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.
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.
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.
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 fine Maya jade figure from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 600 AD. This nicely detailed sculpture is 2-1/2” high and depicts a kneeling individual with hands held to the chest. His face is expressive and the head is drilled through the ears for suspension. Good mineral deposits.
A large Maya zoomorphic cylinder from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 7-1/2” high and depicts an armadillo. The head, legs and tail of the animal are hand-modeled onto the chamber, which is tiered to emulate the leathery armor covering the armadillo's body. The front side of the chamber surrounding the animal is enhanced with paint and decorative elements. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
A pair of Maya stone celts from Guatemala, ca. 250 - 700 AD. One is 5-1/8" long and is made from highly polished black stone. The other is 4-1/2" long and is made from nicely polished, speckled greenstone, probably serpentine. Both have good mineral deposits.
A lovely Nazca flared bowl from Peru, ca. 600 – 800 AD. This fine polychrome vessel is 5-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with spears and vertical lines. The bottom of the vessel is quartered. In perfect condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 187.
An excellent Olmec snuff spoon from Guatemala, ca. 1000 - 500 BC. This rare example is 4-1/4" long and is made from light green jade. The long bar is grooved and the three extensions all have shallow indentations drilled. Nicely polished, strong mineral encrustation. Mounted on custom stand
Cf. "The Olmec World", page 305.
A large Maya Monkey bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This fine polychrome vessel is 9” in diameter and features a trio of monkeys, depicted upright, with arms held out front. A broad band of geometric and step-fret designs encircles the rim. Intact, with heavy mineral deposits.
A nice Maya Cylinder from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 500 AD. This highly burnished blackware example is 5” high, 3-7/8” in diameter and is decorated with deeply incised linear designs, as well as two rows of appliquéd knobs. Intact, strong mineral deposits.
A fine Bahia shaman figure from Ecuador, ca. 200 BC - 300 AD. It is 5-3/4" high and depicts a seated shaman, posed with hands resting on the crossed legs. He is wearing a large hat and is adorned with a segmented necklace and animal head pectoral. Much of gold, red and blue decorative pigment remain intact. Good mineral deposits.
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 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 superb Persian Empire zoomorphic rattle, ca. 500 – 300 BC. This beautifully detailed figure is 3-1/4” long and depicts an antlered deer with an expressive face. The hollow body contains numerous rattles, the body is painted with lightly burnished red slip and the neck is perforated for suspension. In perfect condition, showing good mineral deposits.
A fine Narino chalice from Colombia, ca. 850 – 1500 AD. This excellent Capuli cultural complex example is 6” in diameter, 5” high and is decorated with the black-over-red negative resist painted design characteristic of the type. Nicely burnished, good mineral deposits.
Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 140.
An excellent Maya glyph bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This nice brownware example is 6-7/8” in diameter and is decorated with a band of deeply carved glyphs over a base of vertically fluted panels. Nice example with strong mineral deposits.
A fine turtle effigy olla from Costa Rica, ca. 500 – 800 AD. This lovely Huerta Incised type vessel is 4-1/2” in diameter and is decorated with a broad band of incised designs characteristic of this type. The nicely detailed head protrudes from the side of the chamber. Intact.