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Nazca Textile Camelid Tunic
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1206462
2059


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Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid, Wool Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. With zoomorphic motif and dangling tassle. In excellent condition. 33" H x 25 1/2" W. The Nazca are also known for their technically complex textiles. The textiles were most likely woven by women at habitation sites from spun cotton and wool. The textiles would have been made using a backstrap loom. This is similar to the way textiles are made in the region today. Textiles were woven with the common motifs earlier than they... Click for details

Nazca Textile Camelid Tunic
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1206460
2058


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Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. Pigments of red, blue, brown and cream, and repeating geometric patterns. Some wear and fading due to age and use, but otherwise in good condition for a textile of this period. Attached to silk backing. 22" H x 21" W. The Nazca are also known for their technically complex textiles. The textiles were most likely woven by women at habitation sites from spun cotton and wool. The textiles would have been made using a backstrap loom. This... Click for details

Quimbaya Pottery Slab Seated Female with Gold Nose Ring
Pre-Columbian : Columbia and Ecuador Pre AD 1000: item #1202402
2042


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Quimbaya Slab Seated Female with Gold Nose Ring, Colombia, 1000 - 1450 CE. Seated with outstretched legs and arms. Slanted eyes and pierced head and body for feather insertions. Incised tattooed arms and legs. Professional repair to torso from original piece. 13" high. In excellent condition. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. See Gardner Museum of Ceramic Art, accession number G83.1.0175. The Quimbaya inhabited the areas corresponding the modern departments of Quindío, Caldas and Risaralda in... Click for details

Chimu Textile Panel with Nine Warrior Figures
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1200327
2032


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$1,500 

Framed Chimu Textile Panel with nine figures, Peru, ca. 800 - 1200. Textile Panel is 18" high x 11 1/2" wide. Frame size is 23" high x 16 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Estate of Miss Kate Kemper. According to Sothebv's NY, Kate Kemper, of London and Switzerland (1908-2004) was an early collector of Andean art, forming an important collection of ceramics and textiles after visiting Peru. Her comprehensive collection was formed in Europe and exhibited in various museums including Ancient Peruvian Art,... Click for details

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

Moche III Pottery Vessel of Sacrificial Captive
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre AD 1000: item #1190074
1952


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Moche III Pottery Vessel of a Sacrificial Captive, probably to the God Ai Apaec (The Decapitator.) 11 1/2" x 7" x 7". Ex Sotheby's New York. A robust, nude male prisoner sitting cross-legged gazing resolutely forward. Wearing a flaring head ornament molded with a tentacled octopus motif. Hands of captive are bound behind back. Pigment of reddish brown and cream. Circa 200 - 500 C.E. Some wear due to age but intact and in very good condition.

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

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