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Chimu - Inca Pottery Double Bodied Whistling Vessel
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1199565
2029


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Late Chimu or Early Inca Double Bodied Whistling Vessel. Peru, ca. 1470 - 1540 CE. Bulbous bodies with squatting monkey adorning top on one side. Whimsical facial features but missing nose on monkey, and also small chip on spout. Otherwise in excellent condition. 6 1/2" high. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing and then buffing the surface to produce a dull sheen. Many of the pottery forms... Click for details

Early Chimu Blackware Stirrup Vessel of a God
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1199557
2028


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Early Chimu, Blackware Stirrup Vessel of a Deity or Priest. Peru, ca. 900 CE. Large fangs protrude from mouth and the Snake god wraps around head of deity. Mountains represented on bridge of stirrup. Stirrup repaired from original piece and a few minor chips, but in overall good condition. 10" high. Ex: R. Duff collection, FL. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing and then buffing the surface... Click for details

Chimu Blackware Pottery Erotic Vessel
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1199433
2023


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Chimu Blackware Erotic Vessel in form of male holding exaggerated phallus with two hands. Peru, circa 800 - 1200 C.E. Bulbous body with hunched back, pierced ears and expressive facial features. Some chipping to rim due to age and wear, but in excellent condition. 5 3/4". Ex: Arte Primitivo, New York. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing and then buffing the surface to produce a dull sheen.... Click for details

Colima Pottery Blackware Duck Vessel
Pre-Columbian : Mexico Pre AD 1000: item #1191850
1965


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Colima Pottery Blackware Duck Vessel, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Colima Blackware Potery Duck, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Finely modeled with long bill, small eyes staring outward. Stylized plumage and large hollow tail for spout. 6 3/4" high. Some stable, hairline cracks in cylindrical opening, but in good condition. Ex: Lands Beyond, New York. The name Colima comes from the Nahuatl word 'collimaitl', with 'colli' meaning 'ancestors or gods' and 'maitl' meaning 'the domain of...'. The... Click for details

Rio Magdalena Pottery Burial Urn, Woman riding a Sea Turtle
Pre-Columbian : Columbia and Ecuador Pre 1492: item #1189779
1946


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Rio Magdalena Pottery Burial Urn of a Female riding a turtle, Colombia ca. 1200 - 1500 CE. Cylindrical body with a stylized turtle projecting on the front, arms out-stretched, four lug handles encircling the shoulder. Surmounted by a domed lid with a seated female figure on top with slender arms and hands outspread on the knees, the face with ears and septum pierced for ornaments. In excellent condition. 24 3/4" high on custom stand. Pottery Urn is 23" x 8" x 11" Ex: Sotheby's New York. Due to... Click for details

Framed Proto Nazca Textile Panels, Peru
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1189034
1942


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Brilliant Proto Nazca blue and red burial textile panels framed in one shadow box (detail shown.) Southern Coast of Peru (ca. 400 BCE - 01 CE) Frame is 34 1/2" high x 41 1/2" wide. In excellent condition. The Nazca culture (also Nasca) was the archaeological culture that flourished from 400 BCE to 800 CE beside the dry southern coast of Peru in the river valleys of the Rio Grande de Nazca drainage and the Ica Valley (Silverman and Proulx, 2002). Having been heavily influenced by the preceding... Click for details

Chimu Inca Blackware Double Bodied Figural Vessel
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1187203
1932


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Chimu Inca Blackware Double Bodied Figural Vessel. Peru, ca. 1200 - 1500 C.E., Double-lobed, bridge-spouted vessel whose front lobe depicts a plump man holding a large spondylus shell in hands.Distinctive bowl-cut hair style with detailed facial features. Chip on spout, some wear due to age but in good condition. 6 3/4" height x 4" width x 7 1/4" depth. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing... Click for details

Monumental Chancay Pottery Vessel of a Hunter and Monkey
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1186910
1929


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Monumental Chancay Pottery Vessel of a Hunter and Monkey, Peru, ca. 1100 - 1400 CE. The hunter with pear-shaped body painted in black and cream with patterned tunic. The face marked by tattoos and wearing single pendent earing. Sun Disk ornament for headdress with a small monkey perched on the right shoulder. In excellent condition. 21 1/2" high x 15" diameter. Ex: Sotheby's New York. Ceramics are also a very common feature of the Chancay culture. This pottery has been found mainly in the... Click for details

Veracruz Pottery Zoomorphic Priest Ocarina, Rattle
Pre-Columbian : Mexico Pre AD 1000: item #1186900
1928


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Veracruz Pottery Frog Ocarina and Rattle. Erotic Ocarina in the form of a frog with an erection. Vessel contains interior beads that rattle when shaken. Multiple holes allow various musical pitches. Poly chromed with traces of green, red, brown still intact. Adorable smiling face and wide open eyes with flattened nose. Neck framed by a layered panache of feathers and roundels adorn forehead and chest area. Mexico, ca. 600 - 900 C.E., On custom stand, 8 1/2" high. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York.... Click for details

Maya , Jaina Island, Pottery Warrior
Pre-Columbian : Mayan Territories Pre AD 1000: item #1186898
1927


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Maya, Jaine Island, Mold-made standing warrior wearing avian attire. Face emerging from owl's head headdress. Traces of orange, red & white pigment. Ring loop on back for flight-like suspension, Mexico, circa 550 - 950 C.E. 6 3/4" high. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. Jaina Island is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in the present-day Mexican state of Campeche. A small limestone island on the Yucatán Peninsula's Gulf coast with only a tidal inlet separating it from the mainland, Jaina... Click for details

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