All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1403052 (stock #061919A)
Oldbailey Antiques
$2,495.00
This exceptionally rare and well-preserved image has been expertly framed and mounted on an acid-free backing and enclosed in uv-plexi. The piece dates to circa the 3rd century BC, and depicts a "pampas cat." A similar example, very likely from the same mantle, was recently on exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (donated by Arthur Bullova, one of the founding members of the textile museum in Washington.)The last image in this listing shows the Met's piece for purposes of comparison...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1402665
Large flat figure wearing a skirt, a turban and appliques. Condition: damage to the appliques, left arm repaired. Provenance: Arte Primitivo, New York, September 2005. H. 19 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1402646
what pdx
$6,895.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1700 item #1402291 (stock #LS20194)
Ancient Artifacts
$10,000.00
This is an extraordinarily rare and unique carved bone Mayan plaque. This masterpiece is the finest I have ever seen and very few exist. It is 4 1/2" X 2 1/2" X 1/8". It is from the Aapo Bolon Estate which was collected by the family while living in Guatemala from 1920-1980. I inspected the entire collection of over 1000 pieces and found nothing incorrect in any item. This was the finest piece in the offering. It is from the Post Classic Period as it is made from Bovine bone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1402261
With typical almond shaped eyes, protruding nose and ears with earmuffs. Oxidized green patina with traces of pigments. Dimensions: 22x37 cm. Provenance: Bodes & Bode, The Hague, 1970’s Private collection The Hague 1970’s-2004 Collection Jack Nelis 2004-2019
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1401247 (stock #LS201903)
Ancient Artifacts
$1,000.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1401084
The dense green and black speckled votive axe is crafted as a celt form, probably in diorite, with a human-like head and outlined grooved areas delineating the waist, and legs.

This type of idol and axe combined are usually called an axe-god and highly valued among collectors for the artful and archaic style.

Size: 7,7 cm. long and 4,2 cm. wide.

Provenance: Old Niedersachsen (German) collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1400275 (stock #VC155)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
An exceptionally large Vera Cruz head from Mexico, ca. 300 – 900 AD. It is 6” high, 5-1/2” wide and depicts an individual with filed teeth visible in the open mouth. He is wearing a headdress and has his face painted with chapopote. Mounted on stand. Ex Chicago estate. Cf. Leyenaar “Von Kuste Zu Kuste”, page 113.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1400274 (stock #MA1297)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A slender Maya cylinder from the Zeaculeu area in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This elegant vessel is 9" high, 3-1/2" in diameter and is decorated with bands of negative resist designs, executed in black over white, as well as directly on the orange slip. Intact, with mineral deposits and root marks. Rare type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1400271 (stock #NZ704)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A nice Nazca jar from Peru, ca, 200 – 500 AD. It is 3-3/4” in diameter and is decorated with two registers of beans executed in black over cream slip. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1400270 (stock #NZ690)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A fine Nazca jar from Peru, ca. 400 – 500 AD. This lovely corseted vessel is 6-1/4” high and is decorated with a band of rectangular trophy heads place between killer whale fins. A band of geometric designs may represent mesh traps. In excellent condition, with strong paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 106.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1400269 (stock #CC151)
Arte Xibalba
$600.00
An excellent Cocle figural effigy jar from Panama, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. This choice El Hatillo style vessel is 6-1/2” high and depicts a mythological creature with large claws. The stylized facial features are painted on the head and four feet are indicated along the bottom edge. Intact, with strong paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Labbé “Guardians of the Life Stream”, page 49.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1400059 (stock #042419A)
A well-modeled figure measuring 8 inches in height. The figure is shown kneeling, with a cape or cloak draped over the left arm, the right hand resting on a knee. A twisted turban sits on the figures head, and prominent "ear-flares" are present. Intact, with losses and abrasions to the surface.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1400011 (stock #SWN)
A delicately constructed necklace using the best of both worlds. From Pre-Columbian Central and South America there are a variety of various ancient spindle whorls used for weaving combined with elongated aged sterling silver Navajo beads. The overall wearable length is 15". Great for casual or formal occasions.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1399734
This extra large and impressive piece is a Mayan brownware ceremonial tripod vessel that dates to the Early Classic Period, circa 450-650 A.D., and is approximately 13 inches in diameter, by 9 inches high. This impressive piece is a thick walled light to dark brown terracotta ceramic, that has three "slab type" legs attached to the flat base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1399610
Rare bone carving of a figure with his hand together in front of him as in a prayer and a fervolent or divine expression, wearing a hat or headdress, Pre-Columbian Mexico, Mayan Culture, ca. 300-650 AD.

The carving with a terrific glossy hard, darker patina, very nicely carved and polished for the perio.

Size: 11 cm.

Condition: Choice, almost completely preserved even with outlined feet below.

Ex. Helene Ferro (German Collector ca. 1960s)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1399483 (stock #P96)
A superb quality ancient Pre-Columbian, Chorrera, ca. 9th–5th century B.C. Effigy vessel. A flat -bottomed compound vessel with a raised neck, slightly flared rim and three Anthropomorphic / Zoomorphic heads protruding from the shoulders, equidistantly positioned to provide a sense of balance to the overall composition of the vessel.

Details of the visages are nicely incised and delineated in repousse. Boasts a lovely redware finish and nice burnishing marks...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1399482 (stock #P95)
Antique Pre-Columbian Chimú Blackware Pottery Vessel ca. 1100 - 1532 AD. The middle part of the vessel is divided into four quadrants and decorated in relief featuring Naylamp/Naylap, a mythical god, standing with raised arms, as well as a scorpion with a human head, and a figure of an animal. Of these three figures, they wear large crescentic headdresses, the forth panel depicts two human figures holding large crescentic headdress...