An excellent Maya censer (incense burner) from the Pacific slope region of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This fine ceremonial vessel is 9” long and has a handle sculpted in the form of a nicely detailed monkey holding the bowl. He is adorned with large ear spools and a ceremonial bib. Intact, with strong mineral deposits, signs of usage and just a minor repair.
This extremely rare incised Eagle effigy Aztec pipe was found by the famous Dr. Allen Hefin in western Mexico on 5/25/63. This piece is flawless in every way except for a tiny nick on the bottom of the stem. The patina is wonderful. It is 7" long and the bowl is 1" wide. This pipe is classified as a Michoacán procedentes and only a handful are known to exist. Three Aztec pipes were sold at Sotheby's auction on March 23rd, 2015 for $12,176. None were near as nice as this one...
AGE: Ca. 800 - 1000 A. D.
SIZE: 7 1/2" in diameter by 4" in height
DESCRIPTION: A remarkable richly adorned polychrome fruitera in colors of orange, purple, and black, against a cream colored background. This fine line vessel depicts two abstract mythological zoomorphic fantastical saurian creatures outlined by wide black lines. Each has wicked claws and a long barbed fin projecting from the rear of the head...
very fine example of a valley of mexico pre classic figure. 6 1/4 incnh, strong remaining red pigment. Rare to find in this excellent condition. Provenance: Leonard Kaplan Collection, Laguna Beach, CA.
This is a Pre-Columbian NAZCA / NASCA Terracotta Polychrome Zoomorphic BOWL from Peru, c. 200 - 400 A.D. It measures about 5 1/2" X 5 1/2" X 3 3/4" ( 14.0 cm X 14.0 cm X 9.6 cm ).
This is a Pre-Columbian Stone Spiked MACE HEAD, c. 1500 - 300 B.C. The Mace Head measures about 5" X 5 1/4" X 2 3/4" ( 12.8 cm X 13.4 cm X 7.0 cm ). The Mace Head with the wood stick measures about 23 1/2" long ( 60.0 cm ).
This is a Pre-Columbian MOCHE Polychrome Zoomorphic Stirrup Spout VESSEL from Peru, c 100 - 800 A.D. It measures about 5" X 6" X 8 1/2" ( 12.8 cm X 15.3 cm X 21.7 cm ). The vessel depicts zoomorphic figures.
This is a Pre-Columbian MAYAN Polychrome Terracotta Anthropomorphic BOWL from Mexico, c. 300 - 900 A.D. It measures about 9 1/4" X 9 1/2" X 3" ( 23.6 cm X 24.2 cm X 7.7 cm ).
This hematite Colima miniature effigy axe is 3 1/2" long and was found by the late Dr. Allen Heflin on 12-31-47. It is so inscribed on the back in his distinctive black ink. This is a fabulous extremely rare piece. I have seen only two others and they were not nearly as nice as this one. If you are an axe collector, this is a must have. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQt-yXflSlE. Due
This is a Pre-Columbian HUARI / WARI Polychrome Vessel from Peru, 500 - 900 A.D. It measures about 6" X 6" X 8" ( 15.3 cm X 15.3 cm X 20.4 cm ).
This is a Pre-Columbian MAYAN Terracotta Polychrome Anthropomorphic Ceremonial INCENSE BURNER from Mexico, c 300 - 900 A.D. It measures about 5 3/4" X 6" X 5 1/2" ( 14.7 cm X 15.3 cm X 14.0 cm ).
Chavin C1200BC-200BC Steatite and Stone Necklace , some beads are plain and some have the classic Chavin circle and dot patters while others have swirl patterns . One large copper bead and a giant stone spindle whorl type bead. The necklace is strung on adjustable leather cord and is stable and wearable.Length of beads 19" not counting large pendant.
High quality and very large Stirrup vessel, Pre-Columbian Peru, Moche Culture, fase II or III, 100-400 AD.
A skilled and artfully painted vessel, with the motif done in red line on a cream ground. The motif includes two large coiled snakes and several types (at least three) of insects!
Moche culture skilled ceramists produced a great variety of exquisitely decorated vessels...
An outstanding and unsually large Pre-Columbian Blackware vessel, dating to the earlier Inca Empire, ca. 12th.-13th. century AD.
The vessel with a spectacular decoration even for this lavish types; Double chambered and dot / knob decoration over the surface. One chamber shaped as a fat humanoid figure with cats ears and tiny arms, the chamber decorated with a multitude of birds feading on the dots. The other chamber with a large coiled fish.
Size: 26 cm. wide and 22 cm...
Mayan terracotta head of a parrot with red paint decoration , fantastic detail and unique in the fact that on each side there are holes so this piece would have been move able on whatever it had been attached to , complete in its self. Size L 3.5" W 2" H 2.5"
Terracotta head , artifact originating from Jama-Coaque (Ecuador). Pre-Colombian Civilization, 2nd Century BC-2nd Century AD.
Size H 2.5"
Mexico, c. 100 B.C. - 500 A.D., the standing female figure, wearing garment, bracelets and decorative headdress.
The figure of very fine quality hard burnt terracotta with remnants of decoration.
Size: 17,5 cm.
Condition: Choice! loss to right hand, othervise completely intact and very sound.
Ex. Old Danish Private Collection
This is an extroadinarily rare Aztec ceramic pipe. There are only 3 others of this earliest type known to exist. It was found by Dr. Allen Heflin on 12/2/60 in Cuautitlan, Mexico. The end of the stem has been broken off and appears to have been glued back on. This is not the prettiest of the 4 pipes I have listed, but it is the oldest likened unto Paleo vs. Archaic. I have what I believe to be the largest and finest collection of Aztec pipes in private hands.