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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1299094 (stock #CRTB)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
This interesting red/brown utility ware pottery bowl has open "V" shaped tripod legs and a center area for grating. It comes from Costa Rica and dates Ca. 700 -1200 A.D. and measures 8" in diameter by 3 1/2" in height. It is in mint as found condition save for one small pressure crack in one leg. Ex. Private Abilene Texas collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1299091 (stock #MWG)
The Genius Of Man
$475.00
This fantastic little figure stands only 5 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width but he displays great attitude! He is intact save for a very small area of restoration to the tip of one wing of his avian headpiece. He is the Maya wind god from Mexico and dates Ca. 400 - 860 A.D. The whistle emits a mid-pitch pleasing tone. The rounded face with extended cheeks identifies him as the wind god along with his massive head piece in the form of a large raptor perched atop his head and his bow shaped ornament attaching the massive bird trails down his back. The piece has numerous dendrites attesting to his great antiquity. One of those ancient pieces with great charm and presence. Ex: Scottsdale Arizona Gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1299083 (stock #NWF)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
This 8" tall whistling figure is in absolutely impeccable condition with no restoration or overpaint. It is from Veracruz Mexico and dates Ca. 600 - 900 A.D. The figure is a hollow molded warrior brandishing a round shield in one hand an an axe in the other. He is wearing a stylized mask with a half-moon shaped headpiece. Much of the original white painted slip remains as well as traces of the red. The whistling element is incorporated in the lower left leg. Ex. Private Canadian collection. For a close comparison see page 100 in the Arte Primitivo catalog published March, 2009.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1298465 (stock #AB)
The Genius Of Man
$495.00
An excellent simple and elegant example of an Anasazi bowl dating Ca. 1000 A.D. - 1250 A. D. It was found on a private ranch in Northern New Mexico and is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws. The bowl measures 10" in diameter by 4" in height. It is decorated with negative white slanted quadrangles, fine lines circling the interior of the bowl as well as a wide black line below the fine line element. Two very small triangular pieces in the white area have been professionally restored. Ex. private California collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1298464 (stock #ZMJ)
The Genius Of Man
$545.00
A truly exceptional and rare form of a pottery censor from Monte Alban...The capital of the Zapotec Empire from The Valley Of Oaxaca in Mexico. The piece dates Ca. 500 B. C. -700 A. D. It measures 3 3/4" in height by 6" in overall length by 5 1/2" in diameter. The low rounded jar is decorated with a hand modeled monkey with ear spools, a large smile, and he has one hand resting under his chin and the other on his head. The hair and feet are deeply incised. The Zapotecs considered the monkey a a symbol of fertility and playfulness. Ex: private California collection
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1298306 (stock #GM)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
A striking Guro mask from The Ivory Coast collected in South Africa in the 1950'S. It measures 24" in height by 6" in width and represents the spirit of Gu, the wife of Zamble, a supernatural being. Gu is often depicted as elegant, graceful, serene and beautiful. Sacred Guro masks, delicately crafted and colorful are used and honored during sacrifical gatherings, funerals, and celebrations. This piece is wildly ornate and truly fantastical! Due to its ornate delicate nature a couple of small pieces have been reglued but there is no restoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297904 (stock #WMSF)
The Genius Of Man
$325.00
This piece is a well molded and very fairly priced Jalisco seated figure from West Mexico dating Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A.D. He measures 7" in height by 7" in width. He has been reassembled from several original pieces and has restoration to one leg.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297876 (stock #NAV)
The Genius Of Man
$1,450.00
This fabulous Nicoya avian (condor?) vessel stands 5 5/8 inches in height. The piece is an offering bowl for a deity with human feet and bird features. The paint is in excellent condition and it has rattle feet. There are excellent mineral deposit attesting to its great age. It dates Ca. 800 - 1100 A. D. It has a bulging chest decorated with black paint in snake-like patterns and red paint highlights the black pigment. The effigy is painted in colors of black, red, and cream. The interior of the bowl is red slipped. There are no known repairs or overpaint. It displays best on a rotating stand which is included in the sale. Made by an artist with great imagination and creative ability.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297798 (stock #AS)
The Genius Of Man
$1,650.00
This large Jalisco shaman figure stands 13 1/2" in height and comes from Western Mexico Ca. 300 B.C. -200 A.D. It is in as found condition with very little of the original red/orange slip remaining. The base color is a soft orange/buff color. The shaman has a slightly opened mouth with teeth showing, ritual scarification or tatooing on the shoulders, and a circular beaded necklace. The face has a relaxed serene countenance with large almond shaped eyes and a slightly upturned grin. It is intact and has never been broken or repaired. He has great visual appeal even without the bright red glaze which appeals to many collectors. I prefer fine aesthetic form over color.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297789 (stock #ZU3)
The Genius Of Man
$1,675.00
A compact Zapotec urn from Oaxaca Mexico dating Ca. 300 - 800 A.D. He stands 5 1/2" in height by 4 1/2" in width by 6" in depth. He is garbed in traditional Cojico (deity of rain and lightning} fashion with large ear spools, forked tongue, buccal mask, and the glyph "C" as a headdress. Faint remnants of red and white pigment remain as well as light mineral and sediment deposits. Ex: Gerald Alderman Collection. Provenance: Owned by W. Sebald of PA and prior to his ownership by the estate of a NJ doctor.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297788 (stock #ZEIII)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
Although only 7 1/2" in height by 5 1/2" in width this highly ornate figure packs a strong visual punch! The urn comes from Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico and dates Ca. 300 - 800 A.D. He represents the deity Cocijo, believed to control lightning and rain. He wears the "C" glyph as his headpiece, large ear spools, a large nose labrette, and a massive chest ornament. He is typical of Epoch III. Remnants of the original cinnabar remain. Ex: Gerald Alderman Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297784 (stock #JKW)
The Genius Of Man
$2,250.00
A striking Jalisco standing female effigy from Western Mexico dating Ca. -350B.C. -250 A.D. She stands a full 12" in height Her prominent buxom chest is decorated with spiral elements. Her feet are tucked under and projecting to the rear. She is wearing a short brown skirt, raised bracelets on both forearms,a close fitting cap, earspools, and a cord around her neck which terminates in a perforated disc on her chest. The necklace cord retains some of the original red pigment. The base color is buff with medium brown designs on the torso and palms of her hands. Her mouth is slightly ajar exposing her teeth. The sculpting of the mouth, eyes, nose, and ears is finely executed. Her nose is prominent but thin and aquiline. She has a slightly no nonsense serious expression on her face. Scattered mineral deposits attest to her great age. A quality piece for a more than fair price....compare and you will see.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297778 (stock #NOB)
The Genius Of Man
$2,850.00
Without a doubt this Nicoya offering vessel is exceptional in all ways. It comes from Costa Rica and dates Ca. - 1100 A.D. - 1300 A.D. The piece stands 6 1/4" in height and has a rectangular offering bowl resting on the shoulders. It represents a deity that is part bird, part man, part jaguar, along with condor heads projecting from each side. The paint is in excellent condition and it has numerous mineral deposits. The feet are jaguar/human and the face is human/jaguar. The feet have large ceramic balls which rattle freely. The extremely fine quality of the piece along with the woven mat designs indicate that this fantastical creation belonged to an individual of the very highest rank...perhaps a member of the royalty or a powerful shaman. It is best displayed on a rotating stand which will be included in the sale. If you are seeking the ultimate Nicoya creation...you are looking at it. Ex: Lost World Artifacts collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297771 (stock #ZCU)
The Genius Of Man
$4,800.00
This incredible massive burial urn figure comes from Pre- Columbian Oaxaca, Mexico and dates Ca -300 A. D. - 800 A.D. He stands a full 15" in height, 10 1/4" in width, by 7 1/2" in depth. He represents Cocijo, deity of lightning and rain. Cocijo is shown in traditional fashion with large ear spools, forked tongue protruding from mouth, buccal mask, with a large glyph emblem as a headdress. His front legs are crossed which add to the stolid solidity of the piece. He would have originally have been covered with white pigment/stucco and red accents. pigments of cinnebar still remain visible in some areas. He is intact save for a small area of the headdress which was broken and reglued but there is no fill or overpaint. For the collector of the rare and fantastic!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297770 (stock #MTB2)
The Genius Of Man
$950.00
This robust Michoacan tripod bowl is an exceptional example of fine Pre-Columbian artistry. It dates Ca. 200 B. C - 250 A. D. and measures 9 1/4" in diameter by 5 1/4" in height.It has excellent mineral deposits. There has been some minor professional paint enhancement but the body of the bowl is intact save for a couple of small stabilized pressure cracks which most likely took place at the time the vessel was fired. The exceptional interior painting is in colors of black and red against a buff background. Geometric designs include panels as well as fineline and wideline elements. Due to their independence and lack of association with other Meso-American cultures their work is unique. There is one miniscule rim chip. All in all this bowl is an outstanding example of ancient creativity at its best!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1297766 (stock #MTB )
The Genius Of Man
$925.00
The Michoacan Culture from Mexico dates from Ca.- 250 B.C. - 200 A.D. They were a fiercely independent people occupying the Tarascan State and actually prevented the aggressive Aztecs from expanding their northwestern empire.Michoacan ceramics developed in relative isolation since they had very little contact with their surrounding neighbors and are quite distinctive in their color and design motifs. This large tripod bowl measures 9" in diameter and is 3 5/8" in height and it has a striated rough center area used for grating. The interior designs are highly abstract and the three legs still contain free moving ceramic balls or small rocks which make a rattling sound when shaken. The base clay is a soft buff color with the painted design elements in a deep red an cream combination. Highlights are with narrow bands of of orange paint and the bowl exhibits good mineral deposits attesting to great age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1297675 (stock #DCN)
The Genius Of Man
$675.00
This superb Diquis neck piece comes from Costa Rica and dates Ca. 700 A.D. - 1530 A. D. and measures 21" in overall length.It is comprised of 25 barrel shaped rock crystal beads and a center tumbaga pendant in the for of two conjoined avian elements. It would be outstanding mounted on the wall in a deep shadow box or it is sturdy and totally wearable for special occasions.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1297603 (stock #NMWH)
The Genius Of Man
$1,200.00
A fantastic male effigy figure from Costa Rica dating C.A. 500 A.D. - 1000 A.D. He stands 8 1/2" in height with very little paint loss. He is decorated with geometric patterns which may represent tattoos or textiles. The broad hat has classic textile decoration designs in all aspects. The head was broken off and cleanly and professionally reattached. He has no overpaint or fill and there are numerous mineral deposits attesting to age. The figure is beautifully modelled and he projects confidence, calmness, strength, and serenity. His curved arms that return to rest on his hips gives the piece an elegant flowing visual impact. An all around great piece for any collector of the best.