Pre-Columbian

Our collection of Pre-Columbian pieces is second to none. Below you can see a portion of our finer pieces for sale, as well as several that have already sold to collectors and museums.

GUENNOL JADE MASK

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GUENNOL JADE MASK

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Maya, Classic Period 300-900 CE
Imperial Green Jade
Height: 2 ½ inches
Provenance: Ex. David Campbell collection, Canada, 1998
Published: Norman Hammond, Ancient Maya Civilization, New Brunswicke, New Jersey, 1982, pp.268-69; Alastair Bradley Martin, The Guennol Collection vol. II, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, pp.136-37

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MALE FIGURE

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MALE FIGURE

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Aztec, 1200 – 1400 AD
Basalt
H: 17-3/8 inches (44 cm)
W: 9-½ inches (24 cm)

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MAYA VESSEL WITH BATTLE SCENE

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MAYA VESSEL WITH BATTLE SCENE

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VESSEL WITH BATTLE SCENE
Maya 600 – 900 AD
Terracotta, polychrome
6 5/8 x 6 x 6 inches (16.9 x 15.3 x 15.3 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin Collection, 1968
Acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art

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TEOTIHUACAN INCENSARIO

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TEOTIHUACAN INCENSARIO

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Escuintla, Guatemala
600 – 900 CE
Terracotta
Height: 14.5 inches (37 cm)
Provenance: Private collection, Florida 1960’s

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MOSAIC ENCRUSTED MASK OF TLALOC

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MOSAIC ENCRUSTED MASK OF TLALOC

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Mixtec, from southern Puebla
1200 – 1521 CE
Wood, stone, shell, pigment
Height: 11 ¼ inches (28.6 cm)
Width: 9 ¼ inches (23.5 cm)
Exhibited: Brooklyn Museum, Jay C. Leff Exhibit (1966 – 1967) {1958/1960?}
Published: Ancient Art of Latin America From the Collection of Jay C. Leff [The Brooklyn Museum] (Nov 22, 1966 – March 5, 1967) No. 429, p. 96, photograph on p. 97
Provenance: Jay C. Leff, Private Spanish collection, Edward H. Merrin Gallery

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JALISCO WRESTLER

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JALISCO WRESTLER

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Jalisco, West Mexico
Proto-Classic Period ca. 100 BCE – 100 CE
Terracotta
Height: 13 ¼ inches (33.65 cm)
Width: 9 ½ inches (24.13 cm)
Depth: 13 inches (33 cm)
Provenance: Silvia Mesa Collection, acquired by descent, mid 1960s from her grandfather; Merrin Gallery, Inc. 2015.

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COLIMA EMBRACING COUPLE

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COLIMA EMBRACING COUPLE

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Colima, Mexico
100 B.C. – AD 190
Burnished Earthenware
Length: 8.6 inches (22 cm)
Width: 4.9 inches (12.5 cm)
Provenance: Ex collection Raul Kampfer 1965; private collection Edward H. Merrin 1965-1985; private collection Sam Merrin 1985.
Published: REDISCOVERED MASTERPIECES OF MESOAMERICA (page 155, fig. 205) (1985)
Exhibited: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Texas 2005-2015. LAW BUILDING, 205M WIESS GALLERY, CASE 16B

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CHORRERA PLATE WITH MONKEY

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CHORRERA PLATE WITH MONKEY

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Colombia/Ecuador
9th – 4th century BCE
Height: 10.6 inches (26.9 cm)
Width: 11.8 inches (29.9 cm)
Depth: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Provenance: Daniel Rifkin, purchased in Europe 1970s

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HACHA WITH PROFILE HEAD AND SPEECH SCROLL

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HACHA WITH PROFILE HEAD AND SPEECH SCROLL

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Veracruz, Classic Period, 300 – 900 CE
Volcanic Stone
Height: 25 ½ inches (64.77 cm)
Width: 9 inches (22.86 cm)
Formerly in the Edward and Vivian Merrin Collection
Published: von Winning, Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America, [n.d.] no. 304

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MALE MASK

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MALE MASK

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Mexico, Central Highlands, Tlatilco, 1200-900 BC
Terracotta with red cinnabar
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York, 1968; Private New York collection

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