ORIGIN: Costa Rica
AGE: Ca. 1200 - 1500 A.D.
SIZE: 4 3/4" in diameter by 3 3/4" in height
DESCRIPTION: A fantastically ornamented Nicoya bichrome vessel. For such a compact pottery creation the amount and detail of the
painted motif elements is truly superb. The piece has a tripod base comprised of three hollow stylized jaguar heads with the original rattles in the legs still intact. The base color is a cream/yellow clay with design elements in a rich burnt orange...
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.
A wonderful lot of 4 larger Textiles, 11th.-15th. century AD.
Interesting lot of finely weaved bags and purses and fragments with birds and great colours, very nice set!
Size: 20 cm., 18 cm., 18 cm. and 12 cm. for the triangular purse.
Ex Helene Ferro, German Collection, before 1968.
AN ELEGANT NECKLACE COMPRISED OF PRE-COLUMBIAN MULTI COLORED STONE MAYAN BEADS . THE HALF MOON SHAPED PENDANT ORIGINATED FROM THE BIT OF A SHOW QUALITY HORSE BRIDLE. THE CABOCHON STONE GRACING THE CENTER OF THE NECKLACE IS A DARK SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE. THE OVERALL WEARABLE LENGTH IS 12”. The CENTER ORNAMENTATION MEASURES 4” IN LENGTH BY 1/2” AT THE WIDEST POINT.
Brilliant Proto Nazca blue and red burial textile panels framed in one shadow box (detail shown.) Southern Coast of Peru (ca. 400 BCE - 01 CE) Frame is 34 1/2" high x 41 1/2" wide. In excellent condition. The Nazca culture (also Nasca) was the archaeological culture that flourished from 400 BCE to 800 CE beside the dry southern coast of Peru in the river valleys of the Rio Grande de Nazca drainage and the Ica Valley (Silverman and Proulx, 2002)...
Framed Chimu Textile Panel with nine figures, Peru, ca. 800 - 1200. Textile Panel is 18" high x 11 1/2" wide. Frame size is 23" high x 16 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Estate of Miss Kate Kemper. According to Sothebv's NY, Kate Kemper, of London and Switzerland (1908-2004) was an early collector of Andean art, forming an important collection of ceramics and textiles after visiting Peru...
Chancay Bulbous Vessel (AD 800 - 1200) 8 inches/20.3 cm tall by 6 inches/15.2 cm wide. Very pretty piece with eyes in relief, ears with spools, low relief arms and legs with beggars cup held in hands. Geometric headband. Slightly concave spine.Well painted with chocolate, geometric design on arms, non-uniform spots randomly dispersed on poncho. Excellent condition. ex New Jersey collection.
Pre-Columbian Northern Peru, Chimu / Chancay culture, ca 1000 to 1300 AD.
Nice tapestry woven fragment in vivid colours.
Size: Frame is a bit larger than A4 paper.
Condition: Choice, nicely preserved colours.
Ex Helene Ferro, German Collection, before 1968.
Chimu or Chanay Gauze and Embroidered Loin cloth with stylised birds and figures. The condition is good with obvious signs of use and wear. Quite unique piece of ancient textile. End to end 78" Top to bottom 49"
Comes with a copy of a letter from original collector.
Collected 1960s old Texas Collection
This phenomenal 7 3/16" Llama Bone Flute is highly engraved with human effigy carvings with crown or headdress and was recovered in Pisac, Peru near Machu Picchu. It is highly polished. It is so translucent that when backlit with a flashlight, light passes through both sides of the bone. It has beautiful patina. A lot of work and pride went into creating this beauty. I purchased it from Jim Bennett who has written several books on detecting fakes and reproductions.
Great mix lot of Pre Columbian exotic material pieces. Chavin quartz bead ,quartz weight and a conical stone bead with jade inlay, Mayan obsidian blades- scraper, amethyst and jade beads a great group of rare beads.
An exceptional Chimu wood staff from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This rare example is 22-1/2” long and features a nicely detailed head topped with a large flared element. The carving is surrounded by multiple bands of delicate pyro-incised designs. In superb condition, fine patina, mounted on stand.
Type 10 Mezcala figure, 9" by 3",showing heavy mineralization and root marks.Small chip on the chin under the mouth.
A pair of whorls, Manteno Culture, Ecuador. 1000-1500 AD. Great ceramic spindle whorls. Each is incised with birds and mythical creatures.
Ex. German Private Collection
Rare and extremely fine pair of Incan sheet silver and gold ceremonial deer cups . The hooves ears tails and antlers on the male are in nearly 17k gold . The female is made of 20 different pieces of sheet silver and gold soldered together and the male even more pieces. This set is believed to have been made by Chimu artisans for the new Inca rulers, from what experts have said this is the only known pair of this quality in silver...
Ancient Moche solid cast silver Tumi Sceptre c 300 AD with Warriors or high priest Lords. Fine sculpture and casting with inlaid stone eyes headdress ear flairs and shields. Xrf testing done for content appraised and authenticated by Lowell Collins with paperwork.
The sceptre came from a 1960s Texas collection. Weight is 292g silver and is 9.5" long and 2 ' wide at the top.
A fine Chancay textile panel from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. It is 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" and most likely was a decorative corner from a mantle. This lovely fragment depicts intertwined fish and has nicely contrasting colors and textures. Lightly basted to modern fabric, ready for framing.
Antique Pre columbian ceramic spindle whorl bead Maya 100-900 AD
Antique Pre –Columbian Maya, ca.100-900 A.D. ceramic spindle whorl or bead decorated around with incised pattern...