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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1352842 (stock #CCCJ)
The Genius Of Man
$325.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 300 B.C. - 300 A.D. SIZE: 6" in length by 3 1/2" in height DESCRIPTION: A reddish brown double globed phytomorphic vessel comprised of a pair of conjoined cactus connected by a hollow circular tube. Each cactus is supported by two tripod legs and each is adorned with raised nodules (thorns?) encircling the center area. The piece is intact and as found. There is one miniscule chip to one of the upper rims. An interesting and unusual addition to any collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1352791 (stock #VCW)
The Genius Of Man
$325.00
CULTURE: Veracruz ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca. 600 - 900 A. D. SIZE: 7" in height by 5 1/2" in width ( the piece comes with a museum quality metal display stand and has an overall height of 9" when mounted) DESCRIPTION: An impressive terra-cotta colored Veracruz head fragment with an aloof and solumn facial expression. He has an elongated face with a prominent aqualine nose. His eyes are elongated coffee bean shaped and both eyes and his slightly down-turned mouth retain the original black bitumen pigment helping to define the overall impact of his visage . He is wearing round ear spools and an elaborate quadrangular head piece with applied raised rope designs outlining his face and ending at the earspools. The upper area of the headpiece has an inverted triangle with round ornaments at each of the three angles...probably jade. This striking lifelike image would be a fine addition to any collection or he stands alone as a beautiful piece of ancient art on his own.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1352708 (stock #CPH)
The Genius Of Man
$475.00
CULTURE:Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: Ca.250 B.C. - 250 A.D. SIZE: 5 3/4" in height by 8" at the widest diameter. DESCRIPTION: A curious and unusual thick walled sturdy vessel with a low rounded form. The lower half is a raised ridged pumpkin or squash and the upper section is encircled by six human faces with wide rounded noses and braided rows of hair. The base clay is a muted red. The jar originally had a light white washed thin coating with substantial amounts remaining and other areas lost to time and usage. There are numerous mineral formations attesting to its great antiquity. It was a very difficult piece to photograph with its many angles and shapes and the photos really do not do justice to its odd beauty and visual appeal.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1352640 (stock #LCP)
The Genius Of Man
$425.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico Age: Ca. 300 B.C. - 300A.D. SIZE: 5 1/2" in height by 7" at the widest diameter DESCRIPTION: A thick walled matte phytomorphic vessel divided into 14 ridged segments encircling the vessel. This is a sturdy jar and is reddish-brown in color with a flared rim. It has ample mineral deposits attesting to its antiquity. A simply made slightly crude piece with its own special charm. It would show well in almost any diversified collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre AD 1000 item #1352333 (stock #NG)
The Genius Of Man
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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 : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1352331 (stock #NS)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
CULTURE: Narino ORIGIN: Ecuador AGE: Ca. 850A.D. - 1500A.D. SIZE: 4 1/2" in height by 6 1/2" in diameter DESCRIPTION: A finely molded seven sided star shaped jar from Ecuador. The base clay is a dark red-brown in color with remnants of the original black negative-resist painted designs vaguely visible on the top and underside of the vessel. The designs consist of upside down triangles and wide line elements on the underside with barely discernable triangles on the upper area. It is the unusual curious shape of this artifact which pleases the eye even without a strong paint element as the focal point. It is an all around beautiful and timeless ceramic creation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1352279 (stock #CPF)
The Genius Of Man
$375.00
CULTURE: Chimu ORIGIN: Peru / North Coast AGE: Ca. 1100 - 1470 A.D. SIZE:7"in height by 5" in width DESCRIPTION: A cinnamon brown Chimu stirrup handled four lobed bottle comprised of four plump pepinos resting on their pointed tips. The jar is profusely decorated with charcoal black designs including vertical, horizontal, and circular fine lines as well as enclosed rows of spirals around the top of each fruit. Numerous dendrites attest to its great antiquity. There is minor paint loss in various areas due to ancient usage. A charming well designed and executed artifact. PROVENANCE: A private Florida gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1352273 (stock #CSV)
The Genius Of Man
$375.00
CULTURE: Chimu ORIGIN: Peru / North Coast AGE: Ca.1100 - 1470A.D. SIZE: 9" in height by 7" in length by 4" in width. DESCRIPTION: A highly burnished cinnamon brown stirrup handled squash shaped Chimu vessel. The body has a robust rounded form with the tip of the jar curling upwards. The design motif consists of charcoal black fine lines circling the base of the front tip as well as three wider black lines running from front to rear. The vessel is skillfully molded with a simplicity of line. It is intact without restoration or overpaint. Elegant but simple...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1352269 (stock #RPJ)
The Genius Of Man
$325.00
CULTURE: Recuay ORIGIN: Peru / North Highlands AGE: Ca. 100 - 600A.D. SIZE: 5" in height by 7 1/2" at the widest diameter DESCRIPTION: A phytomorphic bulbous six sided squash shaped vessel. The body of the vessel is a pale-creamy white with design elements executed in charcoal black. A wide thin lined black band encircles the upper section of the jar and encloses numerous upright and hanging outlines of triangles with small solid black triangles echoing the outlined motifs. The jar has two holes drilled on each side for hanging. It is definitely an unusual and intriguing pottery creation. Recuay pieces are few and far in between.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1352260 (stock #CGPV)
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CULTURE: COLIMA ORIGIN: WEST MEXICO AGE: Ca. 300B.C. - 300A.D. SIZE: 5" in height by 6" in diameter DESCRIPTION: A Finely molded and carefully burnished globular deeply gadrooned single spout phytomorphic jar in the shape of a squash or pumpkin. The clay color is a deep red-brown. Other than one small chip on one edge of the 12 segmented jar the piece is intact and in "as found" condition with no restoration. It is beautifully conceived and perfectly balanced and sits upright with no support when placed on a flat surface. A really fine example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1352255 (stock #MPV)
The Genius Of Man
$350.00
CULTURE: Moche ORIGIN: North Coast / Peru AGE: CA. - 400A.D. - 800A.D. SIZE: 10 1/2" in height by 5" at the widest diameter. DESCRIPTION: A globular phytomorphic bridge-spout vessel in the form of a deeply ridged stylized squash or pumpkin. The base clay is red-brown with indented areas with cream-colored accents. The top of the jar below the spout is painted with a cream colored "bulls eye" circular design with horizontal "S" shaped accents below. PROVENANCE: A private Florida gallery. It is a very sturdy and substantial example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1350452 (stock #MPP)
The Genius Of Man
$165.00
Culture: Michoacan Origin: Mexico Age: Ca. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. Size: 5 3/4" in height by 2 1/2" in width Description: A particularly sensitive and well molded and detailed effigy from the period. She is wearing a long flat incised headpiece with a small amount of her hair showing beneath and long deeply incised ribbons extending to the tips of her extended arms. She has incised coffee bean eyes and a fine aqualine nose. Her necklace is made up of multilayered tubular beads and she is wearing large round earspools. She is nude from the waist down and starting to show the first signs of pregnancy. Remnants of the original white and orange pigments are still evident. She is an excellent and unusually finely thought out and modeled example of the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1350451 (stock #MC)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
Culture: Chupicuaro / Mexico Age: Ca. 400 A. D. - 100 B. C. Size: 2 1/2" in height by 1 1/4" in width Description: Although tiny, this figure is beautifully formed and detailed. The mother is sitting cross-legged and resting her baby on her lap. She has coffee bean eyes, an aqualine nose, and a deeply incised mouth. She is wearing large ear spools and a wide necklace. She is wearing A long ovoid head cover with her hair extending from the top in a tightly woven bun. The fine detailing on a piece this small is the sign of a very capable artistic hand. She is indeed a fascinating and endearing work of ancient artistry.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1347003 (stock #CPV)
The Genius Of Man
$425.00
A fantastical polychrome four lobed vessel with four conjoined pepinos. The jar is from The North Coast of Peru and dates Ca. 1100 - 1470 A. D. It is a bridge vessel with a single spout. It measures 8 1/2” in height by 6” in width. Design elements are executed in charcoal black. The design includes four black circular elements on each pepino with a raised area in the center as well as black stripes circling the base of each side of the bridge and is adorned with raised birds circling the bridge and a larger avian clinging to the base of the spout. It is a fine example of Chimu creativity at its finest.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1346996 (stock #PSJ)
The Genius Of Man
$450.00
Culture: Moche Origin: Northern Peru /Ca. 400-860A.D. Size: 6” in height by 7 1/2” in length by 5 1/2” in width Description: An exceptional Moche single spout bridge vessel in the shape of two conjoined pepinos. The body of the jar is a rich cream/tan in color. The design elements are executed in a rust red pigment and include elongated stripes, star shapes on the rear of the fruit, a ring of stylized serpents around the base of the spout, and the crowing touch…a wriggling horned serpent with an extended forked tongue. A very special creation. Provenance: A Florida gallery.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1346993 (stock #CHB)
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Culture: Chimu Origin: Peru Age: Ca.1100 - 1400 A. D. Size" 7.75" in height by 6" in width Description: A rare Chimu polychrome stirrup vessel in the form of a Pakay (ice cream bean) seed pod...native to Bolivia and Southern Peru. The interior of the bean contains seeds covered with a sweet pulp. The vessel is nicely burnished. The body of the jar is a dark cinnamon brown with design elements in tan and black. The geometric motifs includes quadrangles enclosing wiggly black lines...a nice visual touch. The overall condition is very good with some restoration to the spout and very minor paint enhancement in various areas. A striking shape with a beautiful design!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1346989 (stock #CGB)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: CA. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 6 1/4” in diameter by 2 1/2“ in height. DESCRIPTION: A thin walled hard fired gadrooned bowl in the shape of a squash. A great deal of talent and effort went into the making of this piece. It has 26 raised segments surrounding the exterior of the bowl with a low circular base for balance. The rim is formed by a 3/4” plain band. It is nicely burnished and small root marks and dendrites attest to its great antiquity. There has been professional restoration to several areas of the rim and a couple of pressure cracks have been stabilized. It is in otherwise “as found” condition and is remarkably intact for its age. The vessel is complex and yet delicate at the same time due to its thin high fired creation. A fine example of PreColumbian art from ancient West Mexico.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1346983 (stock #SSJ)
The Genius Of Man
$345.00
Culture: Jalisco/Nayarit Origin: West Mexico / Ca. 300B.C. - 300A.D. Size: 4” in height by4 1/2” at the widest diameter. Description: A handsome elegant compact vessel in the shape of three conjoined sapote fruits with a wide flaring spout. The base clay color is a soft cinnamon brown. The design elements are charcoal black and burnt orange forming upside down triangles outlined with thin black lines and wide line elements in orange. Each segment is defined by quadrangles with interior elongated black striping. Both the shape and use of various pigments used for decoration are excellent. An unusual and beautiful jar. Minor professional restoration to a few small areas.