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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1321988 (stock #EF)
The Genius Of Man
$1,550.00
CULTURE: Veracruz / El Faisan ORIGIN: Veracruz / Mexico AGE: Ca.600 - 900 A. D. PROVENANCE: EX. Hy Zaret Collection, Westport, Ct. SIZE: 10 1/4" in height DESCRIPTION: A solid molded pottery figure with hollow head depicting a standing figure wearing and ankle length skirt, a headdress with long hairlock on the right side, and a double strand neklace. She is bare chested, arms held to the side, tan ground with red painted geometric pattern on the skirt, additional red geometric decoration on the headdress with large circles on the cheeks. Bitumen highlights on the face, hairlock, and necklace. Repaired from four original pieces with restoration over the breaklines. The right foot and three fingers on the right hand restored, Includes custom metal base. For the connoisseur who collects only the rarest and finest.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321982 (stock #SNF)
The Genius Of Man
$350.00
CULTURE: Nayarit ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 400 A. D. SIZE: 5 3/4" in height by 3" in width DESCRIPTION: A solid molded pottery figure sitting in the classic Nayarit stance with legs akimbo. He has deeply incised eyes and mouth. He is wearing ear spools and a tightly fitting rounded cap. His arms are resting on his waist. Stripes of the original black pigment are still evident on his back. He is heavily coated with mineral deposits which attest to his great antiquity. A fine addition to the collector who specializes in small to medium sized artifacts!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1321981 (stock #CMAC)
The Genius Of Man
$345.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 4 1/2" high by 3" wide DESCRIPTION: A petite endearing solid molded "sheep faced" mother sitting and cradling her infant. She is clothed in a short tunic and is bare breasted. Her headdress is woven at the crown and extends down her back to just below shoulder length. Traces of the original black pigment can still be seen on her tunic and breast area. Numerous mineral deposits attest to her great antiquity. A mother cradling her infant is a universal theme shared by human-kind from the earliest beginnings of our civilization.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1321970 (stock #CA)
The Genius Of Man
****SOLD****
CULTURE: Chavin ORIGIN: North Highlands of Peru AGE: Ca. 900 B. C. - 200 B. C. SIZE: 3 3/4" in diameter (stands 7 3/4" on custom metal museum quality display stand) DESCRIPTION:A rare and impressive anthracite hand mirror from Peru. This extraordinary artifact would have been used to reflect the face of its owner and most likely had magical powers associated with the image. The high nobles and rulers most often had them set in ornate stone or wooden holders to increase their claim to rule and make major decisions. The unmounted pieces such as this would have been used by the lesser nobles or perhaps by women to apply their makeup. They were often coated with several layers of oil or grease and polished to a high gloss to increase their usefulness. PROVENANCE: A New York Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321833 (stock #MHF)
The Genius Of Man
$245.00
CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Mexico AGE: Ca. 400 A. D. - 860 A. D. SIZE: 5" in height by 5" in width. The figure stands 6" in height when mounted on the wooden stand included in the sale. DESCRIPTION: A soft terracotta colored head with a calm serene countenance. The figure has large ear spools and a "bow" head piece. The mouth, nose, and lidded eyes are strongly molded. Along with the mounting stand the artifact would show beautifully on a desk, table. or mantle piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1321805 (stock #CDF)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: CA. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 4 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width DESCRIPTION: A beautifully burnished figure carrying an offering jar in his right hand. He is wearing an incised band around his waist . His feet and hands are deeply incised and he is wearing a round close fitting cap. He has a contented smile on his face. Deformed and unusual people were highly venerated by many of the ancient South American cultures. The feeling was that the gods made them special and unusual for a reason. They were often held in high esteem and honor. They were often the trusted personal advisers to the nobility and rulers. Different times...different beliefs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1321802 (stock #CNB)
The Genius Of Man
$325.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 7 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width DESCRIPTION: If you look closely you will note that this solid molded figure is sporting a "third leg." He has a shamefaced embarrased look on his face with his right hand covering his mouth. He seems self conscious and sheepish. He is carrying dual bags on his back secured by a tump line. He has applied wide staring round eyes. These humorous figures help bring some comic relief from the violence later evident in the Moche, Maya, and Aztec cultures. Most scholars believe that the Colima people were non-violent and avoided warfare with their neighbors. Human sacrafice happened rarely...if ever! Humor is an integral part of our species and should be practiced more often!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321799 (stock #ZSM)
The Genius Of Man
....SOLD....
CULTURE: Zapotec ORIGIN: Mexico / Valley of Oaxaca / Monte Alban AGE:Ca. 600 B. C. - 800 A. D. SIZE: 7" in height x 6" in width (10" in height with museum quality metal base included in sale.) DESCRIPTION: A stunning work of art. The assured and commanding face of a warrior or noble is emerging from the open maw of a serpent. His countenance is calm, majestic and assertive. He is adorned with large ear spools, nose ornamentation,and a short cropped hairdo. His almond shaped eyes are half closed as if in a trance. Remnants of the original white and green pigments are still evident. One can only imagine the majesty of the complete figure prior to ancient breakage!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321692 (stock #CFWB)
The Genius Of Man
$1,200.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Ca. 600 - 900 A. D. SIZE: 8 1/4" diameter by 4 1/2" in height DESCRIPTION:A classic form on a flared pedestal foot. The plate is adorned with a central motif of a fantastical very stylized deity in the form of an avian creature in colors of burnt orange, black, and purple. It has an undecorated underside with numerous mineral formations attesting to its great antiquity. Intact. An unusual exceptional example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321682 (stock #CGH)
The Genius Of Man
$295.00
CULTURE: Casas Grandes ORIGIN: Northern Mexico AGE: Ca. 1200 A. D. - 1450 A. D. SIZE: 5 1/2" in height by 6" at the widest diameter. DESCRIPTION: A classic example of a Ramos Black on Tan jar with pierced handles in the form of stylized macaws. Geometric designs include stacked triangles, lightning bolt designs, fine-line work and much more. The Casas Grandes area of Northern Mexico was the premiere trading center for all of Central America as well as South America from 1200 - 1400 A. D. The main site, Paquime, traded macaws and macaw feathers far and wide. Other areas imported raw turquoise from New Mexico and Arizona and worked the pieces into fine pendants for adornment. This jar is intact but has a few scrapes and scratches from ancient usage. A fine and unusual example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321666 (stock #MCD)
The Genius Of Man
$395.00
CULTRUE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 6" in length by 3 3/4" in height x 5" in width. DESCRIPTION: A small canine with a big attitude. He stands with his legs wide apart in a confident pose. He has round applied eyes and his tongue is extending from his mouth. Although he is quite wide and looks fat and happy...his spine is exposed running down his back and his tail is lifted...usually seen in dogs as a sign of greeting..He is carefully and skillfully burnished and has numerous mineral deposits attesting to his great age. An unusual and fine example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321657 (stock #CCM)
The Genius Of Man
$675.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: CA. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 6 3/4" in length by 5" in height DESCRIPTION: A unique example of a Colima effigy figure. This compelling jar is in the form of a coatimundi. He is both fetching and winsome with his long nose, perked up ears, and round slightly startled eyes.He is well burnished and has an interesting incised geometric area between the large spout and his head. To call him charming is an understatement as you will see from the photos. If you are tired of the myriad of dogs that came out of West Mexico...you will find this refreshing and not trite. Enjoy...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321413 (stock #CP)
The Genius Of Man
$1,600.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Ca. 400 - 800 A. D. SIZE: 10 1/4" in diameter by 5" in height DESCRIPTION: A fantastical abstract zoomorphic creature dominates the bowl. The vessel balances on a flared pedestal foot. It is painted in colors of purple, blood red, indigo, and cream. The serpentine body appears to undulate around the interior. The vessel has been reassembled from several large segments with the crack lines filled over. Astoundingly fine art for the period!
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
...SOLD...
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.