! The almond shaped eyes are deeply incised and give the impression that the figure is staring straight ahead without distraction. Remnants of the original red and green pigments are still evident. A beautiful and well thought out artistic ceremonial creation! PROVENANCE: The Lands Beyond Time Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1304162 (stock #GPB)
The Genius Of Man
$525.00
PLACE OF ORIGIN: American Southwest / Arizona CULTURE: Salado, Pueblo IV, Ca. 1300 - 1400 A.D. DESCRIPTION: This 6" diameter by 3 1/2" tall bowl packs great visual impact into a small space. The interior of the bowl is painted with black quadrangles with extended small areas on two sides. The black paint against the white background slip gives the bowl a highly complicated three dimensional effect. Unusual for the type and period. The exterior is unpainted with the natural clay color evident. The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal regulations. Provenance: A Scottsdale, Arizona gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304152 (stock #HBF)
The Genius Of Man
$375.00
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Peru CULTURE: Huari / Central and South Coasts as well as Highlands. AGE: Ca. 600 - 800 A.D. DESCRIPTION: An intact polychrome globular vessel with handle and profuse ornamentation. The jar stands 5 1/2" in height by 4" in diameter. It is painted in colors of black, burnt orange, and a soft off-white. The head of the jar is an avian form with almond shaped black eyes accented with burnt orange elements below and above. The body of the vessel is encircled with three abstract birds and two undulating snake motifs. A fourth bird has taken wing above the scene. The birds on the ground appear to be fleeing to escape the snakes. There is a great deal of action happening on a jar of this size. Provenance: A New York Gallery/Auction House.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1304047 (stock #JHF)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
CULTURE: Jamacoaque COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Ecuador AGE: Ca. 200 - 600 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A striking and impressive immense Jamacoaque effigy head fragment measuring 9" in height by 7" in width by 6 1/2" in depth. The piece weighs 2 1/2 pounds. The bust represents a stylized feline with a ferocious countenance. He has a wide toothy mouth with bared fangs and a long extended tongue. He has large bulging globular eyes accented by heavy arching brows and a widely flared nose with open nostrils. Remnants of the original white pigment are present on the lower area below a necklace or collar circling his neck. He is mounted on a custom metal base in such a way that the base is hidden and the head appears to be standing on its own. The visual impact is fantastic and mesmerizing. PROVENANCE: A private California collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1303707 (stock #NG)
The Genius Of Man
$575.00
CULTURE: Nazca ORIGIN: The South Coast of Peru AGE: CA. 100 B.C. - A.D. 600 DESCRIPTION: This outstanding double spout bridge vessel stands 6" in height by 4 1/2" in diameter. The background color is a soft off-white. Other colors represented are black, deep red, cinnamon/orange, and light brown. The motif consists of two stylized feline creatures (one on each side of the globe) with huge ovoid white eyes and large black pupils. Each has a long tongue extended with a stylized trophy head at the end. The four paws most likely represent trophy heads as well. Both have upturned multi-striped tails. One is holding a chili pepper in his claw and the other differs in that he is holding two chili peppers. The original spout has been reattached. It is in otherwise excellent condition...high fired with strong clear paint. Definitely a fine piece!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1303643 (stock #JBG)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
A beautifully executed Jeddito bowl dating Ca. 1300 - 1600 A.D. The bowl measures 9" in diameter by 3" in depth. The background slip is a rich pale yellow and the design elements are executed in chocolate brown. The geometric elements include wide line work, triangles, straight fine lines, and wavy fine line work. Many Jeddito pieces are very "sloppy" when it comes to the paintwork. They are often runny and quite crude. This bowl is one of the few exceptions to the rule. It has been reassembled from a few original shards with the crack lines covered over (less than 1% restoration.) Provenance: Former Dace Hyatt collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1302988 (stock #CPL)
The Genius Of Man
$345.00
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Mexico CULTURE: Chupicuaro Ca. 400 - 100 B.C. DESCRIPTION: An intact solid pottery standing figure measuring 5" in height by 2 1/4" in width. The figure has a massive incised rounded hairdo held in place by a wide ornate band with three raised center elements flanked by "X" designs on each side. Remnants of the original red and white pigments still remain. She has upward slanted incised coffee bean eyes, raised brows, large ear spools, and a bracelet around one of her crossed arms which she holds clutched to her chest. Numerous mineral deposits attest to her great antiquity. The custom metal stand is included. Provenance: The piece was de-accessed from a museum in Almogordo, New Mexico a number of years ago when it closed its doors.
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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1302894 (stock #CRAM)
The Genius Of Man
***SOLD***
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 #1302409 (stock #MMM)
The Genius Of Man
$125.00
This distinctive Maya monkey/man head fragment comes from Mexico and dates Ca. 100 - 860 A.D. The figure measures 2 1/2" in height by 2 1/2" in width and comes complete with a custom metal stand which makes the overall height 6 3/4" in overall height. The face has huge striking coffee bean eyes, a compact incised head piece, and large ear spools. His nose is long and elegant. His mouth and nostrils are deeply incised. The detailing is superb for a piece of this nature.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1302407 (stock #MTF )
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
This Maya urn head fragment comes from Mexico and dates Ca. 100 - 860 A.D.It measures 2 1/2" in height by 2 1/2" in width and includes a heavy custom made metal display stand. The figure is fabricated from an orange/brown clay. He wears a rounded head piece with a wide band circling the lower section. The eyes are closed as if he is in a deep trance. His mouth is almond shaped and raised and incised. The overall impression is one of serenity and deep contemplation...an excellent addition to a varied collection of artifacts from The Americas.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1302401 (stock #MSH)
The Genius Of Man
$110.00
This odd "space helmet" Maya mask comes from Mexico and dates Ca. 100 - 860 A.D.It measures 3" in height by 3" in width. A custom made heavy metal display stand is included which makes the overall height 6". This is the variety of artifact from which many so-called "experts" claim ancient alien contact. The helmeted head has a raised center crest and unusual elements extend out from the sides. The mouth is deeply incised and open to expose two needle sharp fangs. The eyes are huge and hollow and add to the eerie feel of the piece. The lower section has been ground down and not broken off so it may not have been merely a fragment but was perhaps the lid of a small incensor which would explain the hollow open eyes to allow smoke to rise as an offering to the gods. Truly strange and wonderful!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1301883 (stock #MMRB)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
An excellent grouping of small redware jars from ancient Mexico dating C.A. 100 - 860 A.D. The largest stands 3" in height by 3 3/4" in diameter. The base is rounded and it gently flares out to the upper rim. It has two raised circular elements on the exterior for added decoration. The second piece measures 3 1/2" in diameter by 1 3/4" in height and has a rounded squash shape. The third is a small high sided tray measuring 3 1/4" in diameter by 1/2" in height. Other than a few very small chips to the rim they are in as found condition with no restoration or overpaint. The second two would most likely have been used for paint or cosmetics. All very nice examples for the price.