A nice Moche III portrait head from Peru, ca. 200 - 450 AD. The vessel is 9-1/2" high and depicts a specific individual with distinct and strong facial features used to depict a specific individual, who has small, paint enhanced ornaments molded into the ears. The red clay was at one time completely painted with a thin layer of highly burnished red slip, which has minor deterioration in a few areas. An excellent example.
An exceptional Chimu wood staff from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This rare example is 22-1/2” long and features a nicely detailed head topped with a large flared element. The carving is surrounded by multiple bands of delicate pyro-incised designs. In superb condition, fine patina, mounted on stand.
An exceptional Moche IV figure from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. It is 8” high and depicts an elaborately attired individual clad in layered garments. He is portrayed either playing a small drum with a stick in his right hand or stirring something in a container. The way the arms come out from under the mantle, leaving empty sleeves at the sides, is a masterful bit of sculpting. The wrapped headdress is secured with a bow tied at the back of the neck and a bulging coca bag dangles down his ba...
A beautiful group of Chimu silver ornaments from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This rare set of important funerary offerings consists of a 4" high crown decorated with a trio of feather ornaments, a 4-1/4" wide pectoral with attached trophy heads and a pair of finely made 1" long ear flares. Nice repoussé workmanship, good mineral deposits.
A rare Nazca figure from Peru, ca. 300 – 600 AD. This adorable standing female is 3-1/2” high and is depicted standing, with hands held to the chest. She is adorned with the typical design elements front and back. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.
A large Chavin bowl from Peru, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. This rare Cupisnique example is 8” in diameter and is decorated with incised trophy and deity heads. The interior and underside are finished with a highly burnished dark brown slip. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.
A superb Moche zoomorphic vessel from Peru, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 11-1/2" long and depicts a crocodilian, most likely a caiman. The head is beautifully detailed, the upper section of the chamber is enhanced with cream pigment, while the lower half is highly burnished red slip. Great example in excellent condition. Cf. "Arqueologia Andina Peru", page 248, for a later Chimu example of this type.
An excellent Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. It is 7-1/4” high and depicts a coiled serpent which is detailed with red over cream paint. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
A beautiful Nazca-Huari transitional shell-form vessel from Peru, ca. 700 – 800 AD. It is 6-3/4” long and is decorated with a Radiating or Flying Eye design painted over the cream slip in the Atarco style. Small bar elements surround the large spout.
Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 111.
A fine Moche IV stirrup vessel from Peru, ca. 450 - 550 AD. It is 9-1/2" high and is decorated with a bean motif covering a little more than half the chamber. The Moche used such ideographic designs to communicate messages. The stirrup is decorated with a serpent, as well as a Cereus cactus. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits.
Cf. Larco Hoyle "Los Mochicas I", page 164.
A gorgeous Inca kero from Peru, ca. 1535 – 1575 AD. This beautiful, Early Colonial example is 4-1/2” high and features a jaguar crawling up the side of the vessel. The upper part of the chamber is further decorated with planting scenes, depicting two pairs of figures. Each pair portrays one individual with a planting stick and the other sowing seeds. The lower half of the chamber and flared base are decorated with plants.
A fine Moche III avian motif bottle from Peru, ca. 200 – 450 AD. It is 7” high and features the heads of four vultures, connected via a central element reminiscent of traditional wave designs. The heads are nicely detailed, and the kaolin slip shows good mineral deposits. Intact.
A large Recuay canteen from Peru, ca. 200 – 500 AD. It is 9-1/2” high and is decorated on both sides with demonic heads, executed in black using the characteristic negative resist paint technique. Good mineral deposits and trails.
A lovely Ica polychrome olla from Peru, ca. 900 – 1500 AD. This ovoid form vessel is 5-1/2” high and is decorated with the intricate designs characteristic of this type. In perfect condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits. Comes with ring base.
A rare Inca wood conopa from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. It is 3-1/4” long and has a beautifully carved head, detailed with finely incised teeth. Lovely patina from extensive handling.
A large Huari kero from Peru, ca. 650 ï¿½ 800 AD. This exceptional beaker is 5-1/2ï¿½ high, 4-1/4ï¿½ in diameter and is decorated with two pairs of confronting coatimundis that appear to be speaking to each other. The fine orange slip is nicely burnished and the flared rim is decorated inside and out with a red band. In perfect condition with good mineral deposits.
An adorable Chimu shrimp effigy vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 7” high, 6-3/4” long and depicts a shrimp with a nicely detailed, cute face. The legs are molded along the side of the chamber, the top of which is ribbed to mimic the carapace of the crustacean. Good mineral deposits, some spalling and minor damage.
A fine Moche Sacred Mountain scene from Peru, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 4-1/2" high and depicts Ai Apaec emerging from the mountains. He is nicely detailed and is adorned with serpents coiled around the mountain peaks. Good paint and mineral deposits.
Cf. Giersz "El Mundo Sobrenatural Mochica", page 167, for nearly identical examples from the Herrera Museum, perhaps from the same mold or matrix.