All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1136456 (stock #ABWB)
This simple but beautifully executed bowl measures 10" in diameter by 4" in height and dates ca1000-1250AD and was found on a private ranch in New Mexico many years ago so it meets all requirements for legality under State and Federal Law. The white slipped bowl is decorated with elongated rectangular elements as well as band of narrow black lines circling the upper interior. It is intact save for one small area in the white center region where a shovel "ding" was professionally restored. A fine example of the type for the price.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1136432 (stock #MJFH)
This is an exceptional example of Maya artistry at its best and has been fully authenticated. The purchaser will receive full paperwork to this effect. The feline head measures 3" in width by 3 1/4" in depth by 3 3/8" in height. To quote the official paperwork: "Pre-Columbian stone head, Jasper, Mayan, Classic Period (300 CE -900CE), Southern Mexico to Northern Central America, authentic and of the period, in the form of a feline head with an open mouth bearing fangs and teeth, the piece has re-cuts with some original tooling marks evident and has been re-polished. This piece has been examined under microscopic conditions at 45x power and suspended in an acetone bath to remove any artificially applied patina. The remaining patina was found to be original to the piece and has not been artificially applied without any restorations." The official appraisal on the artifact is $1,800.00.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1136407 (stock #CBVE)
This unusual blackware vessel comes from the Chimu culture of Northern Peru and dates ca1000-1470 A.D. It measures 8 1/2" in total length by 4 1/2" in height. The jar depicts an elderly bearded man with arm extended with his hand open in a greeting posture. The vessel was most likely used for ceremonial purposes in conjunction with ancestor worship.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1136398 (stock #TDHP)
This compact ceramic vessel comes from The American Southwest and dates ca1000-1250A.D. It is a Tularosa variant Anasazi jar often referred to as a "dog head" pitcher. It measures both 4" in height by 4" in diameter and is decorated with numerous geometric design elements including scrolls and both upright and inverted step pyramids. There has been minor professional restoration to a few rim chips and it appears that the head may have been cleanly broken off and re-attached at some point. The piece is legal under all current State and Federal regulations and a document stating such will accompany the purchase.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1133228 (stock #NTHB1)
The Genius Of Man
A fine example of Pre-Columbian Nazca art from the coast of Southern Peru. This fluted bowl dates ca 100B.C.-600A.D. and measures 6" in diameter at the rim and is 3 1/2" in height. The colors are chalk white with design elements in steel gray and rich burnt orange. The rim is adorned with 13 stylized trophy heads resting on their sides and it takes a minute to identify them. A wide band of darker purple divides the bowl in the center and the lower half has 6 more geometric designs ... possibly stylized floral motifs. The bowl is in excellent condition with numerous dendrites on the base helping to attest to its great age. A truly beautiful piece of art!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1131007 (stock #MAB1)
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A SIMPLE BUT ELEGANT MAYA STYLIZED RAPTOR VESSEL from Guatamala dating c.a.400-860AD and measuring 5" at the widest diameter by 2" in height. This beautifully burnished deep terra cotta red bowl has the face of a raptor with raised coffee bean eyes and deeply incised lines below and beneath with remnants of white pigment. An unusual and beautiful ceramic creation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1131002 (stock #MWSNW)
A LARGE AND BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED Maya whistle dating c.a. 400-860AD from Guatamala measuring 5" in height by 3" in width depicting a seated noble woman with an ornate head piece, ear spools, a large necklace comprised of circular discs and upper arm bands. She has a wonderfully expressive face with incised elongated eyes and raised brows. Her eyes and slightly upturned mouth are deeply incised. A fine example of the type. The sound is a clear high pitched tone.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1130998 (stock #MMWP2)
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A PAIR OF MAYA CERAMIC MONKEY WHISTLES from Central America dating c.a.400-860AD. The larger of the two stands 3 1/2" in height by 1 1/2" in width and depicts a monkey wearing a tall head dress and a collar around his neck along with large ear spools. The smaller of the two stands 2" in height by 1" in width and depicts the creature with large ear spools and a neck collar. He is sitting with his tail extending up the full length of his back and resting atop his head piece. Each emits a clear shrill tone when blown.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1127661 (stock #MPB2)
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A pair of Maya minature ceramic poison bottles from Central America dating c.a.400-860AD. The cream colored anthropomorphic jar measures 2 1/2" in height and the tiny olla shaped jar is 1 1/2" tall. There are a few small chips on the rim of the cream colored piece due to ancient usage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1127658 (stock #CBWP)
This finely burnished single strap blackware vessel comes from Northern Peru and dates c.a.1000-1470AD. It is a beautifully constructed representation of a Chimu fisherman with his paddle in one hand and a small cup in the other. He has a large wing shaped head piece and huge round ear spools. The eyes and mouth as well as the design elements on the vessel are deeply and cleanly incised. The jar measures 9" in height by 7" in diameter. His head was cleanly reattached uafter being broken during shipping. A beautiful and unusal piece for any collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1127649 (stock #VZSC)
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This interesting little vessel comes from Northern Peru and dates c.a. 200-500AD. It measures 5" at the widest diameter by 3 1/2" in height. The base color is a rich dark cinnamon brown and the design elements are wavy lines executed in dark brown and cream. The jar has a coiled snake type body terminating with the head of a zoomorphic creature with perked ears and a large toothy mouth. Scattered mineral deposits help attest to its great age. A charmingly grotesque little creation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1127637 (stock #NPFC)
This complex polychrome bowl dates c.a. 100BC-600AD and measures 6 1/4" in diameter at the flared rim and is 4" in height. The design motif consists of three large stylized feline creatures circling the exterior. The central trunk of the creature comprises 5 stylized trophy heads and there are seven more extending like tail feathers from the rear. There is also one hanging down from the belly and if you look closely the cheeks and skull cap are also trophy heads! The base color is a pale tan and the design elements are executed in pale purple, brown, cream, and charcoal black. The vessel is highly fired and paper thin. A fantastic example of imagination and talent combined.