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Two Aztec Pottery Ceremonial Censers with Portrait Head & Rattle
Pre-Columbian : Mexico Pre AD 1000: item #1183413

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Sold Separately for $900 Two Aztec Pottery Ceremonial Cercers with Portrait Head & Rattle, Mexico, ca. 550 - 950 CE. Painted black & red with unglazed areas, applied stylized human head with clearly defined features on base. Open geometric pattern, Both are repaired from original pieces with restoration over the break lines. 5 1/4" high x 8 5/8 long x 4 3/4" wide. Incense burners (or censers) are a regular part of household artifact inventories at Aztec-period sites in central Mexico. People... Click for details

Chimu Inca Pottery Figural Kero Effigy Vessel
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1182739

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Chimu Inca Pottery Effigy figure holding a spondylus shell and wearing a botanical headdress. Peru, ca 1200 - 1500 CE. His face in a wide grin, hands clasped in front. Deeply incised facial features, hair, and clothing, 9" x 5" x 6", with custom stand. 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. Many of the pottery... Click for details

Veracruz Pottery Shaman Vessel
Pre-Columbian : Mexico Pre AD 1000: item #1182427

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Veracruz Pottery Shaman Vessel, Remojadas, Classic, Mexico, ca. 450-650 CE. Unusual double chambered form, Shaman figure with upraised right arm and diminutive legs emerging from the sides. High shaven forehead and wearing a loop nose ring and earrings. Chest protected by a shield. Painted reddish brown and buff. Some repair and also damage as seen in photos, otherwise in very good condition. 12 3/4" x 11" x 10". Ex: Sotheby's New York. Remojadas is a name applied to a culture, an archaeological... Click for details

Apolonia Ancient Art and the ATADA
Pre-Columbian Pre AD 1000: item #1161759

Apolonia Ancient Art


Apolonia Ancient Art is a full member of the ATADA (Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association). Apolonia Ancient Art follows the "Trade Practices and Standards", as defined by the ATADA regarding all business transactions. The ATADA is an association of dealers in antique Tribal and PreColumbian art whose aim is to promote responsible dealing, and provide a standard for all of it's members to represent authentic objects that have full and legal title. The ATADA members "Trade Practices and... Click for details

Chavin Pottery Tembladera Idol
Pre-Columbian Pre AD 1000: item #1064971

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Chavin Pottery Tembladera Idol, 800 - 500 BCE. 7 1/2" x 3" x 2 1/4" T.L. Test Included. This molded, stylized idol is published in "Chavin Spirits, Shamans and Hallucinogenics" and also displayed at the National Museum of Denmark. Chavin Pottery Idol from Tembladera, an ancient burial site in the Jequetepeque Valley which as given its name to a particular aspect of Chavin style of ceramics, North Coastal Peru, ca. 800 - 500 BCE. Incised face and limbs, standing erect and holding a staff in each... Click for details

Sinu Pottery Effigy Vessel with Four Female Figures
Pre-Columbian : Columbia and Ecuador Pre AD 1000: item #1053986

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Sinu Pottery Effigy Vessel, Colombia 500 - 1000 CE. Globular form with motif of four women with bare breasts and registers of glyph like scrawls. Flared lip and footed base. Intact and in excellent condition. 10 1/2" high x 11" diameter. Ex: Milford Nemer collection, MI. According to the book Across the Pacific: From Ancient Asia to Precolombian America, By Christian Lemoy, ceramic and gold working relationships probably existed between the Sinu cultural and those of Panama and Costa Rica. The... Click for details

Life Size Chimu Pottery Head of a Bridled Llama
Pre-Columbian Pre AD 1000: item #1002491

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Life Size Chimu Pottery Head of a Bridled Llama, Peru ca. 1200 CE. Animal wearing bridle with tall conical spout at center of head. Large almond shaped eyes and small ears. 12 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 11". Intact with restored hairline across base. Monumental artifact and in excellent condition. T.L Tested for Authenticity. The distinctive pottery of the Chimú aids in dating Andean civilization in the late periods along the north coast of Peru. Chimú culture was based on agriculture, aided by immense... Click for details

Vicus Pottery Avian Stirrup Vessel
Pre-Columbian Pre AD 1000: item #1002488

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Vicus Pottery Bird Stirrup Vessel, Peru, ca. 100 BCE - 200 CE. Curved beak and small round eyes. Rear spout and bridge handle in form of seated bird. Red brown ground with traces of cream. 8 1/4" high. Beak, spout rim and one toe professionally repaired, otherwise intact and in very good condition. The predominant Vicus vessel forms are bottles, including double-chambered whistling bottles. Whistles and whistling bottles were made as early as 1000 BC in Peru, and have continued to be produced... Click for details

Maya Polychrome Cylinder depicting Chief
Pre-Columbian Pre AD 1000: item #1002412

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Maya Polychrome Cylinder depicting two Chiefs, ca. 600 - 900 CE, from El Salvador - Honduras border. Two standing chiefs wearing elaborate feathered headdress. Upper glyph band with stylized profile heads. 5" high, intact and in excellent condition.

Mayan Bowl With Chief Design!
Pre-Columbian : Mayan Territories Pre AD 1000: item #824702

Relics of the Nile


Relics of the nile is pleased to present this Mayan bowl from Guatemala, ca. 500 - 800 AD. The bowl features solid color with an excellent, detailed design of chiefs that repeats around the circumference of the piece. The bowl remains in solid condition and the body remains intact with the exception of some chipping on the rim that has been slightly repaired in one place. The bowl measures 6" in diameter and has evidence of extensive usage, good root marks and mineral deposits.

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