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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1197548 (stock #LS20136)
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This incredible Olmec standing figure is 5 1/4 inches high (13.5cm) and 2 inches wide (5cm). It is made from beautiful opaque Olmec blue jade. The right arm was broken off in ancient times. The figure is represented in the back as transforming into a bird, with the back of the head, ears, and upper strap muscles of the figure's back forming the image of the head, eyes, and beak. It has incised iconography on the front and back...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1700 item #1183650 (stock #LS20135)
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$99.00
Alaska Eskimo harpoon spear point 2.3" long, circa Thule culture 1200 AD to 1700 AD. It was found on Saint Lawrence Island located in the Bering Strait Northern coastal region of Alaska. It has beautiful dark patination. In great condition and is very solid.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1181241 (stock #LS20134)
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$7,000.00
This extremely rare miniature Olmec Jade standing figure is 2" tall. It is made from the finest quality completely translucent jade with the color being evenly distributed throughout. It stands alone on its tiny feet attesting to the great detail of perfect balance and to its authenticity. Small figures such as this are harder to make than the larger ones and are much more scarce. It comes with a Bill Breckinridge Laser COA. This piece was $12,000.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1181234 (stock #LS20133)
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$350.00
These 16 bone pendants were found together in Smythe County, Virginia on a Hopewell site. They are all identical in form. They are all drilled from the top at an angle. Average size is 1". They are made from squirrel shoulder blades. They have excellent patina and are all very solid. This is a very rare and unusual assemblage. They are ex Tom Davis. The name of the finder goes to the buyer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre AD 1000 item #1137948 (stock #LS201214)
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This is the finest miniature Olmec jade maskette that I have ever seen. The beard is a particularly noteworthy feature. Many bearded figures are known from the Olmec culture and are seen on a variety of media. It measures only 1 1/2" long. It is mildly scooped in the back. Found in a dig in Veracruz, Mexico in 1966. It is made from one of the most beautiful pieces of jade that I have seen. It is extremely translucent. It is thin and lightweight. Look at how evenly the jade is distributed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137945 (stock #LS201213)
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$5000.00
This extraordinarily rare Olmec Jade dagger or possible bloodletter was found together with the below quartz dagger, This piece is 4 1/2" long. The little Olmec man on the top is only 1 1/4". You can imagine the amount of work that went into creating and carving this miniature little man using only abrasion. Sculptures such as these are every much of a marvel as the great Olmec heads and the intricate Mayan temple carvings. This is truly a masterpiece in miniature...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137943 (stock #LS201212)
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$6000.00
This extraordinarily rare Olmec Quartz dagger or possible bloodletter was found together with the above jade dagger and are being sold together as a pair. I have them listed separately so I can show six pictures of each. It was made from a long quartz crystal of gem quality with no inclusions and ground to shape. This piece is 5 1/2" long. This Olmec artifact is of the finest workmanship and material. The effigy is in a classic Olmec pose...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137788 (stock #LS201211)
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$2000.00
This beautiful Olmec bead is made from true jadeite and is 3" long. The jade is opaque. It has the classic Olmec face incised into the side. The hole does not go all the way through, but is drilled at both ends with two holes for suspension. A very rare find.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137780 (stock #LS201210)
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$8000.00
This extremely rare standing Olmec figure is 3" long and 1 1/2" wide at the shoulders. It is made from true jadeite that is semi-translucent at the right arm and shoulder. It is drilled in the back of the neck for suspension. It has a prominent navel. Please view my youtube video at http://youtu.be/8OFs-mik7ZI
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137602 (stock #LS20129)
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This Olmec maskette is made from chloromelanite jadeite and dates to 1200-600BC. It measures 2 1/2" long, 2" wide and 1" deep. Half is imperial green jade and half is imperial blue jade. It was authenticated by Dr. Frank Preusser who has more than 35 years of experience in the scientific examination of works of art and historical and archaeological artifacts. He was the chief scientist at the Doerner Institute in Munich and the Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137417 (stock #LS20128)
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This extraordinarily rare Olmec necklace has 57 beads all made from Imperial green true jadeite. All are highly translucent except 4 small beads. It measures 30" when strung open from end to end. It has been restrung in modern times. I have never seen nor heard of pre-Columbian imperial jadeite of this quality. There is only one other imperial jadeite necklace that is in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia museum. Please e-mail me for a photo of that necklace...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1134607 (stock #LS20126)
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This is an extremely rare Egyptian wood carving of the god Ptah-Sokar-Osiris with a plumed crown and ram horns. It dates to 664-525 BC. It measures 57.7 cm in height (22.7"), 23.3 cm at its widest and 10.2 cm at its greatest depth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1920 item #1132389 (stock #LS20125)
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These extremely rare grizzly chaps were obtained while in northern Wyoming near the Montana border. They were mounted on a board and labeled on the back, "Blackfoot Montana Territory". The chaps are of rifle caliber, with two rows of loops, the lower row smaller in diameter than the upper. They are adorned with a central beaded rosette of Blackfoot pattern, actual cartridge case fragments consisting of the rims which are embedded in the leather, front paw grizzly claws, and some square brass na...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1132385 (stock #LS20124)
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These extremely rare beaded chaps are maker marked H H Heiser out of Denver, Colorado. Coming to Colorado during the Gold Rush of 1858-59, German immigrant Herman H. Heiser ultimately became one of the West's best known saddle makers. The chaps are made from brain-tanned deer hide and are beaded in what appears to be a Cheyenne pattern. There are a few small moth nips on the back side, but not serious, and merely expose the white of the original brain-tanned hide which is otherwise a uniform gr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1124335 (stock #LS20122)
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$550.00
These are five extremely rare copper skull bells/pendants that were found in an elite tomb at Monte Alban, Oaxaca in 1936. Each bell in about 1/2". They date to 1000-1500AD. Copper was mined largely from Guerrero. No cleaning or restoration, exactly as found. A must have for any pre-Columbian metallurgy collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1124221 (stock #LS201201)
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$2500.00
This Olmec maskette is from Veracruz, Mexico. Radiocarbon dating of the San Lorenzo phase places this between 1200-900BC. It measures 2" wide by 1 1/4" high by 1/2" deep. It depicts the classic were-jaguar with forehead cleft, almond shaped eyes, broad nose, mouth showing gums and teeth and a scrolled design encircles the sides of the face. This appears to me to be the sides of a helmet, not ear flares. The ears are on the top indicating a more advanced transformation from human to jaguar. The t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1071305 (stock #LS2006)
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$500.00
This is a fine example of the San Patrice, Hope Variety, early Archaic or transitional Paleo point dating to around 8000BC. It was found in Jasper County, Texas. It is made from translucent fossilized palmwood. It is fluted on both sides. It is 1/1/2" long and the base is ground. The edges are serrated. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcbqG1n8IaY
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1060971 (stock #LS20115)
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$1000.00
This is an extremely rare Carthaginian glass head pendant, circa 5th-4th century B.C. It is 1 1/2 inches long. This is a Mediterranean core-formed glass bead. It is intact, in perfect condition with no repair or restoration. The patina on it is beautiful. Please view my youtube video on this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsF5COeUByw.