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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #859379 (stock #LS20094)
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$6000.00
This is one of the finest three dimensional jade carvings around. It is probably Mixtec, but could be Mayan. It was owned by Keith Finello and was auctioned by Sotheby's in May 1991, lot #405. It is ex-Manoogian collection. It is 1 3/8" long by 7/8" wide. The specific gravity tested as true Jadeite. It shows heavy mineralization. The carving is correct in all aspects. The rendition of the tongue is particularily noteworthy...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #859551 (stock #LS20097)
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$4,000.00
This Olmec maskette is 1 7/8" long, 1 5/8" wide and 1" thick. It has been in a fire, possibly sacrificial in nature, with mild damage to one back edge which lends to its authenticity. It is made from Fuchsite which was used by the Olmecs. Fushsite is a form of mica which can readily be seen in the pictures. This piece was almost certainly used in magical shamanistic ceremonies. I just couldn't get a decent picture of how this piece reflects light...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859666 (stock #LS200911)
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$3,500.00
Three Aztec pipes were sold at Sotheby's auction on March 23rd, 2013 for $12,890. None were as near as nice as this one or even the other three I have for sale here. If you would like a link to this Sotheby's auction, please e-mail me. This unusual zoomorphic pipe depicts a duck. Red paint covers much of the polished black-brown surface and eyes and bill are outlined by incision. Ducks were associated with rain gods. Dimensions: stem length, 14 cm, bowl height, 9cm, bowl diameter, 2.5 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859675 (stock #LS200912)
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$1,600.00
This extremely rare 6 1/2" angular owl effigy pipe was found by Dr. Allen Heflin in 1958 at the Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan site in Mexico. It is type 3A. The pupil of the right eye is missing. This is truly a fabulous pipe of which only a few exist in private collections.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859700 (stock #LS200913)
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$595.00
This extremely rare and beautiful incised Aztec pipe was found by the famous Dr. Allen Hefin in western Mexico on 5/31/70 and he so inscribed on the bottom. This piece is flawless in every way. The patina is wonderful. It is 4" long, the bowl is 1". Very few authentic Aztec pipes are found in private collections.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859705 (stock #LS200914)
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$695.00
This is an extroadinarily rare Aztec ceramic pipe. There are only 3 others of this earliest type known to exist. It was found by Dr. Allen Heflin on 12/2/60 in Cuautitlan, Mexico. The end of the stem has been broken off and appears to have been glued back on. This is not the prettiest of the 4 pipes I have listed, but it is the oldest likened unto Paleo vs. Archaic. I have what I believe to be the largest and finest collection of Aztec pipes in private hands.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #859898 (stock #LS200918)
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$6,000.00
This Mayan bone carving is unique in that it has a Mayan glyph carved on the back which translates to "Old God". It is 2 1/4" long. The carving is very well done and has extremely rare iconography. As rare as it gets. A museum quality piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #859926 (stock #LS200920)
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$4,500.00
I purchased this river-stained tally-marked four-directional/cross bone pendant from Tom Davis on 8-7-92. Tom had owned it for 10 years and he purchased it from the finder. The finder's name will be revealed to the buyer on purchase. I have the original receipt from Tom. It was found on the banks of the Tennessee River on the Tennessee/Mississippi border in Alcorn County, Mississippi. It is pictured with Tom in his bio in Who's Who, number 7, page 48. It is 3 3/4" long and 2 5/8" wide...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #859928 (stock #LS200921)
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$5,500.00
This is the only bone scalloped triskele gorget known to exist. I purchased it on 8-1-92 from Who's Who, Duke Snider, who purchased it from Tom Davis. It is a whopping 4 1/2 inches in diameter. The name of the finder will go to the buyer along with the original receipt and paperwork. Everything about this piece is 1000% correct. It is a solid piece in excellent condition with no restoration or repair. Needless to say, this is one of the finest bone artifacts known to exist...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #860586 (stock #LS200923)
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$3000.00
I purchased this bone bear carving many years ago from Michael Steele, Who's Who and publisher of Prehistoric Antiquities. It was found in PA. Michael purchased it from Len Weidner who authenticated and dated it. The patina is a gorgeous deep brown. It is 2 inches square. Have you ever seen another bone bear carving? This is an extremely rare and unique artifact. Along with my other two bone gorgets, I consider these to be the finest bone artifacts in existence from North America...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #860588 (stock #LS200924)
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$3,000.00
This red cedar mask was found by S.C. Dellinger in 1935. It is 2 3/4" long and 1 3/4" wide. The patina is gorgeous. Never seen on the market. Another will never come along.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #861182 (stock #LS200935)
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$3500.00
This matching pair of Nayarit gold and silver spiral pendants were found together. The gold is 22K and hand cut, an amazing feat for today's jeweler and an unknown process with ancient tools. They are paper thin and spring-like, although lay flat. They are wearable. This is very desirable universal iconography. Purchased from the famous Lynn Langdon collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #861197 (stock #LS200936)
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This 18K gold bell is a real beauty with original clapper intact which gives an extremely pleasing tinkle. It is 7/8". This is especially beautiful gold. From Veraguas, Panama C500-1100AD. The sound of bells were used by shamans in their magical rituals to open portals or manifest will. It has a large decorated loop on top allowing it to be worn with a large chain. An outstanding piece of pre-Columbian jewelry.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #861390 (stock #LS200941)
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$800.00
This beautiful Dovetail is made from high gloss, waxy, semi-translucent burlington chert. It has great patina and mineralization. It comes with a Tom Davis COA rating it a G-10. It is 4 1/4" long and 1 1/2" inches wide. It was found by Charlie Walker in Bourbon County, Kentucky
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre 1492 item #861591 (stock #LS200943)
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This extremely rare frame of bone is from the 1st century through Byzantine. The Roman goddess has independent movable balls in the cage and is extremely delicate and very fine. It was purchased in Luxembourg. Many were found by the world famous Dr. Allen Heflin while he was stationed in Rome. This is a once-in-a-lifetime find that took me many years to assemble. Please view my youtube video of this frame at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEM_VYXP2Sw
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #861638 (stock #LS200944)
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$1000.00
Of the over 10,000 artifacts that the late world famous Dr. Allen Heflin found, this little miniature hand-molded ceramic figurine ranks among the rarest. It is from the unattributed Preclassic Period, C1200-900BC. It is 2" long and in perfect condition with no chips or dings. It still has traces of red and white pigment. Heflin found this little treasure on 12-21-60 and is so marked on the back. It is from Cuautitlan. It is wearing ear spools, headdress and armbands.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #861644 (stock #LS200945)
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$900.00
Of the over 10,000 artifacts that the late world famous Dr. Allen Heflin found, this little miniature hand-molded ceramic figurine ranks among the rarest. It is from the unattributed Preclassic Period, C1200-900BC. It is 1 7/8" long and in superb condition except for a small ding to the left breast. It still has traces of red pigment. Heflin found this little treasure on 8-12-60 and is so marked on the back. It is from Cuautitlan. She is wearing ear spools.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #861651 (stock #LS200946)
Ancient Artifacts
$800.00
Of the over 10,000 artifacts that the late world famous Dr. Allen Heflin found, this little miniature hand-molded ceramic female figurine ranks among the rarest. It is from the unattributed Preclassic Period, C1200-900BC. It is a mere 1 1/2" long and in superb condition except for a small ding on the front headdress and small dings to both back feet. It still has significant traces of red and white pigment. Heflin found this little treasure in Cuautitlan, Mexico and is so noted on the back. She...