NARINO ART

Unique Treasures From Ancient South America



7026. LARGE AND HEAVY NARINO OCARINA, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. An exceptionally large and heavy pottery ocarina with two molded monkeys scurrying around on the top. 5.2 x 7". More impressive than image shows with two nice monkeys! Museum quality and rare this nice.

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 6, 1999 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$850.



7027. LARGE NARINO VENUS WARRIOR OCARINA, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. In the form of a sea shell of rare symmetrical form with two rare planet Venus symbols and other designs in red on cream resist. The rising of Venus governed the timing of Ritual warfare and the taking of human sacrificial victims. 3.3 x 6.3". Rare depiction of the Venus symbol.

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 6, 1999 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.



7029. NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL WITH DEER. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Fine red and cream on black resist painted with a stag and doe. Very fine glaze. 5". Intact, a choice high quality and artistic bowl. Museum quality!

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 7, 1999 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$1250.



8377. LARGER NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL. Capuli complex, c. 850-1500 AD. Red on cream resist painted with dog-like animal and step symbols. 3 x 7.5". Intact except for small chip to base rim and with excellent color.

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 28, 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.

$1000.



8378. INTERESTING NARINO POT IN A POT. Columbia, Pupales region, c. 1000 AD. One polychrome design pot fired inside the bottom half of another. A very interesting an unusual type. 4.5". Intact and a very rare type.

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 28, 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.

$450.



8379. NARINO ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL. La Cruz region, c. 1000 AD. The pot in the form of an uncertain animal, perhaps a sloth, on his back with head, legs and tail molded on. 6.5". Intact.

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 28, 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.



8829. BEAUTIFUL NARINO POLYCHROME 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, accession number on bottom. An excellent 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 February 27, 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.



8835. 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. Accession number on bottom.

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 27, 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.

$650.



9241. RARE NARINO OFFERING STAND, 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.

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 May 11, 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.

$1500.



9968. A NARINO CANTEEN FLASK. Columbia, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. The wax resist painted vessel with two small loop handles next to the neck for carrying cord. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Scarce type. On custom stand.

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 8, 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.

$350.



9982. NARINO PEDESTAL BOWL WITH MONKEYS. Capuli complex, ca. 850-1500 AD. Black & red on cream resist painted with two geometric human figures. 5.4". Repair.

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 12, 1999 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$850.