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.
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 gorgeous Mixtec plate from Mexico, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This beautiful polychrome example is 7” in diameter and is decorated with intricate designs. It stands on a trio of elaborately painted legs created via cut-out pyramid openings in the flared pedestal. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.
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.
Cf. Leyenaar “Von Kuste Zu Kuste”, pag...
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 sello from Colima, West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. This solid Las Tumas roller seal is 2-7/8" long, 1-3/8” in diameter and creates a deeply cut
Cf. Enciso, “Design Motifs of Ancient Mexico”, page 2.
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.
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.
A wonderful Colima village scene from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is mounted on a 5-1/2” diameter platform and consists of 2 houses and six figures. The dominant figure is a pregnant female leaning against one of the structures, her status is communicated via her relative size. There is also a figure on a funerary pallet and a hunched-over individual looking sideways. Two of the figures are located inside the houses, which are decorated with linear designs. Rare find in excelle...
An unusual Colima zoomorphic effigy from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 4-3/8” long and depicts a dog with a turtle-shell body. It is adorned with a complex headdress or crown. Heavy mineral deposits on the burnished red slip.
A lovely Colima olla from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 7” in diameter, 7” high and stands on a trio of avian form legs. Tip of one leg reattached, else in excellent condition, with good mineral deposits on the highly burnished red slip.
A beautiful Mixtec stone pendant from Mexico, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. This masterfully detailed example is 1-3/8" long and depicts a fox, portrayed with its head twisted to look over its back. Even the feet on the underside are finished in fine detail. Carved from speckled olive green serpentine and perforated for suspension. Highly polished, perfect.
An unusually large Colima bed figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 6-1/4” long and depicts a female deceased during childbirth. Her head rests between large cushions and she is held to the funerary pallet with a broad cloth. Intact, retaining its vivid orange paint and extensive mineral encrustation.
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.
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.