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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1328749 (stock #CCF)
The Genius Of Man
$2,800.00
CULTURE: COCLE / VERAGUAS AREA ORIGIN: PANAMA AGE: CA. 600 - 1200 A. D. SIZE: 10" DIAMETER X 8 1/2" SUPPORTING BASE DESCRIPTION: An amazingly ornate polychrome fruitera with a deep cinnamon paste painted in orange, black, and cream. The upper plate and stem have stylized avian creatures swirling in circles. The underside of the plate is ornamented and totally circled by other ornate stylized designs. They do not come any finer! PROVENANCE:This Cocle/Chiriqui collection which originally comprised over 500 pieces was inherited by the son of Dr. Glen E. Murphy who was reputed to have amassed the largest personal collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts from Panama in the world. He worked in Panama for over 20 years and later became the President of The Canal Zone University and then returned to the U.S. and became a well known instructor at The Daytona Beach Community College. All pieces were exported to the U.S. with proper legal paperwork that will be presented upon purchase. He donated many artifacts, both pottery and gold, to The Smithsonian Institution and The Rockefeller Museum and split the remainder of the collection among his three children.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1354090 (stock #MCF)
The Genius Of Man
$1,400.00
ORIGIN: Panama CULTURE: Cocle AGE: Ca. 600 - 1200 A.D. SIZE: 12" in diameter by 6" in height DESCRIPTION: One of the best of the best. The vessel has a low rounded form with a round pedestal base. It is a work of polychromatic virtuosity in colors of deep purple, jet black, rich tangerine, set against a light buff background. The elaborate motif consists of four stylized raptorial birds surrounding a swirling circiular center most likely representing the sun or another important celestial star. Each avian creature has numerous wicked curved talons and spikes extending from the rear of the head along with long toothy bared fangs extending from the beak. The eyes are huge spiriling circles with a black center pupil. Numerous mineral deposits attest to its great antiquity. The piece has been professionally reassembled from several large segments with the crack lines filled over. This is not uncommon in ceramics originating from Cocle sites since ceramics were often purposely ceremonially broken when buried. A truly timeless work of creative genius. From the extensive Glen E. Murphy Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321280 (stock #RMBU)
The Genius Of Man
$1,250.00
RIO MAGDALENA BURIAL URN ORIGIN: COLOMBIA AGE: CA. 800 A. D. - 1000 A. D. An intact vessel measuring 15 " in overall height. The olla base is heavily incised with designs circling the jar. The lid is highly ornate with two applied anthropomorphic figures seated back to back on a bench. Each is holding an offering bowl and a ceremonial staff. They have flat faces with with incised mouths, eyes, and ear holes. There are heavily incised geometric designs at the base of the figures. It is a true rarity to find a matching set. Numerous dendrites attest to its great age. Two small areas of one of the figures were dislodged and professionally reattached. The piece has no new plaster. Ex: Stanley Marcus collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1321692 (stock #CFWB)
The Genius Of Man
$1,200.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Ca. 600 - 900 A. D. SIZE: 8 1/4" diameter by 4 1/2" in height DESCRIPTION:A classic form on a flared pedestal foot. The plate is adorned with a central motif of a fantastical very stylized deity in the form of an avian creature in colors of burnt orange, black, and purple. It has an undecorated underside with numerous mineral formations attesting to its great antiquity. Intact. An unusual exceptional example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1301053 (stock #JS)
The Genius Of Man
$950.00
This large (9 1/2" in height by 8 1/2" long by 4" wide) Jamacoaque Shaman figure comes from Ecuador and dates C.A. 200-600 A.D. The massive figure depicts a shaman in a deep trance in the process of morphing into a monkey. His face is loosing its human form and his feet have already become monkey claws. He is wearing an outrageously ornate headpiece,a huge chest pectoral, woven fabric attire, and he is carrying a basket on his back with a small humanoid creature rising up. The lower part of the basket is adorned with cocoa beans. He is mounted on a long square tray which would have been used to inhale various mind altering powders. He is exceptional in size and complexity. Most pieces of this quality are either in private collections or museums. They rarely, if ever, appear on the market for purchase. Provenence: An old private Florida collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1322216 (stock #CSV)
The Genius Of Man
$850.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Ca. 800 - 1000 A. D. SIZE: 7 1/2" in diameter by 4" in height DESCRIPTION: A remarkable richly adorned polychrome fruitera in colors of orange, purple, and black, against a cream colored background. This fine line vessel depicts two abstract mythological zoomorphic fantastical saurian creatures outlined by wide black lines. Each has wicked claws and a long barbed fin projecting from the rear of the head. The circular pedestal base is unadorned and displays numerous mineral deposits. The vessel has been reassembled from several original segments with crack lines covered over. The design and brushwork are exceptional and created by a truly fine artist of the time.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1306800 (stock #JSW)
The Genius Of Man
$850.00
CULTURE: Jalisco / Ameca Variant ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 100 B.C. - 250 A. D. DESCRIPTION: An intact seated Jalisco figure measuring 11" in height. He is covered with a tan/ochre slip and painted with black highlights. His body shape is that of a compact male figure and he has short forward pointing outstretched arms. He most possibly is a depiction of a dwarf wrestler. He is clad in a tight fitting cap and a short cropped garment encircling his waist and upper legs. His eyes are large and almond shaped. Many mineral formations are scattered throughout the surface attesting to his great antiquity. There are many Jalisco figures of the period representing more common themes but this effigy is highly unusual and rarely seen. PROVENANCE: The Bill Freeman Estate Collection, Scottsdale, AZ. Acquired 1960's. - 1980's
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1307130 (stock #NSBF2)
The Genius Of Man
$850.00
CULTURE: Nayarit ORIGIN: West Coast Mexico AGE: Ca. 100 B. C. - 250 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A large and well modeled example of the type measuring 14 3/4" in height. A nicely burnished reddish/buff hollow figure seated on a two legged stool with her arms casually resting on her upper waist. She is ornamented with a tightly fitting headdress, a nose ornament, and multiple ear cuffs on each ear. Her head is of a large triangular shape with deeply incised slit eyes and mouth. She is in excellent condition with scattered mineral deposits. She sits staring straight ahead in a calm contemplative state. PROVENANCE: The Morris Khouli Gallery, New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1328212 (stock #CSF)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Veraguas Cultural period...Ca. 600 - 1200 A.D. SIZE: 8" in diameter by 2 3/4" in height DESCRIPTION: A fantastical intact polychrome Cocle fruitera depicting a single figure of a stylized shark. The sinuous body wraps around the upper plate and stares directly out with a whimsical stare. The piece sits on a short round pedestal base. A fine example of ancient artistry. PROVENANCE: Former Dr. Glen E. Murphy collection via inheritance.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1321411 (stock #CF)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama /Central Region / Azuero Peninsula AGE: Ca. 600 - 900 A. D. SIZE: 5 1/2" in diameter by 1 3/4" in height DESCRIPTION: A large highly stylized polychrome mythological bird is painted in colors of red, black, indigo, and cream. Numerous mineral deposits attest to its great age. A particularly fine example of the type!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1358981 (stock #SFJF)
The Genius Of Man
$727.00
Culture: JAMA-COAQUE Origin: ECUADOR/MANABI PROVINCE/ COASTAL REGION Age: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. Size: 9” in height by 4 1/2” in width DESCRIPTION : An elegant example of a Pre-Columbian shaman figure from Ecuador. She is ornately adorned with a dual sectioned rounded headpiece with long side flaps trailing down below shoulder length. She has a nosepiece as well as circular multiple segmented earpiece and a double segmented “rope-like” necklace hanging to her waist. The figure is wearing a simple wrap around skirt reaching to her ankles. The skirt and small breasts indicate that she is a female. Her face is calm and regal with large heavily lidded almond shaped eyes possibly representing a trance-like state of mind. She has some very minor abraded areas to her headpiece and one side of her nose decoration due to ancient usage in ceremonies. They do not effect the beauty and striking visual impact of the artifact. A truly elegant and appealing figure.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1329288 (stock #LN)
The Genius Of Man
$675.00
CULTURE: Nayarit / San Sebastian Style ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 100 B. C. - 250 A. D. SIZE: 11 1/2" in height by 6" in width DESCRIPTION: A hollow redware pottery male figure seated on a two legged bench. His right hand is raised to his mouth...he is possibly injesting a ceremonial substance. His left hand is resting on his knee. He has a nose ring and multiple ear ornaments. He has fine detailed incised hair with a long strand hanging down his back. There are remnants of the original black paint evident on the striping on his rear shoulder and his upper left chest. Very strong mineral deposits attest to his great antiquity. In excellent condition. PROVENANCE: A New York Gallery Auction.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1323922 (stock #MPBWRC)
The Genius Of Man
$650.00
CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Central America AGE: Ca. 600 - 800 A. D. SIZE: 3 1/2" in height by 3 1/2" in width PROVENANCE: A Scottsdale Arizona Gallery Description: An exceptional jar of unparalleled quality of construction and a fantastical design motif. The vessel is a canteen shaped tan terracotta jar with a circular base leading up to a tapering spout. The central design is a bas relief scene on both sides of the body. It depicts a warrior in intricate full regalia posed in a fighting stance surrounded by eight human skulls. The jar has diagonal ribbing on both side panels. The piece is abundantly highlighted with red cinnabar. There is one miniscule hairline stabilized crack. The piece is otherwise intact and as found with no overpaint or restoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1324564 (stock #MCC)
The Genius Of Man
$650.00
CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Mexico / El Salvador AGE: Ca. 600 - 800 A. D. SIZE: 3" in height by 3" in diameter PROVENANCE: A Scottsdale Antique Gallery DESCRIPTION: A Maya deeply carved tripod cylinder with short rounded tripod legs. It was most likely used to burn incense for ceremonial use. The vessel is in intact as found condition with no cracks or chips. The cinnamon brown exterior is adorned with deeply carved stylized glyphs. It is a handsome piece and an excellent example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1354440 (stock #JISF)
The Genius Of Man
$625.00
CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Mexico/Central America (possibly Jaina Island) AGE: Ca. 400 - 860 A. D. SIZE: 7 1/2" in height by 4" in width DESCRIPTION: A Hollow molded figure of a noble or shaman. He is richly attired with a raised semi-circular banded headdress, large ear spools with suspended side flaps, a multi strand necklace supporting a large chest ornament depicting a highly decorated avian creature with raised wings. He is clad in a long tunic with two wide raised bands at the bottom. His eyes are almond shaped and his nose is small and aqualine. His overall presence is one of calm power and dignity. The front of the figure retains the original whitewash applied after firing. There is an original museum number on the rear. There are four holes drilled for attaching the figure as an ornament for burial or ceremonial usage. The whitewash on the back is poorly applied adding further credence to the concept that the figure was meant to be viewed straight on from the front. The figure definitely represents a fine example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1328530 (stock #HV)
The Genius Of Man
$575.00
CULTURE: Veraguas ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Ca. 300 B. C. -300 A. D. SIZE: 15" in height by 12" at the widest diameter DESCRIPTION: A superb intact bisqueware water vessel from Panama. This understated jar is graceful and splendid in its size and simplicity. It is truly immense and the pottery is thin walled and highly fired. The handles are delicately applied human female figures. It is rare for a vessel to be this immense and remain totally intact! There are several smoke clouds visible from the time of firing.The balance and shape combine to give it a similar appearance to a Roman amphora. A great display piece for a large area. PROVENANCE: The unsurpassed private collection of Dr. Glen Murphy via inheritance.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1299169 (stock #JRF)
The Genius Of Man
$550.00
This finely molded and highly detailed pink/buff figural whistle of a priestess or noblewoman measures 5" in height by 2 3/4" in width and comes from Jaina Island, Yucatan, Mexico and dates Ca. 600 - 900 A.D. She is intact including the interior rattles. She proudly stands wearing large ear spools, a semi-circular multi-level headpiece, and a double square beaded necklace. She is clutching a circular medallion in both hands at chest level with long ribbon shapes draping down the front. Traces of the original white Maya pigment still remain. An excellent example of a Jaina treasure at an unbeatable price. Ex. Private New York collection. For a similar example see: "THE ALBERS COLLECTION OF PRE-HISTORIC ART" by Karl Taube...page 144.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1354432 (stock #CGEJ)
The Genius Of Man
$525.00
CULTURE: Casas Grandes / Ramos Polychrome ORIGIN: Northern Mexico AGE: Ca.1250 - 1450 A.D. SIZE: 6" in height by 5" in diameter DESCRIPTION: A low rounded polychrome jar topped by an ovoid anthropomorphic head. The base clay color is tan/brown with design motifs in black and burnt orange. The round incised eyes are encased in horizontal black lines with a row of black circles above and topped by a flat crown with stylized macaw figures. The impression is of a mask as opposed to just pigment applied to the face. Geometric designs on the body of the vessel include fine black lines and ornate upright and inverted triangles. The jar has minor wear to the tip of the nose from ancient usage and there are a few areas of light professional paint enhancement. Many small mineral deposits attest to its great antiquity. ex. Arte Primitivo Gallery