CLASSICAL MAYAN ART

The Epitome Of Pre-Columbian Culture




STONE CYLINDERS VESSELS FIGURES


MAYAN STONE CARVINGS

GENUINE HIGH QUALITY JADE

11541. MAYAN CARVED JADEITE PENDANT. 3.5 cm. The pendant an expertly carved detailed depiction of a facing noble wearing an ornate headdress, ear spools and necklace, his hands open and upturned above his belt, his legs and feet showing below. Carved from nigh quality genuine apple green semi-translucent jadeite. Very rare thus. Choice original condition with no problems whatsoever.

Provenance: A private Italian collection acquired in the 1970s when the family was resident in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

$14,000.



11533. MAYAN STONE BALLPLAYER'S YOKE. Mexico, Yucatan, c. 600-800 AD. The yoke of hard beige speckled stone with a darker band. These heavy stone yokes were worn ceremonially by Mayan ballplayers to demonstrate their prowess. 41 x 38 x 10 cm. The yoke in choice original condition with no repair or restoration.

Provenance: A private Italian collection acquired in the 1970s when the family was resident in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

$18,000



11530. MAYAN SHELL CARVING. 26 cm. Carved with numerous glyphs and figures. Excellent condition.

Provenance: A private Italian collection. Purchased at Sotheby's New York, Nov. 24, 1997. Good and legal provenance provided to buyer. Sotheby's listing.

SOLD.



11529. MAYAN STONE HACHA. 19 x 16 cm. Carved in the form of a jaguar head. Excellent condition.

Provenance: A private Italian collection collected by the family of the current owner in the 1930's in Buenos Aires. Good and legal provenance provided to buyer.

SOLD.



9210. WEARABLE MAYAN JADE AMULET, c. 600-800 AD. The amulet carved in the form of a animal's head with long recurved viper-like fangs. 33 mm. Modern gold suspension ring through the original suspension hole for use as a pendant. Nice example.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from an established US antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least June 22, 2002 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$3500.



MAYAN CYLINDERS

PROVENANCE TO 1968

11227. LARGE MAYAN POLYCHROME CYLINDER, c. 6th-8th century AD. The cylinder painted with two ornately robed warrior chiefs, one preceded by an attendant, between two red banded panels with glyphs between registers of glyphs at top and bottom on the exterior; the interior with a small band of red on the rim. 6 x 8 inches. Intact. The painting considerably crisper than the photos. Side 2. Side 3.

Provenance: The estate of a wealthy land owner and rancher in the American Southwest. All items in this collection were acquired prior to being brought into the US in 1968.

$2500.



PROVENANCE TO 1968

11226. MAYAN POLYCHROME CYLINDER, c. 6th-8th century AD. The cylinder painted with 3 large identical glyphs between red and black bands separated by registers of black hatch marks on the exterior; the interior with a band of black at the top. 5 x 5.5 inches. Intact. The painting considerably crisper than the photos. Side 2. Side 3.

Provenance: The estate of a wealthy land owner and rancher in the American Southwest. All items in this collection were acquired prior to being brought into the US in 1968.

$1450.



9271. EXCELLENT MAYAN POLYCHROME CYLINDER, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from an established US antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least October 23, 2002 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$3500.



9274. LARGE MAYAN CYLINDER WITH INCISED GLYPHS, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from an established US antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least March 20, 2001 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$2500.



9944. LARGE MAYAN CYLINDER WITH INCISED GLYPHS, c. 6th-8th century AD. The cylinder with a deeply incised ring of red cinnabar glyphs under a flared rim, traces of figures remaining below. 6 x 9.5 inches. Worth the price just for the size and the glyphs.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from an established US antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 26, 2002 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$1450.



MAYAN BOWLS & POTTERY

9281. MAYAN POLYCHROME BOWL, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from an established US antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least September 11, 2001 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$650.



9945. FINE MAYAN POLYCHROME BOWL, c. 6th-8th century AD. The bowl with wonderful asymmetic design on base with Kan crosses within rosettes and other designs. ring of glyphs on exterior rim, three large animal heads with issuing flames on the interior. 2.75 x 6.75 inches. Couple of rim flakes, else intact. Superior design. Provenance:

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from an established US antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 26, 2002 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$950.



PROVENANCE TO 1968

11224. MAYAN POLYCHROME BOWL, c. 6th-8th century AD. The bowl with 3 large mythical creatures each holding the long tail of the preceding figure on the exterior; the interior with a broad band of red at the top. 3.25 x 6 inches. Stable age crack in one side otherwise intact.

Provenance: The estate of a wealthy land owner and rancher in the American Southwest. All items in this collection were acquired prior to being brought into the US in 1968. Side 2. Side 3. Interior.

$850.



MAYAN FIGURES

EX SOTHEBY'S

11532. MAYAN STUCCO HEAD. Late Classic period, 550-950 AD. 23 x 21 cm. With traces of original pigment including the famous Mayan blue. Right side.

Provenance: A private Italian collection. Purchased at Sotheby's New York, Nov. 24, 1997. Donated to Denver Museum of Art in 1970. Good and legal provenance provided to buyer. Sotheby's listing.

SOLD.



11531. MAYAN DEER VESSEL. 34 x 25 cm. Excellent condition.

Provenance: A private Italian collection collected by the family of the current owner in the early 1970's in Buenos Aires. Good and legal provenance provided to buyer.

$9500.



11536. MAYAN SEATED PRIEST. 23 x 16 cm. Excellent condition save for repair to right flange.

Provenance: A private Italian collection collected by the family of the current owner in the 1950's in Buenos Aires. Good and legal provenance provided to buyer.

$2750.



9939. FINE MAYAN FEMALE FIGURE, c. 6th-8th century AD. The high status female seated cross-legged on a high stool with ornate costume including a jaguar glyph on her left arm, the whole with burnished cream surface. 10 inches. Neat, unobtrusive repair at neck, else intact. A choice and very rare example.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from an established US antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least October 22, 2002 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$2500.