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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297572 (stock #MNSF)
The Genius Of Man
$650.00
This compact Nicoya robust female effigy is from Costa Rica and dates Ca. 500 A.D. -1000 A.D. At only 4 1/2" in height she displays great attitude sitting with her legs akimbo and a ramrod straight back and a no nonsense attitude. The buxom maiden is painted with red and black designs on a tan background. She is garbed in a red loin cloth and has black geometric designs on her legs as well as her shoulders. Her black hair is closely cropped in the front and squared off at the shoulders in the back. She has scattered mineral deposits attesting to her great age. There are several minor spots of paint loss but they detract in no way from the esthetics of this compact masterpiece!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297542 (stock #KNF)
The Genius Of Man
$925.00
A robust Nicoya kneeling figure from Costa Rica dating Ca. 500 A.D. - 1000 A.D. This outstanding figure stands 7 1/8" in height and is in excellent condition with minor abrasions and minimal paint loss on the rear. He is painted in colors of orange, red, and black on a cream background and there are numerous mineral deposits attesting to his great age. He is attired with a coiled hat and earspools and covered in geometric motifs which most likely denote textile patterns. He is holding a scepter or club in his left hand. There is one professionally stabilized fracture on his left shoulder. The price is an excellent bargain for a piece of this quality!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297530 (stock #SNF)
The Genius Of Man
$1,500.00
This imposing polychrome figure comes from Costa Rica and dates C.A. 500 A.D. -1000 A.D. He stands 9 1/2" in height with legs spread in a broad authoritative stance. His hands are resting on his hips and he exudes a stern being of obvious authority. The figure is elaborately attired with a wrapped pyramidal cap, earspools, a large discoidal pectoral, a backflap, and a shirt with a woven design. He is painted in colors of burnt orange, yellow, white, and black. The piece is in excellent as found condition with no restoration or overpaint and mineral deposits attest to his great age. There are a couple of small insignificant areas of paint loss on the front and back but they in no way distract from the strong visual impact.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297525 (stock #CGFE)
The Genius Of Man
$2,400.00
This skillfully molded and and boldly decorated Ramos polychrome female figure comes from Northern Mexico and dates Ca. 1250 A.D. -1450 A. D. She measures 9 1/2" in height and is in a sitting position with legs outfront.The body of the vessel is a soft tan color with design elements painted in jet black, red, and brown. There are circular medallions on her back along with stylized elements resembling hands as well as woven mat design on her extended legs. Her face is wonderfully expressive with almond shaped eyes and long black lashes. She is in as found pristine condition with no overpaint.One miniscule pressure crack has been professionally stabilized. The photos really do not do her justice. An effigy of this quality is a true rarity in today's Pre-Columbian market and presents an opportunity not to be missed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297400 (stock #NF2)
The Genius Of Man
$1,200.00
A finely crafted seated Nicoya effigy from Costa Rica dating Ca. 500 A.D.-800A.D. The seated figure is 8" in height and is painted in beautiful polychrome colors of orange and black over a cream colored base. There is minor loss of glaze in a few areas which does not detract from the visual impact.It has numerous mineral deposits attesting to its great age. It is in as found condition with no restoration, breakage, or overpaint. The figure is wearing a hat, ear spools, and a robe with geometric motifs. It has a strong visual impact and would be welcome in any fine collection of the best.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297398 (stock #NSF)
The Genius Of Man
$1,200.00
This Nicoya piece is exceptional in all ways. The standing female is from Costa Rica and dates Ca. 500-800 A.D. She is of the Nicoya-Galo style and shows strong Maya influence. She is resist decorated with Guanacaste-Nicoya colors of yellow, red, orange, cream, maroon, and black. She stands 8" in height and is highly decorated with geometric motifs and is wearing ear spools and a cap. Pieces of this quality are becoming quite rare.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1296739 (stock #IC)
The Genius Of Man
$425.00
A black stone Inca canopa from Peru (Ca. 1450 A.D. 1534 A.D.) in the form of a llama measuring 3" in height by 3" in length. A very nice example.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1296390 (stock #KA)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
An impressive heavy white stone ceremonial axe from Lewis County Kentucky...Ca. 1000 A.D...measuring 12" in length by 4" in height by 3" in width. Quite rare and beautifully hewn and polished.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1296310 (stock #VS)
The Genius Of Man
$425.00
A very fine ceramic Veracruz bust of a shaman dating Ca.300B.C.-300A.D. The piece has the original black bitumen coloration outlining the mouth, eyes, eyebrows, and a section of the headpiece as well as the teeth. It is decorated with large ear spools and an ornate head piece. Some minor losses due to erosion. A truly striking ceramic creation measuring a full 9" in height by 6" in depth.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1279101 (stock #LMM)
The Genius Of Man
$350.00
A large hollow molded pottery Maya maiden from Mexico dating Ca.100-860A.D. She stands a full 8 1/2" in height by 6 1/2" in width.She is wearing a bow shaped head piece with extensions on each side as well as ear spools and a necklace. She is bare breasted with her hands resting in her lap and a serene countenance on her face. An excellent large specimen of the type. One very small piece of her upper right hand head piece has been reattached. Many dendrites attest to her great age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1279085 (stock #OC)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
A large flaked obsidian blank from Mexico (Ca. 100A.D. -850A.D.) measuring 3 3/4" in height by 3" at the widest diameter.The blades were deftly flaked off the core and then used as blood letting devices or sometimes mounted on weapons to make them even more deadly in battle.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1278861 (stock #OAH)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
A beautifully flaked obsidian blade from Mexico (Ca. 100-850 A.D.) measuring 5" in length by 4" at the widest point. The superb condition of the blade with no breakage or damage indicates this piece was used for ceremonial purposes. An unusual find!!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1278710 (stock #MIJ)
The Genius Of Man
$125.00
A small elegant redware jar measuring 3" in height by 6" at the widest diameter dating Ca.100-850 A.D. The lower section is rounded with a small circular base and the upper section gently flares out and is indented to create eleven raised quadangular geometric elements. Numerous dendrites attest to its great age. An unusual and beautiful example
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1275244 (stock #MOJ)
The Genius Of Man
$125.00
A carefully hand molded Maya pale orange jar from Mexico dating Ca.100A.D -850A.D. It measures 3" in height by 3 1/2" in diameter. The lower area is rounded and it gently flares out to the rim area. Totally intact with no restoration. Beautifully balanced.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1272101 (stock #MNB)
The Genius Of Man
$650.00
Although this bowl has moderate professional restoration (reflected in the price) it is a Classic example of the Mimbres variety known as "negative" since the black paint far exceeds the white slipped background. The bowl is from Southern New Mexico and is legal for private ownership under all current Federal and State laws. The bowl is 4" in height by 10 1/2" in diameter and dates Ca. 1000 - 1250A.D. The slip is a pale gray and the design elements are charcoal black. The geometric designs include fine-line work, quadrangles, triangles, and wavy "lightning" elements as well as wide white stripes. It is a fine example of the type for a very fair price.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1272083 (stock #LMB)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
A Fine example of a Classic Mimbres bowl from Southern New Mexico dating Ca. 1000 -1250 A.D. The bowl measures 5 1/2" in height by a full 12" in diameter. The slip is pure white and the design elements are charcoal black. Various geometric elements include fine line artwork,large quadangular elements encasing triangles and a stylized macaw on one side. There are also lightning bolts and other odd and interesting touches. The bowl has moderate professional restoration in the white area toward the center. A great bowl for the price! The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1272044 (stock #CGBJ)
The Genius Of Man
$350.00
A highly burnished blackware bowl and a matching blackware jar from Casas Grandes Northern Mexico Ca. 1250 - 1450 A.D. The bowl measures 4" in height by 7 1/2" in diameter. The small jug measures 5" in height by 6" at the widest diameter. Both are excellent examples of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1272040 (stock #CGI)
The Genius Of Man
$125.00
An intact double hadled redware jar from Northern Mexico dating Ca. 1250 - 1450A.D. The jar measures 5" in height by 6" at the widest diameter. It is nicely burnished and has a double row of deeply incised chevron shaped decoration circling the upper section of the piece.