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Superb & Scarce Mayan Molded Cylinder Vessel with Standing Priests
Pre-Columbian : Mayan Territories Pre AD 1000: item #1207767
1207767


Apolonia Ancient Art
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$3,865.00 

This scarce Pre-Columbian piece is a Mayan cylinder vessel that dates Late Classic, circa 550-950 A.D. This attractive piece is approximately 7 inches high by 4.9 inches in diameter. This superb to mint quality vessel is a "Molded Orangeware Vessel", El Salvador/Honduras region, that has well-defined mold made impressions seen within two box-shaped fields seen on each side of the vessel. Each box-shaped field has a standing Mayan priest/dignitary holding an elongated rectangular object in his... Click for details

Chancay Textile Panel with Avian Motif
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre AD 1000: item #1207352
2066


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$1,850 

Chancay Textile with Avian Motif of interlocking birds, Peru circa 1300 CE. In excellent condition. Finely woven and terrific example of Peruvian handiwork. In excellent condition. 13 1/4" H X 18" W. The best known of the Chancay artifacts are textiles that consist of embroidery work, paint-decorated fabrics, gauzes and three-dimensional groups of dolls. Among others, shades of yellow and brown, scarlet, white, lavender-blue and olive green were the colors used. Birds and a deity wearing a... Click for details

Chancay Lace Textile Panel
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre AD 1000: item #1207351
2065


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$1,850 

Spectacular Chancay lace textile panel, Peru 900 - 1300 CE. Delicate and finely woven while fashioned into lace pattern and temporarily stitched to a blue cloth backing. In excellent condition. Lace measures 34 1/2" x 38". Ex: Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva. The best known of the Chancay artifacts are textiles that consist of embroidery work, paint-decorated fabrics, gauzes and three-dimensional groups of dolls. Among others, shades of yellow and brown, scarlet, white, lavender-blue and... Click for details

Moche II Pottery Jaguar God Stirrup Vessel
Pre-Columbian Pre AD 1000: item #1207347
2064


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$4,500 

Moche II Jaguar God Stirrup Vessel, Peru circa 100 - 300 CE. In transition from human to jaguar, with bared fangs and stylized hair he stalks prey. Intact and in excellent condition. 7" high. Ex: Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva. The Pre-Columbian culture knew various jaguar gods, in addition to jaguar demi-gods, (ancestral) protectors, and transformers.

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


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$1,800 

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


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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2100.00 

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 Male with Gold Nose Ring
Pre-Columbian : Columbia and Ecuador Pre AD 1000: item #1202402
2042


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9,000 

Quimbaya Slab Seated Male with Ancient Gold Nose Ring, Colombia, Late Classic Period ca. 500 - 1000 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... Click for details

Nazca Globular Double Spouted Vessel, Warrior Priest
Pre-Columbian : Peru and Bolivia Pre 1492: item #1201308
2035


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$4,800 

Nazca Globular Double-Spouted Water Jar, Peru, ca. 400 CE, with a warrior priest wearing elaborate headdress. Two serpents adorn either side with a rank of five trophy heads on reverse. A frieze of chili peppers surround the lower portion of the globular bottom. In excellent condition. Intact and in excellent condition. 9 1/4" high x 8 1/4" wide. Ex: Kate Kemper collection, London, Switzerland. Warriors form were a major category of male representations in Nasca ceramic art. Early warriors... Click for details

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


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$3,500 

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, London. Tightly woven, multi-color, rectangular panel having three horizontal rows, each containing three warriors wearing elaborate headdress. Some fraying, repairs and small losses due to age, but in very good condition. Ex: Miss Kate Kemper collection, London. Mesoamerican and Andean cultures both buried... Click for details

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


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$2,000 

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

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