A fine Maya figure from the Copan area of Honduras, ca. 250 - 400 AD. This seated female is 3-1/2" high and depicts a pregnant dwarf holding her swollen belly. She is wearing a headdress with ornament and retains pigment remnants under the encrustation.
A rare matched pair of Recuay gilded tupos from Peru, ca. 1 – 650 AD. These beautiful mantle pins are 5-3/4” long and depict a pair of serpents. The eyes are inlaid with red Spondylus shell on both sides and much of the gold layer remains intact.
Cf. De Lavalle “Cobre”, page 406.
An enormous Colonial Inca wood kero from Peru, ca. 1540 – 1575 AD. This large beaker is 8-1/4” high, 5-3/8” in diameter and is decorated with elaborately carved designs that have lost all but vestiges of the earlier, traditional Pre-Columbian motifs. This highly detailed example shows wear consistent with extensive usage and good mineral deposits. Rare find in this size!
An excellent Chimu-Inca zoomorphic vessel from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This large bottle is 8-1/2” high and features a nicely detailed monkey draped over the top of the chamber. The head has expressive facial features, with the legs and tail molded in relief. The piece is intact and covered inside and out with strong mineral deposits and trails.
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 signs of extensive usage.
Cf. Domingo “Arqueologia Andina Peru”, page 365, for similar from Madrid’s Museo de America.
A nice group of four Maya stone celts from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 700 AD. They are 1-1/2” to 1-5/8” long and are made from dark green and black stone. These are votive pieces called “Tears of the Gods” and were thrown into the fields and placed on altars as offerings to agricultural deities. Nice set.
An excellent Maya stone figure from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 600 AD. This beautiful jadeite figure is 3” high and depicts an individual bent forward and holding both hands to the stomach. The figure is nicely detailed and perforated lengthwise, perhaps once a pendant for an important necklace. Good mineral deposits and root marks. Mounted on stand.
An excellent Nayarit bed figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 300 AD. It is 4-1/4” long, 2-1/2” wide and depicts an individual ensconced on a complex four-legged pallet. He is wearing large ear ornaments and a nose ornament. Vivid paint, strong mineral deposits.
Cf. Von Winning “Anecdotal Sculptures of Ancient West Mexico”, page 95.
An adorable Colima maternal figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 3-3/4” high and depicts the mother cradling an infant in her lap. Both are adorned with identical headdresses. Intact, with good mineral deposits and root marks.
A rare Chimu bowl from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This elaborately decorated example is 6” in diameter and features four radiating panels of animated foxes, separated by panels of step-fret and serpentine designs. Nice find.
A beautiful Chimu silver nose ornament from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. It is 2" in diameter and consists of intricate wire work connecting spheres to the heavy outer ring. Superb workmanship, good mineral deposits, rare type.
An excellent Chimu necklace from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 28” long and consists of 11 large copper bells, each with embedded eyes made from shell beads and hammered noses. Many of the bells retain textile fragments absorbed into the verdigris surface and all are separated by a variety of copper and shell spacers. A unique artifact in excellent condition.
A choice canoe prow from Papua New Guinea, ca. early to mid 1900's. It is 14-1/2” long and depicts a beautifully detailed crocodile head. Rows of teeth, raised eyes and intact paint. Mounted on stand.
A group of 10 Tairona beads from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. The 5 “bullet” beads are 3/4” to 7/8” long, the 5 “mace head” beads are 1/2” in diameter. All are perforated for suspension.
A lovely Lambayeque (Sican) bottle from Peru, ca. 700 – 1300 AD. It is 6-1/4” high and depicts the primary deity Naymlap with tears streaming down his face, representing rain. He is flanked by a pair of attendants, typically identified as his children, peering out from the inside of ceremonial huts. A nicely detailed example with good mineral deposits.
Cf. Kauffman-Doig, "Empire of Mystery", page 135.
An excellent Chimu or Lambayeque canteen from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This lovely blackware vessel is 7” high and is a ceramic version of a bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria). This rare example also mimics the large, stacked vessels used by chicha vendors in the markets. It is highly burnished, has intact suspension loops and shows strong mineral deposits and trails overall.
Cf. De Lavalle “Lambayeque”, page 92.
An excellent Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 350 AD. This standing female is 7” tall and is posed with arms to her sides. She is elaborately adorned with incised clothing which retains white pigment in the grooves, as well as extensive jewelry, including multiple bracelets, necklace, headdress, ear and nose ornaments. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
A lovely Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This choice two-tone female is 12-3/4” high and is posed seated, with one hand held to the side of her face in a thoughtful gesture. She is attired with a long skirt and her elongated ears are pierced. In exceptional condition, with highly burnished slip and good mineral deposits.