All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1424684 (stock #LS202007)
Ancient Artifacts
$12,000.00
This unique Mayan translucent jade bead is simply astounding and extremely detailed. It is probably a representation of the deity Kukulkan or the Feathered Serpent Quetzalcoatl. This is a particularly unique interpretation and rendition of a coiled snake. First, it is very rare to see a 3D full in the round serpent. They are usually just squiggly lines. The serpent coils at the back and ends with the rattle underneath the bottom of the carving as does the forked tongue...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1424372 (stock #LMFF)
The piece dates Ca. 100 - 860 A.D. and measures 5 1/2” in height by 4” in width. The face is a highly fantastical anthropomorphic creation and most likely a representation of one of the extensive panoply of deities worshipped by the ancients. This striking work of genius was created from a thick clay with the exterior burnished a dark cinnamon in color. The face is boldly conceived and executed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1424322 (stock #MAH)
THREE UNUSUAL ARCHAIC PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY HEADS MOUNTED FOR DISPLAY IN A VINTAGE OAK FRAME Each of the three heads is very different and shows the great diversity of styles created in Northern Mexico and Guatemala prior to Ca. 300 A.D. From left to right: Head #1 measures 2 1/4 “ in length by l 1/2” in width. The hand molded head was created using a light colored cinnamon clay. The figure has incised circular eyes and eyebrows...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1424240 (stock #LS2020206)
Ancient Artifacts
$16,000.00
Sale Pending
This incredibly rare Olmec spoon is made from Robin's egg translucent blue jade. It has a perfect classic Olmec mouth which is very hard to find. These spoons were used for ceremonial snuffing of hallucinogenic substances by shamans. It is 4 1/4". It has beautiful patina and weathering is obvious. I purchased it from the famous collection of Michael Robbins from Santa Fe in 1992. The last picture is a spoon sold by Sotheby's several years ago. The hammer price was $330,000.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1424224 (stock #MA1501)
Arte Xibalba
$1,750.00
A superb Maya cache vessel from Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This excellent zoomorphic vessel is 5-3/4" high and depicts a canine deity. The superbly detailed head, spindly legs and genitals are all appliquéd to the black-slipped chamber. A rare type, in excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1423864 (stock #GV74)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Gallinazo-Viru canchero from Peru, ca. 1 - 100 AD. This rare ceremonial water dipper is 10-3/4" long; its lentoid chamber is 7" in diameter and is extensively decorated with the traditional negative resist designs characteristic of the type. The tapered handle is elegantly curved and the burnished red slip shows extensive mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1423863 (stock #CH2043)
Arte Xibalba
$285.00
A fine Chimu whistle vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This fine double-chamber bridge vessel is 6-1/2" high, 8-3/8" long and features a nicely detailed bird mounted atop the front spout. The bridge has a deeply incised design on both sides. Intact, with good mineral deposits and clear tone on the whistle.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1423860 (stock #MA1803)
Arte Xibalba
$2,000.00
A magnificent Maya jade pendant from the Nebaj area of Guatemala, ca. 250 - 700 AD. This choice pendant is 2-1/2" wide, 1-7/8" high and depicts an individual with fancy headdress and large ear ornaments. The piece is carved from beautiful green jade and is drilled laterally for suspension. Highly polished, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1423843
Tairona Pre-Columbian Gilded Copper Nose Ring. 2 cm. c. 800 - 1200 A.D. Colombia.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1423817 (stock #LS202005)
Ancient Artifacts
$7,500.00
Sale Pending
This is an amazing extremely rare pre-Columbian Mayan jade maskette. It is 200BC-200AD. It is an exceptional piece of highly translucent jadeite that shows great patina. The jade is fine grained, evenly distributed and pure. It is 1 1/4" high, 1 3/8" wide. It is only 1/5" thick. Small thin pieces like this are hardly even seen on the market and make great jewelry pendants. They are much harder to carve than the larger pieces. It depicts a man of high ranking with very detailed facial features...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1423710
Very interesting large textile pillow from the Lyngbye Collection, ca. 1000-1400 AD.

This pillow is authentic but the goat perhaps a composite made in the mid 1900s using ancient textiles, or a 100% authentic buriel pillow, we're not 100% certain. In any case consiting of large pieces of tapestry wowen elements. With original ancient reeds

Size: Ca. 24×19 cm and very thick.

Condition: Choice and thus rare.

Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1423709
A very rare buriel authentic pillow from a Chancay grave, Ex. Jan Pelle collection (Lyngbye collection), brought in South Amerca in the 1960s.

The large pillow is mounted with 2 female figures, perhaps representing a dead mother and child or more likely dead sisters. They are holding hands...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1423556 (stock #MCGB)
This one-of-a-kind shadow box displays the two miniature bowls at their very best. Both are polychrome with various geometric motifs and date Ca. 1250 - 1450 A.D. from The Casas Grandes area of Northern Mexico. The bowls measure a mere 2” in diameter. The antique frame from the late 1800’s measures 14” in height by 12” in width...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1423548 (stock #MNF)
This skillfully hand modeled slightly rotund little fellow measures only 3” in height by 1 1/2” in width and is a real charmer. The base hand modeled clay is a deep cinnamon brown. He is sitting with legs extended slightly outward. He appears to be nude save for various body ornaments such as small ear spools, a bracelet on each arm, and and a conical semi-circular head piece with remnants of the original black paint. He dates Ca. 100 B.C. - 250 A.D. and has coffee bean shaped eyes and a sl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1423408 (stock #LS202004)
This is a very interesting Olmec jade maskette. It dates to 1200BC-600BC. It is 1 3/4" square. It is nicely scooped in the back. It has not been cleaned or polished. It is heavily encrusted with clay type material that will not come off with a pin prick. It does have splitting in several areas. However, the piece is solid and the cracks do not go all the way through. It is not translucent, but it is a very nice quality piece of jade. It is a great study piece as it is obviously the mother-of-al...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1423388 (stock #MPJ)
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. The jar would have held red cinnabar which could only be used by the nobles and rulers a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1423213 (stock #HOY)
The figure is deftly modeled with a hollow interior. He was crafted in West Mexico Ca. 1000 - 450 B.C. using a buff terra-cotta pottery. The figure is wearing a semi-circular patterned head piece which beautifully frames his face. He is ornamented with large circular ear spools and a double necklace most likely made from jade. His eyes are deeply pierced so that the pupils stand out and help create a realistic representation and he has raised arching eyebrows. His mouth is slightly open with sen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1422975
A pair of excellent ceramic stamp seal, Mayan, ca. 500 – 800 AD.

Finely sculptured one with animals and the other with a mask or face, perhaps the Sungod.

Size: 24 mm. and 28 mm. in diameter respectively, max height ca. 20 mm.

Ex. German private collection, 1925-1979.