This Jalisco hunchback has wonderful detail, wearing earspools and a headpiece that has a device at the front. There is ritual scarification shown on both arms. He has an exposed "spine" and there is a carrying pouch over his shoulder. (These figures are sometimes known as "runners")This is a fine example. 10" tall by 9" wide.
Gorgeous Jalisco figure of a kneeling lady, with beautiful finish and nice deposits. 8" tall. Ex. Arte Primitivo.
This gorgeous cylinder has three figures, each holding a fan with a bird perched on the fan. The bird probably represents an underworld creature. Intact, with vibrant colors. Beautiful. 6" by 6". Ex. Arte Xibalba
This imposing figure stands 14" tall and most likely depicts a Shaman. He wears an elaborate multi-layered headdress, earspools, and a necklace depicting beads and small pendants. The face is finely molded, giving a very life-like expression, with remains of original chapapote (bitumen) painted decoration. Fine detailing in the clothing, including sandals on his feet...
This wonderful Maya poison bottle has God L and God K facing each other with glyphs between. The engraving is on both sides and is deep and crisp. Cinnabar remains. 3" by 2-3/4". Ex. New York collection.
This sitting "Old God" figure has beautiful details and has great "presence". He wears a loincloth, pectoral, earspools and arm bracelets. 10" tall.
This wonderful little jar has a snake curled around the base with the head of the snake sticking out from the side. There are engraved geometric symbols carved around the outside. Really fine piece. 3" by 2". Ex. South Carolina collection.
This small Maya poison pot is shaped like a gourd with 8 raised points. Beautifully shaped and a rare find. 2-3/4" by 1-3/4". Ex. Texas Auction.
This rare example of the Maya poison bottle has what appears to be the "feathered serpent" shown on both sides. There are two raised bands on both opposing sides. Some cinnabar remains. 2" by 2". Ex. Texas Auction.
This beautiful Sonriente or "Smiling" figure is wearing a necklace with a large bell pendant, long loincloth, headdress, ear ornaments and has ceremonially filed front teeth. Comes on custom stand. 11" tall. Ex. Arte Primitivo.
This wonderful figure sits with his arms resting on his raised knees, wearing a headdress with lappets, a cylindrical plume, decorated arm and leg bands, three pendant necklace and large loincloth. Beautifully sculpted facial features, with mouth slightly open, showing upper teeth and high cheek bones. Bitumen highlights on the upper lip, brim of headdress and loincloth...
This cylinder measures 6" wide by 4 3/4" tall. It features two different shaman figures in elaborate ceremonial dress, each wearing a large backrack and extending a ceremonial staff. One figure is shown wearing a stylized Jaguar headdress, while the other wears one showing a bird form...
Absolutely stunning Vera Cruz figure attached to an offering bowl. He has a huge pectoral and a fantastic "serpent" mask, with snakes coming from his headdress and running down to his nosering. He wears large bracelets and earspools. VERY complex piece. 10-3/4" tall by 9" deep by 9" across. Still has some white stucco remains. Incredible.