This exceptional Vera Cruz figure stands with outstretched arms and wears a headdress, necklace and large earspools. This are bituman remains around the mouth. Stands an impressive 24" tall.
This phenomenal Maya cylinder has three standing figures, each holding an instrument (fan or banner) that has a long billed bird perched on top that could represent the primary bird deity. Sits on three small legs. Gorgeous. 6-1/4" by 5-3/4".
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.
Two part lidded vessel that is 12" high and is decorated with a highly detailed figure mounted on the top. The lower part consist of a two handled bowl on a flared pedestal. The bowl is studded with spikes used to depict the Ceiba tree, representing the Maya Maya axis mundi, its stable world center. The cross design cut into the pedestal was viewed as an iconic representation of the Yaxche, which traditionally is the Ceiba tree...
There are two sea lion heads coming up from the top of the headdress, giving this a sea theme. The sea lion bodies are morphed into snake bodies as they run down the side of the figure. Beautiful condition. There is a TL test included from the Ralf Kotalla Lab in Germany, done in 1993. The report is in English and German with the graphs included. Dates last firing as 1250 years ago. 8" tall. Ex. E. Roth collection.
This large Maya polychrome plate measures about 13" across, and is of the type often referred to as a Maya "dancer" plate. It features a finely rendered standing figure holding a heavily decorated spear before him and a plumed rattle behind him. He is wearing a fine, elaborate headdress with and is heavily adorned with streaming cloth or plumage...
This wonderful Maya cylinder has a merchant or traveling man with a trump line on his head and carrying a huge pack on his back and holding a staff. There are two depictions of offering bundles. Around the top and bottom are glyph rows. 6" tall by 5-1/2" wide.
Large Colima Jaguar that stands 21" long by 11" high by 10" wide. - Fantastic root marks and deposits. One of the largest Colima effigies we have ever seen.
This Jaguar metate would have been used for grinding drugs, medicines, etc. Beautiful Jaguar head. Carved designs down both sides. 9" long by 5" wide by 3" tall.
Gorgeous Jalisco figure of a kneeling lady, with beautiful finish and nice deposits. 8" tall. Ex. Arte Primitivo.
A pair of Maya standing figures, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D. - An exceptional pair, with lots of "Maya Blue" remaining. (Maya blue is an after firing color, so rare to find pieces with much remaining). The male wears a scarf, cape and headdress, all with Maya blue. He is wearing sandals and carries a bag. This piece has a working whistle...