A NICE NARINO CAPULI STORAGE VESSEL, Capuli cultural complex (ca. 850 A.D. – 1500 A.D.)
From the shaft tombs of the Southern Highland Narino Region of Columbia.
This choice vessel has the body decorated with a red-on-cream resist painted pattern.
Size: ca. 140 mm. high and ca. 140 mm. in diameter.
Condition: Choice! nothing to remark.
Ex. Very Old Swedish Private Collection (Estate)
Inca Copper Tupu (shawl pin). Ca. A.D. 1476 -1534. This copper Tupu is 5.5 inches long the non-pointed end terminating in a copper Llama. The Llama is hollow with what appears to be a copper rattle bead inside. Both sides are slotted and the back of the Llama has a small loop for tying a retaining cord. Various patina areas throughout. Excellent condition.
A fine Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 350 AD. This nicely sculpted Ameca example is 4-1/4” high and depicts a seated hunchback. He is posed with hands resting on his knees and is adorned with a headdress and bracelets. Intact, with good paint and strong dendrites.
An adorable Nayarit dog from West Mexico, ca. 100 BC – 250 AD. This sweet canine is 4” high and is posed seated on his rear haunches. He has an expressive face, with the tongue protruding from the open mouth. Dendrites and patchy mineral deposits create a wonderful visual texture overall. Intact.
Pre-Columbian globular pottery jar, Chancay Peru, 1000-1400 AD.
A beautiful and scarce larger pottery jar from the Chancay culture, globular shape with applied handles in both sides and tiny animals on both sides as well.
The pottery greyish white with black line decoration.
Size: 19 cm. tall.
Condition: Choice!, some roughness to the edge of the spout, othervise intact.
Rare Pre-Columbian copper hook with frog. Possibly Inca. Postclassic Period (1250-1519 CE) The frog has well defined legs. Custom base. 4" tall. Ex Irwin Hersey collection NYC.
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B.C. - 300 A.D. SIZE: 6" in length by 3 1/2" in height DESCRIPTION: A reddish brown double globed phytomorphic vessel comprised of a pair of conjoined cactus connected by a hollow circular tube. Each cactus is supported by two tripod legs and each is adorned with raised nodules (thorns?) encircling the center area. The piece is intact and as found. There is one miniscule chip to one of the upper rims...
An Interesting Pre-Columbian pottery jar with lid, dating pre 15th. century.
The jar on a high foot and with a removable lid.
The design with faces on the body of the vessel. Loop at the top.
A middle-American vessel, unidentified culture.
Size: ca. 20 cm.
Condition: Choice and intact with a few very minor losses.
Ex. The Professor D.H. collection, Münic, ca. 1960s.
Tairona Pre-Columbian Gilded Copper Nose Ring.
2 cm. c. 800 - 1200 A.D. Colombia.
A fine Pre-Columbian Chimú-Inka pottery vase 1240 - 1570 BC.
The vessel tall with animal shaped handles.
In black-glazed pottery, glossy and attractive.
Size: 13,5 cm.
Condition: Choice, micro chip to the rim!.
Ex. Private Berlin Estate collection
Mezcala Maskette, Stone. 5’ x 3.5” 1.5” Circa 600 B.C. – 300 A.D.
Provenance: Auction – Southwest College, La Mesa, Ca.
This is a Pre-Columbian MOCHE Silver CROWN from Peru, 100 - 800 A.D. It measures about 14 1/4" (from end to end) X 3/4" ( 36.3 cm X 1.9 cm ). The Moche Civilization built massive sacred Huacas (pyramids). Ceramics were their main expression of art. The Moches created sculptural and plain paint-ornamented vessels of which, the most traditional and popular were the stirrup spout vessels...
A large Nariño vessel from Colombia, ca. 850 – 1500 AD. This rare example from the Capuli cultural complex is 7” in diameter and is elaborately decorated with the characteristic black-on-red resist painted designs. It has an unusual square base and intact suspension loops. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 143.
A fine Moche bracelet or wrist armor from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 3” wide, 7-1/2” long and is made from silvered copper, with two perforations for attachment.
Origin: Mexico / Central America
Age: Ca. 400A.D. - 860A.D.
Size: 3 1/2" in height by 2 1/2" in width
Description: A compact seated male figure wearing a headpiece bound with a circular indented band with one forelock of hair dangling down from the left side. His face is highly expressive with a well defined nose and raised almond shaped eyes. He is wearing large circular ear spools and a massive necklace of large stones. He is sitting with both legs extended...
A 4 figure group of Pre-Columbian textile dolls, ca. AD 1100 - 1450. They are attached to a 6 in cushion made from cotton, is stuffed with a variety of plant and animal fibers and retains its carrying strap. Each doll is made from different cloth.
This small treasure measures 2 3/4” in height by 1 1/2” in width and dates Ca. 400 -860 A.D.
The jar was fabricated of a buff clay and then finished off with a white wash on the exterior which is intact and as found without any overpaint of any kind. This curious figure has raised realistic facial features with oval eyes, arched eyebrows, round puffy cheeks, and a slightly upturned mouth with full lips...
ORIGIN: WEST MEXICO
AGE: Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.
SIZE: 4" In height by 2 1/2" in width
DESCRIPTION: A visually mesmerizing solid terra-cotta figure of a woman with her arms folded across her nude chest and a long black braid of hair trailing down her back. She has a deeply incised mouth with full parted lips. Her eyes are also deeply incised slits with a slightly upward tilt. Her only adornment is a set of circular elongated ear pieces...