Central America Collection

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Pre-Columbian Selections $200 or less

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Olmecoid Black/ Deep Green Stone Idol

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Guatemala Highlands, Circa 400 B.C.- 200 A.D.

$475

 

o180 This extremely handled and well polished idol is carved in a deep green to blackish stone with cloudy quartz inclusions, with nearly mirror-like surface quality.

The idol depicts a seated male cross-legged, hands against the chest, with a tall conical head flattened on the top. The features have been ground, incised, and polished, with details of toes, fingers, a downturned mouth, grooved eyes, and ears. Overall, in beautiful surface quality, he sits 3 1/2 inches tall, having the nose chipped in ancient times, and the head reglued cleanly at the neck, barely noticeable.

An excellent quality example in a beautiful fine grain choice stone and rendered in a typical highland Guatemala Pre-classic form.

Larger Olmec Hollow Figurine of an Obese Seated Figure 

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Type found from the Pacific coast of Guatemala, c. 400 B.C.

$800.00

 o176 An impressive Olmec terra cotta votive figure depicting an obese seated figure. The person, of indeterminite gender, squats with the left leg upward bent, the right tucked beneath, the left arm around the leg, and right arm held against the chest. The large head has the hair pulled up to a peak, large round pierced eyes, slightly parted lips, and both ears with long eliptical openings hanging to the shoulders.

Idol sits nearly 6 1/2 inches tall, 4 1/2 inches wide, with the head repaired at the neck, the nose reconstructed, an area of ancient surface erosion on the backside base, and a trowel chip behind the left arm, otherwise, intact and well preserved.

Olmec figures of this size and quality are very scarce.

Adorable Miniature Pre-Classic Olmecoid Seated Obese Figurine

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Pacific Coast of Guatemala, c. 400-200 B.C.

$325.00

o150 A fine little seated Preclassic figurine with large head showing wide rounded olmecoid eyes, large nose, and smile on lips. The gray terra cotta figure is in solid, excellent condition at 2 1/4 inches tall.

Such solid body figurines are documented to be from Pacific Coast of Guatemala Olmec period sites and scarce to find intact.

Pre-Classic Olmecoid Figurine of a Seated Hunchback

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Pacific Coast of Guatemala type, c. 400-200 B.C.

$450.00

o152 A buff clay solid body Pre-classic figurine of a seated male hunchback with legs crossed, arms at sides and forearms resting on thighs. His large face is crafted in an Olmec style with round eyes, a prominent nose, one side of head with lengthy gathering of hair flowing on backside, and, interestingly, with a large hump on right side of back.

Sits 3 1/2 inches tall.

The wonderful figure has a restored left arm, several small surface nicks and a couple light surface hairlines. Retains calcified ancient deposits and ancient red pigment in crevices.

Attractive and Vibrant Heutar Painted Intact Jar

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Costa Rica, c. 800-1200 A.D.

$165.00

W213 A very colorful and nice sized jar with rounded base, a tapering midsection, and flaring lip. Decorated with two triangular panels of small dots and two little heads wearing round earflares, each on opposite sides of the vessel. Painted overall in a bold orange and with further red bands.

In solid, excellent, undamaged condition and only minor surface erosion and some fire clouding.

Sits 4 1/2 inches tall with a 5 3/4 inch width.

A very attractive vessel marked with an old label reading 'Heutar Site'.

 

Nice Size Central Panama Intact Painted Bowl

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Central Region of Panama, c. 200-400 A.D.

$165.00

FS131 A vibrant large orange painted bowl from Panama. The utilitarian type bowl is overall with a bright deep orange/ reddish fired paint and thick clay construction. The exterior exhibits a deep brush line design while inside is smooth.

Vessel sits approximately 3 1/2 inches tall with an 8 inch diameter and is intact with a few rim nicks, surface pocking, and one stable ancient stress line.

Unlike most cultures, such utilitarian vessels are rather scarce to see from Panama.

Cocle Culture Purple, Red, and White Painted Bottle

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Cocle Culture, Panama, c. 600-800 A.D.

$225.00

FS107 A Cocle type small bottle in solid, excellent condition, the cream base painted with purple, red, and white triangles and bands. 4 1/4 inches tall with light root markings and some fading, a few nicks to surface. Very attractive vessel and scarce form.

Large Costa Rican Storage Jar with Animal Face in Excellent Condition

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Costa Rica, Nicoya type, c. 600-1000 A.D.

$325.00

W216 A large Costa Rican storage jar sitting 9 inches tall, with an 8 inch diameter, and weighing over 5 1/2 pounds.

This sizable vessel is shaped with a rounded body and a flattened base. The short neck is decorated with a rim head with curving ears, large eyes, and ornate nostrils and mouth, which, may actually be a second effigy.

Overall with strong deep brown burnished surface holding a strong ancient patina and mineral deposits. Intact and excellent, solid condition.

 End of Central American Objects

Select from the Following Categories for our Pre-Columbian Art Collections

Mayan Culture 1 | 2

Mexico 1 | 2

Central America Page 1

South America 1 | 2 | 3

Pre-Columbian Selections $200 or less

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