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Provenance and accurate, detailed condition information is included with each listing. Discount may apply on the purchase of multiple items. International sales (outside of the United States) require payment via Pay Pal. The head of the peccary is realistically sculpted and there's a short tail at the rear. One end is decorated with concentric half-circles; the other end has a row of triangles. The bottom shows 'free-form' brushed designs in groups of three. Assembled from six large shards and a dozen or so smaller pieces. He wears ear spools and a head wrap with pierced holes around the top of the vessel. 9" tall x 8" across 50 — Mexico 600 AD - 1000 AD An exceedingly rare Zapotec effigy vessel in the form of a bat claw (foot) from the Monte Alban region of Central Mexico. Buff terracotta construction, nicely painted with geometric designs and stylized sea birds. The rim is decorated with angular and circular forms thought to represent sea dwellers. Ai Apaec is shown here wearing a jaguar headdress and serpent waist wrap (belt). It depicts a standing figure wearing a large, elaborate headdress with two suspension holes, mantle and loin cloth. — Peru 900 BC - 200 BC A large Chavin bottle (vessel) from the northern highlands of ancient Peru, dating to the Formative Period. The blades flare at the end to crescent shape and a sharp edge. Painted overall in an orange-red slip with cream details, topped by a wide flared spout. See Donnan's "Moche Portraits" Page 40, Figure 3.26 for a similar example. Light surface wear, some chipping, minor erosion and paint loss present. Painted overall with a purple-brown color and an orange-red slip on the spout. Breaks to the legs and minor losses replaced as is typical. One chamber is topped by a long straight spout, the other has a standing figure shown drinking from a kero. Both ear spools and small headdress losses have been replaced. The plate is displayed on a custom metal stand which is included as shown. Each jaguar head has circular openings facing inward and pairs of elongated oval (slots) near the top. — West Mexico 100 BC - 250 AD A medium-large redware phytomorphic vessel from the Colima region of ancient West Mexico. Sometimes referred to as corn-poppers based on their form, they were actually used as ceremonial water dippers by the ancient Moche. 0 — Peru 400 AD - 700 AD A nice Moche pottery trumpet from ancient Peru, dating to Phase IV. The long, hollow tubular body is curved (looped) at the top, ending with the mouth-piece. Bi-chrome painted in red and cream with three sets of chevrons radiating outward from the center along with pairs of wavy lines. Displays well on the custom metal stand which is included as shown. The sides are nearly vertical and flare slightly at the rim. 00 — Costa Rica - Panama 1000 AD - 1500 AD An adorable bird vessel from the border area of Costa Rica and Panama (Diquis Zone) dating to the Chirique Phase, Period VI. It depicts a seated figure with hands resting on the knees, polychrome painted with linear designs in shades of red and brown against a cream ground. 0 — Ecuador 300 BC - 300 AD An unusual avian motif pottery rattle sculpture from the Manabi Province of ancient Ecuador. Some light surface wear, scrapes and minor imperfections as would be expected. See Klein and Cevallos "Ecuador - The Secret Art of Pre Columbian Ecuador" for additional scholarly information on ancient Manteno art and culture. A very diverse grouping with examples ranging from the early cultures of Mexico, down through Central America to later cultures of Peru. — Peru 1200 BC - 1000 BC A superb, early Chavin (most likely Pre-Chavin) stone mirror. The finely detailed figure is shown wearing elaborate regalia, large crescent headdress, ear spools with long tassels, tunic and loin cloth. Some light paint enhancements, otherwise all original and completely intact. Although moderately restored, it is a lovely example. As is often seen in Cocle art, these stylized creatures combine serpent, bird and other elements. — Mexico 400 AD - 650 AD Three pottery bowls from Teotihuacan, Mexico. A few small cracks have been stabilized and restored. Considerable dendrites and other deposits present throughout. Hembrough Collection of Illinois Approx 11.5" across x 4" tall 0 — West Mexico 200 BC - 200 AD A large incensario cover from the Michoacan region of Western Mexico. Has small rim chips - 3) Medium tripod (right) - Approx. Lovely bowl with rattle legs and in perfect condition - 0 Priced individually or 0 for all three — Ecuador 3000 BC - 2500 BC Hacha 1 (left). Very unusual in that it depicts a person lying prone on their stomach.
Contact me via email at: [email protected] call 828-322-2942. All international shipping costs, insurance and import fees are the responsibility of the buyer. The rim of the bowl is incised with geometric patterns and the surface is a lightly burnished rich brown slip. The spout is tall and flares slightly with handles that attach to the upper shoulder. The surface is nicely burnished and has deposits along with minor scrapes and dings. Minor losses replaced and break lines restored, but appears intact. An impressive size that displays dramatically on the custom metal stand that is included. Redware construction covered with areas of burnished cream and red slip. The end of the phallus has been assembled from several original pieces with restored break lines and a small (stable) pressure crack at the rim, otherwise intact. Bat claw effigy vessels are characteristic of later (Period IV) Zapotec artistic style. Vessels of this type were used to store and transport liquids such as water and corn beer (Chicha). See Christopher Donnan's "Ceramics of Ancient Peru" page 103 for a very similar example and additional information. Highly burnished brown-ware construction with scattered deposits. Assembled from several large pieces with restored break lines. He is grasping his opponent and wields a tumi knife. He is also adorned with very large ear spools and labret (lip plug). An elegant form with a wide flat base, the body has slightly rounded sides that slope gently to a tall tapering neck and spout with a flared rim. Both show signs of extensive use and have darkened patinas. The break lines have been restored and light paint enhancements, but is otherwise original and complete. The figure wears a headdress that contains the whistle. 0 — Costa Rica 1000 AD - 1400 AD Large human effigy figure from Costa Rica's Atlantic Watershed region, carved from tan colored lavastone. Light deposits along with minor scrapes and dings, all consistent with age. They have large eyes and noses along with open-work mouths showing teeth. Prichett - Jacksonville, Florida who purchased them from the previous owner, Hartwell Kennard of Mc Allen, Texas in 1972. — Costa Rica 400 AD - 800 AD Three rare pottery pestles from Costa Rica's Atlantic Watershed Region. Vessel #3, Right - Incised sunburst design around the upper shoulder. Restored neck break and restored stress cracks on the lower body. This olla-form vessel is a stylized cactus showing a wide band of raised ribs and nodes sculpted around the midsection. The body is rounded, angles sharply at the shoulder and tapers toward the neck, then flares gently to a wide spout. This example is beautifully painted using the fine-line method in shades of red against a tan/cream background. The bottom tapers gently and is slightly flared at the end. The shallow bowl sits on three pointy, hollow legs containing rattles. A three-inch section of the rim has been restored along with one leg. Large, hollow ball-shaped feet are slotted diagonally. Well sculpted in the form of a stylized bird with wings in high relief tucked to the sides. The eyes, nose and mouth are in high relief along with large circular ear spools. Originally acquired in 1972 from Hartwell Kennard of Mc Allen, Texas. 5" tall x 3.75" across 5 — Peru 100 AD - 400 AD A Nazca pottery bowl with geometric designs. It depicts three birds perched upon conjoined spheres. Burnished redware surface with a few areas of fire clouding. It has never been overly cleaned and still shows ample deposits along with earthen encrustation in the crevices. Just over 11" tall x 6" across 00 — Costa Rica 300 AD - 700 AD Tripod vessels from the Atlantic Watershed region of Costa Rica. Sizes range from very small to tiny with various types of surfaces; polychromes, blackwares, red and orange wares, etc. Additional provenance and info (specific cultures and dates) on each piece will be provided to the buyer. 1.25" tall to 2.25" tall 50 — Peru 650 AD - 800 AD A nice Wari (Huari) vessel from ancient Peru. 0 each or 0 for all three — Ecuador 300 BC - 400 AD An unusual Jama Coaque figure from ancient Ecuador. This very rare mirror dates to the Wairajirca-Kotosh Period. His arms are raised in a gesture which indicates he is in an induced state of shamanic transformantion. The fruits are accented with red and black stripes delicately painted over a backround of cream slip. Condition is somewhat poor with moderate to heavy restoration. All are brownware terracotta and are nicely burnished. — Mexico 600 AD - 900 AD A nice Classic Period Maya rattle figure from Jaina Island, gulf coast of Campeche, Mexico. A very fine and unusual example that displays impressively! 50 — West Mexico 300 BC - 300 AD Small Colima pottery olla from Western Mexico. A few cracks around the midsection have been stabilized and restored, otherwise intact. It is topped by a heavily adorned female figure wearing ear spools, necklace and decorative headband. Elegant form with rattle legs and only minor repairs - 0 2) Small tripod (left) - Approx. Nicely carved from greenish-gray stone with earthen deposits. The head is tilted upward and hands to their chest.
— Ecuador 300 BC - 300 AD An attractive terracotta female whistle figure from the Tumaco - La Tolita cultures of ancient Ecuador. 0 — Guatemala 600 AD - 900 AD An unusual Maya ocarina from the Pacific Slope region of Guatemala. Some pitting and erosion present, mainly on the bottom. Assembled from around two dozen original pieces with restored break lines. Some minor surface erosion along with deposits and small areas of light fire clouding. Typical grayware terracotta construction; it shows four front claws and a fifth rear claw on the side, all connected to a vessel with a flared rim. Ica is one of the lesser known ancient Peruvian cultures that lived mainly in coastal areas and were eventually conquered by the Inca. Two small spout chips have been restored along with very minor paint touch-ups. Base, rim and other small losses replaced, but mostly original and complete. See "Teotihuacan, Art from the City of the Gods" pages 240-242 for a similar example and addtional information. He is fully engaged in battle with the Decapitator God who also armed with a tumi knife and is holding a severed head. The whistle is in the head and the legs contain four finger holes that will produce a wide range of notes. Burnished blackware exterior with decoration consisting of three curving S-shaped designs that are filled with a stippled (textured) surface. See pages 29 through 32 of Christopher Donnan's "Ceramics of Ancient Peru" for similar photographs of this type and additional scholarly information. 0 — Ecuador 400 BC - 200 AD Two large and exceptional Guangala pottery stamps from ancient Ecuador. Very rare examples that display nicely on custom stands that are included. In fair to good condition with one flange partially restored. Covered overall in a creamy yellow slip with deposits and some light staining present. The spout tip has been reattached with the break restored. It depicts a standing male figure with one hand on the hip, the other at his stomach. The tripod legs may have once contained rattle balls, now missing. Assembled from ten (10) large pieces with a few small losses replaced. For additional information on the Tlaloc motif see the following publications: "The Art of Costa Rica" Pre-Columbian Painted and Sculpted Ceramics from the Arthur M. These hand-held pestles (crushing/grinding tools) were used in the preparation of foods, medicines and pigments. Pestle #1 (left) and #2 (center) have been — Peru 600 AD - 900 AD A large Wari (Huari) flared bowl from ancient Peru. Vessel #2, Center (top) - Incised linear and scroll designs around the upper shoulder. Minor stress cracks on the lower body otherwise intact. The nicely burnished surface is a deep red, typical of Colima pottery from this period. The painted design depicts a spiraling row of fifteen running foxes. The trumpet is decorated with a finely detailed standing figure, sculpted in high relief. The exterior surface is a nicely burnished with a deep orange-red slip. On top is a nicely detailed head showing a long curving beak, likely depicting a native horn-bill variety. The hollow body is unusual with a wide opening between the legs and open at the top and at the base. Also, one eye and the nose were chipped and have been restored. Nicely painted all around with a step-fret motif in shades of gold, orange and purple; outlined in white against a black background. Overall a great example, quite large and a rare type. These are often referred to as Chocolate Pots or Cocoa Cups. Nearly all Pre-Columbian cultures were known to create miniatures, but a collection as extensive as this is rarely seen. Some have minor chips, dings and paint loss, but all are generally intact. This form is know as a kero and were used as drinking vessels, typically for 'chicha', a type of fermented corn beer. 4.5" tall x 5.5" across 5 — Peru 700 AD - 1350 AD A fine blackware Naymlap libation vessel from the North Coast of Peru. The figure wears complex regalia and jewelry assemblages and is elevated on a large rectangular platform. It is similar to those found at the Shillacoto site in Huanuco. Assembled from numerous pieces with areas of replacement and significant amounts of paint enhancement. The underside is only partially restored with visible break lines. Colors vary from a rich chocolate brown to shades of dark oranges and blacks. Each has been assembled from several original pieces with breaks restored and small losses replaced. A hollow-molded standing female figure with raised hands. The bottom is concave; widening to a sharp shoulder and topped by a flared spout. Nicely burnished redware surface with one area of fire clouding near the base. Just over 5" across x 4" tall 5 — Peru 650 AD - 800 AD Late Period Nazca polychrome bowl. Assembled from 10 original pieces with one triangular shard and part of the tail have been replaced and break-lines restored. She emerges from the arched dome which might represent a skirt-like garment that is raised by three rounded supports. These objects were used as covers over piles of burning incense. 5 — Costa Rica - Panama 1000 AD - 1500 AD Three nice Tarrago tripod vessels from the border area of Costa Rica and Panama (Diquis Zone) dating to the Chirique Phase, Period VI. The lips and nose have been consumed by the flesh-eating bacteria "leishmenaisis," a disease that still prevails in some remote areas of Peru.
This female standing figure is depicted wearing a knee-length skirt, beaded necklaces with pendants, crescent shaped nose ornament and a headwrap that drapes down the back. Coatimundi were called "chic" by the ancient Maya and are similar to the North American raccoon. 5 — Mexico A large and exceptional whistle figure from the Vera Cruz region of ancient Mexico. Although restored, it appears near choice and displays well on the custom metal display stand (included). A fine example and a rare type that is substantial in size. In good condition with one claw partially restored and another reattached. The vessel sits on a low base and is topped by an arching stirrup handle with slightly flared spout, indicative of Phase III. 5 — Mexico 400 AD - 800 AD A Maya flute and whistle from the Chiapas region of eastern Mexico, both dating to the Classic Period. The flute is playable and each note produces clear tones. This is a rare and early variant called 'Cupisnique' which often shows the main chamber with low relief or textured decoration that continues onto the spout itself. The upper part of the spout, approximately 4 inches, was missing and has been completely restored (replaced). Stamps like these were created and used by many Pre-Columbian cultures to apply body paint and to decorate textiles. A square form with the figure facing forward showing a fierce expression and wearing an elaborate headdress and waist wrap (belt) extensions. The figure's head has been reattached and one arm has been replaced, otherwise intact. The face is nicely detailed with typical coffee-bean style eyes and slit mouth. Both legs have been reattached along breaks at the upper thighs, otherwise intact and complete. The break lines have been restored and the paint lightly touched up. Sackler Collection, "Between Continents - Between Seas" Pre-Columbian Art of Costa Rica from the Detroit Institute of Arts and Rebecca Stone-Miller's "Seeing With New Eyes" Art of the Ancient Americas from the Michael C. — Peru 1250 AD - 1450 AD A late Chimu, early Inca (Inka) blackware erotic vessel depicting a pair of copulating monkeys. Each depicts a squatting figure sitting atop a pedestal base. Beautifully painted in a variety of vibrant colors. Two shards reattached at the rim with restored break lines and some light paint touch ups. 0 — Ecuador 300 AD - 600 AD A gigantic Jama Coaque pottery olla dating to their Late Cutural Horizon. Shows ample manganese and mineral deposits overall, heavy in some areas. The outer edge of the spout rim has been restored in several places, otherwise completely intact and original. The foxes appear to be playfully chasing one another toward the center. The figure wears a turban type headwrap and is shown playing a four-note antara (panflute). A single restored break just below the mouthpiece, otherwise intact and original. In exceptional condition for a vessel of this size. There is one smaller hairline crack and several rim chips, otherwise completely and remarkably intact. An amazing example and rarely seen in this monumental size. Polychrome painted in white and black against red and orange. The beak is partially restorted and two small rim chips restored with minor paint touch ups, but generally intact and original. The openwork construction could indicate it was used as an incensario topper (chimney). Some minor paint touch ups but appears intact and displays well. Repeating step motifs were used in the decoration of Andean ceramics as far back as the Cupisnique period and are interpreted as stylized representations of mountains, temples, or thrones. Assembled from approximately ten original pieces with break lines restored, but appears intact and displays well. Both are of similar construction; buff terracotta partially covered with red burnished slip. The larger has some rim repairs and two legs reattached with restored breaks. Both sides are boldly painted with stylized birds in flight; executed in dark purple, black and cream against an orange background. Some surface pitting has been filled and moderate paint touch ups on the exterior. "Lord Naymlap" is the mythological founder of the pre-Chimu dynasty of the Sican-Lambayeque culture of Northern Peru. The raised platform and elaborate adornments indicates this individual is of high ranking social status. 5 — Mexico 600 AD - 900 AD A large hollow-molded Sonriente figure from the Gulf Coast, Vera Cruz (Remojadas) region of Mexico. Made from highly polished black anthracite stone as is typical of this type of mirror. Displays well on the custom metal display stand which is included as shown. 3' (Chapter III) by Seiichi Izumi from Tokyo University for additional info and similar examples from the Shillacoto site in Huanuco, Peru. The interior of the base is unrestored (glued only). 5 — Peru 1100 AD - 1450 AD An unusual Chimu - Inca blackware Achira vessel from ancient Peru. Minor surface wear, dings and scratches along with light deposits, all consistent with age. She is adorned with elaborate regalia; wearing a headdress, ear spools, necklace with large pendant and tunic (poncho) wrapped by a wide belt. One foot partially restored and a few missing fingers (ancient losses) otherwise completley intact and original. This type, with geometrically painted patterns date to Phase 8 to Phase 9. Approx 7" tall x 6" across 5 — Guatemala 300 AD - 600 AD Large Maya creamware vessel from the Southern Lowlands of Guatemala, dating to the Early Classic Peord. The dome retained the heat within and allowed the incense offering to smolder and emit smoke from beneath the bottom edge. Spout reattached with restored break - 3) Tripod vessel (right) - Approx. Lovely bowl with solid (rare, human-form) legs and in perfect condition - 0 Priced individually or 0 for all three — Mexico 1000 AD - 1500 AD Post Classic period Mixtec tripod bowl. All are well made, thin walled examples of "bisque ware" pottery, typical of that region. The vessel is nicely painted and shows detailed body tattooing on the face, hands and legs.
5 — Panama 800 AD - 1000 AD A lovely Cocle polychrome plate from ancient Panama. 50 — Peru 1150 AD - 1500 AD A fine pottery 'portrait' vessel of a llama. The figure is shown seated with legs bent and arms to the sides, in a meditative posture. — Honduras 600 AD - 900 AD A lovely Maya copador bowl dating to the late Classic Period. On the front is a standing figure, depicting a shaman or lord wearing a wide crescent shaped solar headdress. Each side of the vessel shows two relief carved figures in battle.
One side shows a seated Lord with hands reaching forward and wearing a bird headdress. A custom metal display stand is included for added stability and safety. A very nice and well made example that is substantial in size. One roof support is reattached and the break lines restored otherwise intact and original. Decorated in a variety of symbolic and geometric patterns. For additional info and a photo of a nearly identical example, reference page 103, image 212, of "Seeing with New Eyes" Highlights from the Michael C. He wears a large headdress, likely representing a stylized bird. The degree of adornment indicates this individual is of high ranking social status. All are approx 2.5" tall Top, center figure is — Peru 300 AD - 500 AD A large Moche ear spool from ancient Peru. 0 — Peru 900 AD - 1100 AD An adorable Chimu dog stirrup vessel from the North Coast region of ancient Peru. 5 — Mexico 250 AD - 650 AD A Pre-Classic (Phase I) Zapotec miniature vessel from the Monte Alban region of Central Mexico. Could be a honey dipper or possibly a baby feeder, but it also functions as a whiste. Two holes near the rim were used for suspension or to secure a lid. Minor rim chips restored along with some light erosion around the top. The tail on the back is hollow and served as a handle and pouring spout. Coatimundi were called "chic" by the ancient Maya and are similar to the North American raccoon. Also has two raised ear-like tufts on either side of the center crest. She is adorned with ear spools, a beaded necklace and arm bands/bracelets. Nicely painted with wide bands of orange and red overlaid with thin black vertical stripes. Rounded bottom and flared sides, nicely polychrome painted in multiple colors. Used in ancient times to apply body paint and decorate woven fabrics, sellos were made as cylindrical roller-types and flat stamp-types. 3" long x 1.75" wide 0 for all three — Ecuador 1000 AD - 1500 AD A fine Manteno figural vessel from Pre-Columbian Ecuador. 0 — Panama 600 AD - 800 AD An attractive Conte style Cocle bowl from Panama. — Ecuador 500 BC - 500 AD An exceptional Jamacoaque pottery figure of a seated Shaman. - 5 — Western Mexico 200 BC - 200 AD An unusual Michoacan standing female figure. Collected pre-1970 5 — Peru 1100 AD - 1450 AD A collection of five Chancay harpoon points. This being a very early example of a gadrooned, plant-fruit form vessel. Rounded bottom, carved with repeating geometric designs. Some minor fading to the black paint, otherwise completely intact and choice. Approx 6" across x 3.75" tall 5 — Mexico 600 AD - 900 AD Published Veracruz Nopiloa maternal figure dating to the Late Classic Period. She wears an elaborate headdress along with beaded necklace and bracelets. Ample deposits and areas of wear as would be expected.