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Exceptional Pre-Columbian Art From Hollywood

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

157 lots | 146 with images

February 1, 2013

P.O. Box 714

Erie , CO, 80516 USA

Phone: +1 720-502-5289


A Pre-Coiumbian Chavin Sodalite Necklace

Lot 1: A Pre-Coiumbian Chavin Sodalite Necklace

Description: From Northern Peru, Chavin culture, ca. 900 to 500 BC. Fine strand of stone beads, most in slab form in deep blue/purple sodalite - a mineral found in the more famous lapis. Contemporary composition of ancient beads interspersed with black anthropomorphic beads and sodalite tube beads; elongated palettes, carved bird heads. Modern gold clasp. A beautiful and quite wearable work of ancident art! Provenance: Private LA, Ca collection Authenticity Guaranteed The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.

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A Rare Chavin Stone Stele Section - Published!

Lot 1A: A Rare Chavin Stone Stele Section - Published!

Description: Pre-Columbian, Chavin Culture, Peru 1200-1000 BCE. Stone fragment of a stele depicting a jaguar deity with big nose frills, ferocious claws and serpent-like sashes coming out of its mouth. Border on right side with typical Chavin glyph-like pattern. Museum-quality stand. Stele itself measures 19"H x 13"W x ~3"thick. Fragmentary with surface wear, as shown.Published in the book, "Shamanism and Hallucinogenic Rites of the Chavin People," Denmark, Copenhagen. Exhibit done in cooperation with the Danish National Museum. Provenance: Ex-prominent Los Angeles, CA collection.Authenticity Guaranteed

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An Exceptional Nazca Textile Shawl, Ex-Christie's

Lot 1B: An Exceptional Nazca Textile Shawl, Ex-Christie's

Description: Pre-Columbian, Nazca Culture, South Coast Peru, ca 100-300 CE. Woven shawl in vivid/bright yellow, dark blue and red checkerboard, with diamond crosses in cream/white having red center, dark blue having red center and cream/white having blue center. A wonderful display of colors from this 1700-1900 year old culture! Textile itself measures 69"L x 23"W. Fully conserved and mounted, ready to display on wall.Provenance: Ex-prominent Los Angeles, CA collection acquired at Chrisite's Authenticity Guaranteed

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A Proto-Nazca Textile Apron with Hair Fringe

Lot 1C: A Proto-Nazca Textile Apron with Hair Fringe

Description: Pre-Columbian, south coast Peru, Proto Nazca culture, ca. 500 - 100 BCE. Woven textile apron in zigzag, eye-dazzling colors - red, yellow, black, cream, green; string on upper end used to tie around hip, while lower end having long, flowing black human hair. Extremely rare to find a more than 2000 year old textile in such remarkable condition, still-vibrant colors and so fragile human hair. Museum-quality mount. Textile itself measures 29"L x 10"W. Professionally cleaned/conserved to museum standards.Provenance: Ex-prominent Los Angeles, CA collection, ex-Westermann Collection, Germany. Authenticity Guaranteed

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A Moche Copper and Shell Mask, Ex-Sonin

Lot 2: A Moche Copper and Shell Mask, Ex-Sonin

Description: Pre-Coumbian, Mochica Culture , North Coast Peru, ca. 100-400 CE. Portrait style face mask handcrafted in thin copper sheet; having shell eyes and lapis pupils, owl head on forehead being symbol of shaman who can see in the darkness / guide to the Afterlife. Remain's of original textile wrapping. 3"H x 4-1/2"W. Provenance: Ex-Robert Sonin Private Collection (most famous gold authenticator in US!) Authenticity Guaranteed

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