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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1367763
This superb piece is a Veracruz/Mayan tripod plate vessel that dates to the Early Postclassic Period, circa 900-1200 A.D., and is approximately 12.4 inches in diameter, by 5 inches high. This piece is made from a dark red clay, and has a dark orange glaze that covers the entire piece. There are also three incised decorative boxes that are evenly spaced on the outer bowl, and these boxes have a dark gray/black glaze with cream colored incised lines...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367731 (stock ##0-ka038)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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A Hano style clown attributed to the carver Wilson Tewaquotewa(1871-1960), the last chief of Old Oraibi. He produced Kachina dolls which are a combination of many dolls and figments of his own imagination. He believed that you didn't carve actual Kachinas for the tourist market. His dolls are usually monochromatic in color (brown, ochre and white and black). He also uses a device of putting many dots in an area, to contrast with a solid area of color...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367728 (stock ##0-ka024)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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The rarer Katsinas of the some of the Rio Grande Pueblos are stylistically similar to Hopi figures, though often made of pine wood. Hopi Katsinas are made of cottonwood and more simply painted. This doll has great provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs, PhD. She taught at UNM School of Field Research. She was born in 1910 and she died in 1972. This doll was purchased from her estate and sold by Case Auctions, Memphis, Tennessee. c.1920, 14" height x 2 3/4" width, 9 1/2" width of tableta
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367727 (stock ##0-ka023)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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A rare polychrome secular figure from Zia Pueblo. Her hands extended upward, carrying a burden strap, a real pottery canteen on her back. Carvings are rarely made at Zia. This is the first one that I have seen that came out of the Pueblo. c.1920, 14" height x 3 3/4" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1367689
This attractive piece is a Paracas bowl that dates to the Chavinoid Period Paracas, circa 1000-600 B.C., and is approximately 6.8 inches in diameter, by 3.25 inches high. This piece is among the earliest ceramics that were produced by any Andean pre-Columbian culture, and it has very detailed incised geometric "line-designed" motifs. This light to dark brown glazed piece has added dark red highlights, and this dark red color is seen within an incised band that runs around the piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1367623 (stock #4955)
Native American Indian Bowl, possibly Zunni. Diameter: 7.75”
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1367622 (stock #4954)
Native American Indian Bowl, possibly Zunni.

Diameter: 4.5”

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1367509 (stock #SS484)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
An excellent LaTolita sello (roller stamp) from Ecuador, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This choice example is 2-7/8” long, 7/8” in diameter and features monkeys creatures surrounded by various stylized zoomorphic elements. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367508 (stock #VI94)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A fine Vicus Jaguar vessel from Peru, ca. 200 BC – 200 AD. It is 7-1/2” high and depicts the feline showing large teeth in the open mouth. The tail is modeled in relief and the chamber retains some of the original decorative design elements. Strong mineral deposits. Comes with ring base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1367435
This lovely Aztec/Mixtec tripod dates to the Late Postclassic Period, circa 1000-1450 A.D., and is approximately 4.2 inches high, with a diameter at the rim of 5.5 inches. This piece is intact, with no noticeable repair/restoration, and has a light polychrome slip in black, cream, and light red colors. This piece is a tripod bowl with flat plank extended legs that also extend past the outer diameter of the bowl, and because this design, this piece is very stable sitting on a flat surface...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1367369
This vibrant Nazca globular vessel dates to the Middle Nazca Period, circa 300-600 A.D., and is approximately 10 inches high, by 9 inches in diameter through the center of the piece. This piece has very vibrant dark red, orange, cream, black, white, and light aquamarine colors. This piece was painted over a light brown/tan clay, and has perfect globular symmetry in it's creation...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1367350 (stock ##0-ka004)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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"Some of the most interesting dolls are the attenuated dolls or "old skinnies". These dolls, undoubtedly the work of a single individual, are Zuni-like in proportion. However, despite their linear proportions, the dolls are Hopi Kachinas and undoubtedly carved at least 100 years ago."Printing 1975 - From Kachinas the Barry Goldwater Collection at the Heard Museum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367344 (stock #0-ka000)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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White face mask with secular eyes hachured areas or red spots on the cheeks. Butterfly and feathers on the tableta. Earrings below the tableta. Costume may be a white and embroidered, ceremonial robe and a kilt worn like a blouse. A black dress with a yellow maiden's shawl. The feet are wearing moccasins. Fewkes, 1983. Steven, 1936. Earl Kennard, 1938. 15 1/2" height x 4 1/4" width, c.1920
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1367325 (stock ##0-ka001)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Case mask with one half face painted green and one half red, tubular mouth; no ears, blossom on one side and tuft of red hair and feathers on the other. Douglas fir ruff. Kilt, sash, fox skin, and green moccasins. Body painted any common katsina style. Carris staff tipped with feathers, and a rattle. Appears in regular katsina dance...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1367263
A Pre Columbian, Teotihuacan / Toltec stone head of the Fire God, Huehueteotl, dating to ca. AD. 550-950.

A nicely carved stonehead with many facial details. The head is adorned with a large tubular ear ornaments, hat and headband.

Condition: Choice for age and type.

Size is c. 5,4 cm - 2,1 inches high.

Ex. German private collection.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1367224 (stock #MBT)
First time ever offered for sale. Three Mimbres shell bracelets and a small turquoise pendant all dating from 1000 - 1250 A. D. The largest of the three bracelets measures 2 1/2” in diameter with a row of incised triangles on the outer rim. The pale blue ovoid turquoise pendant measures approximately 1/2” in length. The four pieces were found together as a grouping...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1367136 (stock #MS)
Culture: Maya Origin: Mexico/Central America/ Ca. 400-850A.D. Size: 7” in diameter by 3” in height Description: A simple and appealing Maya bowl. The base clay is a soft tan/brown with exterior design elements in tangerine and dark brown. The interior is undecorated. The bowl has matching painted motifs…one on each side. The design comprises an orange serrated figure (possibly a flower) centered in a wide brown circle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1367133 (stock #MCB)
Culture: Maya Origin: Mexico/Central America/ Ca. 400-850A.D. Size: 5 1/2’ in diameter by 2” in height Description: A compact Maya bowl comprised of a light tan base clay. The exterior is ornamented with two slightly raised avian motifs with obvious remnants of the red pigment with which it was originally covered. The interior has a heavy coating of cinnabar. The bowl may have been used as a cinnabar receptacle for painting the faces of the nobles and rulers. It is a fact of interest th...