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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1492 item #1025800 (stock #AN 386)
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A fine Anasazi Reserve pitcher, Ca. 1050 - 1200 A.D.

Has a lifeform handle that probably represents a dog or coyote. Classic reserve lines with "bullseye" type design. Broken and glued with breaklines still visible. 6" by 6".

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1020197 (stock #Maya 395)
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A gorgeous Maya "swimmers " bowl, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.

The hero twins swimming in the underworld with a row of eagle head glyphs above. Unlike most Copador type vessels this piece is undecorated in the interior. Beautiful condition with nice root marks and deposits. 6-1/4" by 3-1/2"

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1002326 (stock #Maya 382)
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A Maya Copador bowl with a rare theme, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.

This stunning Maya bowl has sitting Chiefs facing the "dog deity", making this an underworld theme. The dog deities have a speaking glyph, possibly giving direction to the chief...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #995729 (stock #Maya 361)
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A Maya bowl with glyphs, Ca. 500 - 800 A.D.

A Maya copador type bowl that appears to be made in the style of a "codex" bowl. Probably an attempt to make a copy of something that had been seen but not understood, as these glyphs do not appear to be "readable" glyphs as found on a codex piece. A great little bowl that shows the definite influence of trade between Maya areas. 6" by 2-1/2"

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #993913 (stock #Maya 375)
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A rare Maya post classic plumbate bowl, Ca. 1000 A.D.

Has three Eagle head glyphs, with the royal matting carved in between. It is possible that this piece was made for a specific individual that was identified by the Eagle head. Very deep incising with great deposits all over. Pressure crack and two small rim chips. 6-1/4" by 4-3/4"

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #982394 (stock #Maya 356)
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A Maya "Chiefs" bowl, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.

This beautiful classic example features three figures, each holding an offering. Has Turkey Vultures on the inside, with a nice fluted bottom. Measures 8" by 3-1/2".

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1492 item #971184 (stock #AN 363)
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A beautiful little Anasazi Red Mesa pitcher, Ca. 900 - 1050 A.D.

This wonderful Anasazi pitcher is intact, with a simple design and a classic Red Mesa shape. Measures 5" by 4-1/2".

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #968504 (stock #Maya 331)
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A Maya stamp seal, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.

This deeply incised stamp seal appears to depict a figure on top of a throne. It has been broken and glued at the back. 2-1/2" by 2"

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #963800 (stock #Maya 337)
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A superb little Maya "poison bottle",in the shape of a gourd, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.

This Maya bottle has nice detailing and deposits. These bottles are typically called poison bottles because of the practice of the Maya covering them with cinnabar. They could have been used to hold different things, including ink for a scribe, perfume, etc. In excellent condition. 2-1/4" wide by 2" tall.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1492 item #950414 (stock #AN 310)
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An Anasazi bowl from New Mexico, Ca. 950 - 1100 A.D.

This is a very unusual Anasazi bowl, with a design that shows Mimbres influence. I leave the interpretation of the design up to you. A little showpiece. 6" across by 3" tall.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #950412 (stock #Maya 297)
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A superb Maya figure of an elder lady, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.

This wonderful Maya figure from the Tiquisate region of Guatemala has beautiful details, with a large necklace, scarification on one shoulder and a depiction of the Old Wind God on the other shoulder.(There is some evidence that the shoulder scarification marked the individual as a priestess to the god marked on the other shoulder, and showed that she was forever committed to service to that god)...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #932572 (stock #Maya 303)
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A standing Maya figure of a ceremonial dancer, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.

This great little figure has a wonderful large headdress of a bird, and has a very nice sounding whistle incorporated into it. The hole for the whistle is located on the right shoulder. One of the bird wings has repair. Measures 6-3/4" tall.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #927838 (stock #Maya 298)
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A fantastic Maya cylinder, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.

This outstanding Copador cylinder has 3 Maya Lords sitting on Jaguar pelts. One of the Lords holding a staff, with the other two having their hands in an offering position, probably paying homage to the other one. Two lesser chiefs giving offerings to the area ruler.

Very good detail, paint and condition. 8-1/2" by 5-3/4".

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #926437 (stock #Maya 299)
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A unique Maya Whistle figure, CA. 600 - 900 A.D.

This strange and unique figure appears to represent a wild boar, and probably depicts a deity figure, as you can see the human type arms, with bracelets. Makes a great high pitched tone. Stands 4" tall.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #916916 (stock #Maya 287)
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A beautiful, fluted bottom Maya Chiefs bowl, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.

This classic Maya bowl has 6 figures seated around the outside of the bowl, and has Turkey Vultures and a cardinal direction marker on the inside. It also has a nice fluted base. Five of the figures have a speaking glyph in front of them, and one does not. Almost like the one is being judged or spoken to by the others. Very strong paint and deposits.

Measures 7-3/4" wide by 3" tall.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #913295 (stock #JAL 109)
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A gorgeous Jalisco Kneeling Lady, Ca. 100 B.C. - 300 A.D.

This is a wonderful example of the shaft tomb figures of West Mexico - (See "The Shaft Tomb Figures of West Mexico" by H. Von Winning). This kneeling lady has great color and deposits, and stands 8-1/4" tall. Nice detailing on the headpiece and a good finish remaining overall.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #901120 (stock #Maya 276)
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A beautifully rendered Maya "Chiefs" Bowl, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.

This great example of the Maya Chiefs bowl has 6 figures around the outside of the bowl, shown in an "offering" ceremony. This bowl is one of the rarer type, with the figures facing left, where a majority of this type have the figures facing right. Has Turkey Vultures and the cardinal direction marker on the inside of the bowl.

Measures 8" wide by 3" tall.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #897798 (stock #Maya 272)
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A very nice Maya "Swimmers" bowl from El Salvador, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.

This Mayan bowl has two "swimmer" figures stretched around the outside, below a row of glyphs. The swimmers are believed to represent the "Hero Twins" and the underworld. The two figures are very well rendered and have great detail. Also has beautiful Eagle head glyphs on the inside. This is a great example.

Measures 7-1/2" wide by 3" tall.