PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

Ancient Art Treasures From The Americas



CALIMA CHANCAY CHAVIN CHIMILA
CHIMU CHIRIQUI CHORRERA COCHLE
COLIMA COLONIAL EL FAIZON INCA
JALISCO LAMBAYEQUE MANABI MEZCALA
MICHOACAN MIXTEC MUISCA NAYARIT
NAZCA QUIMBAYA SAN AUGUSTIN SAN JUANITO
SINU VALDIVIA VERA CRUZ VICUS


CALIMA PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9951. AN EXCEPTIONAL LARGE CALIMA 'GOURD' VESSEL, c. 300-1300AD. The large burnished and red-glazed vessel of 'flying saucer' form. 6 x 12.75 inches. Intact, an impressive and beautiful piece. On acrylic ring stand.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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 import into the US.

$1850.



8817. CALIMA ALCARRAZA. c. 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. Minor repair to spout. A rare early alcarraza.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least April 13, 2003 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent import into the US.

$1250.



CHANCAY PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

MUSEUM QUALITY ARCHAEOLOGICAL ITEM

11360. COMPLETE CHANCAY SEWING KIT. Peru, 800-1200 AD. Consists of a rectangular sewn fabric container with reed bottom and sides full of a large assortment of different items. 14 x 8 x 4 inches. Very rare to have such a complete kit full of original items on the market. The contents include a great number of items including a bone pin with monkey on top, a wooden comb, a number of spindles of different strings, finely woven yarn and feather ornaments, bundles of hair from uncertain animals, bone needles and reed containers, a half nutshell full of dried pigment, and other items. A truly exceptional and very rare museum quality item. Some of the supporting reeds are loose.

Provenance: From the collection of an old time professional art restorer who did work for the Smithsonian among other places. Closed view. Contents.

$2000.



RARE PRE-COLUMBIAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

11361. CHANCAY PAN PIPES. Peru, 800-1200 AD. The pan pipes consisting of 20 carefully selected reed pipes bound together at the top with interwoven vegetable fiber cord. Some of the cord at top unraveled and a few of the pipes with cracks and one of the two smallest crushed but the other pipes still produce sound. A very rare early wooden musical instrument in exceptional condition for it's age. 5.5 x 13 inches.

Provenance: From the collection of an old time professional art restorer who did work for the Smithsonian among other places. View other side.

$1450.



7814. LARGE CHANCAY BICHROME VASE. c. 800-1200 AD. The large two handled vessel adorned with geometric designs and six molded applicaes. 10 x 14 inches. Minor rim chips.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's.

$1500.



9206. LARGE CHANCAY ANTHROPOMORPHIC AMPHORA. Peru, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 28, 2002 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent import into the US.

$850.



9243. RARE CHANCAY MOTHER AND CHILD. Peru, c. 800-1200 AD. The standing figure with outstretched arms and high conical hat, a small molded and painted child in a carrier on her back. 4.3 x 7 inches. Museum number on feet. Rare depiction in Chancay art.

Provenance: Purchased from an established antiquities dealer in the 1990's.

$650.



9248. CHANCAY SHAMAN. Peru, c. 800-1200 AD. The standing male figure with outstretched arms and high conical hat. 5.8 x 7.5 inches. Museum number on back.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least April 12, 2004 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent import into the US.

$650.



CHAVIN PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

CHIMILA PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

CHIMU PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

11410. PRETTY CHIMU NECKLACE. Peru, c. 1200 AD. 17 inches. Restrung on nylon thread.

Provenance: In the family collection since the 1950's. Gift of Miguel Mujica Gallo, founder of the Peruvian Gold Museum, to his friends the parents of the present owner in the 1950's. With the family in the US for many years.

$250



CHIRIQUI PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

CHORRERA PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

8364. A FINE CHORRERA BRONZE AXE. c. 1800-300BC. Heavy axe with crescentic blade. Excellent example. Rare early piece. 4 x 4.7".

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least November 13, 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.

$1250.



7004. A LARGE CHORRERA CYLINDER WITH MOLDED WARRIOR. Transitional Chorrera Bahia, c. 500 BC. The cylinder of excellent burnished color with a high relief warrior in bas relief wearing loincloth and holding a large war club. The body of the cylinder with incised designs. 6 x 6.5". Professionally repaired from several large shards. A choice and rare piece.

Provenance: From a large New Jersey collection. Purchased by the current owner from a well known and respected Manhattan antiquities dealer in the 1990's several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent import into the US.

$1250.



9183. LARGE CHORRERA ZOOMORPHIC BOWL, c. 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. Rare.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$1850.



9915. A FINE CHORRERA VESSEL WITH MULTIPLE HEADS. Columbia, c. 1800-300 BC. The vessel with seven upward facing heads with incised features, perhaps trophy heads, protruding from the shoulder, the body burnished red, the spout gray. 5.5 x 7 inches. Excellent example. Very rare and desirable early Pre-Columbian art.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least March 5, 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.

$850.



9212. FINE CHORRERA WHISTLING POT. Columbia, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least May 10, 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.

$1250.



8816. LARGE BEAUTIFULLY BURNISHED CHORRERA VESSEL. c. 1800-300 BC. The boat shaped vessel with each end in the form of an animal's head, the exterior with a finely burnished red glaze. 3 x 4 x 11.5 inches. A rare early piece and an unusual type.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 25, 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.

$850.



8818. BURNISHED CHORRERA MELON BOWL. c. 1800-300 BC. The hemispherical 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$400.



COCHLE PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

COLIMA PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9257. ALERT COLIMA DOG. Mexico, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least September 10, 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.



9258. CHARMING COLIMA DOG. Mexico, c. 200 AD. The charming plump puppy lying on its belly with a large spout rising obliquely from one side of the body, the whole with a finely burnished reddish orange glaze. 5.25 x 7 x 8 inches. An excellent example, completely intact with incised eyes and teeth.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least April 3, 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.

$2000.



FEATURED ON 'ANIMAL PLANET'

9930. 'TOO CUTE', AN ENDEARING COLIMA PUPPY DOG. Mexico, ca. 200 AD. The charming plump puppy standing in an alert pose with ears pricked up, his erect tail doubling as a spout. The whole with a rich, finely burnished reddish black surface with incised details. 5.25 x 8 inches. A choice intact piece in excellent condition with no repair or restoration. An especially cute and charming example.

Provenance: Acquired at Harmer Rooke Galleries 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.

This piece was featured on an Animal Planet cable program episode entitled 'Too Cute' about Chihuahua dogs. The Colima Dogs, or Techichi dogs, were the ancestors of Chihuahuas.

$4000.



9931. PROUD COLIMA WARRIOR. West Mexico, c. 100 BC - 300 AD. Seated warrior wearing helmet with chin strap, arms to ankles. 9.5 inches. Warrior figures are highly collectible.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least April 6, 2005 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.



9934. CONTEMPLATIVE COLIMA ANTHROPOMORPHIC VESSEL. West Mexico, c. 100 BC - 300 AD. The burnished red pot with a serene seated figure with arms crossed over its chest. 6 x 5.5 inches. Intact of excellent style. An impressive piece.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 25, 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.

$850.



9935.CHARMING COLIMA PHIMUCO URINATING FIGURE. West Mexico, c. 100 BC - 300 AD. Nude figure with penis with hole that urinates when liquid is poured into the opening at top, wonderfully rendered with arms akimbo and straining look on his face. 7 inches. Extremely rare, museum quality.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least April 2, 2005 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.



9259. LARGE COLIMA SHAMAN. West Mexico, c. 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. Beautiful burnished orange glaze overall with a wide burnished red sash around his waist. 8 x 9 x 12 inches. Rare and beautiful piece. In choice intact condition. Front. Back view. Right side. Left side. Bottom view.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least September 10, 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.

$4500.



9260. DESIRABLE COLIMA DRUMMING WARRIOR. West Mexico, c. 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. A little repair. A rare and choice museum quality piece.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least September 10, 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.

$1850.



SPANISH COLONIAL ART

7586. LARGE SPANISH COLONIAL POLYCHROME MADONNA AND CHILD, c. 18th-19th century. Carving in wood, the large Madonna and Child executed with great refinement. 23.5 inches in height.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 18, 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.

$4500.



EL FAIZON PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

8855. AN EL FAIZON WHISTLING FIGURE. Mexico, Vera Cruz region, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 28, 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.

$850.



8856. AN EL FAIZON WHISTLING FIGURE. Mexico, Vera Cruz region, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased from a well known US antiquities dealer in the 1990's several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent import into the US.

$850.



INCA PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9928. INCA TRANSITIONAL BRIDGE SPOUT VESSEL, c. 1500 AD. Spherical body with fantastic animals in panels, Inca 'steps' on spout. 8.5 inches. Intact. Rare and nice.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 25, 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.



JALISCO PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9263. JALISCO LADY WITH MEDICAL CONDITION. West Mexico, 100 BC - 250 AD. The hunchbacked figure with protruding breasts seated on her knees wearing a loincloth and a cap which falls over her neck. Her left arm is outstretched and her right arm is held to the side of her head. Her back and shoulders are covered with areas of symmetrical protrusions. The piece expressively rendered in finely burnished red and cream glaze. Height 12 inches by 8 wide and 8 deep. All intact and original condition with no repair or restoration. A very interesting piece which represents a medical condition of the back and the shoulders, something Jalisco artists are known for.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least September 10, 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.

$4000.



9264. IMPOSING JALISCO LADY. West Mexico, 100 BC - 250 AD. The figure with protruding breasts seated on her knees wearing a loincloth and a cap which falls over the back of her neck. Her right arm is outstretched and her left arm is held to the side of her head. The piece expressively rendered in burnished black, cream and red glaze with speckles of black manganese deposits. 12.5 inches in height x 7.5 wide x 6 deep. Excellent intact and original condition with no repair or restoration.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least September 10, 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.

$4000.



9265. AN EXPRESSIVE LARGE JALISCO FEMALE. West Mexico, c. 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 with no repair, restoration or repainting. Front. Back view. Right side. Left side. Bottom view.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least September 10, 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.

$4500.



9267. PROUD JALISCO NUDE LADY. West Mexico, c. 300 AD. The sizable figure standing nude wearing nothing but a wide hat which falls over her neck in the back. 5.7 x 9 inches. Chips to toes and nose, otherwise intact with nice detail. Has great presence!

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$1250.



12983. JALISCO NUDE FEMALE. West Mexico, c. 300 AD. The figure standing with open arms and wearing only a high cap. 6 x 10 inches. Small chips to right toe and right ear, otherwise intact. Back view. Side view.

Provenance: Purchased from a well known US antiquities dealer in the 1990's several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent import into the US.

$800.



LAMBAYEQUE PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9194. LAMBAYEQUE BRIDGE-SPOUT VESSEL WITH A MOUSE NIBBLING 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least June 21, 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.

$850.



9959. LAMBAYEQUE POTTERY VESSEL WITH MONKEYS, c. 900 AD. Well painted with Deity holding tumi knife in front panel and two cute molded monkeys with nice smiles on either side of conical spout. 6-3/8"H. Intact and choice.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$850.



MANABI PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

MEZCALA PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9255. LARGE MEZCALA JADE FIGURE. Mexico, c. 300 BC. The figure carved of 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 reverse. Nevertheless an exceptional large example. On custom stand. Close up. Close up back.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least September 10, 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.



MICHOACAN PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

8854. LARGE MICHOACAN NUDE SLAB FIGURE. Southwest Mexico, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 28, 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.



MIXTEC PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9947. FINE MIXTEC BEAKER. Mexico, c. 800 AD. The tall cylindrical beaker with everted base and rim, the burnished surface with red, cream and white designs. 6.5 inches. Nice intact example. Scarce.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$450.



MUISCA PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

NAYARIT PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9261. LARGE CHINESCO OR NAYARIT LADY. Mexico, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least April 23, 2004 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.



9262. LARGE NAYARIT FIGURE. Mexico, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$3500.



9937. BEAUTIFUL NAYARIT GOURD VESSEL. Mexico, c. 300 AD. The vessel with molded protrusions mimicking a gourd, the whole with finely burnished red, cream and orange rhomboid designs on the protrusions. 5.5 x 7 inches. Small rim chip restored, otherwise intact. Better than photo which is out of focus.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$1250.



9938. BEAUTIFUL NAYARIT GOURD VESSEL. Mexico, c. 300 AD. The vessel with molded ribs on the upper half mimicking a gourd, the whole with finely burnished red, cream, black and orange designs. 4.25 x 6 inches. Tiny rim flake, otherwise intact. Excellent example.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$1250.



NAZCA PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

11556. LARGE NAZCA KERO. 8 inches. With scarcer molded bas relief head of man holding tumi and uncertain object. Small rim chip reattached and slight abrasion to paint, otherwise intact. On custom stand.

Provenance: A New Jersey collection bought at auction in Manhattan by the parents of the current owner in the 1980's. Good and legal provenance provided to purchaser. Back view.

$850.



PUBLISHED IN 'THE GOLDEN ONE'

8367. PUBLISHED NAZCA VESSEL, c. 100-400 AD. The ribbed polychrome pot with 9 serpents or sea creatures on the ribs. 5.4". Stable age crack. Museum number in India ink on the bottom.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least March 4, 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.

Published in 'The Golden One, A Nazcan Glyph' by Clifford C. Richey, July 2011 where it is illustrated with the following commentary. "Here is an example of an actual earthen (clay) vessel used to, metaphorically, represent the earth and its subterranean waters. The Mouth of the vessel represents a water source. The long white Line represents the surface. The animals depicted on the vessel could be eels but it is more likely they represent Tadpoles due to their behavior of rising to the surface for air and then descending again in repeated cycles. This was used as a metaphor related to the cycles of Venus arising and descending in the east and west. The Tadpole represents a transformer or changeling due to its changing from a fish like creature to a Frog. The Body of the Tadpoles are in the Form of the sign for movement or motion. The Body is Double Lined (white and light brown) and within it are the dark location(al) signs that number nine for the nine dark locations or levels (stacked one above the other) of the underworld. The Head is a place sign and the Eyes are both Positional and Eye Imagery. It is noteworthy that the Mouth was made from signs (Concentric, location, Circles with a dark place sign) for a dark horizontal surface place. The Eyes are the same except for their Position where the Tapole's Eyes would be, except they have a Rectangular, vertical-dark-place as a pupil which represents The Eye(s) of the Sun (Venus) a dark vertical place. Venus is thus Positioned as, on the sides (of the vessel earth). The transforming ones (the spirits of the deceased) are moving downwards and upwards within the water of the underworld (inside the container that represents the earth). It should also be mentioned here that the Indented area between the Tadpoles is in the same Form as the Nose of the Nazca Face Imagery dealt with earlier. Because the vessel Imagery is not of a Face the sign is a directional Finger pointing here, Positional, on the sides (of the actual vessel), above. The sign is also Positioned between the Tadpole signs. In other words, the center. This identification of the center assists in determining the directions (left) east and (right) west . This Finger sign is also a compound of the Rectangular vertical-place sign and the "U" shaped turning signs which, in total, indicate a turning-place, above. The indentation itself effectively turns the area around the Tadpoles into raised Rectangular vertical-place signs. The Form of the space between the undulations of the Tadpole's Body and the raised Rectangles creates the Vertical Half Circle signs for, on the sides. The redundancy of the signs seems unnecessary to an English speaking read but probably relates to the organization of the original language used to organize the signs. Many native American languages are sensitive to and incorporate such things as size, position, and even textures into their word formation. We can now make comparisons between the messages of the golden plaque and this ceramic vessel. We note some of the same signs being used to create Imagery as well as the metaphor of a vessel representing the earth with the spirits of the deceased within its watery underworld."

$450.



QUIMBAYA PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

8381. LARGE QUIMBAYA SLAB FIGURE. Caldas complex, c. 1000-1400. Solid slab seated figure with incised detail. 6.5 x 9". Cf. Labbe.74,82,83 for the type.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$950.



9250. QUIMBAYA SLAB FIGURE. Caldas complex, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$850.



SAN AUGUSTIN PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

7023. ELEGANT SAN AGUSTIN CARINATED JAR WITH LID. Columbia, c. 100-700 AD. 9.5". Cf. Labbe, XXX for the type. Minute kill hole else intact. A scarce type of very fine and elegant style. Subtle but impressive example.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least November 5, 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.

$800.



SAN JUANITO PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9936. IMPRESSIVE LARGE SAN JUANITO NUDE. Jalisco, West Mexico, c. 600 AD. The large female figure seated with prominent breasts with protruding nipples, her hands outspread, the burnished cream surface with additional red and brown designs. 14 inches. Rare and choice with expert repair to base area. Museum quality.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least January 29, 2003 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.



SINU PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9922. TALL SINU OFFERING VESSEL. Columbia, c. 800-1500 AD. The large offering dish with incised rhomboid designs on the pedestal. 9.5 x 13.5 inches. Professional repair. Very rare.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 21, 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.

$1850.



9963. EXPRESSIVE SINU NUDE GIRL. Columbia, c. 600-1200 AD. The female fertility figure with typical wide thighs and head and arms to hips. 6.7 inches. Intact. See Labbe, Columbia Before Columbus, #93 and back cover for the general type. Choice example with clay spheres for eye pupils and additional incised detailing, and rattles inside.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$450.



VALDIVIA PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

VERA CRUZ PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9948. A FINE VERA CRUZ BOWL. Isla Dos Sacrificios, State of Veracruz, Mexico. Post Classic, c. 900-1500 AD. The bowl with finely painted white, cream and brown glyph-like designs. 3.25 x 6.75 inches. Small rim flake. Very rare type. With old presentation tag to museum giving provenance. Museum number in red on bottom.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$1250.



VICUS PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

9187. FINE VICUS POLYCHROME VESSEL. Peru, c. 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.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City 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.

$1450.



8374. VICUS EROTIC BRIDGE SPOUT VESSEL, c. 800 AD. With two erect penises supporting the bridge, one with an opening at the top for the spout, considerable remaining polychrome. 7.5 x 8". Professional repair. Rare. Much more impressive than photo.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a major New York City antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least March 5, 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.



OTHER PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

11557. LARGE ANTHROPOMORPHIC STIRRUP SPOUT VESSEL. 10 x 7 x 4.5 inches. With molded bas relief head of man holding tummy and uncertain object. One ear reattached, otherwise intact. On custom stand. Other side.

Provenance: A New Jersey collection bought at auction in Manhattan by the parents of the current owner in the 1980's. Good and legal provenance provided to buyer.

$850.



11563. PRE-COLUMBIAN VESSEL. 11 x 6.5 x 7 inches. Large bulbous vessel with molded protruding head. On custom stand. Front view. Back view.

Provenance: A New Jersey collection bought at auction in Manhattan by the parents of the current owner in the 1980's. Good and legal provenance provided to buyer.

$650.