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Auction Description for Shapiro Auctions LLC: Discover Ancient Art at Shapiro Auctions: No Reserve Lots of Pre-Columbian, Asian, & Native American Antiquities
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Available for viewing at Shapiro Auctions by appointment only. Shapiro Auctions, LLC. 506 East 74th Street New York, NY 10021 Tel: 212-717-7500 Fax: 212-717-7501 Email: info@shapiroauctions.com

Discover Ancient Art at Shapiro Auctions: No Reserve Lots of Pre-Columbian, Asian, & Native American Antiquities (123 Lots)

by Shapiro Auctions LLC


123 lots with images

December 3, 2016

Timed Auction

New York, NY, USA

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN PLATE, MAYA, CIRCA 600-980 A.D.

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Description: Typical mayan orange, red and brown bowl with decorative design along the edges, diameter: 34.5 cm (13 5/8 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL, NAYARIT, WEST MEXICO, CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Light brown ceramic bowl decorated with a dark brown fringe pattern, flat base decorated with a pattern of radial circles, height: 10.2 cm (4in.), diameter: 13.5 cm (5 1/4in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN FOOTED BOWL, CHUPICUARO, CIRCA 200 B.C.- 300 A.D.

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Description: Glazed red/beige plate with band of ornamentation on the exterior, rounded foot with triangular shaped piercings, height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.) diameter: 24.5 cm (9 1/2 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN VESSEL, TLATILCO, CIRCA 800 B.C.

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Description: Brown ceramic vase with a long neck,stripe ornamentation on the shoulder, height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.) diameter: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY, AZTEC, CIRCA 1200 - 1450 A.D.

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Description: Glazed red and black conical shaped ceramic pottery, black spiral ornamentation on the neck, height: 12 cm (4 2/4 in.) diameter: 13 cm (5 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY, AZTEC, CIRCA 1200 - 1450 A.D.

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Description: Glazed red/black pottery, bands of geometric ornamentations on the exterior, height: 14 cm (53/4 in.) diameter: 17.5 cm (7 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN STONE FIGURE, MEZCALA, CIRCA 300 A.D.

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Description: Carved stone figure, no arms, only legs, eyes and mouth are indicated with a line, no ornamentation, no specific color, width: 6 cm (2 1/4 in.) height: 13.5 cm (5 1/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN STONE FIGURE, MEZCALA, CIRCA 300 A.D.

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Description: Carved stone figure, no arms, only legs, eyes and mouth are indicated with a line, no ornamentation, no specific color, width: 9 cm (3 2/4 in.) height: 17 cm (6 3/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN TRIPOD PLATE, AZTEC, CIRCA 1200 - 1450 A.D.

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Description: Glazed red/orange/black ceramic tripod plate, flower motive on the cavetto, seven black lines ornament the rim, height: 5.5 cm (2 1/4 in.) diameter: 21.5 cm (8 2/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE COLUMBIAN TRIPOD PLATE, MIXTEC, CIRCA 1200 - 1450 A.D.

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Description: Glazed beige/red ceramic tripod pottery, ornamentation of spirals and geometric forms on the interior edge, spiral ornamentation pattern on the exterior edge, the legs are ornamented, height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.) diameter: 15 cm (5 2/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN TRIPOD BOWL, MIXTEC, CIRCA 1200 - 1450 A.D.

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Description: Ceramic tripod bowl with red ornamentation, red and white stripes form a pattern in a semicircle on the rim, the legs are bean shaped with band of red, height: 15 cm (9 in.) diameter: 20 cm (7 3/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL, CIRCA 600-980 A.D.

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Description: Glazed red/beige/black bowl with band of ornamentation on the exterior rim, height 11 cm (4 3/4 in.) diameter: 23 cm (9 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN CERAMIC CLAY HEAD, VERA CRUZ, CIRCA 600 - 900 A.D.

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Description: Vera Cruz clay sculpture of a laughing “sonriente” female figure, brownish clay color, tongue is out from the mouth, ornamentation on the top of the head, width: 17.5 cm (6 3/4 in.) height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN TRIPOD POTTERY, COLIMA, WEST MEXICO, CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Dark brown colored, Semi Spherical legs, height: 13.5 cm (5 2/4 in.) diameter: 10 cm (4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL, NAYARIT, CIRCA 200 B.C.- 300 A.D.

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Description: Red gadrooned bichrome ceramic bowl without ornamentation, height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.) diameter: 9 cm (3 2/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL, MAYA, CIRCA 600 - 900 A.D.

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Description: Brown ceramic hanging bowl with four small handles on the edge of the rim, carved triangle shaped ornamentation pattern on the rim, height: 6 cm (2 1/4 in.) diameter: 24 cm (9 2/4 in)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL, MAYAN, CIRCA 600 - 900 A.D.

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Description: Glazed orange/red/black ceramic bowl with bird ornamentation height: 8 cm (3 1/4 in.) diameter: 18 cm (7 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL, MAYAN, CIRCA 600 - 900 A.D.

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Description: Glazed red/beige/black bowl with band of geometric ornamentation on the exterior band of “X” shaped ornamentation, height: 11 cm (4 2/4 in.), diameter: 13 cm (5 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN MINIATURE CLAY OIL LAMP, WESTERN WORLD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY

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Description: Dark brown ceramic miniature clay oil lamp, holes in the front and in the middle, carved ornamentation on the exterior, height: 3.5 cm (1 1/4 in.) diameter: 4 cm (1 2/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN MINIATURE FERTILITY BOWL, COLIMA, CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Tripod pottery bowl, height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in) diameter: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL, CHUPICUARO, CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Kidney shaped bowl with tan/orange interior and brown/tan/orange decorative design around entire piece, height: 6.5 cm (2 1/2 in.), diameter: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN PRIEST HEAD SCULPTURE, VERA CRUZ, CIRCA 600 - 900 A.D.

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Description: Glazed beige/red/black ceramic head of a priest, beige face, black eyes, red lips, the top of the head is red, width: 9 cm (3 2/4 in.) height: 10 cm (4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL, CHUPICUARO, CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Glazed red/beige/black bowl with band of ornamentation on the exterior on the rim, height: 8 cm (3 1/4 in.) diameter: 17 cm (6 3/4 in.)

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ANCIENT MINIATURE POTTERY SEED VASE, POSSIBLY NATIVE AMERICAN

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Description: Miniature ceramic seed vase, dark brown color, geometric ornamentation on the exterior, leaf shaped ornamentation on the lip, height: 3.5 cm (1 1/2 in.) diameter: 3 cm (1 1/2 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN TRIPOD PLATE, MIXTEC, POSTCLASSIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1200 - 1450 A.D.

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Description: Polychrome ceramic beige tripod plate with orange and grey ornamentations. Star shaped symbol pierced on the five tips of the star on the cavetto. Height: 9 cm (3 2/4 in.) Diameter: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

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EIGHT ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN FIGURES “PRETTY LADIES”  ON A BLACKBOARD, TLATILCO, PRECLASSIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1100 B.C.

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Description: Eight different sized ceramic figures often called “pretty ladies” on a blackboard, all eight figures are in standing posture, board size: 20.3 cm x 30.3 cm (8 x 12 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE COLUMBIAN FIGURE ON TRAPEZOID PEDESTAL, TLATILCO, PRECLASSIC PERIOD,  CIRCA 1100 B.C.

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Description: Light brown ceramic figure sitting on a trapezoid pedal. With eyes and mouth widely opened, the head of the figure works as a vessel, height: 28 cm (11 in. )

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ANCIENT MINIATURE PRE-COLUMBIAN TRIPOD BOWL, COLIMA, CIRCA 200 B.C - 300 A.D.

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Description: Dark green stone tripod with black patterns, smooth on the surface, height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN TORTOISE VESELL, MAYA, CIRCA 600 - 980 A.D.

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Description: Expressive dark brown and black stone vessel with tortoise shape base, made as a vessel with a 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.) vertical neck on the back of the tortoise, height: 17 cm (6 3/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN FIGURINES ON ROUND PEDESTAL, TLATILCO, PRECLASSIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1100 B.C.

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Description: 9 figures wired individually to a metal post. Heights range from 8 cm (3 1/8 in.) to 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN SCULPTURE, VERA CRUZ, CIRCA 600 - 900 A.D.

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Description: Ceramic sculpture of a seated figure in lotus pose, hands on knees, thin eyes and lips, ornamentation on the top of the head, width: 9 cm (3 1/4 in.) height: 19 cm (7 1/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN FEMALE FIGURE WITH ANIMAL, TLATILCO, PRECLASSIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1100 B.C.

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Description: Ceramic figure with animal attached to the front of the body. Base of figure is on four legs, height: 10.5 cm (4 1/4 in.), diameter: 5 cm (2in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN SEATED BABY FIGURE, OLMEC, CIRCA 1500 - 1100 B.C.

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Description: Seated ceramic male figure with legs spread and crossed arms putting on legs, depicted with a square head, eyes and mouth are slightly open, height: 13.2 cm (5 1/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN MINIATURE FIGURINE SHAPED CERAMIC WHISTLE, VERA CRUZ,  CIRCA 600 - 900 A.D.

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Description: Light brown, ceramic miniature figurine shaped pipe, hands positioned on the hips, figure wears a hat, pipe is attached to the bottom part of the figure, width: 5 cm (2 in.) height: 9 cm (3 2/4 in.) length: 7cm (2 3/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN VESSEL, NAYARIT,  CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Light brown, ceramic miniature figurine shaped pipe, hands positioned on the hips, figure wears a hat, pipe is attached to the bottom part of the figure, width: 5 cm (2 in.) height: 9 cm (3 2/4 in.) length: 7cm (2 3/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY, COLIMA, WEST MEXICO, CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Glazed beige boat-shape ceramic pottery, oval bottom, two carved ornamentations on both ends of the edge of the lip, height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.) diameter: 19 cm (7 2/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN TRIPOD POTTERY/VESSEL, MAYA, CIRCA 600-900 A.D.

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Description: Glazed dark brown ceramic tripod vessel, carved triangular shaped pattern as ornamentation on the exterior, the legs are very small, height: 9 cm (3 2/4 in.) diameter: 16 cm (6 1/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN SEATED FIGURE. COLIMA, WEST MEXICO, CIRCA 300 B.C. - 800 B.C.

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Description: Maroon and brown seated shaman figure with horn on forehead and hump back, height: 28 cm (11 in.) , diameter: 17.5 cm (6 3/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN SCULPTURE/POTTERY, NAYARIT(CHINESCO), WEST MEXICO, CIRCA 300 B.C. - 800 B.C.

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Description: Glazed red pottery dog, stands on four legs, carved lines on the face and the back, hole on the top of the head, width: 15.5cm (6 1/4 in.) height: 16 cm (6 1/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN TRIPOD POT, AZTEC, POSTCLASSIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1200 - 1450 A.D.

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Description: Band of red rim, multiple small pierced around body part, height: 9.5 cm (3 1/2 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY BOWL, MAYA, CIRCA 600-900 A.D.

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Description: Glazed dark brown ceramic vessel, carved pattern ornamentation on the exterior in a double lined frame, height:9.5cm (3 3/4 in.) diameter: 17 cm (6 3/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL, NAYARIT, WEST MEXICO, CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Beige ceramic bowl with dark brown ornamentation from the rim to the bottom, height: 10 cm (4 in.) diameter: 24 cm (9 2/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN FACE BOWL, NAYARIT, WEST MEXICO, CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Glazed red/beige/black bowl with band of geometric ornamentation on the exterior, two cross shapes on the front, between the crosses, there is a mouth-like sculpted part, height: 10 cm (4 in.), diameter: 12.5 cm (5 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN FIGURE, JALISCO, CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Maroon and light brown ceramic figure carrying a small bowl on the right shoulder, height: 23 cm (9 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN VASE, MAYA, CIRCA 600-900 A.D.

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Description: Dark brown ceramic small vase with animal figure on the front, carved ornamentation on both sides of the shoulder, height: 11 cm (4 2/4 in.) diameter: 3.5 cm (1 2/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL, CHUPICUARO, CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Glazed red/beige/black bowl with band of kill holes on the exterior, two small handles on the sides of the lip, height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.) diameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL,  CHUPICUARO, CIRCA 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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Description: Glazed red/beige/black bowl with band of geometric ornamentation on the exterior rim, height: 10 cm (4 in.) diameter: 19 cm (7 2/4 in.)

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aNCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN VASE, NAYRAIT, CIRCA 200-300 A.D.

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Description: Dark brown gadrooned pumpkin shape ceramic vase, without ornamentation, height: 14 cm (5 3/4 in.)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN VESSEL, MAYA, CIRCA 600-900 A.D.

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Description: Brown vessel on a tripod base with rattle legs. Etching in a horizontal design throughout body and vertical cut out design on legs, height: 16 cm (6 1/4 in,) Diameter on widest part: 12.5 cm (4 9/10 in)

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ANCIENT PRE-COLUMBIAN BOWL, MAYA, CIRCA 500-800 A.D.

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Description: Orange bowl with a animal figure displayed on the side in both red and black, height: 11 cm (4 1/4 in.), diameter: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

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