This is an Antique Peruvian Amazon SHIPIBO Polychrome VESSEL, from the late 19th Century - early 20th Century. It measures about 5" X 5" X 4 1/2" ( 12.8 cm X 12.8 cm X 11.5 cm ).
This is a Pre-Columbian MAYAN Large Polychrome VESSEL from Mexico, c 300 - 900 A.D. It measures about 6 3/4" X 6 1/2" X 8" ( 17.2 cm X 16.6 cm X 20.4 cm ).
This is a Pre-Columbian MOCHE Zoomorphic STIRRUP SPOUT Vessel from Peru, c 100 - 800 A.D. It measures about 5 3/4" X 5 1/2" X 8 3/4" ( 14.7 cm X 14.0 cm X 22.3 cm ). The spout has chips.
Important and Monumental Pre-columbian Veracruz Seated Incensario Figure from Mexico, ca. 600-900 A.D. Incensario dedicated to the god Chaac in the shape of a seated figure. The realistic expression on the face is striking and most likely depicts and actual individual. He is depicted wearing a large headdress of the god Chaac. Remains of stucco and yellow/orange paint are still present and the eyes are highlighted with black bitumen. This piece is impressive and larger than life size...
An Important & Exceedingly Rare Olmec Jaguar Mask from Mexico, ca. 300 B.C. This masterfully carved serpentine mask is in the form of a Jaguar with the huge were-jaguar mouth and flame eyebrows. Probably the finest example ever offered on the market! The three dimensional carving of the piece is beyond impressive. We cannot stress the importance of this mask. This is a perfect example of the skill that was able to be achieved by the Olmec.
8-5/16″ in height.
Outstanding volcanic rock figure of a trophy bearer carrying an axe in one hand and holding a severed shrunken head in the other. Perfect state of preservation. Some earthy adhesions
In Costa Rican culture trophy heads were given as prizes in the ballgame, suggesting that this trophy bearer might have been a ballgame victor.
Similar example at Yale University Art Gallery.
Material : Volcanic stone
Dating: 900-1200 A.D.
Origin: Atlantic Watershed - Guapiles...
An adorable tripod vessel from Panama, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This choice El Bosque Phase example is 3-3/4” high and is decorated with a trio of puppies, as well as linear décor. An excellent example of a rare type.
An excellent Vera Cruz warrior figure from Mexico, ca. 300 – 600 AD. This elaborate Remojadas example is 8” high and depicts a warrior in complex ceremonial regalia including wings, an avian headdress and extensive jewelry. Heavily painted with chapopote. Repaired.
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.
An unusual Maya stone amulet from Belize, ca. 250 – 700 AD. It is 2-5/8" long, is carved from a fine-grained gray stone in the form of a frog morphed with a human skull and a human face emerging along one edge. River find with repaired break.
An excellent Sinu necklace from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 31” long and is comprised of fine translucent crystal and beautiful green crisocola beads. Ready to wear or display.
A choice Maya carved cylinder from the Motagua Valley of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. It is 6” high, 4” in diameter and is decorated with four deeply carved panels, as well as a broad rim band of highly detailed glyphs. Two of the panels depict a Vision Serpent, the other two are complex woven mat designs. Intact, nicely burnished, strong mineral deposits.
A fine Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 300 AD. This lovely example is 5” high and depicts a seated male. He is wearing a beautifully decorated poncho that is draped over his knees. He is adorned with a headband, as well as nose and ear ornaments. Strong paint, good mineral deposits.
A choice Inca ceremonial pitcher from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This finely made vessel is 4-1/4” high and is decorated with two bands of geometric designs painted in black over the highly burnished red slip. The broad strap handle is decorated with a variety of linear designs and shows sign of extensive usage.
Cf. Domingo “Arqueologia Andina Peru”, page 365, for similar from Madrid’s Museo de America.
A trio of fine Manteno stamps from Ecuador, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. Each is just over 1” long, two create figural motifs, the third a floral design. Nice examples.
An very nice vessel, Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Vicus or Colima culture, 200-600 AD.
The vessel with stirrup spout and features a beautiful rendering of monkey sculptured in the round on the side.
Size: ca. 15 cm. high.
Condition: Choice, minor chipping to the edge of Spout fine patina.
Ex. Old Danish Collection, comes with COA
A superb Pre-columbian Chimú pottery 'stirrup' vessel picturing a seated man.
A rare and interesting blackware vessel, dating to ca. 900 AD, so closer to Moche and very 'Moche like' in style.
The vessel with a 'stirrup' handle and spout and the depiction of a seated warrior or Chieftain, likely a living human.
The Chimú culture was centered on Chimor with the capital city of Chan Chan, a large adobe city in the Moche Valley of present-day Trujillo, Peru...
A superb Maya cylinder from the Sula Valley of Honduras, ca. 600 – 900 AD. This highly burnished blackware example is 6-1/4” high, 5-1/4” in diameter and is carved with volute design patterns similar to the “false glyph” designs on the famous alabaster vessels from that region. A beautiful vessel in great condition, with stucco remnants in the grooves and just a barely visible hairline crack.