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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1325365 (stock #NSS)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
CULTURE: Narino ORIGIN: Ecuador AGE Ca. 800 - 1500 A. D. SIZE: 3 1/2" in height by 2 1/2" in width (The piece comes with a museum quality metal stand and when mounted it stands 5 3/4" in height.) DESCRIPTION: This is a prime specimen of a Narino shell shaped ocarina. It is intact and the paint is in flawless condition. The background color is a soft cinnamon brown and the design element is a dark chocolate brown. An impressive warrior is the focal point of the piece. He is carrying a tumi ( copper knife) in one hand and a spear in the other...prepared for battle. He has tall spiky hair and a triangular shaped eye. There is also a "square figure eight" on his chest which most likely represents a shield. The piece is also drilled for wearing. Most ocarinas of this genre that I have seen have very faded or touched up paint...the result of ancient usage. This is a prime example of the best and would compliment any quality collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1325343 (stock #CRS)
The Genius Of Man
$475.00
CULTURE: Chimu ORIGIN: Peru / North Coast AGE: Ca. 1100 - 1470 A. D. SIZE: 5 1/2" in length by 6" IN height DESCRIPTION: An absorbing and fascinating blackware vessel in the form of an ankle wearing a shoe. This is an atypical vessel in that it is totally realistic and lifelike.It is particularly remarkable in that it not only shows the bands around the upper foot...it actually shows the tread on the bottom. It is the most realistic piece from the period that I have ever personally seen. Chimu molded wares are often a bit boring since so many copies of the same artifact were produced...this is the exception! PROVENANCE: A New York Gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1325207 (stock #MM)
The Genius Of Man
$550.00
ORIGIN: Mexico CULTURE: Maya AGE: Ca. 400 A. D. - 850 A. D. SIZE: 7 1/2" in length by 3" in width (The piece comes with a museum quality metal stand which makes the overall height 9" when mounted) DESCRIPTION: A long ornate and massive carrying handle for a huge urn in the form of a stylized serpent. The creature has raised eyes with a curling design outlining the pupils, raised elongated eyebrows, a tall horn with side horns mounted on his head, and a collar around his neck. A small area of another smaller front fin was lost in ancient times. He is fantastic and grotesque. There are scattered remnants of the original red pigment evident on several areas. With the stand this piece would be outstanding on a coffee table or mantlepiece. The original urn must have been enormous!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1324564 (stock #MCC)
The Genius Of Man
$875.00
CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Mexico / El Salvador AGE: Ca. 600 - 800 A. D. SIZE: 3" in height by 3" in diameter PROVENANCE: A Scottsdale Antique Gallery DESCRIPTION: A Maya deeply carved tripod cylinder with short rounded tripod legs. It was most likely used to burn incense for ceremonial use. The vessel is in intact as found condition with no cracks or chips. The cinnamon brown exterior is adorned with deeply carved stylized glyphs. It is a handsome piece and an excellent example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1323922 (stock #MPBWRC)
The Genius Of Man
$1,200.00
CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Central America AGE: Ca. 600 - 800 A. D. SIZE: 3 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width PROVENANCE: A Scottsdale Arizona Gallery Description: An exceptional jar of unparalleled quality of construction and a fantastical design motif. The vessel is a canteen shaped tan terracotta jar with a circular base leading up to a tapering spout. The central design is a bas relief scene on both sides of the body. It depicts a warrior in intricate full regalia posed in a fighting stance surrounded by eight human skulls. The jar has diagonal ribbing on both side panels. The piece is abundantly highlighted with red cinnabar. There is one miniscule hairline stabilized crack. The piece is otherwise intact and as found with no overpaint or restoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1323651 (stock #GMHF)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Mexico AGE: Ca. 400 - 860 A. D. SIZE: 3 1/2" in height by 4 1/4" in width (comes with custom metal stand...when mounted 5" overall height) DESCRIPTION: An appealing Maya effigy head fragment with a gentle wistful countenance. Soft terracotta brown with well formed mouth, detailed eyes, and a long distinctive brow ridge. A fine artifact to place on a table or mantlepiece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1323193 (stock #SAF2)
The Genius Of Man
***SOLD***
CULTURE: Jalisco//Ameca ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 100 B. C. - 250 A. D. SIZE: 14" in height by 8 1/2" in width PROVENANCE: A private American Collection DESCRIPTION: A large hollow seated pottery female with her legs folded under a knee length skirt.She is wearing a tightly fitted rounded headdress. Her right arm is resting below her ample breast with a circular beaded arm band on her upper arm. Her left hand is raised to her cheek. She has an elegant elongated head. Her face has a gently contemplative visage. A very fine example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1323126 (stock #HASF)
The Genius Of Man
$2,600.00
CULTURE: Jalisco ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 100 B. C. -300 A. D. / protoclassic SIZE: 19 3/4" in height by 5 1/2" in width (The elegant elongated face measures 8" in length) PROVENANCE: Ex. Meza family...collected in the 60's DESCRIPTION: A massive hollow terracotta seated female figure with her legs tucked under a short waist length skirt. Her right hand is resting on her waist and her left hand on her lower thigh. She has noded shoulders (most likely representing ceremonial scarification.) She is wearing large disc ear ornaments and her head wrap has crossed ties and a central crest. She is bare breasted and her face is well defined and highly expressive with beautiful well formed eyes. Faded black pigment is evident above her eye area. She has been reassembled from approximately eight large pieces with restoration over the break lines. A stunning example of the type!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1322984 (stock #CC0)
The Genius Of Man
$1,850.00
POTTERY TYPE: Cedar Creek /Black on White ORIGIN: White Mountain area of East Arizona AGE: Ca. 1300 - 1325 A. D. SIZE: 8 1/2” in height by 9” in diameter DESCRIPTION: A beautifully coiled and fired olla. The shape is almost perfect. The exterior is slipped with white clay and painted with black vegital paint (as opposed to ground mineral pigments.) The geometric elements include “eye” motifs circling the rim, zig-zag lines, fine line netting, wide black lines, and four figures nearing the upper rim...most likely stylized macaws. It is a rare form and the workmanship for the period is superior. Many pieces from this culture have runny and sloppy paint work. It has been professionally reassembled from several large segments with the crack lines covered over. It has less than 1% restoration. PROVENANCE: Former Hyatt Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1322867 (stock #SNSF)
The Genius Of Man
$325.00
CULTURE:Nayarit / Type C ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 100 B. C. - 250 A. D. SIZE: 6 1/2" in height by 3" in width DESCRIPTION: A standing female figure with full rounded legs and thin arms resting on her waist. She has a heart shaped face and a tiny slit mouth. She is highly burnished with a burnt orange background and painted with cream pigment used to outline her necklace and loincloth as well as white fineline striping on her back area. A custom made black metal stand is included in the sale. PROVENANCE: A private New York Gallery
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.