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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1206604 (stock #2063)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Ica Textile Coca Leaf Bag, Peru circa 500 - 750 CE. Bright pigments of red, black, green, yellow and with string handles. Some wear due to age and use, but in very good condition. 8" x 16". Many textiles depict supernatural figures that include animal features such as felines, birds, fish and snakes, plants, as well as human-like traits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1248820 (stock #3056)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Two (SOLD SEPARATELY) Nicoya Pottery Polychrome Ocarina, Costa Rica ca. 800 - 1250 CE. One in the form of a Bird, Another in the form of an Armadillo. Geometric designs in shades of brown, cream, and black. Both intact with some wear due to age and use. In excellent condition. Bird is 2 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 3", Armadillo is 2 1/4" x 2" x 3 1/3". Ancient expeditions to Mesoamerica, including the one conducted by Cort├ęs, resulted in the introduction of the ocarina to the courts of Europe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1053990 (stock #1678)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Jalisco Pottery Mother and Child, Mexico, ca. 250 BCE - 200 CE. Mother in seated position and composed in terracotta red with white face and bottom. Wearing a necklace of obsidian (volcanic glass) and nursing a baby attached to bare breast. Intact and in excellent condition, 17 1/2". Ex: Milford Nemer collection, MI.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1184716 (stock #1916)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Nazca Polychrome Pottery Stirrup Vessel with Feline God, Peru, ca. 200 - 700 CE. Double bridged spout with sweeping feline demon god with two fanged serpents emerging from his cape. Hands hold trophy-heads. Painted in various hues of brown and cream. Small chip on one spout, in overall excellent condition. 7 3/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, FL. Warriors form were a major category of male representations in Nasca ceramic art...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1186910 (stock #1929)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$16,000.00
Monumental Chancay Pottery Vessel of a Hunter and Monkey, Peru, ca. 1100 - 1400 CE. The hunter with pear-shaped body painted in black and cream with patterned tunic. The face marked by tattoos and wearing single pendent earing. Sun Disk ornament for headdress with a small monkey perched on the right shoulder. In excellent condition. 21 1/2" high x 15" diameter. Ex: Sotheby's New York. Ceramics are also a very common feature of the Chancay culture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184312 (stock #1905)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Superb example of Moche I Pottery Stirrup vessel, tan, cream, and ochre glaze depicting an Owl on front and back. Zoomorphic creatures painted in ochre pigment on both sides. In excellent condition with minor mineral deposits and intact. Circa 200 - 500 C.E., 8 1/4" high. Ex. Estate of Alex Grodon, New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199557 (stock #2028)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Early Chimu, Blackware Stirrup Vessel of a Deity or Priest. Peru, ca. 900 CE. Large fangs protrude from mouth and the Snake god wraps around head of deity. Mountains represented on bridge of stirrup. Stirrup repaired from original piece and a few minor chips, but in overall good condition. 10" high. Ex: R. Duff collection, FL. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1187203 (stock #1932)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Chimu Inca Blackware Double Bodied Figural Vessel. Peru, ca. 1200 - 1500 C.E., Double-lobed, bridge-spouted vessel whose front lobe depicts a plump man holding a large spondylus shell in hands.Distinctive bowl-cut hair style with detailed facial features. Chip on spout, some wear due to age but in good condition. 6 3/4" height x 4" width x 7 1/4" depth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1206460 (stock #2058)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. Pigments of red, blue, brown and cream, and repeating geometric patterns. Some wear and fading due to age and use, but otherwise in good condition for a textile of this period. Attached to silk backing. 22" H x 21" W. The Nazca are also known for their technically complex textiles. The textiles were most likely woven by women at habitation sites from spun cotton and wool. The textiles would have been made using a backstrap loom. This ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1277155 (stock #3086)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Early 20th Century Shipibo Pottery Amphora, Peru. Polychrome in pigments of brown, cream, rust, and red. 4 1/2" High x 5" Diameter. Repair to rim and some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition. Ex: Ex: Helena & Ladislas Segy collection, (Segy Gallery NEW YORK, 1950 - 1988) acquired 1950s - 1980s. The Shipibo-Conibo live in the 21st century while keeping one foot in the past, spanning millennia in the Amazonian rainforest. Many of their traditions are still practiced, such as ayahua...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1191296 (stock #1959)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Inca Camelid Textile Morning Star Cocoa Leaf Belt, Peru, ca. 1300 - 1532 CE. Rare rectangular panel of camelid wool embroidered in linear style. Features the "Morning Star" motif thought to represent the planet Venus. Star motif alternates with fish pattern with supplementary brocading. Vivid colors with shades of red, blue, green, and ochre. In excellent condition. 27 1/2" x 4 3/4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1338291 (stock #3064)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Veracruz Seated Terracotta Female Figure, El Faisan style, Early Classic 250 - 450 CE. Seated with legs crossed with hands gently placed on knees. Ears are plugged and wearing large headdress. Professional repair to left leg, otherwise in excellent condition. 15" x 10" x 10". Ex: Sotheby's New York, previously from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Allen Alperton. Allen Alperton Art collector was born in the Bronx, Al studied stage design before serving in the Army during WWII. He worked in advertisi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1240289 (stock #3051)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Colima Pottery Standing Musician, Protoclassic, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Stocky female deeply bent legs and playing drum with an antler. Face in trance like expression. Lips parted and eyes closed. Wearing a loincloth with flaps at back. Closely shorn coiffure with ears projecting at side. Painted overall in reddish brown, with spout at back of head. 12 1/2" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Sotheby's New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186900 (stock #1928)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Veracruz Pottery Zoomorphic Priest Ocarina and Rattle. Erotic Ocarina in the form of a fat priest with an erection wearing a frog mask. Vessel contains interior beads that rattle when shaken. Multiple holes allow various musical pitches. Poly chromed with traces of green, red, brown still intact. Adorable smiling face and wide open eyes with flattened nose. Neck framed by a layered panache of feathers and roundels adorn forehead and chest area. Mexico, ca. 600 - 900 C.E., On custom stand, 8 1/2"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1163062 (stock #1823)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Moche IV Spouted Pottery Vessel of a Shaman. Peru, ca. 400 - 500 CE. Sharp nose, almond eyes, and large plugged ears. Wearing a necklace and also cocoa bag on back. Carrying a stick of drying chili peppers. 10" high with some wear to spout, but intact and in very good condition. Property of a private Locust Valley, NY collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1184504 (stock #1907)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Moche IV Pottery Portrait Vessel of God Ai Apaec as an owl, Peru, circa 400-500 CE. Ai Apaec is known as the Decapitator God. Buff and brown pigment, incised fangs protruding from mouth, animalistic (hare) figures for ears, large round eyes, few minor chips to paint. In excellent condition. 10 1/2" high. Ex: Lands Beyond, New York. Originally the supreme sky deity of the Moche people, Ai Apaec was ousted from his position by Inti, the Incan God of the Sun and his people absorbed into the Incan E...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1182701 (stock #1864)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,500.00
Splendid Mixtec pottery rattle, incensario, censer, Mexico ca. 1200 - 1400. Rounded bowl supported on rounded tripod legs, one in the form of an elderly man, the head with pierced eyes jutting forward, wearing a loin cloth, and ear ornaments. Painted in reddish brown and orange with traces of blue and white pigment. A few fissures as seen in photos, otherwise in very good condition. Mexico, 1200-1400 CE. 7 inches high, diameter of bowl 6 1/2". Ex: Sotheby's New York. In pre-Columbian times, the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1207353 (stock #2067)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Vallejo Polychrome Bowl with Avian motif. Costa Rica, circa 1000 - 1400 CE. Geometric pattern surrounding wide mouth while polychrome birds surround globular body. Intact and in very good condition. 6" high. Ex: R. Nelson collection, Florida. During the last few centuries prior to the Spanish conquest, numerous ceramic styles were produced in the Greater Nicoya region of Costa Rica that were strongly inspired in form and decoration by ceramic traditions in the Maya area and central Mexico. One ...