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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 : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859705 (stock #LS200914)
Ancient Artifacts
$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 : 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 #859666 (stock #LS200911)
Ancient Artifacts
$1,900.00
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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #859551 (stock #LS20097)
Ancient Artifacts
$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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #859379 (stock #LS20094)
Ancient Artifacts
$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...