This superlative pear-shaped polychrome ceramic vessel has two protruding crocodile
heads with a beautiful complex painted motif that stands on hollow rattle tripod
legs. Openwork mouth prominently exposes his upper and lower teeth. A ritual imagery
of Tlaloc is decorated between the upper and lower geometric designs. Buff Tan slip,
burnished, with black and orange-red paint.
The powerful crocodile prevailed in design schemes at an earlier period. The added
human or deity face on this vessel makes it very unique as both symbols are associated
simultaneously with the rains, fertility and life giver.
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Pre-Columbian Artifacts for Seasoned and Inspired Collectors Alike
This deeply engraved bone idol is a Dignitary holding ritual objects. Surrounding the central figure are decorations of large bands of geometric shapes with small interlocking frets that progresses into the back..
An adorable set of four miniature assorted bowls. Black-on-red resist painted. Each distinctively designed. Deposits throughout surface with some rim chips and pitting...
A charming trio of small Bahia-type solid standing figurines. Each are sweet and
unique. The first wears an elaborate ear and nose ornaments. All measure over 4"
in height. Custom metal stand…
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Superbly crafted Jamacoaque pectoral mask depicting a shaman in transformation, possibly into a dragon or other. Nicely detailed with crisply incised teeth, horns on the forehead and excellent paint throughout. Choice condition.
Blackware vessels displaying incised decorations form an important subgroup of Tiwanaku
pottery and are classified as fine "Classic" ceramics. This open vessel has a feline/puma
head, flat bottom and tail-handle in rear.
An excellent globular effigy vessel from the Michoacan culture, Mexico. Ca. 100 B.C.
- 250 A.D. Stands over 10" in height. Cream paint over highly burnished red slip.
A sweet rectangular face on extended rim with arms painted in front. An additional
representation of a bird…
Heart-shaped bone mask with black surface in front and back Front outward surface
has sgraffito lines cut through to a gray surface. Checkerboard design headdress.
Black eyeband and nose with rectangular slits for eyes…
A gorgeous Colima flat nude figure. Facial features are well define and strong. She
wears a strapped head garment which goes down her back, pierced ear ornaments and
a woven sash across her shoulders. This figure exhibits nice symmetry. Also, the
abundance of root marks…
A choice Machalilla Female solid figurine. One of the most rarest pieces to surface
completely intact. Supersedes in form, the modeled figurines of terminal Valdivian
“Venus” types. Coffee bean eyes and salient nose. Light orange clay with…
A beautiful rich Carmel colored Palmar Notched type. Valdivia Phase 2 (short period).
This stone is highly stylized and has very well executed face and arms. Lower portion
is notched creating rudimentary legs. Known to be the first American culture to inscribe
humanoid figures to an object.
An excellent La Tolita / Tumaco face mask. Sculptured from grainy ash clay. Face
is well executed with traditional head garment. Holes on backside of head presumably
An exceptional Chancay funerary doll with false head. Finely made and unrivaled in
size. Composed of wrapped reed, sticks and vegetal fibers. Head is a wooden plank
painted red, eyes are diamond shaped in white with a separated attached nose in brown.