The Genius Of Man The Genius Of Man
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1322866 (stock #NBM)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
CULTURE: Nayarit ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 100 B. C. - 250 A. D. SIZE: 4 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width DESCRIPTION: An appealing squat rotund figure. He is standing on short truncated legs and has his arms raised and clasped behind his head. He has deeply incised eyes and mouth and incisions around his ears which may symbolize ear ornamentation. He has a slightly perplexed expression on his face. He is one of those small figures that makes you smile when you see him. There are numerous mineral deposits attesting to his great antiquity. A great little piece to round out a collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1322810 (stock #DIMB)
The Genius Of Man
$175.00
CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Mexico AGE: Ca. 400 - 800 A. D. Size: 7 1/4" in diameter by 3 1/2" in height DESCRIPTION: A finely formed and deeply burnished red/brown bowl with deeply incised stylized designs on each side. A simple and elegant creation in pottery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1322793 (stock #SCW)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 4 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width DESCRIPTION: A solid molded noble or warrior sitting in a cross legged position with his hands resting on his knees. The figure is both composed and confident. He is stately with his elaborate ornamentation which includes a finely twisted and knotted cap, decorative scarification or tatooing on his upper arms, double bracelets on each upper arm, a necklace with two large pendants, and a loin cloth tied at the side with hanging tassels and a wide incised panel at the rear. He is skillfully and elegantly sculpted. Numerous mineral formations attest to his great age. A very fine example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1322630 (stock #CGOJ)
The Genius Of Man
$375.00
ORIGIN: Casas Grandes Mexico AGE. Ca. 1200 A. D. - 1400 A. D. SIZE: 7 1/2" in height by 6" at the widest diameter DESCRIPTION: A beautifully conceived and executed ovoid jar. Geometric designs include quadrangles, upside down triangles, lightning bolt elements, two "x" symbols, and fine line elements.The Casas Grandes area of Northern Mexico was the premiere trading center for all of Central America as well as South America from 1200 - 1400 A. D. The main site, Paquime, traded macaws and macaw feathers far and wide. Other areas imported raw turquoise from New Mexico and Arizona and worked the pieces into fine pendants for adornment. This jar is intact but for a few rim pieces that have been reattached and one hairline crack that has been stabilized. A fine and unusual example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1322429 (stock #ECG)
The Genius Of Man
$365.00
 CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 250 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 5" T all x 3 1/2" wide DESCRIPTION: A Leathery out of the ordinary seated figure...she is engaging and fetching! This compact granny is seated with her legs tucked under her short tunic. She has large coffee bean eyes and a tight fitting cap still retaining its red pigment. Her right arm is resting on her hip and her left arm is held up...perhaps in a greeting gesture. She has a long pronounced nose. Her upper "female parts" leave no doubt that she has not been to see a plastic surgeon! Such charming humor in a piece of this age can't help but to remind us that our ancestors were not all stolid farmers seeking only to survive. She will make you smile and I will miss her...but I just have too many artifacts to keep her...time for a new home!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1322309 (stock #ASA)
The Genius Of Man
****SOLD****
CULTURE: Anasazi / Mimbres ORIGIN: American Southwest Age: 1000 - 1250 A. D. A deftly crafted dark gray axe measuring 5 1/4" in length by 1 1/2" in width. This is a beautifully balanced example of the type. A must for the collector of quality stone artifacts! The axe comes from a private ranch near Kingston, New Mexico and is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1322259 (stock #MUF)
The Genius Of Man
$295.00
CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Mexico AGE: Ca. 400 - 860 A.D. SIZE: Overall: 7 1/2" wide by 7 1/2" in height...the face measures 4" in height by 4" in width...The piece weighs 3 1/2 pounds!! Description: A huge (see measurements above) impressive urn fragment with a raised anthropomorphic face with a circular headpiece and massive ear spools. He has heavily lidded eyes and emits an aura of serene power and dignity. The original intact urn must have been monumental in size!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1322216 (stock #CSV)
The Genius Of Man
$1,250.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Ca. 800 - 1000 A. D. SIZE: 7 1/2" in diameter by 4" in height DESCRIPTION: A remarkable richly adorned polychrome fruitera in colors of orange, purple, and black, against a cream colored background. This fine line vessel depicts two abstract mythological zoomorphic fantastical saurian creatures outlined by wide black lines. Each has wicked claws and a long barbed fin projecting from the rear of the head. The circular pedestal base is unadorned and displays numerous mineral deposits. The vessel has been reassembled from several original segments with crack lines covered over. The design and brushwork are exceptional and created by a truly fine artist of the time.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1321988 (stock #EF)
The Genius Of Man
$1,550.00
CULTURE: Veracruz / El Faisan ORIGIN: Veracruz / Mexico AGE: Ca.600 - 900 A. D. PROVENANCE: EX. Hy Zaret Collection, Westport, Ct. SIZE: 10 1/4" in height DESCRIPTION: A solid molded pottery figure with hollow head depicting a standing figure wearing and ankle length skirt, a headdress with long hairlock on the right side, and a double strand neklace. She is bare chested, arms held to the side, tan ground with red painted geometric pattern on the skirt, additional red geometric decoration on the headdress with large circles on the cheeks. Bitumen highlights on the face, hairlock, and necklace. Repaired from four original pieces with restoration over the breaklines. The right foot and three fingers on the right hand restored, Includes custom metal base. For the connoisseur who collects only the rarest and finest.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321982 (stock #SNF)
The Genius Of Man
$350.00
CULTURE: Nayarit ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 400 A. D. SIZE: 5 3/4" in height by 3" in width DESCRIPTION: A solid molded pottery figure sitting in the classic Nayarit stance with legs akimbo. He has deeply incised eyes and mouth. He is wearing ear spools and a tightly fitting rounded cap. His arms are resting on his waist. Stripes of the original black pigment are still evident on his back. He is heavily coated with mineral deposits which attest to his great antiquity. A fine addition to the collector who specializes in small to medium sized artifacts!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1321981 (stock #CMAC)
The Genius Of Man
$345.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 4 1/2" high by 3" wide DESCRIPTION: A petite endearing solid molded "sheep faced" mother sitting and cradling her infant. She is clothed in a short tunic and is bare breasted. Her headdress is woven at the crown and extends down her back to just below shoulder length. Traces of the original black pigment can still be seen on her tunic and breast area. Numerous mineral deposits attest to her great antiquity. A mother cradling her infant is a universal theme shared by human-kind from the earliest beginnings of our civilization.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1321970 (stock #CA)
The Genius Of Man
****SOLD****
CULTURE: Chavin ORIGIN: North Highlands of Peru AGE: Ca. 900 B. C. - 200 B. C. SIZE: 3 3/4" in diameter (stands 7 3/4" on custom metal museum quality display stand) DESCRIPTION:A rare and impressive anthracite hand mirror from Peru. This extraordinary artifact would have been used to reflect the face of its owner and most likely had magical powers associated with the image. The high nobles and rulers most often had them set in ornate stone or wooden holders to increase their claim to rule and make major decisions. The unmounted pieces such as this would have been used by the lesser nobles or perhaps by women to apply their makeup. They were often coated with several layers of oil or grease and polished to a high gloss to increase their usefulness. PROVENANCE: A New York Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321833 (stock #MHF)
The Genius Of Man
$245.00
CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Mexico AGE: Ca. 400 A. D. - 860 A. D. SIZE: 5" in height by 5" in width. The figure stands 6" in height when mounted on the wooden stand included in the sale. DESCRIPTION: A soft terracotta colored head with a calm serene countenance. The figure has large ear spools and a "bow" head piece. The mouth, nose, and lidded eyes are strongly molded. Along with the mounting stand the artifact would show beautifully on a desk, table. or mantle piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1321805 (stock #CDF)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: CA. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 4 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width DESCRIPTION: A beautifully burnished figure carrying an offering jar in his right hand. He is wearing an incised band around his waist . His feet and hands are deeply incised and he is wearing a round close fitting cap. He has a contented smile on his face. Deformed and unusual people were highly venerated by many of the ancient South American cultures. The feeling was that the gods made them special and unusual for a reason. They were often held in high esteem and honor. They were often the trusted personal advisers to the nobility and rulers. Different times...different beliefs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1321802 (stock #CNB)
The Genius Of Man
$325.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 7 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width DESCRIPTION: If you look closely you will note that this solid molded figure is sporting a "third leg." He has a shamefaced embarrased look on his face with his right hand covering his mouth. He seems self conscious and sheepish. He is carrying dual bags on his back secured by a tump line. He has applied wide staring round eyes. These humorous figures help bring some comic relief from the violence later evident in the Moche, Maya, and Aztec cultures. Most scholars believe that the Colima people were non-violent and avoided warfare with their neighbors. Human sacrafice happened rarely...if ever! Humor is an integral part of our species and should be practiced more often!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321799 (stock #ZSM)
The Genius Of Man
....SOLD....
CULTURE: Zapotec ORIGIN: Mexico / Valley of Oaxaca / Monte Alban AGE:Ca. 600 B. C. - 800 A. D. SIZE: 7" in height x 6" in width (10" in height with museum quality metal base included in sale.) DESCRIPTION: A stunning work of art. The assured and commanding face of a warrior or noble is emerging from the open maw of a serpent. His countenance is calm, majestic and assertive. He is adorned with large ear spools, nose ornamentation,and a short cropped hairdo. His almond shaped eyes are half closed as if in a trance. Remnants of the original white and green pigments are still evident. One can only imagine the majesty of the complete figure prior to ancient breakage!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321692 (stock #CFWB)
The Genius Of Man
$1,200.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Ca. 600 - 900 A. D. SIZE: 8 1/4" diameter by 4 1/2" in height DESCRIPTION:A classic form on a flared pedestal foot. The plate is adorned with a central motif of a fantastical very stylized deity in the form of an avian creature in colors of burnt orange, black, and purple. It has an undecorated underside with numerous mineral formations attesting to its great antiquity. Intact. An unusual exceptional example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321682 (stock #CGH)
The Genius Of Man
$295.00
CULTURE: Casas Grandes ORIGIN: Northern Mexico AGE: Ca. 1200 A. D. - 1450 A. D. SIZE: 5 1/2" in height by 6" at the widest diameter. DESCRIPTION: A classic example of a Ramos Black on Tan jar with pierced handles in the form of stylized macaws. Geometric designs include stacked triangles, lightning bolt designs, fine-line work and much more. The Casas Grandes area of Northern Mexico was the premiere trading center for all of Central America as well as South America from 1200 - 1400 A. D. The main site, Paquime, traded macaws and macaw feathers far and wide. Other areas imported raw turquoise from New Mexico and Arizona and worked the pieces into fine pendants for adornment. This jar is intact but has a few scrapes and scratches from ancient usage. A fine and unusual example of the type.