TAIRONA ART

Art Treasures From Ancient South America




9964. LARGE TAIRONA SHAMANIC HUMAN-ANIMAL HYBRID VESSEL, ca. 800-1500 AD. The large animal form vessel with spout in the form of a human head. 12 x 13 inches. Hind leg and tail section repaired. Human-animal hybrids are portrayals of Shamanic psychedelic experiences.

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.

$3500.



8838. TAIRONA ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL, ca. 1000-1550. The boat-shaped vessel with central spout and ring base, one upturned end in the form of an animal head, the other its tail which opens into a small pouring spout. 7 x 8.5 inches. Professionally repaired from several large shards.

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 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.

$2500.



8839. TAIRONA ANTHROPOMORPHIC VESSEL, ca. 1000-1550. The two tiered vessel with ring base and everted rim, the body with the head of a man with lip and large nose ornaments, and a beaded necklace between his arms. 7 x 8.5 inches. Professionally repaired from several large shards.

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 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.



8382. LARGE TAIRONA STONE HACHA. c. 800-1500 AD. The large and heavy axe carved from heavy gray polished stone. 4.5 x 8.5". Excellent 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 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.

$1450.



8383. TAIRONA BONE EAGLE FINIAL, c. 800-1500. With a carved eagle at the top. 3.8". Choice condition, very rare. Considerably better than image shows.

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 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.

$1250.



7037. LARGE TAIRONA ZOOMORPHIC EFFIGY VESSEL, c. 1000-1500 AD. On tetrapod legs with dual animal heads. 13 x 13". Cf. Labbe.159 for a similar example. Professional repair with some restoration to base, nevertheless nice and very impressive. Rare and impressive. Quite a large piece and much better detail than image shows!

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.

$1250.



7587. TAIRONA MURCIELAGO BAT VESSEL, Circa AD 500. The sizable burnished black-glazed vessel with molded bat's head and arms in relief on one shoulder, knobbed tail & legs on the opposite. 8.5" x 9". Intact and in choice 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 February 9, 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.



7038. IMPRESSIVE TAIRONA MURCIELAGO VESSEL, c. 1000 AD. Highly burnished dark brown glazed ceremonial vessel with animal head on one end, human features on the mouth. 8 x 8". High quality, intact and quite impressive! Displays well and an excellent addition to any collection.

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.

$850.