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.

COLIMA FIGURE CARRYING AGAVE

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COLIMA FIGURE CARRYING AGAVE

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Colima, Mexico
ca. 100 B.C. – 250 A.D.
H x W x D: 13 x 5-1/2 x 9 inches (32 x 14 x 23 cm)
Provenance: Ex. Stendahl Gallery, November 28, 1977; Ex. Frank Barsalona Collection, N.Y.; Private NYC collection
Restoration: Both lower legs reattached the rosette was repaired from a few large pieces with restoration over the breaklines.

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VERACRUZ MIRROR BACK

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VERACRUZ MIRROR BACK

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Veracruz, Tajin, Coast of the Gulf of Mexico
Classic 600-900 AD
Schist and cinnabar
D: 5.51 inches (14 cm)
Provenance: Emile Deletaille, Bruxelles, late 1960s
Exhibited: Art de Mésoamérique, Meso-Amerikaanse kunst, Société Générale de Banque, Bruxelles, 17 November 1976 – 8 January 1977, fig. 124; Trésors du nouveau monde, Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Bruxelles, 1992, p. 171, lot no. 103.
Published: Chefs-d’œuvre inédits de l’art précolombien, Éditions ARTS 135, Boulogne, 1985, p.66, lot no. 76
Restoration: None

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OLMEC FIGURE

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OLMEC FIGURE

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Olmec, Tlapacoya, Mexico, 1000 – 500 BC
Green stone
H x W x D: 11 x 6 x 5cm
Provenance: Robert Huber, late 1960s; Displayed in an exhibition at the Lind Gallery, Rockford, IL, 1972
Exhibited: Lind Gallery, Rockford, IL, 1972

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BOWL IN THE SHAPE OF A DOG

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BOWL IN THE SHAPE OF A DOG

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Teotihuacan 300 – 600 AD
Terracotta
H x Diameter: 3.35 x 7.25 inches (8.5 x 18.5 cm)
Provenance: New York collection, acquired from Valetta Malinowksa prior to 1972; Sotheby’s, New York, 19 May 1992, lot 90; Sotheby’s, New York, 16 May 2014, lot 234
Restoration: None

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LARGE CHINESCO

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LARGE CHINESCO

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Chinesco, West Coast Mexico
200 BC – 200 AD
Terracotta
H: 18.5 inches (47 cm)
Provenance: E.H. Merrin Gallery, 1968

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LARGE CHANCAY VESSEL

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LARGE CHANCAY VESSEL

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Chancay, Central Coast of Peru ca. 1300-1440 AD
Terracotta, pigment
H: 27 inches (68.7cm)
Diameter: 38cm
Provenance: Andre Emmerich Gallery 1970 or before, Catalogue No. S-7154; sold to Allan Frumkin Gallery Dec 15, 1970

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VERACRUZ PALMA

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VERACRUZ PALMA

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Veracruz, Mexico 800 – 1000 AD
H x W x D: 25.5 x 7.8 x 2 inches (65 x 20 x 5.5cm)
Provenance: Jay C leff in 60’s. Exhibited Leff collection Brooklyn museum.
Exhibited: Brookville N.Y., “Ceremonial sculpture Sculpture of Ancient Veracruz”.1987-1988, p. 84, no 168.
Sold at the Leff auction, 1975.
Published: Jesse w. Feels. 1907, “Certain Antiquities of Eastern Mexico” plate 119f.
Restoration: 3 inches on the arch of the foot restored

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COLIMA ACROBAT

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COLIMA ACROBAT

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Colima, Mexico 100 B.C. – AD 190
Burnished terracotta
Height: 12-3/4 in
Length: 15-3/4 in
Width: 7 in
Provenance: Edward Merrin Gallery, Inc. 1968; Private American Collection
Restoration: Some restoration on the rim of the pot; Repair of break between left leg and hip

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SEATED DIGNITARY

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SEATED DIGNITARY

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Veracruz, 600 – 900 AD
Terracotta, polychrome
Seated Figure: 6 1/8 inches
Provenance: David Campbell Collection, USA, 1996

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GUENNOL JADE TURKEY-HEAD PENDANT

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GUENNOL JADE TURKEY-HEAD PENDANT

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Maya, Early Classic period, 400-700 AD
Height: 2 ½ inches
Provenance: Exhibited in The Guennol Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 6, 1969 – January 4, 1970, no. 91.
Published: The Guennol Collection, Vol. II, p. 128

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