Interesting ancient pottery figure of a standing Shaman, Equador, Jama-Coaque culture, 1st.-6th. century AD.
Superbly moulded and engraved figure with so many beautiful details; an important work from the culture.
Size: 17 cm. tall.
Condition: Choice! Very tiny closed stress hairline on the back, no repairs of losses.
Ex. A. Stensager Collection, formerly in a German Collection
Antique MesoAmerican Pre-Columbian Large Stone Celt axe of massive expanding form with sharp cutting edge, made of Black hardstone, Post-Classic (900-1521 CE).
This is a typical work axe, so is not as finely polished as the Maya ceremonial celts.
CONDITION: Showing its age and usage, some minor chips to the cutting edge, otherwise in good condition.
DIMENSIONS: Length: 16cm (6 1/4 in). Width in the widest point: 6 cm (1 3/4 in)...
This is an excellent Inca mace head from Peru, ca.1200-1450 AD
The five pointed star measures 3-1/4" in diameter.
It is composed of copper and has an oxidized patina.
It was used to affix to the end of a club, creating an intimidating piece of weaponry.
Similar examples can be found in "Cobre" by Jose Antonio de Lavalle on page 425
An authentic antique circa 500 - 1500 AD Pre-Columbian Tairona culture necklace formed of 187 beads of various shapes and sizes, made of Carnelians, shell and Green and Brown Stones. Naturally, it has been restrung on metal wire.
DIMENSIONS: Approximate length in a straight line: 48.3 cm (19 in)...
HIGH QUALITY LARGE NARINO CAPULI PEDESTAL BOWL, Capuli cultural complex (ca. 850 A.D. – 1500 A.D.)
From the shaft tombs of the Southern Highland Narino Region of Columbia.
This spectacular bowl has the body decorated with a black and red-on-cream resist painted pattern.
Size: ca. 19 cm. in diameter and ca. 9 cm. high.
Condition: Superb! Flawless with fully painted and preserved surfaces.
Ex. Very Old Swedish Private Collection (Estate)
A rare Blackware stirrup vessel with two connected enlongated pumpkin-shaped bodies, Chimú, ca. 900-1450 AD.
Wonderful vessel in an exceptional condition for the type, small animal at the handle and a stunning design.
Size: 19 cm.
Condition: Superb and intact.
Ex. Private Collection, comes with provenance and COA
From the northern coast of Peru comes this impressive pottery vessel with Stirrup handle, Moche culture, 100-500 AD.
The vessel stands 28 cm. tall and is decorated on the round body with red line decoration on the cream ground.
Condition: Choice, a couple of visible mends to the spout could be retored better, othervise intact.
Ex. Collection of Baden-Württemberg, 1930 - 1962.
A set of five rare Machalilla figures from Ecuador, ca. 2000 – 1200 BC. They range from 1-3/8” to 2-3/8” in length and include both male and female examples. All are decorated with the characteristic puncture incising. Nice examples with good mineral deposits. The group comes displayed in a Riker mount.
This necklace is comprised of 31 stone pre-columbian beads, in varying shapes, sizes and colors. The necklace measures 19 1/2" long. Between 15 and 20 beads have a green color, the others are faded into cream and beige, a few are brown or black. The flat disc shaped black stone in the center measures roughly 26cm across and is backed with a green speckled disc. The large tubular beads measure between 7/8" and 1 1/4" (33cm)...
Nicoya-Guanacaste cup with slightly flared rim.
The rim with a red band and short black strokes on the inside.
The hollow legs rendered as pointed heads with painted features. Tiny vent holes.
Costa Rica, Papagayo Polychrome, ca. 1000-1350 AD
H. 6.5 cm (2.55 in)
D. 9.9 cm (3.9 in).
Pristine condition. Intact. The vessel covered with a cream colored slip...
Nicoya-Guanacaste tripod of lentiform body narrowing towards the rim. On one side the applied head of an iguana (?) with verrucous crest and folded crop.
The bulbous hollow legs with slit vent holes and small rattles inside.
Costa Rica, Middle Polychrome Period, 1000-1500 AD.
H. to head 7.5 cm (2.95 in)
W. 11.7 cm (4.6 in).
Pristine condition. Intact...
A large Nicoya figural vessel from Nicaragua, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 7” high. 7-1/4” wide and depicts an individual with one hand held to the side of his head, with the other resting on the outstretched leg. The face is nicely detailed, painted designs are used to indicate clothing and jewelry and there are rattles in the hollow legs. Overall in good condition, with vivid paint, strong mineral deposits, minor slip loss and a small repair.
Guatemala Mayan 250-900 AD Kiche Mayans. A small green stone carved human figure arms at its sides shows good signs of age and there is a old chip to her left top corner.Size 2.5"h 11/4" w This piece was collected in the town of
Chichicastenango, also known as Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, is a town in the El Quiché department of Guatemala, known for its traditional K'iche' Maya culture.
A fantastical polychrome four lobed vessel with four conjoined pepinos. The jar is from The North Coast of Peru and dates Ca. 1100 - 1470 A. D. It is a bridge vessel with a single spout. It measures 8 1/2” in height by 6” in width. Design elements are executed in charcoal black...
Relics of the nile is pleased to present this Mayan bowl from Guatemala, ca. 500 - 800 AD. The bowl features solid color with an excellent, detailed design of chiefs that repeats around the circumference of the piece. The bowl remains in solid condition and the body remains intact with the exception of some chipping on the rim that has been slightly repaired in one place. The bowl measures 6" in diameter and has evidence of extensive usage, good root marks and mineral deposits.
An exceptional pottery figure seated on a chair, Ecuador or Columbia, perhaps Manabi, later 1st. millenium AD.
A wonderful expressive figure with large headdress, massive free hanging earrings and seated with a Penis(?) in his lap. In red and cream pottery.
Size: 19 cm. tall and 10 cm. wide.
Condition: Choice! Looks perfectly intact and unrestored, but there might have been some very limited professional repair, we're not certain...
Atlantic watershed tripod with a bulbous body and slightly flared rim. Indented bulge between rim and body.
The hollow legs are rendered as reptile-like figures and also look like faces. The handles repeat this feature.
The legs with vent slits and small balls inside to use the vessel as a rattle.
A beautiful Mixtec stone pendant from Mexico, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. This masterfully detailed example is 1-3/8" long and depicts a fox, portrayed with its head twisted to look over its back. Even the feet on the underside are finished in fine detail. Carved from speckled olive green serpentine and perforated for suspension. Highly polished, perfect.