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Contact me via email at: [email protected] call 828-322-2942. All international shipping costs, insurance and import fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Vessels like this are seen in painted murals being used in 'pouring rituals' relating to water worship. 0 — Peru 250 AD - 450 AD A fine Moche bi-chrome stirrup vessel dating to Phase III. — Peru 1250 AD - 1450 AD Two Inca (Inka) copper axes from the Central Peruvian Highlands. Also included is a stack of (10 or so) smaller pieces that have been fused together by oxidation. Light surface wear, deposits overall and some fire clouding present. In the bottom are three more felines around a central jaguar head. This type is characterized by puffy, slit-like eyes and broad rectangular head with incised hair. The practice of chewing coca leaves began in ancient Peru. The armadillo sits on a low ring-type base with a tall tapered spout above. Nicely painted in dark brown-black against a cream-yellow background. The body has been assembled from approximately eighteen (18) original pieces with break lines restored, a few very small losses replaced and paint enhancements. Sometimes these are called 'chocolate pots' or 'spider-leg' vessels. At the neck are impressed dots and carved linear geometric decoration. Realistically sculpted head, arms, legs and genitals. The figure is most likely a depiction of a shaman transforming into animal form; a jaguar or possibly a monkey. Rows of red stripes on the interior rim and below the glyph band. Minor scrapes, dings and paint loss, but intact with no repairs or restoration. He wears round ear ornaments, a beaded necklace and waist wrap (skirt). Very finely woven in a variety of colors; red, pink, tan, gold, orange and black. Areas of wear and fraying along with some losses and tattered edges, but is a nice example that shows exceptional craftsmanship. The cloth panel is under glass against an acid-free black mat. The wide rim flares gracefully and is decorated with curving and linear geometric designs. As with the plate, the central image is that of the Tlaloc - Rain God deity. 0 — Costa Rica 1100 AD - 1500 AD A nice Nicoya pottery dish with a rare depiction of the "Dancing Monkey Deity". The top of the figures head is open and serves as a pouring spout. — Various Cultures 500 BC - 1500 AD NOTE: Six additional miniatures have been added to this listing. A wide central band of incised geometric designs decorate the exterior. This type of vessel, typically called a 'frutera', has a flared pedestal base topped by a deep bowl painted with complex geometric and zoomorphic designs. 0 — Ecuador 500 BC - 200 AD Small Jamacoaque rattle figure from ancient Ecuador. She wears an asymmetrical headdress with nodes across the forehead, nose ornament, lip plug (labret) and necklace with a large pendant. Condition is very good, near chioce with only very minor repairs and replacements. The most extraordinary feature of this vessel is a fully articulated head that is rotatable within the neck of a human body which protrudes from the side of the bowl. Faint remains of white pigment on the legs and traces of black on body of the vessel. Overall an impressive piece that displays dramatically. See page 62 of the "Art of Costa Rica from the Arthur M.This is a unique new service that allows people to send direct messages to other members quickly and easily using your mobile phones, which helps you connect with any person instantly instead of sitting in front of a computer using a website! You will benefit from their vast experience and they will help you avoid the usual dating pitfalls. Certain countries are known to be high risk in regard to dealing via internet dating sites. I have been on others but I only wish I found this one first. I have only been here for a week but it's so refreshing to see it. China Love is the trusted Chinese dating site specifically for international men who are honestly looking to develop a relationship that embodies friendship, romance, love, life partnership and perhaps marriage with women of China or of Chinese heritage.Please ask if you would like additional photos or more in-depth descriptions. All items being offered on this website have appropriate provenance and are legal to buy and own under the United States statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, Chapter 14. It is quite remarkable that this very large vessel has never been broken. Originally acquired by Chris at a charity auction in Pasadena, CA in the 1970s. These Inca examples are all of similar shape and made of hammered copper. Ample deposits present; a few small areas of white caliche encrustation on one side. Their art shows strong Olmec and Tlatilco influence as is seen in the prominent lips and pierced eyes. A nice example from one of Mesoamerica's earliest cultures. The top section is divided into quadrants each with a central figure. The spout is in the form of a penis with the strap handle attached to the side. One whistle has been returned to working order, the other is non-functioning. The Abrams made their fortune in the publishing business and were avid collectors of fine art and artifacts. Much of their collection was donated to numerous museums. Constructed of reddish earthenware covered overall in a cream slip with red, orange and black painted designs, typical of the type. Approx 4.5" tall x 6.5" across 5 — West Mexico 200 BC - 100 AD A Chinesco seated female figure from the Nayarit region of Western Mexico. The two shown here are incomplete; each is missing a portion of one side. The beaded feather assemblages are repeated along the top of the headdress along with tassels and circular appliques with carved geometric designs. In one hand is a spherical object, likely representing a pottery vessel. 0 — Ecuador 300 BC - 500 AD A Bahia vessel from ancient Ecuador. 0 — El Salvador 400 AD - 700 AD A Maya glyph bowl dating to the Classic Period. Both arms are extended upward in a welcoming gesture. 00 — Peru 900 AD - 1200 AD A Chancay woven textile panel from ancient Peru. The central image is divided by a red band, half in a curving serpent-like design, the other half in a basket-weave pattern. The lower half of the vessel has incised geometric designs known as the 'flame-brow' motif. The flame-brow design originated on Olmec pottery from approximately 1000 years earlier and has also been seen on Maya vessels of eastern Mesoamerica. The surface is an orange buff terracotta with a few areas of fire clouding. A superb example that is larger than most of this type and displays dramatically. An incredibly rare matched set that are massive in size. This very thin-walled vessel shows expert craftsmanship; exceptional construction and is nicely painted with red linear designs against a golden yellow ground. The rounded spherical lower chamber sits on pointy, cone-shaped tripod legs. Surface shows minor wear and paint loss with light erosion, all consistent with age. Large figures of shamans, such as this one, are indicative of their high status in Jamacoaque culture and are often depicted displaying their ceremonial paraphernalia as symbols of power. There are light stains (sticker residue) on both sides. Included is a small, but lovely Maya stone celt, also from the Classic Period. Pendant - Approx 6" tall x 3.5" across x .25" thick. Celt - 1.75" long x 1.25" across x 3/8" thick 5 for both — Costa Rica 200 AD - 600 AD Two Costa Rican Axe God celts (pendants) from the Guanacaste/Nicoya region. It depicts an anthropomorphic figure with hands across the chest. Just under 9" across x 3" tall 0 — Costa Rica 1200 AD - 1500 AD Large Costa Rican "Castillo Incised" blackware tripod rattle vessel dating to the Late Period. 0 — Costa Rica 400 AD - 700 AD Very large Costa Rican tripod rattle vessel from the Central Highlands - Atlantic Watershed Zone, dating to Period IV-V.Every purchase comes with a written certificate of authenticity (COA) and are fully guaranteed to be as described. Shipping options are USPS Priority Mail, UPS Ground and Fed Ex. — Mexico 200 AD - 750 AD An exceptional Teotihuacan vessel dating from the late Tlamimilolpa Phase to the early Metepec Phase. Its size, form and condition make this an amazing example that displays dramatically on the custom metal stand which is included. There are three sizes here, possibly representing different monetary denominations. The surface is also slightly clouded by a salt-lime haze which could be cleaned, but is currently in original, as found condition. The figure is shown seated with one arm outstretched, the other curled to the chest and is wearing a broad collar (necklace), turban style headwrap and large circular earspools. A small portion of the headdress has also been restored, otherwise intact. Two human figures with arms held upward and wearing crescent shaped 'solar' headdresses along with two monkeys (or felines) shown in profile also wearing solar headdresses. At the base of the handle are two ball-shaped objects (appearing as testicles) which form the whistles. A crack in the main body has been stabilized and restored. Minor scrapes and dings present along with deposits and some fire clouding. The remainder was later sold through various art auctions in NYC. A flared bowl sits atop three large jaguar heads, each containing their original rattle balls. The figure is of hollow construction with red, tan and black painted and burnished surface. 0 — Peru 400 AD - 600 AD A large and impressive Moche Phase IV portrait vessel from the Northern Coastal region of ancient Peru. 50 — Costa Rica - Panama 1100 AD - 1450 AD An unusual pottery vessel in the form of an armadillo. 5 — Peru 1000 AD - 1400 AD A Chancay painted bowl from ancient Peru. Outside of the obvious losses, they are intact with nice deposits. The face and hands are painted in yellow-gold pigment, otherwise covered in a cream-tan slip with deposits and some root marks present. Assembled from original pieces (as is common) with break lines restored and minor losses replaced. In the other hand is a five-lobed ceremonial rattle. 0 — Peru 700 AD - 1000 AD A rare Wari aryballo (water transport vessel) from ancient Peru. The vessel is rounded with a flat bottom and has a flared spout. Rounded bottom with corseted sides; an elegant form. He (she) smiles widely exposing filed teeth and has almond shaped eyes. It depicts a central band of stylized birds with rows of waves (water motif) at the top and bottom. The gently curving sides of the bowl are finely painted in diagonal stripes. The back is completely painted with parallel lines in black on tan. Assembled from approximately six original pieces with breaklines partially restored and slightly visible. The cream colored surface is nicely burnished inside and out with areas of orange and black (fire clouding) on one side. Assembled from three original pieces with breaks restored. Minor surface wear, dings and scratches along with light deposits consistent with age. By far the largest examples of this type I have ever seen. Condition is very good, near excellent with a small hairline crack and minor rim chips restored. Around the top of the lower chamber is a band of incised decoration done in a repeating triangular pattern. 7.25" tall x 7" across 50 — Mexico 300 AD - 400 AD A medium-large Teotihuacan tripod vessel dating to the Early Xolalpan Period. Constructed of tan terracotta with orange pigment on the face and nose ornament. Carved from green speckled stone with earthen deposits. The headdress is two alligator heads facing outward. Restoration to the corner of the head and one foot. The exterior is nicely incised with complex geometric patterns. It has pierced tapered tripod legs, each containing numerous small rattle balls.