An adorable Jalisco puppy from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 350 AD. This sweet doggie is 5-1/2” long and is standing on all four legs. The face is nicely detailed, with the open mouth showing a friendly expression. Nice example with good mineral deposits.
An excellent Moche II figure from Peru, ca. 100 – 200 AD. This nicely sculpted example is 7-3/4” high and depicts a seated male resting his chin on the folded hands wrapped around one knee. He is wearing a simple headdress, with straps loosely flowing down his back. Intact, with heavy mineral deposits on the highly burnished slip.
A superb Nariño effigy vessel from Colombia, ca. 850 – 1500 AD. This choice Griton (screamer) is 6-1/4” high and depicts a seated female with elbows resting on the knees and hands holding her chin. Her face is beautifully detailed and highly expressive, with the arms and legs modeled as appliqués. The chamber is decorated with the resist painted designs characteristic of the type. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits. Rare example.
A lovely Moche IV Fineline bottle from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. It is 9-1/8” high and features a scene with mythological warriors. An Eagle Warrior and a Rodent Warrior are presenting a decapitated human head to the Strombus Monster. All three figures are painted in intricately executed detail. A small animal stands atop the broad false spout. Intact, with good paint and strong mineral deposits.
A choice Vera Cruz head from Mexico, ca. 600 – 900 AD. It is 4-1/4” high and portrays a Sonriente adorned with a fancy headdress, necklace and ear ornaments. Strong mineral deposits, mounted on stand.
Cf. Leyenaar “Von Kuste Zu Kuste”, page 128.
A fine Zapotec figural urn from Mexico, ca. 100 – 500 AD. It is 7-3/4” high, 6-1/4” wide and depicts the God with the Headdress Composed of the Upper Jaw of the Serpent. The deity is posed seated, with hands resting on the knees and is wearing a long ceremonial bib. The figure is further adorned with ear spools and bracelets. Intact, with pigment remnants and strong mineral deposits.
Cf. Boos “Ceramic Sculptures of Ancient Oaxaca”, page 95.
A beautifully sculpted Ameca figure from Jalisco, West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 350 AD. This elaborately painted female is 8” high and is posed kneeling, with the legs tucked underneath. She is carrying a large vessel, strapped to her head with a tump line and supported with one hand. She is adorned with painted necklaces and has ritual tattoos on her breasts and chin. An excellent example of the type, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
An excellent Maya ballgame hacha from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 600 AD. This masterfully sculpted example is 6” high and is carved from a greenish-gray hardstone. It depicts one of the monkey deities, Hun-Batz or Hun-Chowen, the step-brothers of the Hero Twins, known as patrons of the arts. The carving is beautifully detailed and well-polished, showing good mineral deposits. Mounted on custom stand.
A group of 5 large Teotihuacan heads from Mexico, ca. 150 – 200 AD. All are late Tzacualli or Early Tlamimilolpa examples, ranging from 1-1/2” to 2-1/8” in height. Three are adorned with complex headdresses, some retaining pigment remnants. All are individually mounted.
Cf. Berrin “Teotihuacan”, pages 224 – 227.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.