All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1373256 (stock #PCA)
The Genius Of Man
ORIGIN: Oaxaca Mexico SIZE: Two are 5 3/4 " in length and the third is 5 " in length. AGE: Postclssic / 900 A.D - 1521 A. D. MATERIAL: Beaten Copper DESCRIPTION: "Early colonial Spanish accounts describe the use of axe money in markets and as tribute in Oxaca. The blades clearly had no utilitarian function , as they are of soft and very thin copper and possess no cutting edge. Frequently found in large caches in Oxaca, the mushroom or T-shaped axe money pieces are of varied size but always have hammered flanges on either side of the flank, resembling an I-beam in cross section. Similar copper axes are known for ancient Ecuador and Peru, and it is likely that the Mesoamerican form was introduced from South America. (Easby, Caley, and Moazed 1967). Quoted from the book "The Albers Collection of Pre-Columbian Art" ca. 1988
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre AD 1000 item #1352333 (stock #NG)
CULTURE: Nayarit ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca.100B.C. - 250A.D. SIZE: Approximately 5 1/2" in diameter by 3 1/2" in height DESCRIPTION: A lovely Nayarit vessel in the shape of a gourd. Nicely formed multi-lobed body with tapered base and flared spout. The red-brown burnished surface has white painted linear and banded highlights. A carefully thought out and beautifully molded vessel with numerous mineral deposits attesting to its great antiquity. PROVENENCE: Ex.Pennsylvania private collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1336561 (stock #DOTDM)
An outstanding hand carved and painted mask which originated from a 19th century life-size leather costume. The mask measures 20" in length by 9" in height by 6" in width. It is carved from one piece of wood and painted in colors of black, white, red, orange, yellow, and shades of cinnamon brown. It has no restoration and is totally intact with no breaks or cracks. The red lips are pursed as if he is blowing wind. There is a small original hole drilled in the very top for hanging. It is timeless and finely executed piece of art created by the hand of a master artist of the time.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1321215 (stock #ME)
The Genius Of Man
This finely designed necklace is comprised of a Maya ear spool, nose plug, and carnelian and jade beads to form the center pendant (Ca. 100 - 860 A.D.) mixed with old Navajo sterling silver elongated hollow beads to act as spacers and make the piece light and wearable. It has been professionally strung to a 16" wearable length. It is perfect for formal or casual wear and designed for adornment as well as practicality. An excellent use of treasures from ancient Mexico combined with fine hand made silver beads from The American Southwest. It is meant to be used as adornment rather than just gathering dust on a shelf although it would be outstanding mounted in a lucite shadow box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1317501 (stock #CW)
The Genius Of Man
CULTURE: Chimu ORIGIN: Peru / North Coast AGE: Ca. 1100 - 1470 A.D. DESCRIPTION: A small carved and inlaid box measuring 4 1/2" in length by 2 1/4" in height by 1 3/4" in width. Both longer sides and the top are ornamented with two deeply incised raptors with inlaid turquoise eyes. The ends of each wide side and top have inlays of turquoise and colored shell. There is a small wooden insert on the underside of the lid that may have been added at a later date to keep the lid in place and keep it from being misplaced. It is a small and beautifully crafted artifact that would show well in even the best collection.Provenance: A former Scottsdale, Arizona Gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1306398 (stock #SWN)
The Genius Of Man
This beautifully designed necklace is comprised of 26 ceramic spindle whorls from various cultures and locations throughout Mexico and Central and South America. Vintage hollow old pawn Navajo beads have been combined as spacers to keep the piece light and wearable. It has been professionally strung to a 14 1/2" wearable length with an overall length of 29 inches including the clasp. It is perfect for formal or casual wear and designed for adornment as well as practicality. A fine form of ancient wearable art. PROVENANCE: spindle whorls / Lost World Artifacts....silver beads / R.G. Munn Auctions
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1306100 (stock #BF)
Left side flute Chimu/Peru/ C.A. 1100 - 1470 A.D. Measurements: 5 1/4" in length Right side flute Mogollon/Mimbres American Southwest Ca. 800 - 1000 A.D. Measurements: 5 1/2" in length These two bone flutes are seperated by centuries and thousands of miles and yet the similarity is remarkable! It poses the question of human development and various stages of invention. A broad and often heated subject! Two different cultural worlds...same creation.