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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). — Peru 1250 AD - 1450 AD Two Inca (Inka) copper axes from the Central Peruvian Highlands. A larger one flanked by 2 medium sized ones are displayed on a custom metal stand. A lovely example from a seldom seen Bolivian culture. The upper half of the vessel is intricately carved. 0 — Ecuador 600 BC - 300 BC A very rare Chorrera erotic whistle vessel from ancient Ecuador. 5 — West Mexico 300 BC - 300 AD Two partial obsidian pectorals. Both flutes are in playable condition with nice tones and have two pierced holes used for suspension around the neck. The face is framed with large slab panels that create a massive headdress. He wears elaborate regalia; the headdress features opposing birds with heads turned backward. 0 — Vera Cruz, Mexico 600 AD - 900 AD A rare and exceptional Sonriente figure from the Remojadas region of ancient Veracruz. 17.5" x 9.5" 5 — West Mexico 200 BC - 400 AD A large Nayarit plate (shallow bowl) from ancient West Mexico. 0 — Mexico 400 AD - 750 AD A Teotihuacan tripod vessel from ancient Mexico. The three gracefully curving legs are decorated with stylized bird heads with long beaks, likely representing the heads of pelicans. A chip on the spout is restored, but it is otherwise intact. A few minor scrapes and dings along with light deposits (consistent with age) as would be expected. Smaller than most of this type, but is a really cute piece that displays well. Some light surface erosion, mainly on the ears and along the bottom. The group contains celt forms, chisels, axes and scrapers. A nice selection of ancient utilitarian stone tools. The elongated snout indicates these are most certainly representations of caimans or possibly alligators. The outer boarder shows stylized glyphs and centipedes. Tripod 1 (left) - Orange terracotta with areas of fire clouding. Tripod 2 (right) - Tan (buff) terracotta with some fire clouding. The vessel sits atop a footed base and has a wide strap handle. Condition is quite good, a hole in the back (under the handle) and rediating cracks have been restored otherwise intact. A wide band of incised geometric forms decorate the midsection and up the back. All are round, spherical shapes and are decorated with two small zoomorphic adornos. The headdress is incised across the forehead and flows gracefully over the head and down the shoulders. These rare figural ollas are attributed to the late period, Southern Maya. Several chips along the base, but is otherwise intact with no repairs or restoration. Adorned with circular ear spools and a necklace of graduated disk beads. 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. During such altered states of consciousness, shamans would communicate with spiritual beings as well as the deceased, and travel on shamanic journeys in the supernatural realm. Nicely carved from a greenish-gray stone in the form of a celt. A few edge chips along with minor scrapes and dings, but overall a nice example and rarely seen in this size. Near excellent condition with restoration to one leg; else intact and choice.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. Acquired via inheritance from her mother who was an artist, collector and world travler. Although referred to as 'axes', these were not made for use as weapons, but were chisels (tools) used to shape and carve stone. Also included is a stack of (10 or so) smaller pieces that have been fused together by oxidation. A wide band at the midsection shows a connected diamond pattern. Constructed of grayish terracotta, burnished overall and painted with faint wide bands (in red) around the outer edge. At the top are two stepped ridges that encircle the spout, loop handle and spherical whistles. 0 — Costa Rica 1200 AD - 1500 AD A beautifully painted 'Pataky Polychrome' tripod vessel from the Nicoya-Guanacaste region of ancient Costa Rica. Nicely knapped from black volcanic glass, these rare and fragile objects were worn as pectorals via two suspension holes. At the lower front, the lord's hands extend outward holding staffs decorated with beaded plumes. He also wears large ear spools and a beaded necklace with multi-layered tassels. Hollow, terracotta construction; it depicts a seated youth with typical gleeful expression. Polychrome painted in the 'fineline' technique with red and black against a tan slip. Townsend's "Ancient West Mexico", page 79, for similar examples and info on this type. A cylindrical bowl sits on three solid rectangular legs. The legs are hollow and contain numerous rattle balls. Light surface wear consistent with age and extended burial, but is intact and original with no repairs or restoration. Also has a few hairline age cracks, but overall the vessel is stable and complete. Substantial in size and larger than most of this type. The colors range from light blue-greens, browns-tans and gray-blacks. Constructed of light orange-tan terracotta, typical of Jama pottery. The central image is a depiction of the Maya mythological God, 'Water Lily Jaguar'. The tips of the legs are restored; otherwise intact. The nicely burnished blackware surface shows light deposits and strong root marks and trails. The light gray surface shows moderate deposits inside and out. He wears ear and nose ornaments along with a chin plug (labret). Both have rounded bodies, large loop handles and figural spouts, likely representing monkeys. The tall headwrap features a large curling, spiral plume in high relief. 00 — Peru 1000 BC - 400 BC An early Chavin brownware stirrup vessel from ancient Peru. 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. Surface shows minor wear and paint loss with light erosion, all consistent with age. Large figures of shamans, such as this one, are indicative of their high status in Jamacoaque culture and are often depicted displaying their ceremonial paraphernalia as symbols of power. Displays well on custom metal stand which is included as shown. A few imperfections but shows nice deposits and has a sharp chiseled edge. Collection of Bernard and Bernadette Lueck, Founders of the Heritage of the Americas Museum in El Cajon, California. Celt 1 (left) - Well carved from a blue-green hardstone showing fine details. A large example with an elegant form that displays beautifully. Blackware construction with an ovoid (canteen-like) form, topped by a straight spout and wide looped strap handle. 8" across x 3.25" tall 5 — Peru 900 AD - 1350 AD A large Chimu bottle showing strong Lambayeque-Sican influence.
Every purchase comes with a written certificate of authenticity (COA) and are fully guaranteed to be as described. Shipping options are USPS Priority Mail, UPS Ground and Fed Ex. The exterior is carved with bold angular and circular designs in vivid red and orange. 5 — Peru 250 AD - 450 AD A lovely Moche blackware stirrup vessel dating to Phase III. These hand-held stone tools were used by fishermen in the weaving and mending of fishnets. The Bat God is shown standing in a defiant pose wielding a club and ready for battle. — Costa Rica 850 AD - 1350 AD A life-sized portrait head from the greater Nicoya region, dating to Period VI. Realistically sculpted with alternating areas of smooth and textured surfaces. Finely made with very thin walled construction from orange-buff terracotta with some reddish-brown burnished slip remaining, mostly on the ring handle. The reverse medallion is similar but slightly different. The practice of 'borrowing' imagery from previous cultures is not common, but has been seen in numerous other Pre-Columbian cultures. Assembled from around a dozen original pieces with small losses replaced and break lines restored. This lovely 'Jicote Polychrome' example is of the Greater Nicoya - Pataky variety and dates to Period VI. The vibrantly painted figure is seated on a stool with hands resting on the knees. Scattered deposits and some very light surface wear. Above that is a domed platform topped by a large seated figure with hands resting on his legs. There is a large opening on the side and a small hole at the top. Nicely burnished brownware surface with light deposits inside and out. Two very small rim chips have been restored, otherwise intact and original. A lovely example with elegant form and rich brown color. A four-legged platform with a hollow inverted cone on top. 0 — Guatemala 250 BC - 250 AD A large Maya pottery vessel from the Kaminaljuyu region of Guatemala, dating to the Pre-Classic Period. 0 — West Mexico 300 BC - 300 AD A rare figural vessel from the Coahuayana Valley of Colima, West Mexico.
A few small rim chips also restored, otherwise intact and original. Covered overall in a yellow-tan slip with the figural scene and base enhanced by a contrasting red-brown color. A small hole and crack just below the handle on one side have been restored. 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 background areas are covered with raised dots, representing rainfall. Intact with no cracks, breaks, repairs or restoration. A fine and very early example of erotic art from that region. The jaguar motif continues on the interior of the bowl where a row of four stylized felines circle the inner rim. A classic depiction of the Chinesco 'Type-D' style. This life-size example portrays an individual with chubby cheeks; possibly a depiction of a 'coca chewer'. Heavily potted from a coarse gritty clay indicative of Costa Rican wares, but shows strong Panamanian (Cocle) stylistic influence. Rounded bowl with nearly straight neck and rolled rim. The hands are nicely sculpted and show painted fingernails. The head is intact with only two spout chips restored. Approx 13" tall x 8.5" across 5 — Costa Rica 400 AD - 700 AD An unusual tripod rattle vessel from Costa Rica's Atlantic Watershed Zone. Redware construction with opposing loop handles and flared spout. A male figure emerges from the upper shoulder of the vessel. Nicely painted with a band of glyphs or pseudo-glyphs in vibrant shades of red and black against a tan background. The headdress features an interlocking, woven mat design in high relief. The lower edge is decorated with long rectangular strips (fringe). Minor paint enhancements and light deposits present. There are a few areas of fire clouding as would be expected in a vessel of this size. The lid has a single restored crack and one edge chip restored. As is common, Water Lily Jaguar is shown with mouth protrusions; the tongue and in this case a version of the 'flame and smoke curl' symbol. Some teal pigment remaining in the incised crevices. A few dings and scratches, light surface wear and deposits as would be expected and is consistent with age and extended burial. Displays impressively on a custom metal stand which is included as shown. The stirrup handle is also stippled and is wrapped with raised coils. 9" tall x 5.5" across 0 — Mexico 400 AD - 650 AD Two orangeware pottery bowls from Teotihuacan, Mexico. Please refer the the restoration services, 'Breaks' page of this website to view before and after photos of this item. It is thought these tubers were fermented to produce an alcoholic beverage; similar to Chicha (beer) that was fermented from corn. 0 — Ecuador 500 BC - 200 AD Small Jamacoaque rattle figure from ancient Ecuador. She wears an asymmetrical headdress with nodes across the forehead, nose ornament, lip plug (labret) and necklace with a large pendant. Condition is very good, near chioce with only very minor repairs and replacements. The bowl sits atop three hollow mammiform legs, each containing a rattle ball. The legs support a semi-hemispherical bowl with curving shoulder that is decorated with appliques and incised bands, topped by tall chimney-type neck and flared spout. A large section of the neck has been replaced along with other repairs and surface touch ups.
Also, the top of the spout has been replaced, otherwise intact and original. 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. Light surface wear, deposits overall and some fire clouding present. In the bottom are three more felines around a central jaguar head. This type is characterized by puffy, slit-like eyes and broad rectangular head with incised hair. The practice of chewing coca leaves began in ancient Peru. The armadillo sits on a low ring-type base with a tall tapered spout above. Nicely painted in dark brown-black against a cream-yellow background. The body has been assembled from approximately eighteen (18) original pieces with break lines restored, a few very small losses replaced and paint enhancements. Sometimes these are called 'chocolate pots' or 'spider-leg' vessels. At the neck are impressed dots and carved linear geometric decoration. Realistically sculpted head, arms, legs and genitals. The figure is most likely a depiction of a shaman transforming into animal form; a jaguar or possibly a monkey. Rows of red stripes on the interior rim and below the glyph band. Minor scrapes, dings and paint loss, but intact with no repairs or restoration. He wears round ear ornaments, a beaded necklace and waist wrap (skirt). Very finely woven in a variety of colors; red, pink, tan, gold, orange and black. Areas of wear and fraying along with some losses and tattered edges, but is a nice example that shows exceptional craftsmanship. The cloth panel is under glass against an acid-free black mat. An extremely elegant and aesthetically pleasing form that displays beautifully on the custom metal display stand which is included as shown. Assembled from approximately fifteen (15) original pieces with breaklines restored. Several small chips remain along the outer edge of the lid. The other important feature is the feathered headdress that gracefully frames the head of the jaguar and gives the composition harmony and a sense of movement. The underside is undecorated and has a low footed ring base. Assembled from five large original pieces with visible break lines. Due to erosion and pitting, the middle of the plate has moderate paint enhancements and is more heavily enhanced toward the center. See page 632, photo 447 of Rizzoli's "Maya" for additional information and a similar example of this iconography. In near perfect condition with only the tip of the nose, chin and nose ornaments replaced and some very light paint enhancements. The spout is short with a slight rim as is typical of Chavin from this period. Restored from around a dozen pieces, but this piece was not restored by me (Ancient Artifax). Both with similar designs of curved linear incising embedded with white stucco. Each assembled from 5-6 original pieces with breaks restored and small losses replaced. See Labbe's "Guardians of the Life Stream" for additional information on Cocle pottery. The vessel sits on a wide footed base and has a rounded body with stepped ridges, tall flared spout and a wide strap handle on the back. Painted with red over buff-gray terracotta along with some teal paint remaining in the crevices. Two fingers and a portion of the strap across the head have been replaced. The most extraordinary feature of this vessel is a fully articulated head that is rotatable within the neck of a human body which protrudes from the side of the bowl. Faint remains of white pigment on the legs and traces of black on body of the vessel. Overall an impressive piece that displays dramatically. See page 62 of the "Art of Costa Rica from the Arthur M.
Each of these stamps depict mythological deities with human bodies and saurian (alligator) heads, which likely represent Shamans in a state of human to animal transformation. Click the photo at the left to see additional photos of the stamps on their stands. A rectangular form with two figures shown in profile with saurian heads. 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. A good example from one of Peru's earliest cultures and has great provenance. The burnished blackware surface shows moderate deposits, mineralization and light staining from burial. 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. 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). Two other smaller textile fragments with geometric and bird designs.
In excellent condition with no breaks, cracks or repairs. 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. Museum deaccession with museum inventory code on the bottom. In near excellent condition with only a few small spout chips restored; otherwise intact. 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. 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. All three textiles are woven in a variety of vibrant colors.