PRE-COLUMBIAN AND ETHNOGRAPHIC ART

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B2614. A RARE VALDIVIA STONE SLAB FIGURE, Equador, ca. 3000 BC. The abstract figure with spectacle-like eyes somewhat reminiscent of cycladic idols. 3.75 x 7.1 inches. These extremely rare artifacts are generally considered to be among the first figural representations found in the New World. Excellent condition.



B2615. A RARE CHORRERA DOUBLE CHAMBERED FIGURAL VESSEL. ca. 1800-300 BC. The vessel with two tall spouts connected with a bridge, one with a bird which whistles when the vessel is filled. 6.5 x 7.5 inches. The narrow spout reattached. A rare early piece.



B2616. A RARE CHORRERA ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL. ca. 1800-300 BC. The boat shaped vessel with each end in the form of an animal's head, the exterior with a burnished red surface. 3 x 4 x 11.5 inches. A rare early piece and an unusual type.



B2617. A RARE CALIMA ALCARRAZA. ca. 500 BC/AD. The squash form vessel on short pedestal base with knobbed edges, a double bridged spout at top, the exterior highly burnished to a beautiful shiny red surface. 5.5 x 7 inches. Repair to spout. A rare early alcarraza.



B2618. A RARE CHORRERA MELON-FORM BOWL. ca. 1800-300 BC. The hemispheric bowl with one side pinched to imitate a halved hollowed out melon, the exterior highly burnished to a beautiful shiny red surface. 3.5 x 7.75 inches. Line on rim else in excellent condition. A rare early piece.



B2619. A TUMACO-LA TOLITA POTTERY DEATH HEAD, ca. 300 BC. The head with grinning teeth and large ear spools, remains of painted designs on the headdress. 2.5". On custom stand.



B2620. A TUMACO-LA TOLITA POTTERY HEAD, ca. 300 BC. The head with nose ornament and multiple ear spools. 1.8". Nice detail. On custom stand.



B2621. A TUMACO-LA TOLITA POTTERY HEAD, ca. 300 BC. The head with remains of cream slip. 2.25". Nice detail. On custom stand.



B2622. A TUMACO-LA TOLITA POTTERY HEAD, ca. 300 BC. The head with an especially pronounced ritual distortion and ears with 3 holes for earrings. 2.4". Nice detail. On custom stand.



B2623. 2 TUMACO-LA TOLITA FIGURES, ca. 300 BC. Seated smiling figure and jaguar shaman. To 1.8". Nice detail. Intact. Mounted on custom stand.



B2624. A CALIMA ROCK CRYSTAL & GREENSTONE NECKLACE. Cauca valley, ca. 500 BC 500 AD. Hand carved & drilled beads, the rock crystal beads drilled conically from both sides. 24".



B2625. A FINE CALIMA ROCK CRYSTAL NECKLACE. Cauca valley, ca. 500 BC 500 AD. Hand carved & drilled beads, the beads drilled conically from both sides. 27".



B2626. A FINE MOCHE EROTIC FIGURAL VESSEL, ca. 500-700 AD. Depicting a seated male figure holding his large phallus which serves as a spout, the face sensitively done in classical Moche style, the burnished red surface decorated with white slip on hair, cape and loincloth, the headdress with a pattern of pierced rhomboids. 6.5 x 7 x10.25 inches. The right arm reattached and missing the fingertips. Museum number on bottom. A very impressive piece.



B2627. A SUPERB JAMACOQUE ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL WITH DOUBLE SERPENT HEADS, ca. 500 AD. The vessel with two connecting chambers each in the form of a large and detailed serpent head. Both heads with upturned fanged snouts with large forked tongues running down the front and wearing triangular earrings and headbands ornamented with bows, considerable polychrome remaining, the tongues in blue and red, the heavily lidded eyes in white, the eyebrows connected to the nose at one end, the other ends terminating in smaller serpent heads. 6 x 7 x13 inches. Unobtrusive professional quality repair. Extremely rare and worthy of the finest collection.



B2628. A RARE JAMACOQUE HEADREST, ca. 500 AD. The headrest quite similar to Egyptian examples but with two pedestals, the top with incised designs, the top burnished, the whole covered with orange slip. 3 x 4 x 6.5 inches. Repaired from two pieces.



B2629. A FINE JAMACOQUE RECLINING FEMALE, ca. 500 AD. The female nude except for large ear spools and a headdress with circular ornaments, she lies on her stomach with legs outstretched behind her with head erect and supporting herself on her arms. Remains of polychrome. 3.75". Intact and of fine style.



B2630. A FINE JAMACOQUE SEATED FEMALE, ca. 500 AD. The seated female nude except for large ear spools and a headdress with circular red and yellow ornaments over the right ear, which reveals a large section of hair in a bang over the left. She sits erect with legs outstretched and arms held forward in an expressive gesture. Remains of polychrome. 3.75". Right arm repaired otherwise intact and of fine style.



B2631. A LARGER JAMACOQUE SEATED FEMALE, ca. 500 AD. The female figure wearing a loincloth seated with legs crossed in front, her hands on her knees, wearing earspools and headdress with eccentric ornament. Considerable polychrome remaining. 6". Head neatly reattached.



B2632. A JAMACOQUE SEATED FEMALE, ca. 500 AD. The seated female nude except for a large ornamented headdress seated with crossed legs, one arm raised in an expressive gesture. Remains of polychrome. 5". A little repair.



B2633. A JAMACOQUE SEATED FEMALE, ca. 500 AD. The seated female nude except for a large headdress seated with one leg crossed over the other, her arms at her sides. Remains of polychrome. 4". Intact.



B2634. A JAMACOQUE SEATED FEMALE, ca. 500 AD. The seated female nude except for a large headdress seated with legs outstretched before her, her arms at her sides. Remains of polychrome. 3". Intact.



B2635. A RARE JAMACOQUE PAN PIPER, ca. 500 AD. The high status male figure wearing a crested headdress and ear spools and playing a pan pipe which he holds to his mouth with both hands. Traces of polychrome remaining on the pipes and elsewhere. 3.3".



B2636. A JAMACOQUE SEATED FIGURE, ca. 500 AD. The squating male figure wearing a long cape than covers his head and back, a maize? ear between his hands. 3.3".



B2637. A JAMACOQUE COQUERO, ca. 500 AD. The high status male figure wearing a looped headdress which trails down the center of his back, both cheeks stuffed with a wad of coca leaves. 3.1". Rare. Losses to limbs. Considerable remains of pink pigment, especially on back.



B2638. A SET OF 3 JAMACOQUE FIGURES, ca. 500 AD. Two 'monkey men' with left hands to side of heads, and a standing figure wearing a loincloth, also with left hand to side of the head as if thinking or perhaps indicative of a headache. To 2.75". Traces of polychrome. On custom stand.



B2639. A NARINO SQUASH-FORM VESSEL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red and black on cream resist painted with geometrics. 5 x 6 inches. Nice condition, museum number on bottom. Excellent example.



B2640. A TALL NARINO BICHROME VESSEL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with two registers of geometric symbols. 3.5 x 9 inches. Museum number on bottom. Sits a little lopsided but nice example.



B2641. A TALL NARINO TRICHROME VESSEL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red and black on cream resist painted with two registers of felines. 5.7 x 10.3 inches. Museum quality repair, museum number on bottom. Excellent example.



B2642. A LARGE NARINO BEAKER. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with various designs and symbols. 5 x 6 inches. Intact with excellent color. A scarce type. Museum number under base.



B2643. A BETTER NARINO BICHROME BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with daimond within diamond and swastica within diamond designs. 3 x 5.5". Excellent paint and a more interesting design. Museum# on bottom.



B2644. A NARINO BICHROME BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with 'X' and cross designs. 4 x 7.25". Museum# on bottom.



B2645. A NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with double half diamond and other designs. 3 x 5". Museum# on bottom.



B2646. A NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with triangle and feather designs. 3 x 5". Choice example with excellent bright paint. Museum# on bottom.



B2647. A NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with diamond within diamond designs. 3 x 5.4". Unusual example with rim decorated with incised vertical hatches. Museum# on bottom.



B2648. A NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted various designs. 3.3 x 4.75". Museum# on bottom.



B2649. A NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with cross, diamonds within triangles and vertical line designs. 3.5 x 5.2". Museum# on bottom.



B2650. A CHOICE NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with diamond within diamond designs. 4 x 6". Condition and bright paint both choice. Museum# on bottom.



B2651. A NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with horizontal line and 'V' designs. 5 x 5.6". Unusual chalice-like example. Museum# on bottom.



B2652. A NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with stairstep and other designs. 5 x 5.5". Museum# on bottom.



B2653. A LARGER NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with triangle spiral design, base also painted with designs. 4.5 x 6.5". Museum# on bottom.



B2654. A LARGER NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with vertical crosshatch & line. 4.4 x 6.75". Heavy fabric. Museum# on bottom.



B2655. A LARGER NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with diamond within diamond patterns. 5 x 8". Heavy fabric. Museum# on bottom.



B2656. A FINE LARGER NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with large and small diamond patterns. 6 x 8.5". Excellent color and condition. Museum# on bottom.



B2657. A LARGER NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with diamond within diamond patterns. 5.5 x 8.3". Rim chip restored. Museum# on bottom.



B2658. A NARINO 'OCARINA', Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. In the form of a sea shell with complex star, stairstep and linear designs in red & black on cream resist. 4.1". Nice condition. An especially inventive composition.



B2659. A NARINO 'OCARINA', Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. In the form of a sea shell with two painted animals and other designs in red & black on cream resist. 3". Nice condition.



B2660. A NARINO 'OCARINA', Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. In the form of a sea shell with two painted sloths and other designs in red & black on cream resist. 3.6". Nice condition.



B2661. A NARINO 'OCARINA', Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. In the form of a sea shell with incised dot and cross designs on a highly burnished gray surface. 3.7". Nice condition.



B2662. A LARGE TAIRONA ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL, ca. 1000-1550. The boat-shaped vessel with central spout and ring base, one upturned end in the form of an animal head, the other its tail which opens into a small pouring spout. 7 x 8.5 inches. Professionally repaired from a few large shards.



B2663. A LARGE TAIRONA ANTHROPOMORPHIC VESSEL, ca. 1000-1550. The two tiered vessel with ring base and everted rim, the body with the head of a man with lip and large nose ornaments, and a beaded necklace between his arms. 7 x 8.5 inches. Professionally repaired from a few large shards.



B2664. A LARGE INCA POLYCHROMED AMPHORA, ca. 1500. The large globular vessel with conical base and tall neck with wide rim, two loop handles on the sides and small ring handles under the rim, an applied animal head protruding from the shoulder, the front side decorated with finely drawn arboriform panels framing a central panel of crosses, bands and dots around the neck. 10.5 x 13.5 inches. Area of repair and lines on rim. Very rare. On acrilic ring stand.



B2665. A FINE CONTE SHAMANS OFFERING VESSEL. Central Panama, ca. 600 AD. The vessel on ring base, the interior decorated with a large fanged serpent in red, blue and black on cream which winds around the circumference. 3 x 8.25 inches. Professional repair. A very rare type.



B2666. A FINE COCHLE SHAMAN'S OFFERING STAND. Central Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The large polychrome 'fruitera' with pedestal base with four arrowhead-form openings, the tondo decorated with a large magical feathered serpent (Quetzlecoatl). 5.5 x 11 inches. Rare. Professional repair. Excellent example.



B2667. A FINE COCHLE SHAMAN'S OFFERING STAND. Central Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The large polychrome 'fruitera' with pedestal base, the tondo decorated with a large magical creature combining sawfish beak and saurian, serpent and insect forms. 5.2 x 10.7 inches. Rare. Professional repair. Excellent example.



B2668. A FINE COCHLE SHAMAN'S OFFERING STAND. Central Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The large polychrome 'fruitera' with pedestal base, the tondo decorated with three magical crab-like creatures. 5.2 x 10.5 inches. Rare. Professional repair. Excellent example.



B2669. A COCHLE SHAMAN'S OFFERING STAND. Central Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The polychrome 'fruitera' with pedestal base, the tondo decorated with a large crab-like creature. 3.25 x 6.25 inches. Rare. Intact with good color. Nice example.



B2670. A FINE COCHLE SHAMAN'S OFFERING PLATE. Central Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The large polychrome plate with ring base, the tondo decorated with a large magical creature with plumed headdress combining saurian and serpent forms whose tail forms a surrounding ring. 2.5 x 12 inches. Rare. Professional repair. Excellent example.



B2671. A FINE COCHLE SHAMAN'S OFFERING PLATE. Central Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The large polychrome plate with ring base, the tondo separated into quadrants each decorated with a magical creature with plumed headdress combining avian and serpent forms. 1.5 x 12 inches. Rare. Professional repair. Excellent example.



B2672. A FINE COCHLE SHAMAN'S OFFERING PLATE. Central Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The large polychrome plate with ring base, the tondo separated into halves separated by a band of magical symbols, each decorated with magical creature with plumed headdresses joined at the tail. 2 x 11.5 inches. Rare. Professional repair. Excellent example.



B2673. A FINE COCHLE SHAMAN'S OFFERING PLATE. Central Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The large polychrome plate with ring base, the tondo separated into quadrants each decorated with a magical avian creature. 1.75 x 12 inches. Rare. Professional repair. Excellent example.



B2674. A FINE COCHLE SHAMAN'S OFFERING DISH. Central Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The polychrome dish with ring base, the tondo decorated with a large magical saurian creature with wide toothed mouth and bug eyes. 2.5 x 8.75 inches. Rare. Professional repair. Excellent example.



B2675. A COCHLE SHAMAN'S BOWL. Central Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The trichrome bowl with the tondo decorated with a large magical creature with toothed mouth and geometric appendages. 2.1 x 6.9 inches. Rare. Intact. Excellent example.



B2676. A FINE COCHLE SHAMAN'S JAR. Central Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The trichrome vessel with biconical body with round base and tall neck with widened rim, the burnished cream surface with shamanic symbols in red and black. 7.3 x 11 inches. Rare. Excellent large intact example. On ring stand.



B2677. A FINE COCHLE SHAMANS OFFERING VESSEL, ca. 800-1000 AD. The vessel on high pedestal stand, the burnished interior decorated with fanged serpent heads and other designs in red, blue and black on cream. 4.5 x 9 inches. Nearly invisible professional repair.



B2678. A FINE COCHLE SHAMANS OFFERING VESSEL, ca. 800-1000 AD. The vessel on high pedestal stand, the burnished interior decorated with fanged serpent heads and other designs in red and black on cream. 5 x 8.5 inches. Professional repair.



B2679. A COCHLE FIGURAL VESSEL. Panama, ca. 800-1000 AD. The polychrome vessel with a molded face, the tall spout with a single handle which is also a second spout, perhaps it whistled when the pot was filled, the burnished cream surface with details in red and black. 7 x 7.5 inches. Rare. Repaired with line at neck and shoulder.



B2680. A CHIRIQUI TRIPOD. Panama, Barilles, ca. 1200-1500 AD. The tripod legs with rattles and in the form of animals. 7" x 7.5". Tips of two legs reattached. Cf. See Disselhoff & Linne, fig. 72.2 for the type.



B2681. A LARGER CHIRIQUI POLYCHROME POT. Panama, Barilles, ca. 1200-1500 AD. Burnished surface with black on red painted designs, uncertain feather or fluid motifs on shoulder. 5.8" x 6.4". Rim chip.



B2682. A LARGER CHIRIQUI POLYCHROME POT. Panama, Barilles, ca. 1200-1500 AD. The burnished surface with red & black on cream painted designs. 6" x 6.5". Small scrapes on side.



B2683. A LARGER CHIRIQUI POLYCHROME POT. Panama, Barilles, ca. 1200-1500 AD. The burnished surface with red & black on cream painted designs. 5.5" x 6.6". Tiny rim chip.



B2684. A JALISCO SEATED FIGURE. West Mexico, ca. 300 AD. The grayware figure seated with a relaxed pensive look. 5". Tiny chips to toes, else intact and of good style.



B2685. A LARGE MICHOACAN FEMALE. Southwest Mexico, ca. 300 BC. The solid slab figure of a nude female with prominent genitals and incised pubic hair and wearing only a necklace, multiple earrings and headband. 11". Intact. Rare.



B2686. AN EL FAIZON WHISTLING FIGURE. Mexico, Vera Cruz region, ca. 400-600 AD. The slab figure wearing a wide skirt with arms at sides and legs spread, a headdress ornamented with large bows, the body covered with designs in red, a whistle hole in the back of the right arm. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Free standing. Scarce.



B2687. AN EL FAIZON WHISTLING FIGURE. Mexico, Vera Cruz region, ca. 400-600 AD. The slab figure wearing a wide skirt with arms at sides and legs spread, a headdress ornamented with large bows, the body covered with designs in red, a whistle hole in the back of the right arm. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. One bow reattached. Free standing. Scarce.



B2688. A MAYAN POLYCHROME BOWL. Classic Period, ca. 600-800 AD. The deep bowl on a ring base, the exterior decorated with a band of four plumed serpents with arched backs done in orange on a black background, the interior finished in red. 4.25 x 6.25 inches. Rim chip, some abrasion to exterior paint, else intact. Interesting unusual type.



B2689. A RARE KATSINA FUNERARY VESSEL. Nigeria, ca. 500 BC 200 AD. Discovered only recently, heads from the Nok/Sokoto/Katsina culture are now believed to be the earliest figural art from sub-Saharan Africa. Funerary vessels such as these are found in burial chambers. 4.5" x 4.7". Still filled with original hard packed red clay. Intact.




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