PRE-COLUMBIAN AND ETHNOGRAPHIC ART

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B3585. 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 6.75 inches. Small scrape at neck. These extremely rare artifacts are generally considered to be among the first figural representations found in the New World. On custom stand.



B3586. A RARE VALDIVIA STONE AXE, Equador, ca. 3000 BC. The polished speckled black stone axe (hacha) of oval form with 'ears' for lashing to a shaft. 4.75 x 6.5 inches. One 'ear' reattached. A rare early piece. On custom stand.



B3587. A CHORRERA WHISTLING POT. Columbia, ca. 1800-300 BC. The squat pot with small handle from shoulder to the cylindrical spout, the burnished red and brown surface incised with geometric and anthropomorphic designs. The spout whistles when filled or blown into. 5 x 6.25 inches. Intact. Rare early piece.



B3588. A CHORRERA POTTERY MASK. Columbia, ca. 1800-300 BC. The mask with broad face and large headdress. The surface of the piece burnished red. 4.9 x 5.1 inches. Intact. Very rare early piece. On custom stand.



B3589. A CHORRERA POTTERY BIRD. Columbia, ca. 1800-300 BC. The bird with upturned tail and applied eyes. The surface of the piece a fine burnished red. 3.75 x 6.6 inches. Intact save for tiny chip on base. Very rare early piece. Free standing.



B3590. A CHOICE MOCHE MOLDED VESSEL. Peru, ca. 500 BC/AD. The burnished red and cream vessel with similar panels front and back both depicting the warrior god Ai-Apec with serpent tail killing a demon god, perhaps another version of himself, both figures wielding hand axes. 6 x 9.5 inches. A wonderfully executed and important piece in completely intact condition. A rare and fine representation of this warrior god.



B3591. A CHOICE MOCHE ANTHROPOMORPHIC VESSEL. Peru, ca. 500 BC/AD. The burnished red vessel in the form of a squatting figure wearing a death mask with pursed lips and holding a male deer, the penis and testicles of the deer clearly visible, it's tongue hanging out of its mouth. 5 x 7 x 9.5 inches. A wonderfully executed and important piece in completely intact condition.



B3592. A MOCHE ANTHROPOMORPHIC VESSEL. Peru, ca. 500 BC/AD. The burnished red vessel in the form of a high status male seated with a bag (perhaps a seed bag or magical charm container) over his shoulder with his hands on his knees. 4.75 x 6.5 inches. The spout cleanly broken away in the back. Still a very nice piece.



B3593. A FINE MOCHE ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL. Peru, ca. 500 BC/AD. The burnished dark gray vessel in the form of a coati reclining on its side rubbing its snout. 2.25 x 4 x 6.5 inches. A charming piece which expertly captures the nature of the coati. Intact, very fine example. A very early example probably with Chorrera influence.



B3594. A MOCHE MOLDED VESSEL. Peru, ca. 500 BC/AD. The burnished umber vessel with a molded llama which turns its head back toward a spear in its back. The scene repeated on both sides. 4 inches. 0.25 inch probe hole in field one side, ancient rim abrasion. A vigourous scene executed with great mastery.



B3595. A MOCHE MOLDED VESSEL. Peru, ca. 500 BC/AD. The burnished umber vessel with a molded head with large ear spools on one side. 4 inches. Intact but for rim chip. Slightly lopsided, needs a stand.



B3596. A LARGE AND HEAVY CALIMA AXE. Columbia, Cauca valley, ca. 500 BC 500 AD. The large and heavy axe laboriously hand carved and polished from hard black stone with high shaft and crescentic blade. 7.5 x 8.5 inches. ~5 lbs. Tiny chips to points of crescent otherwise in choice condition. A very impressive and deadly piece. On custom stand.



B3597. A LARGE AND HEAVY CALIMA AXE. Columbia, Cauca valley, ca. 500 BC 500 AD. The large and heavy axe laboriously hand carved and polished from hard black stone with high shaft and crescentic blade. 5.8 x 8.5 inches. ~3.5 lbs. Several flakes on reverse. A very impressive and deadly piece. On custom stand.



B3598. A SAN AUGUSTINE VESSEL WITH ANTHROPOMORPHIC SPOUT. Columbia, ca. 500 BC 1000 AD. The spherical vessel topped by a spout in the form of a human head with open mouth. 4.75 x 5.5 inches. Intact with remains of orange pigment. Comes with metal ring stand. Rare type.



B3599. A SMALL SAN AUGUSTINE BURNISHED VESSEL. Columbia, ca. 500 BC- 1000 AD. The vessel of sphereoidal form with an applied humanoid head and arms, two small ring handles. 2.4 inches. Stable hairline crack in body. Rare type.



B3600. A HUGE TUMACO-LA TOLITA POTTERY PHALLUS, ca. 300 BC. The erect male member with hollow body and swollen head. 9.5 length x 2.25 inches diameter. Loss to rear. Very rare and the largest example I've seen. See 'Tumaco', by Yves Sabolo, p. 220-221 for some much smaller examples.



B3601. AN IMPORTANT TUMACO-LA TOLITA FIGURAL VESSEL, ca. 300 BC. The vessel in the form of a grotesque seated figure with frog-like face and wearing a long robe with horizontal pleats or wrinkles, small strap handle and spout at the back. 5 x 6 x 6 inches. Chips to spout and otherwise intact. Very rare type.



B3602. A TUMACO-LA TOLITA JAGUAR CREATURE, ca. 300 BC. The jaguar creature with tongue extended between large fangs, its fish-like tail curved back over its back upon which another small animal, perhaps its child, rides. 4.75 x 5.5 inches. A fine expressive piece, intact but for the small animal on the tail. See 'Tumaco', by Yves Sabolo, p. 163 for a very similar example.



B3603. A RARE TUMACO-LA TOLITA POTTERY MOLD, ca. 300 BC. The mold used for producing a full length female figure who suckles a child at one breast and offers the other with her hand. 3.8 x 5.25 inches. Intact and excellent condition with great detail. An exceptional very fine example with excellent style. (Note: this piece is lighted from below in the image to simulate the effect of a positive cast from the mold.)



B3604. A RARE TUMACO-LA TOLITA POTTERY MOLD, ca. 300 BC. The mold used for producing a full length female figure. 3.8 x 4.7 inches. Intact and excellent condition with great detail. (Note: this piece is lighted from below in the image to simulate the effect of a positive cast from the mold.)



B3605. A RARE TUMACO-LA TOLITA POTTERY BLIND HEAD, ca. 300 BC. The head with the empty sockets of a blind man. 2.3 x 2.5 inches. Nice detail. On custom stand. An excellent and rare example of this culture's concern with portraying the condition of man.



B3606. A SIZABLE TUMACO-LA TOLITA POTTERY MASK, ca. 300 BC. The mask of a male with nose ring and ear spools, ornaments and attachment holes on the head. 4.5 x 5.5 inches. Intact with nice detail. On custom stand.



B3607. A TUMACO-LA TOLITA STAMP SEAL. Columbia/Ecuador ca. 300 BC. The seal with concentric circles on disk with projecting handle with suspension hole at rear. 2.2 x 2.7 inches. Intact. Scarce. See 'Tumaco', by Yves Sabolo, p. 147 for the type.



B3608. A TUMACO-LA TOLITA ROLLER SEAL. Columbia/Ecuador ca. 300 BC. The cylindrical seal with geometric designs and hollow in the center. 3.25 inches. Intact. Scarce. See 'Tumaco', by Yves Sabolo, p. 147 for the type.



B3609. A TUMACO-LA TOLITA ROLLER SEAL. Columbia/Ecuador ca. 300 BC. The cylindrical seal with two registers of geometric designs and hollow in the center. 2.9 inches. Small flake one end. Scarce. See 'Tumaco', by Yves Sabolo, p. 147 for the type.



B3610. A TUMACO-LA TOLITA ROLLER SEAL. Columbia/Ecuador ca. 300 BC. The cylindrical seal with geometric designs and hollow in the center. 1.7 inches. Chips one end. Scarce. See 'Tumaco', by Yves Sabolo, p. 147 for the type.



B3611. A FINE JAMACOQUE/BAHIA WARRIOR, ca. 500 AD. The large warrior seated cross-legged with stern expression, wearing helmet, necklace with large projecting pendant and arm bands. 4 x 8.25 inches. Intact and excellent example. Traces of pigment. Rare this nice.



B3612. A FINE LAMBAYEQUE BRIDGE-SPOUT VESSEL. Peru, 700-900 AD. The blackware double-chambered vessel with bridge connecting a tall cylindrical spout to the charming figure of a warrior seated within a house with windows both sides and holding a mace and wearing a wrist shield. 6 x 8 inches. Repair behind house. Choice example.



B3613. A FINE TAIRONA ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL. Columbia, ca. 800 AD. The four legged vessel with high handle arching over the bowl, bat? heads emerging from both sides of the handle. 5 x 5.25 inches. Intact. Nice example.



B3614. A TAIRONA ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL. Columbia, ca. 800 AD. The four legged vessel with the head and forlegs of an uncertain animal one side, tail and hind legs on the other. 5.5 inches. Nice example.



B3615. A TAIRONA BIRD FLUTE. Columbia, ca. 800 AD. The flute in the form of a bird with spread wings on which are four finger holes, the long tail functioning as the mouthpiece. 3.3 x 3.75 inches. Intact and functional.



B3616. A TAIRONA FLUTE. Columbia, ca. 800 AD. The flute of biconical form with a molded human torso on the top, four finger holes on the top. 7.3 inches. Repaired, couldn't get it to produce sound. On custom stand.



B3617. A FINE NARINO VENUS WARRIOR BOWL. Columbia, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. The interior of the bowl with painted warriors and the 8-pointed star symbols of the planet Venus. 4.25 x 7.5 inches. Tiny line in rim and flakes to ring base. And important and rare piece. The rising of the planet Venus regulated the time of ritual warfare in Meso-America. It's appearance as a design motif on pottery, especially with the associated 'Venus warriors' is quite rare.



B3618. A NARINO BOWL. Columbia, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. The interior of the bowl with painted bird and geometric designs. 2.75 x 5 inches. Professional repair.



B3619. A NARINO KERO. Columbia, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. The exterior of the beaker with painted geometric designs. 4.2 inches. Fine lines in rim.



B3620. A NARINO VESSEL. Columbia, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. The vessel with spherical body on cylindrical base and conical top, the exterior with painted geometric designs. 3.6 inches. Original suspension holes in rim.



B3621. A NARINO MONKEY POT. Columbia, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. The vessel with globular body with monkeys serving as handles on both sides of the wide rim. 2.75 x 4 inches. Intact and charming.



B3622. A FINE NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. The large offering dish with high pedestal base with rectangular cutouts, the whole black on red resist painted. 7.75 x 8 inches. Intact. A scarce type.



B3623. A LONG EARLY PERUVIAN TEXTILE. Chancay or Chimu, ca. 800-1200 AD. The fine woven wool fabric with a central panel of complex geometric design with humanoid faces and bids framed by a side panels of two headed serpents, Greek key & step patterns at the ends. 5 x 58 inches (only about 2/5 of it shows in the image). Rare.



B3624. AN EARLY PERUVIAN TEXTILE. Chancay or Chimu, ca. 800-1200 AD. The fine woven wool fabric with a slanted pattern of complex geometric design with zig zags and abstract faces. 10 x 26 inches. Rare.



B3625. AN EARLY PERUVIAN TEXTILE. Chancay or Chimu, ca. 800-1200 AD. The fine woven wool fabric with two panels of warriors with plumed headdresses and birds framed by wave borders. 8 x 25 inches. Rare.



B3626. AN EARLY PERUVIAN TEXTILE. Chancay or Chimu, ca. 800-1200 AD. The fine woven wool fabric with a central panel of complex geometric design framed by two panels of birds. 7 x 23 inches. Rare.



B3627. AN UNUSUAL CHANCAY POLYCHROME FIGURE. Peru, ca. 800-1200 AD. The standing male figure with outstretched arms and high conical hat, a small molded and painted child figure in a carrier on his back. 4.3 x 7 inches. Museum number on feet.



B3628. A CHANCAY BICHROME FIGURE. Peru, ca. 800-1200 AD. The standing male figure with outstretched arms and high conical hat. 4.5 x 6 inches. Museum number on feet.



B3629. A CHANCAY POLYCHROME FIGURE. Peru, ca. 800-1200 AD. The standing male figure with arms clasped over abdomen and high wide hat. 6 inches. Chip to back of hat. Museum number on back.



B3630. A CHANCAY POLYCHROME FIGURE. Peru, ca. 800-1200 AD. The standing female figure with outstretched arms and high conical hat. 5 x 8.3 inches. Museum number on feet.



B3631. A CHANCAY POLYCHROME FIGURE. Peru, ca. 800-1200 AD. The standing male figure with arms clasped over abdomen and high wide hat. 7 inches. Repair at neck. Museum number on feet.



B3632. A CHANCAY BICHROME FIGURE. Peru, ca. 800-1200 AD. The standing male figure with outstretched arms and high wide hat. 4.5 x 7.5 inches. Museum number on back.



B3633. A CHANCAY BICHROME FIGURE. Peru, ca. 800-1200 AD. The standing male figure with outstretched arms and high conical hat. 5.8 x 7.5 inches. Museum number on back.



B3634. A CHIMILA SLAB FIGURE. Columbia, Caldas complex, ca. 1000-1400. The standing figure with arms on hips, applied details. 5.5 x 9.75 inches. Age crack on right leg. A fine expressive piece from a rare culture.



B3635. A QUIMBAYA ANTHROPOMORPHIC POT. Columbian, Caldas complex, ca. 1000-1400. The pot with the neck in the form of a human head, applied arms on the sides, single handle behind. 3.75 x 5 inches. Scarce type. Slight abrasion to left ear, otherwise intact and in excellent condition.



B3636. A QUIMBAYA SLAB FIGURE. Caldas complex, ca. 1000-1400. Heavy solid slab standing male figure with slit eyes and mouth, arms to chest. 4 x 6.75 inches. Cf. Labbe.74,82,83 for the general type. On custom stand. Excellent expressive style.



B3637. A QUIMBAYA SLAB FIGURE. Caldas complex, ca. 1000-1400. Heavy solid slab seated figure with slit eyes and mouth. 6 x 7.5 inches. Cf. Labbe.74,82,83 for the type. Free standing.



B3638. AN INCA POLYCHROME VASE. Peru, ca. 1500 AD. The small burnished vessel with spherical body and cylindrical spout, fine geometric designs around the shoulder, additional designs around the rim. 3 x 3.75 inches. Intact. All Inca artifacts are rather rare.



B3639. A CHOICE COLONIAL PERIOD INCA KERO, ca. late 1500's. The large wooded beaker with thick carved sides meticulously decorated with two painted panels, the top with the Inca ruler and dignitaries, the lower with jaguars, flowers and hummingbirds. 5 x 7 inches. Wonderful example with excellent paint. Very rare.




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