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9183. LARGE CHORRERA ZOOMORPHIC BOWL, ca. 1800-300 BC. The bowl in the form of an upturned animal, perhaps an armadillo, whose head, tail and legs emerge from the rim. The interior of the bowl burnished red, the exterior surface, also burnished, is banded red and cream. 5 x 15 inches. Professional repair. Very rare. $2500 estimate.
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9184. RARE CHORRERA ANTHROPOMORPHIC VESSEL, ca. 1800-300 BC. The vessel in the form of a three-legged animal with human head, a single strap handle from the head to the high spout, the body in red, ochre and cream with incised decoration. 9 x 10 inches. Repair, the small tail missing. Ex. Sotheby's Summer '99. Very rare. $2000 estimate.
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9185. FINE CHAVIN STIRRUP SPOUT VESSEL. Peru, ca. 800-500 BC. The cylindrical vessel with four panels containing molded sea birds. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. Professional repair. $2500 estimate.
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9186. FINE TUMACO-LA TOLITA POTTERY HEAD OF A COCQUERO (COCA LEAF CHEWER), ca. 300 BC. The high status head with typical ritually deformed cranium ornamented with a diadem and wearing large ear spools, both cheeks stuffed with wads of coca leaves. 3.5 inches. Nice detail. Rare. On custom stand. $500 estimate.
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9187. FINE VICUS POLYCHROME VESSEL. Peru, ca. 100-500 AD. The vessel with the form of a squash or gourd with an animal's head bridged to an open spout. 5.3 x 7 x 7.25 inches. See 'Museums of the Andes' p. 31 for a similar vessel in the Amano Museum, Lima. Rare type. $2500 estimate.
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9188. FINE MOCHE ANTHROPOMORPHIC VESSEL. Peru, ca. 200-700 AD. In the form of a figure seated on a stool gazing into the distance with left hand shading the eyes. The vessel with burnished red and cream surface, stirrup spout at rear. 4.5 x 6 x 8 inches. Choice condition. $2500 estimate.
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9189. FINE MOCHE STIRRUP-SPOUT VESSEL. Peru, ca. 450-700 AD. The burnished black ware vessel in the form of a seated dignitary wearing high round cap with long lappets and sea lion protome, a small monkey holding on to the rear of the spout. 4.5 x 7 x 8.5 inches. Fine example. Excellent condition. $3500 estimate.
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9190. FINE MOCHE STIRRUP-SPOUT DRUMMER VESSEL. Peru, ca. 450-700 AD. The burnished black ware vessel in the form of a squatting drummer wearing a flayed human skin over his face. 4 x 5 x 8 inches. See 'Museums of the Andes' p. 47 for a very similar vessel in the Amano Museum, Lima. Rare type. Excellent condition. $4000 estimate.
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9191. FINE MOCHE IV CACIQUE ON THRONE. Peru, 400-700 AD. Lovely mold made vessel, the enthroned ruler wears a crown with feline center, large ear spools, ornate collar, wears a wrist guard on his left arm and holds a bird-headed scepter in his right. Burnished red and cream surface. 3.75 x 5.25 x 6 inches. Tiny chip to nose otherwise excellent condition. $3500 estimate.
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9192. FINE MOCHE SEA-LION VESSEL. Peru, ca. 200-700 AD. Seated female sea lion holding two pups. The vessel with burnished red surface with white details, stirrup spout at rear. 4.5 x 6 x 6 inches. A charming piece. $3000 estimate.
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9193. A MOCHE KERO IN THE FORM OF AN ARM. Peru, ca. 450-700 AD. The drinking cup in the form of a well modeled arm wearing a wrist guard and holding an uncertain object. 6.75 inches. Repair at wrist but still a fine example. $2500 estimate.
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9194. FINE LAMBAYEQUE BRIDGE-SPOUT VESSEL WITH A MOUSE EATING A CORN COB. Peru, 700-900 AD. The burnished red and cream vessel of rectangular form with tall tapering cylindrical spout bridged to the figure of a rodent gnawing a maize ear. 4 x 6 x 7 inches. Charming. $3500 estimate.
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9195. FINE LAMBAYEQUE DOUBLE CHAMBERED WHISTLING VESSEL WITH TOUCANS. Peru, 700-900 AD. The burnished red, black and cream double vessel connected by bridge handle with spout on one side, twin toucans holding a human arm in their beaks on the other. 4 x 7 x 8.5 inches. Excellent example. Whistles when filled or air is blown into the spout. $2800 estimate.
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9196. AN EXCEPTIONAL NARINO OCARINA, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. In the form of a sea shell with molded saurian whose head emerges from the top and tail wraps around the point of the base as well as six monkeys forming an interlocking design covering the sides. 1.8 x 2.25 inches. Excellent condition. A rare piece of exceptional artistic merit. $2000 estimate.
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9198. A NARINO OCARINA WITH MONKEY, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. In the form of a sea shell with incised designs and a molded monkey on the top. 5.5". Nice condition. $500 estimate.
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9199. A NARINO OCARINA, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. In the form of a sea shell with red linear designs on black resist. 4.5". Choice burnished glaze! Nice condition. $450 estimate.
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9201. A NARINO OCARINA, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. In the form of a sea shell with red designs on cream resist. 5.2". Nice condition. $450 estimate.
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9203. A NARINO OCARINA, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. In the form of a sea shell with stairstep and other designs in red & black on cream resist. 6.25". Nice condition. $350 estimate.
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9204. A RARE TAIRONA CARVED STONE COCA INHALER, ca. 1000-1550 AD. The red stone implement carved in the form of a serpent with receptical for grinding lime to mix with coca leaves. 6". Rare. Excellent example. $1500 estimate.
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9205. A RARE TAIRONA CARVED STONE COCA INHALER, ca. 1000-1550 AD. The red stone implement carved in the form of a serpent with receptical for grinding lime to mix with coca leaves. 5.75". Rare. Excellent example. $1500 estimate.
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9206. A LARGE CHANCAY AMPHORA. Peru, ca. 800-1200 AD. Lovely large piriform vessel with anthropomorphic features with two arms holding a kero, legs and feet below. Details in added dark brown paint. 8 x 14.5 inches. Base repaired. Worth considerably more with proper repair. $1500 estimate.
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9207. CHOICE LARGE INCA AMPHORA. Peru, ca. 1400-1500 AD. The large ovoid vessel with a single strap handle, the neck with anthropomorphic features, a choice, charming small molded dog seated on the shoulder, the body painted in red with vertical bands of bird's heads, somewhat faded on the side without the dog. 8.5 x 14 inches. Small rim chip restored. Rare. $5000 estimate.
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9208. CHOICE MIXTEC CEREMONIAL BOWL OR CENSER. Mexico, ca. 800 AD. The handle in the form of a polychromed warrior priest with ornate headdress, necklace and spiked arm guards, the bowl with molded codicil style head in relief. 9.5 inches. Professional repair but all original. A choice example of fine style with most of original color preserved. Rare. $4000 estimate.
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9209. EXCEPTIONAL MAYAN STONE CEREMONIAL AXE. Classic period ca. 650 AD. The heavy ceremonial axe carved of hard gray stone in the form of a stylized parrot, the socket drilled from both sides with ancient brown deposits inside, the heavy spike point tapering downward. 2.5 x 3.3 x 6.75 inches. Extremely rare. Choice example and condition. $15,000 estimate.
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9210. A FINE MAYAN JADE AMULET, ca. 600-800 AD. The amulet carved in the form of a animal's head with long recurved viper-like fangs. 33 mm. Modern gold ring through the suspension hole for use as a pendant. Rare this nice. $2500 estimate.
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9211. RARE VALDIVIA STONE HACHA (AXE), Equador, ca. 3000 BC. The polished speckled black stone axe of oval form with twin protrusions for lashing to a shaft. 4.75 x 6.5 inches. One protrusion reattached. A rare early piece. On custom stand. $2500 estimate.
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9212. FINE 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. $2500 estimate.
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9213. 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. $1000 estimate.
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9214. CHOICE MOCHE MOLDED VESSEL WITH WARRIOR CARRYING TROPHY HEAD. 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. $6000 estimate.
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9215. 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. $4500 estimate.
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9216. CLASSIC 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. $3500 estimate.
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9217. CHARMING MOCHE ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL IN THE FORM OF A COATI. 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. $3500 estimate.
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9218. MOCHE ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL. Peru, ca. 500 BC/AD. The burnished umber vessel with a molded llama which turns its head toward a spear embedded in its back. The scene repeated on both sides. 4 inches. 0.25 inch probe hole in field one side, ancient rim abrasion. A vigorous scene executed with mastery. $1000 estimate.
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9219. MOCHE ANTHROPOMORPHIC 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. $750 estimate.
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9220. 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. $6500 estimate.
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9221. 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. $5000 estimate.
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9223. LIFESIZE 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. Very rare and the largest example I've seen. See 'Tumaco', by Yves Sabolo, p. 220-221 for some smaller examples. $2800 estimate.
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9224. RARE TUMACO-LA TOLITA FIGURAL GROTESQUE, ca. 300 BC. The vessel in the form of a grotesque seated figure with frog-like face and wearing a long robe with numerous horizontal pleats or wrinkles, small strap handle and spout at the back. 5 x 6 x 6 inches. Small chips to spout but otherwise intact. A very rare and interesting type. $2500 estimate.
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9225. A RARE TUMACO-LA TOLITA POTTERY MOLD FOR A MOTHER AND CHILD, 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.) $1800 estimate.
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9226. 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.) $750 estimate.
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9227. 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. $1750 estimate.
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9228. A 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. $750 estimate.
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9230. APPEALING JAMACOQUE OR BAHIA ELDER, ca. 500 AD. The large high status elder seated cross-legged with a 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. $1800 estimate.
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9231. A FINE LAMBAYEQUE BRIDGE-SPOUT VESSEL WITH MAN IN HIS HOUSE. 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. $2500 estimate.
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9232. A 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. $1000 estimate.
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9233. 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. $850 estimate.
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9234. 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 plays! $500 estimate.
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9235. 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. On custom stand. $500 estimate.
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9236. 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. $6000 estimate.
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9237. NARINO POLYCHROME 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. $450 estimate.
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9238. NARINO POLYCHROME KERO. Columbia, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. The exterior of the beaker with painted geometric designs. 4.2 inches. Fine lines in rim. $350 estimate.
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9240. 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. Better than photo. $350 estimate.
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9241. 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. $1000 estimate.
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9242. A RARE 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. $2000 estimate.
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9243. UNUSUAL CHANCAY POLYCHROME FIGURE WITH MOTHER CARRYING CHILD IN BACKPACK. 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. $750 estimate.
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9244. CHARMING 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. $400 estimate.
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9245. CHARMING 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. $350 estimate.
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9246. 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. $750 estimate.
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9247. 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. $650 estimate.
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9248. CHANCAY BICHROME SHAMAN. 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. $1250 estimate.
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9249. PROUD 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. $1500 estimate.
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9250. 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. $1800 estimate.
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9251. SMALL 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 rare and desirable. $1000 estimate.
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9252. 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. $4500 estimate.
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9253. A FINE 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 many legged creature in red, black and purple on cream background. 4.3 x 9 inches. Rare. Professional repair. Excellent example. $1000 estimate.
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9254. RARE MORALES PRE-CLASSIC FIGURE. Mexico, ca. 1500 BC. The female figure nude except for hair and ear ornaments, remains of red paint. 2.8 x 5.5 inches. Quite rare early piece from contemporaries of the Olmec culture and in excellent condition. On custom stand. $1250 estimate.
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9255. LARGE MEZCALA JADE FIGURE. Mexico, ca. 300 BC. The figure laboriously carved from green stone with incised details and openwork arms. 3.5 x 8.5 inches. Professional repair to head and a couple of small patches mostly to rv. Nevertheless an exceptional large example. On custom stand. $5000 estimate.
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9256. CHOICE COLIMA DOG, ca. 200 AD. The large dog sitting back on its haunches with spout on top of head and fine rich red burnished surface. 6 x 11 x 12 inches. An excellent example, completely intact. Comes with 1966 certificate of authenticity from Marjorie Neikrug, member of the American Society of Appraisers. $9500 estimate.
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9257. FINE COLIMA DOG. Mexico, ca. 200 AD. The charming plump dog with an animated expression, the tail functioning as a large spout, the whole with a burnished reddish black surface. 7 x 7 x 11 inches. An excellent example, completely intact save for a small flake on the spout. $6500 estimate.
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9258. CUTE COLIMA DOG. Mexico, ca. 200 AD. The charming plump puppy lying on its belly with a large spout rising from one side of the body, the whole with a burnished reddish surface. 5.25 x 7 x 8 inches. An excellent example, completely intact with incised eyes and teeth. $4500 estimate.
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9259. LARGE COLIMA SHAMAN. West Mexico, ca. 200 AD. The large vessel in the form of a seated shaman with head turned to the right wearing a combed hat and large pendant, either blowing a whistle or ingesting a psychedelic potion, the top of the head opening into a spout. 8 x 9 x 12 inches. Rare and fine representation. Choice intact condition. $6000 estimate.
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9260. DESIRABLE COLIMA DRUMMING WARRIOR. West Mexico, ca. 200 AD. The warrior seated cross legged drumming on a cylindrical drum, wearing helmet and warrior's armor. 3.25 x 4 x 4.75 inches. Some repair. A rare and choice museum quality piece. $2500 estimate.
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9261. LARGE CHINESCO OR NAYARIT FEMALE. Mexico, ca. 300 AD. The large nude female figure seated on a stool, the two legs of which support the figure in the rear, wearing earrings and balancing a bowl which doubles as a spout on her head, her hands on her hips in a pose that evokes her high status. The surface with burnished cream and black paint, incised detail to the hair. 8 x 14.5 inches. Professional repair. A nice large piece. $3800 estimate.
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9262. CHOICE LARGE NAYARIT FIGURE. Mexico, ca. 300 AD. The large male figure seated on a stool, the two legs of which support the figure in the rear, wearing multiple earrings and cap, his hands on his hips in a pose that wonderfully evokes his high status. The surface a burnished red and black pattern. 7.5 x 8.5 x 15 inches. Choice intact condition. A very imposing and impressive piece. Better than photo, especially the facial features. $6000 estimate.
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9263. A LARGE JALISCO FEMALE. West Mexico, ca. 300 AD. The hunchbacked figure seated on her knees wearing a loincloth and a cap which falls over her neck, right arm outstretched and the left to the side of her head, burnished cream and red glaze. 12 inches. A choice intact example and a very interesting piece which apparently represents a medical condition in the back and possibly the shoulders. $4000 estimate.
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9264. A LARGE AND FINE JALISCO FEMALE. West Mexico, ca. 300 AD. The figure seated on her knees wearing a loincloth and a cap which falls over her neck, right arm outstretched and the left to the side of her head, burnished black, cream and red glaze. 12.5 inches. A choice intact example. $6000 estimate.
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9265. AN EXPRESSIVE LARGE JALISCO FEMALE. West Mexico, ca. 300 AD. The figure seated on her knees wearing a loincloth and a high cap, left arm outstretched and the right to the side of her head, black, cream and red glaze. 12.5 inches. A nice intact example. $6000 estimate.
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9266. JALISCO STANDING FEMALE. West Mexico, ca. 300 AD. The female figure standing nude wearing a wide hat which falls over her neck, added details in white accentuating the breasts and body. 4.3 x 7 inches. Generally nice condition. $1000 estimate.
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9267. LARGER STANDING JALISCO FEMALE. West Mexico, ca. 300 AD. The sizable figure standing nude wearing a wide hat which falls over her neck. 5.7 x 9 inches. Chips to toes and nose, otherwise intact with nice detail. Has great presence! $2500 estimate.
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9268. SIZABLE JALISCO FEMALE. West Mexico, ca. 300 AD. The sizable figure standing nude wearing a wide hat which falls over her neck. 6 x 10 inches. Chips to toe and ear, otherwise intact. $1250 estimate.
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9269. SIZABLE JALISCO FEMALE. West Mexico, ca. 300 AD. The sizable figure standing nude wearing a wide hat which falls over her neck. 6 x 10 inches. Chip to nose, otherwise intact. $1500 estimate.
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9270. AN EXCEPTIONAL MAYAN POISON BOTTLE WITH GLYPHS, ca. 600-800 AD. The small bottle with complex molded scenes both sides with two confronting gods, God L and God K in conversation, a line of glyphs between them most likely providing details of the encounter, additional rows of molded glyphs down the sides providing additional information. 1.2 x 3.5 inches. Small rim flakes. These important bottles are among the rarest and most sought after of Mayan antiquities. An exceptional example with wonderful complex detail. A museum quality piece deserving of further study. Provenance: Acquired by the current owner from Arte Primitivo around 1995. $10,000 estimate.
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9271. EXCELLENT MAYAN POLYCHROME CYLINDER, ca. 600-800 AD. The cylinder with a band with four jaguars with extended tongues, bands of cloud symbols above and below. 5.75 x 7 inches. Small stable line in rim else intact with nice paint. $5000 estimate.
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9272. LARGER MAYAN BOWL, ca. 600-800 AD. The bowl with five seated priests around the outside, three large uncertain animals around the interior. 3.5 x 8.6 inches. A little paint fading on the interior, otherwise choice intact condition. $2500 estimate.
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9273. FINE MAYAN BOWL, ca. 600-800 AD. The bowl with two large representations of the water bird god, a cormorant-like bird who represents the watery surface of the underworld, a band of glyphs above. 3.5 x 4.75 inches. Choice intact condition with excellent paint. A very rare depiction of excellent style. $2500 estimate.
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9274. LARGE MAYAN INCISED CYLINDER WITH GLYPHS, ca. 600-800 AD. The cylinder with a band of ribs around the body, a band of incised glyphs stained with cinnabar above. 6 x 9.5 inches. Rim shard reattached. Rare. $4500 estimate.
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9275. FINE MAYAN CYLINDER, ca. 600-800 AD. The cylinder with panels containing three figures, perhaps rabbit warriors, around the body, a band of six glyphs above. 5.5 inches. Generally nice paint. A couple of stable lines at the rim. Very nice figures. $4500 estimate.
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9276. MAYAN POLYCHROME BOWL. Guatemala, ca. 600-800 AD. The bowl with an intricate and finely drawn pattern of three registers around the side, 11 painted glyphs around the bottom. 2.75 x 6.5 inches. Museum quality repair. An excellent example of a rare style. $3500 estimate.
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9277. MAYAN POLYCHROME BOWL, ca. 600-800 AD. The bowl with a band of chief's heads encircling the sides, the interior with a large solar symbol, all done in red and orange. 3 x 7.3 inches. Intact, the paint in excellent condition. $1000 estimate.
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9278. MAYAN POLYCHROME BOWL, ca. 600-800 AD. The bowl with a band of chief's heads encircling the sides, the interior with a large solar symbol, feather design above, all done in red and orange. 3 x 7.5 inches. Intact, the exterior paint in excellent condition. $1000 estimate.
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9279. MAYAN POLYCHROME BOWL, ca. 600-800 AD. The bowl with a band of glyphs encircling the sides, the bottom with three spider monkeys and red suns in red, black and orange. 3.5 x 7.25 inches. Stable age cracks on rim, the paint in nice condition. $2000 estimate.
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9280. LARGER MAYAN POLYCHROME BOWL, ca. 600-800 AD. The bowl with a band of seated chiefs encircling the sides, suns and posts below, all done in red, black and orange. 4 x 8.75 inches. Intact, the paint in nice condition color better than image. $2000 estimate.
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9281. MAYAN POLYCHROME BOWL, ca. 600-800 AD. The bowl with a band of seated animals separated by 'X's encircling the sides, wave pattern below, all done in red, black and orange. 3.75 x 7.25 inches. Intact, the paint in nice condition. $1000 estimate.
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9282. BETTER MAYAN BOWL WITH MONKEYS, ca. 600-800 AD. The bowl with a band of heads with hands at the mouths encircling the sides, three large spider monkeys below, all done in red, black and orange. 4.2 x 6.7 inches. Intact, the paint in excellent condition. Better than usual style and design. $2000 estimate.
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9283. EXPRESSIVE VERA CRUZ WHISTLING SHAMAN. Mexico, Remojadas, Late Classic, ca. 550-950 AD. Standing in a joyful posture with smiling face and arms raised outstretched, wearing a kilt and large pendant necklace, a large bird on his head, the hair of the shaman doubling as the wings of the bird, considerable polychrome remaining. 6.5 inches. A wonderful and rare example with functional whistle and rattle. $3000 estimate.
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9284. VERA CRUZ WHISTLING FIGURE. Mexico, Remojadas, Late Classic, ca. 550-950 AD. The figure of a high status individual perhaps a chief or priest standing wearing an elaborate costume with large headdress. 4 x 4.5 inches. A few chips but otherwise intact with functional whistle and rattle. Free standing. $350 estimate.
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9285. LARGE COSTA RICAN TRIPOD VESSEL, ca. 500-1000 AD. The legs with molded openwork rattling faces, polychrome faces around the rim. 14 inches. Repaired with soot deposits attesting use and authenticity. $1500 estimate.
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9286. LARGE CONGO FERTILITY FIGURE, ca. early-mid 20th century. The large female figure with loincloth and prominent breasts. 29 inches. Provenance: Robert Lang collection (this collection had many fine pieces some of which sold for over $200,000 at auction). Age cracks to wood. $2500 estimate.
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9287. LARGE CHOKWE FERTILITY FIGURE. Angola, ca. early-mid 20th century. The large male figure with prominent penis. 27 inches. Nice example. Rare. $2500 estimate.
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9288. LARGE CHOKWE FERTILITY FIGURE. Angola, ca. early-mid 20th century. The large female figure with prominent breasts with metal earring and inlaid metal eyes, the lips and ears with red pigment, two blue beads on string around the ankle. 26 inches. Nice example. Rare. $2500 estimate.
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9289. AN ASHANTI CARVED WOODEN FISH. Ghana, ca. early mid 20th century. Nicely carved in the round with flat base and similar detail both sides. 12.7 inches. Small chip to tail. $500 estimate.
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9290. AN ASHANTI FERTILITY FIGURE. Ghana, ca. early mid 20th century. A classic female geometric carved wood figure with disc head and conical arms with nubbin breasts. 14.8 inches. An excellent example of wonderful artistic style. $2500 estimate.
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9291. A CHOICE EARLY MALI VASE, ca. 10th-14th century. The red glazed vessel with spherical body and tall neck with incised bands. 7.75 x 12 inches. Intact with some wear to the glaze from use on the bottom. Cf. 'Vassellame Del Mali', Ballarini, 1986, Fig. 7. Rare with superb glaze and color. A choice example of a very desirable type. $4500 estimate.
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9292. LARGE EARLY MALI VASE, ca. 10th-14th century. The red glazed vessel with spherical body and wide neck with everted rim, the body with finely incised curving patterns. 13.5 x 15.5 inches across handles. Intact save for tips of handles and flakes to rim, stable line in bottom. Rare. Stand not included. $3500 estimate.
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