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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1428465 (stock #LS202015)
Ancient Artifacts
$550.00
This ancient Egyptian faience Eye of Horus protective amulet dates to the 26th dynasty, 664-525BC. It is 1 3/4" X 1 1/2", blue-green and black glazed composition, horizontal hole for suspension, excellent condition. No restoration or repair. I purchased this in 1987 from the famous Mitri collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1428464 (stock #LS202014)
Ancient Artifacts
$650.00
This bright blue Egyptian Ushabti Isis Ankh faience amulet dates to 600BC and is 3 1/2 inches long. Isis has a papyrus sceptre and is wearing cow's horns and a disc. I purchased this from the famous Mitri collection in 1987. No restoration of repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1428426 (stock #LS202013)
Ancient Artifacts
$25,000.00
This is an extremely rare Olmec opaque blue jade perforator handle. It is 5 1/2" long. I purchased it from Michael Robbins in 1989. It appears to be a shaman in flight perhaps holding onto a transformational creature. The deep facial features, elongated head and deep cleft are classic. This one grabs hold of you and won't let go. It has one of the most eerily entrancing Olmec faces I have seen. It is ex. Sotheby's. It was authenticated by a forensic laboratory. All paperwork goes to buyer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1428345 (stock #LS202012)
Ancient Artifacts
$4,000.00
Sale Pending
This beautiful Olmec mask is made from semi-translucent jade. It is 3" X 3 1/2". Very deeply defined features. I purchased it from Michael Robbins of Santa Fe in 1989. It has high polish. A very nice authentic piece at a low price.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1427954 (stock #LS202011)
Ancient Artifacts
$17,500.00
This stunning pure gold and quartz necklace is from the El Bolo treasure. It was found by treasure hunters who struck a deal with the Colombian government, the Bank of Colombia and the local peasants whereby the treasure was divided up by some formula. The Royal Family of Saudi Arabia purchased many of the best pieces including full body suits. Artifacts from this treasure can be readily identified by the extreme purity of the gold which is 23K...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1427921 (stock #LS202010)
Ancient Artifacts
$5,000.00
This is an incredible Cougar Mountain found in Oregon. It is made from beautiful tranlucent orange agate. It is 8 1/2" long. Dates to 10,000 BP. Perfect condition. Great provenance. I purchased it in 1988. It comes with a Gregory Perino COA. I personally sent it to him so I know the COA is not a fake. None finer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1427284 (stock #LS202009)
Ancient Artifacts
$30,000.00
Sale Pending
This outstanding Olmec jade standing figure is 5 3/4" long. The jade is high quality and opaque. There is no restoration or repair. Very rare and beautiful. It has excellent provenance and comes with a COA from Bill Breckinridge. There are many modern fakes on the market of Olmec standing figures. If it does not come with a COA from a reputable authenticator and is low priced, it is most likely fake. The last picture is for size reference only. This sale is only for the one piece pictured...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1425721 (stock #LS202008)
Ancient Artifacts
$100,000.00
This is an extremely rare, unique IMPORTANT Olmec quartz engraved plaque. I have only seen a handful of authentic Olmec quartz pieces in my 40 years of collecting. I have two others listed on this site. I have never seen another Olmec quartz plaque. This piece is highly transparent, water clear and dates 1200-600BC. It is made from a large rare thin 'Tabby' crystal with notches on the side. It is 3.75 inches square by 1/8"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1424684 (stock #LS202007)
Ancient Artifacts
$12,000.00
This unique Mayan translucent jade tube pipe is simply astounding and extremely detailed. The earliest mesoamerican pipes were tube pipes and date back to 1500BC. I know of only one other jade pipe and it was not an effigy pipe. The material being smoked was inserted into the mouth of the serpent and inhaled from the other side. It could have had a perishable stem. It was probably worn as a pendant until smoked. This is a particularly unique interpretation and rendition of a coiled snake...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1424240 (stock #LS202006)
Ancient Artifacts
$16,000.00
Sale Pending
This incredibly rare Olmec spoon is made from Robin's egg translucent blue jade. It has a perfect classic Olmec mouth which is very hard to find. These spoons were used for ceremonial snuffing of hallucinogenic substances by shamans. It is 4 1/4". It has beautiful patina and weathering is obvious. I purchased it from the famous collection of Michael Robbins from Santa Fe in 1992. The last picture is a spoon sold by Sotheby's several years ago. The hammer price was $330,000.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1423408 (stock #LS202004)
Ancient Artifacts
$400.00
This is a very interesting Olmec jade maskette. It dates to 1200BC-600BC. It is 1 3/4" square. It is nicely scooped in the back. It has not been cleaned or polished. It is heavily encrusted with clay type material that will not come off with a pin prick. It does have splitting in several areas. However, the piece is solid and the cracks do not go all the way through. It is not translucent, but it is a very nice quality piece of jade...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1423212 (stock #LS202003)
Ancient Artifacts
$250.00
This is a very nice bone fish hook found in Bracken County, Kentucky. It is 1 1/4" long. It is very well made with no damage. The point is sharp. It has beautiful patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1422971 (stock #LS202002)
Ancient Artifacts
$450.00
In my 40+ years of collecting, I have seen many bone fish hooks and have owned over 30. This one is the best I have ever seen. It is a G-10+, museum quality. I will put this one up against anyone in existence. This one is so well made that it goes beyond being utilitarian and was probably a family keepsake and worn as an effigy pendant according to Robert Butler who authenticated it. It is from Bracken County, Kentucky, Turtle Creek Village Site. It is 1 7/16" x 11/16...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1422966 (stock #LS202001)
Ancient Artifacts
$2,000.00
This is an extraordinarily rare unique turtle shell maskette. It is 2 5/8" X 2 1/2". It was found in Southern Illinois. It dates to the Mississippian Period, 1000AD. It has a hairline reminiscent of the Southeastern Shell Masks. I know of only one other example which is pictured in Lar Hothem's 'Antler, Bone & Shell Artifacts', page 309. It has beautiful patina and is a no-brainer for authenticity. It is solid and not fragile. Could be used for modern wear. This is a top shelf artifact and anoth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1413549 (stock #LS201905)
Ancient Artifacts
$500.00
Very unique translucent Spondylus shell human carving which is red/cream-colored found in the coastal area of Peru. 1 3/8" by 3/4". Collected in the 1950s by L. L. Dees. From the Len Weidner Collection. This is one of the largest and finest collections in the country. Len and his wife, Janie, publish the 'Who's Who in Indian Relics' 11 volume set. Their 10 page color collection can be viewed in Number 10. Purchased from Jim Bennett.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1700 item #1402291 (stock #LS20194)
Ancient Artifacts
$30,000.00
This is an extraordinarily rare and unique carved bone Mayan plaque. This masterpiece is the finest I have ever seen and very few exist. It is 4 1/2" X 2 1/2" X 1/8". It is from the Aapo Bolon Estate which was collected by the family while living in Guatemala from 1920-1980. I inspected the entire collection of over 1000 pieces and found nothing incorrect in any item. This was the finest piece in the offering. It is from the Post Classic Period as it is made from Bovine bone. It shows nice age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1401247 (stock #LS201903)
Ancient Artifacts
$1,000.00
This phenomenal 7 3/16" Llama Bone Flute is highly engraved with human effigy carvings with crown or headdress and was recovered in Pisac, Peru near Machu Picchu. It is highly polished. It is so translucent that when backlit with a flashlight, light passes through both sides of the bone. It has beautiful patina. A lot of work and pride went into creating this beauty. I purchased it from Jim Bennett who has written several books on detecting fakes and reproductions.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1394795 (stock #LS201902)
Ancient Artifacts
$2,000.00
This Hongshan jade circle amulet/pendant/tailsman/ring is from Northeastern China and is 1 5/8" long and 5/16" wide. The surface has been cleaned by buffing from a modern finder to accent the quality of the material which removed some of the original surface and left machine buffing marks, but it is an authentic, high quality piece. The jade is translucent and the carving was very difficult to achieve. It has wonderful patina. It dates to 6700BP-4900BP. I no longer use "in my opinion" COAs. I ...