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Large and Bold Sican Vessel with Bold Dual Image

 

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Sican culture of Peru, circa 1300-1400 A.D

$1,250

A778 A very large Sican painted offering jar with an intense mythological feline deity having a disproportionately large face with huge intense eyes, possibly indicative of a hallucinogenic ritual.

The relief figure has short feet and crossed arms with an unusual little human face on the chest, possibly indicating a dominance of the human by the feline. A highly unusual depiction and wonderfully decorative vessel.

In excellent condition with a few stress lines with matching repairs. 9" tall by 10 1/2 inches deep.

Sican culture of Peru, circa 1300-1400 A.D., just prior to Inca-Chimu dominance of the Lambayeque Valley of Northern Peru.

Wonderful Patina Colombian Head Jar

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Sinu culture of Colombia, c. 800- 1200 A.D.

$425

A884 An unusual Colombian human head effigy vessel crafted with a short pedastal base with a lightly stone polished reddish surface and fire clouding marks. The jar has an oval form with a lightly upturned lip on the top and shows a serene face with prominent long nose, brows with one side upturned, coffee bean eyes and mouth, a small pointed ears. Quite a decorative and attractive and pleasing artwork.

Sits approximately 7 1/2 inches tall and with a 6 inch diameter, the vessel has only one masterfully repaired hairline on the backside and the left ear reattached and now appears to be intact, excellent condition. Overall with strong patina and ancient surface.

Rare Torso Fragment of an Early Moche Amputee Bound Prisoner in Miniature

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Moche Culture of Peru, circa 400-600 A.D.

$110

MP352 This is a fragment of a Miniature figurine which, most likely, was a seated figure integrated on the top of a regular sized round bottle.

The figure depicts a red faced Moche prisoner wearing a head cover and with a rope tied around his neck and extending upon his chest. Interestingly, the man has an amputated right arm showing folded skin cutting the flow of blood. On his left face and chest are faded black tattoo designs.

The fragment measures approximately 3 inches at longest measurement and 2 3/4 inches wide, and is intact as a fragment.

Comes with two extra parts of modern creation, that had rendered the authentic torso into a finished miniature stirrup bottle; these extra pieces are not original and are modern fabrications.

Fine and Excellent Condition Huari Polychrome Bowl

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Huari culture of Peru, circa 400- 600 A.D.

$550

A883 Intact and perfect condition Huari bowl with two panels of a vulture with an ornate headress or plumes. The vessel is crafted in the typical orange terra cotta used by the culture and painted with bold colors in deep red, dark brown, cream, and gray. Each panel has a bird head with a curving beak, large round eye, and surrounded by long ornaments terminating in a small white finial.

Bowl sits just over 3 3/4 inches tall and 6 1/2 inches in diameter and rings like a bell. Quite a fine example.

Ex. Arthur Sackler collection, most likely, published in one of the books on this famous collection

Early Chavin Bowl with Incised Designs

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Chavin culture of Peru, c. 400 B.C.

$325

A848 An early Chavin cup or bowl with high brownware walls, decorated with a stair-step temple design and various incised lines and areas of inpainting in a deep plum color and dark orange.

The vessel sits 3 inches tall, 5 3/8 inches across, and is reconstructed from several large pieces with expert matched fill over the lines and appears intact.

 

Polychromed Tiahuanaco Pitcher with Human Effigies

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Bolivia, Expansion Period, c. 200-600 A.D.

$550

A675 A fine Bolivian polychrome pitcher with bulbous base mounted with narrowing neck and pinched spout, a loop handle on back. Intricately painted with repeated panels of geometric stylized designs appearing to be human figures opposing each other vertically and connected at one leg; the legs of each human contort into a beaked bird head.

Painted in dark brown with white outlining on the orange terra cotta base. Curiously, at the neck of this pitcher appears that a human face had once existed in relief and was ground off in ancient times. Below the spout there is a wide vertical area meeting at a horizontal area that looks to be a nose and mouth; to each side is a round area with a carved recess (eyes) and behind that is a long vertical roughed surface area for ears. It appears that a human face may have been applied, post creation of this vessel in ancient times, and later came off.

Vessel sits just over 7 inches tall and is in excellent, solid condition with minor rim and surface nicks.

Next Page of South American Objects

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

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