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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321412 (stock #CF2)
The Genius Of Man
$675.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama AGE: 500 - 1000 A. D. SIZE: 5 1/2" diameter by 4" in height DESCRIPTION: A Cocle polychrome fruitera standing on a long tapered pedestal foot. The bowl is divided into three quadrants and the design elements contain abstract mythological creatures. It is painted in colors of black, cream, and deep red. The balance of shape and color are exceptional.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321411 (stock #CF)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama /Central Region / Azuero Peninsula AGE: Ca. 600 - 900 A. D. SIZE: 5 1/2" in diameter by 1 3/4" in height DESCRIPTION: A large highly stylized polychrome mythological bird is painted in colors of red, black, indigo, and cream. Numerous mineral deposits attest to its great age. A particularly fine example of the type!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321409 (stock #CCT)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
CULTURE: Chiriqui ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Ca. 500 A. D. - 1500 A. D. Description: A compact tripod vessel measuring 5 1/2" in height by 5 1/2" in diameter. The vessel has three elongated zoomorphic legs and braided handles as well as applied coffee bean eyes. The legs most likely represent the elongated face of a coatimundi. An excellent example of the type!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1321392 (stock #TI)
The Genius Of Man
$125.00
ORIGIN: Central Mexico / Valley of Mexico AGE: Ca. 400 A. D. - 650 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A ceramic incensario (candelero) of the typical hand held type. These small portable lamps were used to hold burning Copal resin incense and were often used in ceremonial proceedings.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321299 (stock #ZW)
The Genius Of Man
$375.00
CULTURE: ZAPOTEC ORIGIN: Oaxaca / Mexico DATES: 300 A. D. - 900 A. D. This regal Zapotec figure measures 5" in height. He is sitting with arms folded in his lap.He is wearing a multi-strand necklace of large circular beads and he has large circular ear spools. He is staring straight ahead with an imposing stare. He may be small in stature but he is huge in attitude.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321283 (stock #MPS)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
CULTURE: Mimbres / Mangas phase LOCATION: Southern New Mexico AGE: 1025 A. D. - 1200 A.D. A rare and fantastic Mimbres scoop measuring 7 1/4" in length by 3" in height. The design elements include two large avian motifs with wavy fine lines enclosed as well as four intertwined stylized serpents also enclosing wavy fine lines. There is a small raised nodule at one end of the scoop to help grasp the vessel for pouring. This is definitely not a piece that slumped during firing...it was made as a scoop. It has been reglued from several original shards. The piece is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws. Former Hyatt collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321280 (stock #RMBU)
The Genius Of Man
$2,500.00
RIO MAGDALENA BURIAL URN ORIGIN: COLOMBIA AGE: CA. 800 A. D. - 1000 A. D. An intact vessel measuring 15 " in overall height. The olla base is heavily incised with designs circling the jar. The lid is highly ornate with two applied anthropomorphic figures seated back to back on a bench. Each is holding an offering bowl and a ceremonial staff. They have flat faces with with incised mouths, eyes, and ear holes. There are heavily incised geometric designs at the base of the figures. It is a true rarity to find a matching set. Numerous dendrites attest to its great age. Two small areas of one of the figures were dislodged and professionally reattached. The piece has no new plaster. Ex: Stanley Marcus collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1321215 (stock #ME)
The Genius Of Man
$525.00
This finely designed necklace is comprised of a Maya ear spool, nose plug, and carnelian and jade beads to form the center pendant (Ca. 100 - 860 A.D.) mixed with old Navajo sterling silver elongated hollow beads to act as spacers and make the piece light and wearable. It has been professionally strung to a 16" wearable length. It is perfect for formal or casual wear and designed for adornment as well as practicality. An excellent use of treasures from ancient Mexico combined with fine hand made silver beads from The American Southwest. It is meant to be used as adornment rather than just gathering dust on a shelf although it would be outstanding mounted in a lucite shadow box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321213 (stock #CR)
The Genius Of Man
$875.00
ORIGIN: Costa Rica AGE: 1000 - 1400 A. D. This outstanding tripod (spider leg) vessel stands 10 1/2" in height. The central body is rounded with a tall flaring spout supported by long, pierced tapering legs with the rattles still intact. Each leg has an impressive applied lizard form measuring a full 7 1/2" in overall length. The lizards are highly detailed with deeply incised faces, feet, and tails. The shoulder of the vessel is decorated with incised circular lines as well as as three sets of raised circular elements. The overall impression is one of tall airy elegance.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321192 (stock #IMB)
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CULTURE: Mimbres ORIGIN: Southern New Mexico AGE: Ca. 1000 A. D. - 1250 A.D. A simple and clean example of a Mimbres Classic Phase geometric bowl measuring 9" in diameter by 4" in height. The bowl is intact and never broken. The interior design elements consist of four stylized fish tails suspended from the rim and three "floating eyes". If you study the large white element it could represent a flower. There are three rows of fine lines circling the upper rim. There has been very minor paint enhancement to the center white area of the bowl where it was worn from ancient usage. A fine addition to any collection at a more than fair price. The bowl comes from private property and is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321086 (stock #MBB)
The Genius Of Man
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CULTURE: "MOUND BUILDER" / Louisiana AGE: Middle Archaic / Ca. 1500 B. C. SIZE: 6" in diameter by 3 1/2" in height...!0" from bird's head to end of tail. This hard to find example is unlike most pieces from the period in that it is beautifully made as opposed to the "clunky" pieces often seen from the time. The bowl is thin walled and highly fired. The avian head is highly stylized. The exterior has two incised lines circling the outer section. A fine rare example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1320968 (stock #CC)
The Genius Of Man
$2,200.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico DATE: 100 B. C. - 200 A. D The solid female figure stands 10 1/2" in height. She is sitting with legs tucked under and is wearing a wrap around skirt with complex designs denoted in white accents. She is holding a cup in her hand. She is highly ornamented with tatooing on the upper shoulders, round ear spools,a multi-strand necklace, arm bands,and a fancy headdress with a band holding her hair in place. The male figure stands 9 3/4" in height. He has his right hand on his highly ornamented drum and is blowing an ocarina with his left. His ornamention is complex with large ear spools, tatooing on the shoulders,a single strand necklace and a high headpiece with white striping and a horseshoe shaped upper piece decorated with white circles. Both pieces have numerous dendrites attesting to their great age. Former Lands Beyond Gallery.The overall impression is one of calmness and tranquility. An unsurpassed example of the type. A winsome solid molded Jalisco Couple sit calmly together playing their musical instruments. The femal is 10 1/2" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1320952 (stock #CS)
The Genius Of Man
$675.00
ORIGIN: Costa Rica AGE: Ca. 800 - 1200 A. D. SIZE: 7 1/4" in height Description:A pottery tripod vessel standing on three legs. Each leg is decorated with a standing human figure. Each one is slightly different in appearance to the others. The exterior rim of the bowl is decorated with elements depicting multiple coffee or cocoa beans as well as deftly formed braided handles on each side. Repaired from approximately three original pieces with restoration over the break lines. The rattle balls in the legs are intact. A fine and unusual example of the type. Provenance: A well known and reputable New York Gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1320949 (stock #OM)
The Genius Of Man
$675.00
CULTUE: Olmec ORIGIN: Tlatilco Mexico AGE: CA. 1000 B. C. A standing solid molded figure measuring 6" in height. It is made from a hard terracotta material. The figure stands legs akimbo with arms lightly spread to the side. He has his hair piled up forming a square swhich compliments his rectangular face. His features are strong and clear. There are numerous mineral deposits attesting to his great age. The museum quality black metal stand is included in the sale.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1320858 (stock #MG)
The Genius Of Man
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ORIGIN: American Southwest CULTURE: Mimbres AGE: 1000 A.D. - 1250 A. D. An exceptional Classic Phase Mimbres geometric. The bowl measures 9" in diameter by 5" in height. The design,complexity, and execution are of superior quality...It is arguably in the top 5% realm of outstanding creativity in the Mimbres ceramic tradition. Geometric designs include two banded areas enclosed within parallel lines with multiple fine lines,upright and hanging triangles, along with stepped wide lines. The design elements are divided into four repeating quadrants. The zig-zag repeating design in the center area creates and optical illusion of spinning movement. There is less than 1% restoration. It is this kind of creative genius which makes Mimbres pottery the very best of black on white wares in the Southwest.Some pieces of Anasazi are beautiful in design but rarely if ever reach the level of the Mimbres.They just don't come any better! The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal laws. It comes from the collection of the now defunct Soutwestern Archaeological Institute.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1320832 (stock #MCO)
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CULTURE: Mimbres LOCATION: American Southwest AGE: 900 - 1250 A.D. This exceptional example of a clapboard corrugated olla measures 14" in height by 10 1/2" in diameter. What makes it special is the fine corrugation work and the fact that it is intact. There are a couple of minor pressure cracks that have been stabilized but it has never been broken...which is rare in a piece this size. It has double lugs on each side. The thin walls and the shape and workmanship make it appear delicate. A fine intact example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1320759 (stock #mb)
The Genius Of Man
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CULTURE: Mimbres LOCATION: Southern New Mexico- Deming Area AGE: Ca 850 - 950 A.D. This masterful work of art measures a full 13 1/2" in diameter by 6 1/2" in height. It has been professionally reassembled using only the original shards. There is a very small area of restoration around the kill hole. It is a masterpiece for the period with finely drawn with a skillfully drawn horned toad as the center motif. Most experts agree that the checkerboard center represents the night sky and the swirling fine lines the wind.Other geometric design elements consist of upright and hanging triangles as well as carefully carefully drawn undulating lines circling the center motif. It is exceptional both in size and balanced beauty of the design elements. The bowl comes from the famous and extensive collection of the late Red Ellis. 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 #1317505 (stock #NF)
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CULTURE: Narino ORIGIN: Ecuador / high Andes plain near the border of Colombia AGE: Ca. 850 - 1500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A polychrome pedestal footed bowl measuring 6 3/4" in diameter by 2 3/4” in height. The negative design colors are black, cream, and a rich cinnamon brown. The central design element which has the appearance of a flower most likely represents the planet Venus. It is flanked on both sides by a smaller version of the center design. Above and below the central motif are wide line upright and hanging triangles with “zig zag” lines enclosed...possibly representing mountains with the star above. There are wide white lines above and below that draw attention to the center design. The exterior is pale gold with faint remnants of wide white lines and there are numerous mineral deposits in the center pedestal attesting to its great age. The bowl appears to have been broken into several large pieces and professionally reassembled. It is a striking piece combining a great use of color combined with well thought out design elements.A great little bowl for the money!! PROVENANCE: A Scottsdale Arizona Gallery.