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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1312897 (stock #NB1)
The Genius Of Man
$425.00
CULTURE: Narino ORIGIN: Ecuador / high Andes plain near the border of Colombia AGE: Ca. 850 - 1500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A large polychrome pedestal footed bowl measuring 8 1/4” in diameter by 3 1/2" in height. The negative design colors are black, cream, cinnamon brown, and a pale gold/yellow. The bowl is divided into four quadrants. Two opposing designs are defined by upside down triangles outlined by a wide white line. The other two elements have upside down stepped triangles, an odd “z-like” design in the center outlined by brown lines, and a double triangle element in the center...one comprised of a wide white line and the other is dark brown. The exterior of the bowl is decorated with 6 rows made up of three wide white lines. There is a museum marking in the center of the pedestal. Although it is difficult to tell for sure....the bowl may have been professionally reassembled from several large original pieces. The exterior is black with six triangular elements comprised of wide cream colored bands. The bowl exhibits strong colors and fine design work. PROVENANCE: A San Diego, California, family collection.  
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1312441 (stock #CTB2)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
CULTURE: Chiriqui ORIGIN: Costa Rica / Panama AGE: Ca. 500 - 1500 A. D. An intact plainware tripod bowl measuring 4 3/4" in diameter by 3 1/4" in height. This compact vessel is circular in form and lightly flares out at the rim. It is terracotta with a dark hue due to ancient usage. The three tripod feet are zoomorphic in shape giving it has an interesting twist. The figures are upside down when the bowl is rightside up and it has to be turned upside down to make out the images. In almost all cases from this culture the figures were upright when supporting a bowl. There is a museum number and the word "Chiriqui" still visible on the underside of the piece. It is a definite museum deacquisition. It is a prime example of the plainwares created by the Chriqui culture. At a later date the ceramics in both areas became highly ornamented polychrome fantasies with supernatural creatures.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1312440 (stock #CTB)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
CULTURE: Chiriqui ORIGIN: Panama / Costa Rica AGE: 500 - 1500 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A compact intact tripod bowl measuring 4 1/2" at the widest diameter by 3" in height. Faint remnants of geometric designs with circles, triangles, and dots are still visible along with strong remnants of the original white pigment used to paint the piece. The legs are simple round forms with two white stripes around each one. An excellent intact jar from the period and style.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1312261 (stock #MSJN)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
This finely designed necklace is comprised of 20 Pre-Columbian Maya jade beads (Ca. 100 - 860 A.D.) along with a fine jade zoomorphic pendant (most likely an iguana) dating from the same time period 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 15" wearable length with an overall length of 30". 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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1311825 (stock #OSB)
The Genius Of Man
$375.00
CUTURE: Olmec ORIGIN: Tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico....Veracruz area. AGE: 1500 B. C. - 400 B. C. DESCRIPTION: A well made square basalt bowl measuring 4" in length by 3 3/4" in width by 1" in thickness. The piece has a well used deep center area and was most likely a paint palette or possibly a surface for grinding ceremonial substances. It is in excellent condition with no cracks, breaks, or restoration. PROVENANCE: Former Arte Primitivo Auction.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1311664 (stock #IJ)
The Genius Of Man
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CULTURE: Ica ORIGIN: South Coast Peru AGE: 1100 - 1450 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A beautifully balanced polychrome jar measuring 6" in height by 6" at the widest diameter. The base background color is a soft cinnamon brown. The design elements are in black, white, and dark orange. The design has been executed in eight quadrants. Four are orange triangles with four small white squares in the center. The other four are quadrangles with wide wavy black lines. There is black ticking around the flaring rim. The bottom is rounded to make the piece easy to balance when placed on a sandy surface. A circular lucite stand will be included with the piece to make it stand upright. The piece is a clean elegant shape with tastefully balanced art execution. The overall design most likely mimics textile designs of the period. A great non-pretentious ancient creation.Provenance: An old Florida collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1311359 (stock #ACO)
The Genius Of Man
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CULTURE: Anasazi ORIGIN: Northern New Mexico AGE: 1000 - 1250 A. D. An excellent representation of Prehistoric corrugated utility ware olla used for cooking as compared to the ornate ornamentation which is often found in the black on white wares. The jar measures 8" in height by 7" at the widest diameter. It has been broken and reglued and has a few small shards missing which you can see in the photo. There are also a few minor chips to the rim. A nice example of the type. This jar 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 1700 item #1311355 (stock #JDE)
The Genius Of Man
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CULTURE: Jeddito ORIGIN: Arizona AGE: 1300 A.D. - 1625 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A life size (8" in length by 5 3/4" in height) plainware Jeddito duck effigy. Duck effigy figures  are rare from this era and location...especially one of this massive size. The base clay is pale yellow with quartz temper which adds slight glints of light. There is restoration to one shard on one side which would amount to a maximum of 12%. PROVENANCE: Former Gene Lang Collection acquired by Walter Knox and resold to a private collector on March 30th, 2005. This pottery artifact was acquired from private property and is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws and regulations.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1309299 (stock #IJ)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
CULTURE: Jeddito / ancient Hopi ORIGIN: Arizona Age: 1300 - 1600 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A Jeddito olla measuring 7" at the widest diameter by 5" in height. The design elements are divided into three panels. Each panel depicts two stylized dragonflies enclosed within geometric designs. The vessel is in "as found" condition with no cracks or chips. There has been minor professional restoration to a few areas to enhance exfoliation caused by age and usage. Provenance: Former Hyatt Collection sold to a private collector in 2004. This vessel was found on private property and is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.
All Items : Gifts & Home Decor : Jewelry and Accessories : Jewelry Boxes : Contemporary item #1307880 (stock #WSWN)
The Genius Of Man
$675.00
This beautifully designed necklace is comprised of 26 ceramic Pre-Columbian spindle whirls from various cultures throughout Mexico and Central America. Vintage hollow old pawn Navajo beads have been combined as spacers to keep the piece light and wearable. It has been professionally strung to a 14 1/2" wearable length with and overall length of 29 inches including the clasp. It is perfect for formal or casual wear and designed for adornment as well as practicality. A fine form of ancient and modern wearable art
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1307869 (stock #JSM)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
CULTURE: JAMA-COAQUE ORIGIN: ECUADOR / MANABI PROVINCE / COAST AGE: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A six sided star shaped sello from Ecuador measuring 3" in diameter by 2" in depth. It comes mounted on a top museum quality metal stand which gives it a 6" overall height. There is constant turmoil within archaeological circles as to the function of these "sellos"...seals...They were made in different sizes and shapes by almost all of the PreColumbian Cultures. Some say they were used for body adornment...tattooing...but to date there is no physical evidence of this use. I read one article that described an ancient pastry-like food item found in a dry cave with designs impressed into it resembling sello marks. One day there will be a definitive answer. With its solid base this piece is excellent for display as an example of ancient artistry...on a table or mantle piece. Provenance: Whitehawk Ethnographic Show, 2009.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1307768 (stock #MJE)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
CULTURE: JAMA-COAQUE ORIGIN ECUADOR/MANABI PROVENCE/ COASTAL AREA AGE: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A solid molded minature female figure measuring 3" in height by 2 1/4" in width. She is in a seated position with her hands resting on her knees. The body and headpiece are a deep burnished cinnamon color. Her face is a soft ochre yellow. Her headpiece is decorated on the left side with two circular elements and she is wearing small earspools. The detailing of the face is exceptional! Her eyes are slightly closed and she exudes a calm tranquility and elegance. Provenance: The Bond Collection Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1307633 (stock #NGB)
The Genius Of Man
$425.00
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 7 3/4" in diameter by 3" in height. The negative design colors are black, cream, and a pale gold/yellow. The central design element most likely represents the planet Venus. There are four "ghost like" figures extending from the rim toward the star surrounded by triangular borders. The inner rim is surrounded by "ticking" elements. The exterior is black with six triangular elements comprised of wide cream colored bands. The bowl exhibits strong colors and fine design work. PROVENANCE: A San Diego, California, family collection.  
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1307130 (stock #NSBF2)
The Genius Of Man
$1,150.00
CULTURE: Nayarit ORIGIN: West Coast Mexico AGE: Ca. 100 B. C. - 250 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A large and well modeled example of the type measuring 14 3/4" in height. A nicely burnished reddish/buff hollow figure seated on a two legged stool with her arms casually resting on her upper waist. She is ornamented with a tightly fitting headdress, a nose ornament, and multiple ear cuffs on each ear. Her head is of a large triangular shape with deeply incised slit eyes and mouth. She is in excellent condition with scattered mineral deposits. She sits staring straight ahead in a calm contemplative state. PROVENANCE: The Morris Khouli Gallery, New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1306800 (stock #JSW)
The Genius Of Man
$1,250.00
CULTURE: Jalisco / Ameca Variant ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 100 B.C. - 250 A. D. DESCRIPTION: An intact seated Jalisco figure measuring 11" in height. He is covered with a tan/ochre slip and painted with black highlights. His body shape is that of a compact male figure and he has short forward pointing outstretched arms. He most possibly is a depiction of a dwarf wrestler. He is clad in a tight fitting cap and a short cropped garment encircling his waist and upper legs. His eyes are large and almond shaped. Many mineral formations are scattered throughout the surface attesting to his great antiquity. There are many Jalisco figures of the period representing more common themes but this effigy is highly unusual and rarely seen. PROVENANCE: The Bill Freeman Estate Collection, Scottsdale, AZ. Acquired 1960's. - 1980's
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1306669 (stock #NCSB)
The Genius Of Man
$395.00
CULTURE: Narino ORIGIN: Ecuador / high Andes plain near the border of Colombia. AGE: Ca. 850 - 1500 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A footed intact Narino bowl measuring 7 1/2" in diameter by 4" in height. The base color is a soft tan with design elements in dark cinnamon brown. The central motif is an eight sided star...most likely Venus...with ten radiating elements extending out from the center with reversed step elements enclosed in triangles. The use of the design elements gives a visual impression of movement instead of a static brown on tan design. It is beautifully formed and carefully ornamented. The exterior is plain with numerous root marks attesting to its great age. There is a museum mark in the center of the pedestal. PROVENANCE: A private San Diego collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1306520 (stock #NSBF)
The Genius Of Man
$975.00
CULTURE: NAYARIT ORIGIN: WEST COAST MEXICO AGE: CA. 100 B. C. - 250 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A 15" tall seated nude female figure. The figure is hollow with two rear support legs. She is wearing double ear cuffs along with a head band and incised hair flowing down her back. She is leaning slightly forward with her arms resting on her upper waist. Scattered mineral deposits attest to her great antiquity. Both rear legs may have been reattached. She has deeply incised eyes and mouth as well as her nostrils. PROVENANCE: Arte Primitivo Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1306501 (stock #NCB)
The Genius Of Man
$495.00
CULTURE: Narino ORIGIN: Ecuador / high plains area bordering Colombia AGE: CA. 850 - 1500 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A circular pedestal footed bowl measuring 8" in diameter by 2 1/2" in height. The negative resist pigment colors are deep brown, burnt orange, and cream. The interior of the bowl depicts four condors perched on a star shape (most likely Venus) Each is flanked by a geometric design made up of triangular shapes. The rim is surrounded by dangling semi-oblong geometric elements. The exterior is further ornamented with three sets of wide cream lines of various lengths. The longest of each reaches to the center pedestal. The bowl appears to have three stabilized pressure cracks or may have been professionally reassembled from three original shards. A particularly well conceived and executed example of the type. PROVENANCE: A private Los Angeles family collection.