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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

Chimu Zoomorphic Textile Fragment
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre AD 1000: item #1184887
1921


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Chimu Zoomorphic Textile Fragment, Peru ca. 1000 - 1250 CE. Chimu hand woven textile with six panels composed of stylized creatures. Fabric colors vary in hues of gold, red, green, and cream. Fraying on parts of fabric due to age, but in overall good condition. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. 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

North Coast Textile Tunic Tassel
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre AD 1000: item #1184880
1920


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North Coast Peru Tunic Tassel, ca. 700 - 1200 CE. Hand woven tassel from a tunic composed of delicate stitching with hues of aqua, red and a cream cotton textile. Length of tassel is 39" while framed is 7 3/4" x 41" in length. Ex: C. Lopez Torres, Miami

Monumental Colonial Cuzquena School Polychrome Wall Crucifix
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1800: item #1184769
1918


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Dramatic Peruvian religious polychrome wooden Wall Crucifix. Christ with hand beaded loin cloth and silver crown of thorns. Circa 1800 C.E. In good condition. 44" high. A compelling example of the iconography of the period. In very good condiditon. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition based in Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) during the Colonial period, in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It was... Click for details

18th C. Colonial Cuzquena School Crucifix, Cuzco Peru
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1800: item #1184762
1917


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Outstanding Peruvian crucifix with polychrome Christ figure of the 18th Century. Silver finials dated later. A compelling example of the iconography of the period. In good condition. 25 3/4" high. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition based in Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) during the Colonial period, in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It was not limited to Cuzco only, but spread to other cities... Click for details

Nazca Polychrome Pottery Stirrup Vessel with Feline God
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre AD 1000: item #1184716
1916


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Nazca Polychrome Pottery Stirrup Vessel with Feline God, Peru, ca. 200 - 700 CE. Double bridged spout with sweeping feline demon god with two fanged serpents emerging from his cape. Hands hold trophy-heads. Painted in various hues of brown and cream. Small chip on one spout, in overall excellent condition. 7 3/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, FL. Warriors form were a major category of male representations in Nasca ceramic art. Early warriors are nearly always depicted in a frontal, full-face... Click for details

Quimbaya Pottery Slab Male with tail of Bird
Pre-Columbian : Columbia and Ecuador Pre AD 1000: item #1184580
1915


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Quimbaya Pottery Slab Male with tail of Bird, Colombia, Late Classic Period 500 - 1000 CE. Slab male with seated on crouching legs and hands on knees. Slanted eyes and smiling lips with pierced head and body for feather insertions. Incised tattooed arms and legs. Intact with some earthen encrustation but in excellent condition. 12 3/4" high. See Gardner Museum of Ceramic Art, accession number G83.1.0175. The Quimbaya inhabited the areas corresponding the modern departments of Quindío, Caldas... Click for details

Colima Pottery Rain God Tlaloc Incensario, Janus form
Pre-Columbian : Mexico Pre AD 1000: item #1184570
1914


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Colima Pottery Tlaloc Incensario in Janus form looking into the future while looking into the past, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. The Aztec god of rain, agriculture, fire, and the south. The obverse deity surmounted by two intertwined snakes. Strong facial features with large protruding eyes, hands on his knees. Reverse side without hands and smaller head. One of four legs professionally reattached from original piece. One leg professionally reattached and in excellent condition. 14 3/4" high.... Click for details

Chimu Lambayeque Pottery Whistle
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1184564
1913


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Chimu Lambayeque Double Bodied Pottery Whistle, Peru, ca 1100 - 1400 CE. 8" x 6" x 7". Ex Sotheby's New York. Whistle depicting the deity figure seated within the peaks of vegetation, holds pods in each hand. Tunic decorated with rows of similar tubers and wearing a crescentic headdress. Bridge-spout joining an ovoid spouted body and forming a whistle. Painted in reddish brown and tan. Repair to handle as seen in image, and some wear due to age, but in overall great condition. 8 1/8" high. Sold... Click for details

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