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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1328225 (stock #CB)
The Genius Of Man
$425.00
CULTURE: Chiriqui ORIGIN: Panama (Chiriqui Provence) AGE: Ca. 300 - 900 A.D. SIZE: 5 1/2" diameter {including applied creature) by 3 3/4" in height. DESCRIPTION: A delightful nicely burnished intact bisqueware tripod bowl supported by three hollow legs with clay rattles still intact. The round bowl is ornamented with a stylized elfin zoomorphic figure on the side rim with a tail flaring to the right. This extra applied feature is what makes the bowl special and gives it great charm. There is minor scaling to a few areas of the rim due to ancient usage. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Glen E. Murphy collection via inheritance.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1328212 (stock #CSF)
The Genius Of Man
$1,150.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Veraguas Cultural period...Ca. 600 - 1200 A.D. SIZE: 8" in diameter by 2 3/4" in height DESCRIPTION: A fantastical intact polychrome Cocle fruitera depicting a single figure of a stylized shark. The sinuous body wraps around the upper plate and stares directly out with a whimsical stare. The piece sits on a short round pedestal base. A fine example of ancient artistry. PROVENANCE: Former Dr. Glen E. Murphy collection via inheritance.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1325948 (stock #TCF)
The Genius Of Man
$875.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama DATES: Ca. 800 - 1200 A. D. SIZE: 7 3/4" in diameter by 7 3/4" in height DESCRIPTION: A fantastically ornamented high pedestal fruitera with design elements decorating not only the upper plate but the pedestal and underside of the plate as well. The pedestal has a complex web of wide black lines complimented by ornate half and full triangles. The underside of the piece has four stylized black avian creatures. The upper surface of the plate has a fantastical swirling complex creature with large round eyes and finely detailed elements within the body as well as a wide fanged elongated mouth. The colors are black, rich purple, and burnt orange. This fruitera represents the ultimate in Cocle elegance and beauty. The upper plate has been professionally reassembled from several large fragments with the crack lines filled over. PROVENANCE: The Lands Beyond Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1325928 (stock #TMM)
The Genius Of Man
$650.00
CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Mexico / Central America AGE: Ca. 600 - 800 A. D. Size: The tallest is 9" in height, the middle figure is 5 1/2" in height, and the smallest is 5" in height. DESCRIPTION: Three excellent mold made Maya figures.The tallest is wearing an ornate headpiece, huge spool ear ornaments, and a single strand jade necklace. The middle figure has a close fitting cap with braided hair extending down from each side of her scalp. She has small jade ear pieces . Both of her arms are resting on her waist. The smallest piece is wearing a very ornate head piece, large jade spool ear pieces,and a single strand jade necklace. Each is different in style and as a group they form a stunning trio. PROVENANCE: A New York auction gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1325504 (stock #CRB)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
CULTURE: Mogollon / White Mountain Ware / Cedar Creek Polychrome Variant ORIGIN: New Mexico / Arizona AGE: 1250 - 1325 A.D. SIZE: 9" in diameter by 3 1/2" in height DESCRIPTION : An exceptionally fine example of the type with outstanding design and workmanship. The background is a rich red terracotta color with the design elements painted in black and white. Geometric designs include rows of triangles, wide black lines, and opposing triangles on each side of the bowl enclosing fine line elements, hanging multiple light brown triangles, and rows of upright black triangles outlined in white. The exterior of the bowl has a large stylized bear claw with black lines outlined with white. The bowl has been professionally reassembled with light paint enhancement in various areas. Rarely is a bowl from this period found with "controlled" brushwork of this quality!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1325499 (stock #PCP)
The Genius Of Man
$1,500.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Ca. 600 A. D. - 900 A. D. SIZE: 9 3/4" in diameter by 4 3/4" in height DESCRIPTION: An exceptional elaborately decorated fantastical pedestal footed plate from Panama.The stylized other-worldly swirling mythalogical zoomorphic deity dominates the visual field of the plate. The piece has superb paint preservation. The paint colors are black, deep red, and plum set against a cream colored background. Many scholars postulate that the ceramics created by the Cocle people are arguably some of the finest artistic endeavors created by any culture found in South and Central America prior to The Spanish conquest. It is a difficult point of view to argue against....The bowl is intact with one small pressure crack professionally stabilized.
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.