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Pre-Columbian Art From Hollywood - Part 2

by ArtemisGallery LIVE


361 lots with images

June 14, 2013

Live Auction

P.O. Box 714

Erie , CO, 80516 USA

Phone: +1 720-502-5289

Email: info@artemisgallerylive.com

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Chavin Maranon Pottery Vessel

Lot 201: Chavin Maranon Pottery Vessel

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Description: Chavin Culture, Maranon - Jungle ,Peru,1200-800 BC. Rare Brown Glazed Terracotta Stirrup Vase from the Maranon Jungle depicting a Blow Conch Musical Instrument used in Shamanic Rituals .It is covered in White Pigments typical for a Vessel from the Jungle of Peru. Its surface is incised with Anthropomorphic, Zoomorphic & Mythological Beings representing Duality. 9"H by 8" W.

Condition Report: Intact/Great Condition

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Chavin Black Glazed Stirrup vessel

Lot 202: Chavin Black Glazed Stirrup vessel

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Description: Chavin Culture ,Chongoyape North Coast Peru , 1200 BC. Early Black Metallic Glazed Terracotta Stirrup Vessel depicting a Bird on one side. 8" H by 6" W.

Condition Report: Intact

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Exceptionally Rare Chavin Mask, TL Tested

Lot 203: Exceptionally Rare Chavin Mask, TL Tested

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Description: Chavin Culture, Jequetepeque River, Peru , 1200-1000 BC Important & Large Mask in Earth Colored Tones with Red Cinnabar High Lights on Face. It has Coffee Bean Eyes, Finely Sculpted Nose, its Mouth is having Jaguar Teeth making it a Transformation Mask. This most likely is one of the First Tranformation Mask's depicting Ai apec, the Jaguar God (very prominent in the Later Mochica Culture ). A truly Powerful Image of Great Spirtual Significance: Shaman in Transformation to Jaguar. TL test included. 13" W by 8" H.

Condition Report: Slight loss on back.

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Published Archaic Chavin Stone Tenon

Lot 203A: Published Archaic Chavin Stone Tenon

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Calleron de Huaylas, Peru ca. 1200-500 BCE. Cabeza clava with anthropomorphic archaic features. 17"L x 7"W x 8"T. Custom stand. Published and exhibited in Shamans & Hallucinogenic Drugs, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Condition Report: Intact with wear as shown

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Chavin Ceremonial Stone Scepter of Power

Lot 204: Chavin Ceremonial Stone Scepter of Power

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Jequetepeque River, Peru, ca. 1200-1000 BCE. Ceremonial green-colored stone Sceptre of Power, used by a Shaman in his rituals. Custom stand. 4-1/2" H by 2" W.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Chavin Blackware Bottle, ex-Eugene Lions

Lot 205: Chavin Blackware Bottle, ex-Eugene Lions

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Description: North Coast Peru, Pre-Columbian, ca. 1200-800 BCE. Early Man terracotta bottle vessel with incised spiral design on stone-polished surface. 8" H by 6" W.

Condition Report: Slight repair on lip.

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Important Chavin Amethyst Bead - Jaguar Form

Lot 205A: Important Chavin Amethyst Bead - Jaguar Form

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Ca 1100 to 900 BCE. Ancient stone bead carved from a light purple amethyst stone; in Janiform style with head of jaguar on each end, features string-cut, bi-conically drilled center hole, flat base. 35mm long x 17mm wide.

Condition Report: Deep deposits on surface, especially on the interior hole, tiny chip to one eye, else quite exceptional.

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Important Chavin Chrysocolla Bead - Jaguar Form

Lot 205B: Important Chavin Chrysocolla Bead - Jaguar Form

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Ca 1100 to 900 BCE. Ancient stone bead carved from a light green chrysocolla stone; in Janieform style with head of jaguar on each end, features string-cut, bi-conically drilled center hole, flat base. 38mm long x 18mm wide.

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Important Chavin Chrysocolla Stone Jaguar Bead

Lot 205C: Important Chavin Chrysocolla Stone Jaguar Bead

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Ca 1100 to 900 BCE. Ancient stone bead carved from a deep blue-green/teal chrysocolla stone; in janieform style with head of jaguar on each end, features string-cut, bi-conically drilled center hole, flat base. 39mm long x 18mm wide. Authenticity Guaranteed!

Condition Report: Near choice

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Chavin Stone Mace Head, ex-Eugene Lions

Lot 206: Chavin Stone Mace Head, ex-Eugene Lions

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 1200-800 BCE. Grey/black color stone weapon in flower form (florero). Custom stand. Mace itself measures 4"H x 5"W. Provenance: Ex-Eugene Lions Collections, SwitzerlandThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Slightly chipped on knobs

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Set of 3 Chavin Stone Dishes

Lot 207: Set of 3 Chavin Stone Dishes

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 1200-800 BCE. Set of 3 Early Man minimalist stone dishes of a pure, but strong form! Custom stands for each. 11-3/4" D for largest.Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: All Intact

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Chavin Stone Snuff Container, ex-Joel Malter

Lot 208: Chavin Stone Snuff Container, ex-Joel Malter

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Description: Northern Peru, Ca 1000 to 600 BCE, Pre-Columbian. Very rare and exceptionally fine stone container used to hold lime powder. Carved in deep relief with two underworld deities among a very long slithering snake whose head terminates at the base. 2-1/2"D x 2-1/4"H. Provenance: Ex-private Toronto, Canada Collection, ex-Joel Malter Collection.The starting price is the lowest price at which this item can sell

Condition Report: Near-Choice

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Huge Chavin Stone Plate

Lot 209: Huge Chavin Stone Plate

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Description: Northern Peru, Ca 1000 to 600 BCE. Very large and exceedingly rare stone plate carved from gray basalt with interior smooth from usage, exterior carved in medium relief with four interconnected scroll designs. 15-1/2"D x 3"H. Comes with custom metal wall stand. Provenance: Ex-Fort Knox Artifacts, Scottsdale, AZ acquired from major auction. The starting price is the lowest price at which this item can sell

Condition Report: Intact with a few tiny chips, else choice

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Chavin Carved Whale Bone Jaguar Figure

Lot 210: Chavin Carved Whale Bone Jaguar Figure

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Description: North Coast Peru, ca. 1200-800 BCE. Carved from a whale's bone having gold eyes with turquoise pupils; jaguar sits in a presentation pose (jaguar is actually a Shaman in Transformation who became a Jaguar), kneeling and having his arms folded over chest. Custom stand. 3" H by 2" W.Provenance: Ex-Arundel Collection, CAThe starting price is the price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Heavy mineral deposits.

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Early Chavin Stone Mortar & Pestle

Lot 211: Early Chavin Stone Mortar & Pestle

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 1200-800 BCE. Early Man stone mortar with pestle. 4" H by 5-1/2" D. Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection. GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Rare Chavin Stone Table

Lot 212: Rare Chavin Stone Table

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 1200-800 BCE. Early Man Ceremonial table sits upon four legs. 9" W by 4-1/2" H.Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent, very rare!

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Pair of Chavin High Karat Gold Earrings, Fish Form

Lot 213: Pair of Chavin High Karat Gold Earrings, Fish Form

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Ca 900 to 600 BCE. Superb pair of rare gold earrings, each made from two sheets of high-karat gold in the form of a large fish; with small turquoise beads inset for eyes and two smaller fish dangling beneath. Each earring measures 4"L x 1-3/8"W. Custom stand. Provenance: Ex-private Toronto, Canada Collection, ex-private Los Angeles, CA collection.The starting price is the lowest price at which this item can sell

Condition Report: Choice

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Chavin / Salinar Transitional Vessel - Bird of Prey

Lot 214: Chavin / Salinar Transitional Vessel - Bird of Prey

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Description: North Coast Peru, 500 BCE, Pre-Columbian. Terracotta stirrup vessel features a sitting bird of prey having a powerful beak and alert eyes; incised in a punctuated fashion allover its red cinnabar painted body; its wings accented by linear stripes. 8"H x 6"W. Provenance: Ex-prominent Hollywood, CA collection, ex-Leonard Kalina Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA. The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Published Chavin Templadera Duality Stirrup

Lot 215: Published Chavin Templadera Duality Stirrup

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Description: North Coast Peru, 800-500 BCE, Pre-Columbian. Surrealist terracotta stirrup head vessel depicting Duality - left side depicts a harpy eagle with square eye and high bushy eyebrows, while right side depicts a Bird of Prey with round eye and round bushy eyebrows. The mouth looks like the mouth of a fox-like creature. The rear of vessel is incised in a linear and spiral fashion. An Interesting Vessel Depicting the Principle behind the Religious Concept of the Chavin People: Duality... Life always had two sides to it! 11"H x 6"W. Rare example! Published in 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. The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: One repaired crack on top of head, one on side of spout, otherwise excellent.

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Viru Stirrup Vessel - Seated Warrior

Lot 216: Viru Stirrup Vessel - Seated Warrior

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 500 - 200 BCE. Earth-colored pottery stirrup vessel depicts a sitting Warrior wearing a crown; with Tumi finial, two Ear Spools; he holds a War Shield and Mace Club. 8-1/2"H x 4-1/2"W.Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Tumi reglued, upper spout repaired, shield repaired.

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Vicus Gilded Gold Maskette of a Feline

Lot 217: Vicus Gilded Gold Maskette of a Feline

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca 500-300 BCE. Beautifully detailed mask depicts a stylized feline with a multitude of danglers. Danglers are musical, as they make a xound and announce the Presence of the Lord, besides they reflect sunlight! Custom stand. 6" H by 5" W.Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Pre-Columbian Viru Gold Maskette

Lot 218: Pre-Columbian Viru Gold Maskette

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Description: North Coast Peru, ca. 500-300 BCE. Rare archaic gilded gold mask with danglers; remains of Oxidation. Custom stand. 8" H by 7" W.Provenance: Ex-I. Arundel Collection. CAThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Set of 3 Paracas Gold Appliques

Lot 219: Set of 3 Paracas Gold Appliques

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Description: South Coast Peru, ca. 500-300 BCE. Three solid gold appliques - upper level are two grey fish, lower level is a very heavy and thick-sheeted Crab. Custom mount. Largest 2-1/4" H. Provenance: Ex-Arundel Collection, Los Angeles, CA. The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

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Pre-Columbian Paracas Stirrup Jar - Fisherman

Lot 220: Pre-Columbian Paracas Stirrup Jar - Fisherman

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Description: San Pedro Culture, South Coast Peru, ca. 500-300 BCE. Early polychrome pottery stirrup vessel depicting a fisherman resting on a net buoyed by gourd vessels as a flotation device. His arms are red brown with white fingernails, his face is a white mask accented by light brown eyes with black pupils. His headdress is a net type in red brown with white bands, his hair is black and the gourds are red brown against a sand-colored background. A wonderful early stirrup in vivid colors! 7-1/2"L x 7"H. Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, Germany. The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Paracas Vessel - Owl Upon a Whale, ex-Ebnoether

Lot 221: Paracas Vessel - Owl Upon a Whale, ex-Ebnoether

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Description: Paracas Necropolis, South Coast Peru, Pre-Columbian, ca. 300 BCE. Important and rare early polychrome terracotta stirrup vessel depicting a owl riding a killer whale with anthropomorphic features. 8" L by 4" H.Provenance: Ex-Marcel Ebnoether Collection, Switzerland (Ebnoether's famous collection is exhibited at the Schaffhausen Museum in Switzerland). The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Peruvian Paracas Gold Filigree Tweezers, 17.5g

Lot 222: Peruvian Paracas Gold Filigree Tweezers, 17.5g

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Description: Southern Peru, Pre-Columbian, Ca 300 to 200 BCE. Exceptionally rare gold tweezers decorated on one side with a stylzed jaguar, other side has a seated bird, delicate fillagree surrounds each creature. Just like modern tweezers, these were used to pluck hair from the face of men. Custom stand. 2-3/8"H x 1-3/4"W. 17.5 grams of high karat gold. Provenance: Ex-private Toronto, Canada Collection, Private LA collection..The starting price is the lowest price at which this item can sell

Condition Report: Excellent

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Pre-Columbian Salinar Stirrup Vessel

Lot 223: Pre-Columbian Salinar Stirrup Vessel

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Description: North Coast Peru, ca 300-100 BCE. Early terracotta Kaolin fineline stirrup vessel painted in negative-resist, cream color background; registers of red brown with black having stylized jaguars and geometric design in negative. 8"H x 5"W. Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Repaired hairline cracks on body, painted over cracks only.

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Paracas / Proto Nazca Gold Maskette

Lot 224: Paracas / Proto Nazca Gold Maskette

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Description: Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, ca 300-100 BCE. Gold mask depicts a head of a jaguar god, its eyes, mouth, ears, nose done in punctuated repousse design. Custom stand. 6-1/2" H by 4" W.Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, Germany The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: No condition given

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Published Viru Gallinazo Effigy Vessel, ex-Sotheby's

Lot 225: Published Viru Gallinazo Effigy Vessel, ex-Sotheby's

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Description: Northern Peru, ca 300 to 100 BCE. Terracotta effigy vessel, of globular form in the shape of a man's face, bird resting upon his forehead; with tubular spout to the back of his head and flat bridge connecting spout to bird. 7"H x 5-1/2"W at widest. Provenance: Ex-private Australia/NYC Collection, originally acquired at Sothebys (sale 6846), NYC in May 1996. According to thecatalogue...Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Alperton. Exhibited Ancient Art of the Americas, Brooklyn Museum 11/30/59-1/30/60; and exhibited at Art and Life in Old Peru, American Museum of Natural History, NYCThe starting price is the lowest price at which this item can sell

Condition Report: Intact and excellent.

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Nazca / Huari Golden Miniature Head

Lot 226: Nazca / Huari Golden Miniature Head

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Description: Southern Peru, Ca 200 to 600 CE. Superb miniature head, with carved wooden base overlaid with gold, then highlighted with added spondylus shell and lapis stonework. Truly the finest example of the type we have ever seen! Custom stand. Head itself measures 2"H x 1-1/4"W. Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Generally excellent with slight loss to gold

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Moche Gold Crown - Face of Lord Applique

Lot 227: Moche Gold Crown - Face of Lord Applique

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Loma Negra, North Coast Peru, ca. 100 BCE - 100 CE. Gilded gold crown having face of lord in center applique with inlaid shell eyes and lapis lazuli pupils have crest above face; many danglers surrounding. Custom stand. 7" W by 5" H.Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Repaired hair line cracks on round crown, slight loss to head crest of head ornament.

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Superb Moche Seated Lord Figural Vessel

Lot 227A: Superb Moche Seated Lord Figural Vessel

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, ca 400 - 500 CE. Truly monumental in its importance! Terracotta vessel of a male figure, face depicts a lord with portrait-like face seated in a trance. He wears a checkerboard tunic with geometric border and cream colored hat. 12"H x 8"W PROVENANCE: Ex-Prominent Hollywood, CA collection, ex-Leonard Kalina Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA. The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Near-Choice

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Moche I Stirrup Vessel - Scene of Justice

Lot 228: Moche I Stirrup Vessel - Scene of Justice

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 100 BCE - 100 CE. Terracotta vessel with complex scene depicting a mountain used by the Mochica for judging and executing prisoners/captives. Mountain has six side outcroppings, each mounted by a white caracol shell. On its peak one can see a prostrated captive with his flowing hair hanging over his head indicating that the captive is dead. A rare and dramatic scene! 5-1/2"H x 5"WProvenance: Ex-Ken Bauer / Lands Beyond Gallery, NYC, NY. The starting price is the price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: White shell color slightly refreshed.

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Moche I Stirrup Vessel - Maternity Scene

Lot 229: Moche I Stirrup Vessel - Maternity Scene

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Description: North Coast Peru, ca. 100 BCE - 100 CE. Terracotta vessel depicts a maternity scene with a young mother exposing her breast for her young child to drink her milk (child looks like a miniature adult). She wears a pinkish dress with cream-colored pectoral, beaded bracelets and large ear spools making her out as a princess. Her face is portrait style and of large mask like proportion. 7"H x 5"W. Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Slight repair to spout.

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Moche Gold Nose Ornament. ex-Eugene Lions

Lot 229A: Moche Gold Nose Ornament. ex-Eugene Lions

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Description: Loma Negra, North Coast, Peru. Ca. 100 BCE -100 CE. Large sheet gold nose ornament with repousee decoration depicting a highly abstract owl face. Triple outer border of fine bead elements and an inner larger beaded border. Face composed of a border of circular elements with center dots and three horizontal rows of circular elements. Eyes inset with added ancient blue-green and black stone. Custom metal base. 3-1/2"H. x 4-1/2"W

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Moche I Portrait Vessel

Lot 230: Moche I Portrait Vessel

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 100 BCE - 100 CE. Well-proportioned terracotta figural vessel of a male sitting cross-legged, wearing a finely incised tunic, his face with round incised marks on left and right of his eyes, his ears pierced for ear ornaments / ear spools in three Places. 7"h x 4"W. Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Right shoulder has repaired hole.

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Mochica Copper Nose Ornaments, ex-Sotheby's

Lot 231: Mochica Copper Nose Ornaments, ex-Sotheby's

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Description: Moche, Loma Negra, North Coast Peru, ca. 100-300 CE. Lovely matched pair of nose ornaments in green oxidized copper in the shape of two open-winged birds. Custom stand. 2" H by 3" W.Provenance: Ex-Sotheby's-Park BernetThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent, oxidized green.

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Moche Ceremonial Copper Tumi - Birds

Lot 232: Moche Ceremonial Copper Tumi - Birds

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca 100-500 CE. Copper knife blade mounted by two parrot birds. Custom stand. 6-1/2" L by 1-1/2" W.Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, Germany The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: No condition given

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Moche Copper Mace Head / War Club

Lot 233: Moche Copper Mace Head / War Club

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 100-400 CE. Green oxidized copper war club finial depicting a god or mythological being with anthropomorphic features and a body of a scorpion. Custom stand. 2" H by 3" W. Provenance: Ex-private Washington State Collection. The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Slight loss to point.

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Nazca Black-Glazed Olla with Face

Lot 234: Nazca Black-Glazed Olla with Face

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Description: Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, ca 100-500 CE. Rare black-glazed terracotta vessel with polychrome anthropomorphic face. 6" W by 4-1/2" H.Provenance: Ex-Hirsch Collection, GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Nazca Polychrome Bowl - Flying Jaguar Warrior

Lot 235: Nazca Polychrome Bowl - Flying Jaguar Warrior

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Description: South Coast Peru, ca. 100-500 CE. Large, finely-slipped terracotta bowl on white background, painting depicting a flying jaguar warrior with rows of trophy heads. A great example of Nazca painting at its finest! 10" W by 4-1/2" H.Provenance: Ex-Leo Drimmer Collection. The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Huge! Slight color touch up on upper edge.

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Nazca Polychrome Olla - Condor / Human Trophy Head

Lot 236: Nazca Polychrome Olla - Condor / Human Trophy Head

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Description: South Coast Peru, ca. 100-500 CE. Fine polychrome on white background nazca terracotta olla depicting a surrealistic condor with human trophy head incorporated into its wings, two serpents emitting from beak. A truly amazing image! 7-1/2" H by 7" D.Provenance: Ex-Westermann Collection, GermanyThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Spout repaired, paint touch up.

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Nazca Polychrome Olla - Birds

Lot 237: Nazca Polychrome Olla - Birds

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Description: Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, ca. 100-500 CE. Finely-slipped terracotta vessel painted in polychrome on white background, depicting rows of birds. 8"W x 5-1/2"D.Provenance: Ex-Leo Drimmer Collection. The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Large! Slight paint touch up.

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Published Nazca Polychrome Olla, ex-Platt Friedenberg

Lot 238: Published Nazca Polychrome Olla, ex-Platt Friedenberg

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Description: Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, ca. 100-500 CE. Polychrome terracotta vessel with cartoon-like faces painted on white back ground. 7"W x 6"H.Provenance: Ex-Platt & Friedenberg Collection, ex-Virginia Art Museum. Published by Hasso von Winning,photo 248 in Museum Catalogue. The starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Slight white background color touch up.

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Moche Copper Tumi - Warrior Full Armor

Lot 240: Moche Copper Tumi - Warrior Full Armor

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 100-300 CE. Green oxidized copper ritual knife depicting a warrior lord in full armor; with inlaid shell and lapis lazuli eyes. Custom stand. 7-1/2"H x 2"W.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Pair of Nazca Silver Monkeys

Lot 241: Pair of Nazca Silver Monkeys

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Description: Nazca, South Coast Peru, ca. 100-500 AD. 2 rare silver cast monkey sculptures, monkeys eating a fruit. Silver castings in the south coast of peru a very hard to find, for examples of this rare type see the Houston, TX Museum, Glassell Collection of Nazca minatures publication. Provenance: Ex Arundel Coll. CA The starting price is the price at which the piece can sell.South Coast Peru, ca. 100-500 CE. Set of two cast silver monkeys eating a fruit. Silver castings in the south coast of Peru are very hard to find. Custom stand. 1-3/4" W by 1-1/4" H. For examples of this rare type, see the Houston, TX Museum, Glassell Collection of Nazca miniatures publication. Provenance: Ex-Arundel Collection, CAThe starting price is the lowest price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent (see Huston Museum Glassell Nazca Miniature Book for similar example)

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Nazca Polychrome Bird Vessel, ex-Museum

Lot 242: Nazca Polychrome Bird Vessel, ex-Museum

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Description: Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, ca. 100-300 CE. Polychrome pottery vessel in bird form, having a checkerboard painted pattern. Chest and feathers painted in white with black markings on grey blue background. Legs are painted in a red brown and the belly is cream white with black feather markings. 5"T x 5-1/2"L. Provenance: Ex-Marcel Ebnoether Collection, Switzerland (most famous Swiss Collector long dead, having his collection housed at the Schaffhausen Museum)The starting price is the price at which the piece can sell.

Condition Report: Repair on beak.

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Moche IV Stirrup Vessel, Healing Scene

Lot 243: Moche IV Stirrup Vessel, Healing Scene

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 400-500 CE. Large terracotta spouted vessel done in a surrealist style depicting a healing scene; combined figure of a shaman / healer with face painted in red stripes on either side and a central red line across the nose, forehead and chin on a cream colored background, the other end being a patient with wide open eyes and red lines painted across cheeks. Both bodies are connected in the midsection. On top of the midsection is a Sea Lion holding a round stone in its mouth. These stones where used by theMochica for healing and are depicted in other healing scenes! If one looks at the side of the shaman's head one sees a space where this healing stone is envisioned.A complicated abstract surrealist healing scene of great historical importance! 9-1/2"L x 9-1/2"W. Provenance: Ex-Dr. Fischer Germany, Famous Private Museum of Healing Scenes. The starting price is the price at which the piece can sell

Condition Report: Excellent

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Nazca Gold and Silver Ear Spools

Lot 244: Nazca Gold and Silver Ear Spools

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Southern Peru, Ca 200 to 400 CE. A lovely pair of gold and silver earspools; front section solid high-karat gold, each decorated with twin joined birds in dancing pose; reverse solid silver rounded plugs. Custom mount. Each spool measures approximately 1-1/2"D x 3/4" deep. Provenance: Ex-private Toronto, Canada Collection, ex-private Los Angeles, CA collection.The starting price is the lowest price at which this item can sell

Condition Report: Excellent

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Nazca Shell Amputee Wearing a Gold Hat

Lot 245: Nazca Shell Amputee Wearing a Gold Hat

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Southern Peru, ca 0 to 200 CE. Standing male figure carved from spondylus shell wearing a solid gold hat, small turquoise bead inset into his leg stump giving it the appearance of an eye. This figure is definitely an amputee because his stump is carved into the form of a zoomorphic creature. 2-7/8" H. For similar example, see "Nazca Miniatures" published by the Dallas Art Museum. Provenance: Ex-private Toronto, Canada Collection, ex-private Sante Fe, NM collection.The starting price is the lowest price at which this item can sell

Condition Report: Wear as shown, but quite excellent

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