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.

MODELED HEAD OF A DIGNITARY

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MODELED HEAD OF A DIGNITARY

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Mexico, Chiapas, possibly Palenque or Tortuguero
Maya, 400-650 AD
Lime stucco with polychrome over stone
Height: 6-1/8 inches (15.6 cm)
Width: 6-1/4 inches (16 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin, 1968; Perry Lewis, 1970’s; Lucille and Martin Kantor, 1984

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JAINA FIGURE OF A SEATED DIGNITARY

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JAINA FIGURE OF A SEATED DIGNITARY

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Mexico, Maya, 600-900 AD
Terracotta, traces of polychrome
Height: 6-5/8 inches (16.83 cm)
Width: 3-1/4 inches (8.25 cm)
Provenance: Ex Kahlua collection; Ex Stendahl collection; Ex Private Collection, California

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MOSAIC HEAD PENDANT

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MOSAIC HEAD PENDANT

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Maya, ca. 8th century AD
Jadeite, spondylus shell, mother-of-pearl, obsidian, wood, unidentified resinous material, & red pigment
Height: 4-3/8 inches (11 cm)
Provenance: Guennol Collection

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VESSEL OF TWO GOD N’s EMERGING FROM THE TURTLE SHELL

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VESSEL OF TWO GOD N’s EMERGING FROM THE TURTLE SHELL

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Maya, Peten region, 500-600 AD
Terracotta and polychrome
Height: 4-3/8 inches (11.2 cm)
Length: 11-1/2 inches (29.2 cm)
Depth: 8-1/4 inches (21 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin Gallery; Philip Pearlstein collection, New York, 1974

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ECCENTRIC FLINT OF CAVE OPENING TO THE OTHERWORLD SURROUNDED BY HEADS OF K’AWIIL

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ECCENTRIC FLINT OF CAVE OPENING TO THE OTHERWORLD SURROUNDED BY HEADS OF K’AWIIL

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Maya, Classic Period, ca. 450-800 AD
Flint
Height: 10-5/8 inches (27 cm)
Width: 10-3/8 inches (26.5 cm)
Private American collection, 1965

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LIDDED EFFIGY VESSEL

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LIDDED EFFIGY VESSEL

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Maya, Early Classic, 300-600 AD
BlackWare (terracotta)
Height: 7-1/8 inches (18 cm)
Width: 6-3/4 inches (17 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin, 1968
Ex Private New York Collection
Restoration: Recomposed from fragments; minor restoration

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TRUMPET

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TRUMPET

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Mexico, Izapa, Chiapas, 100 BC-AD 250
Tecali and cinnabar
Length: 15-3/4 inches (40 cm)
Diameter: 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm)
Provenance: Spanish private collection

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CYLINDER VASE WITH HERO TWINS AND OLD GODS

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CYLINDER VASE WITH HERO TWINS AND OLD GODS

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Maya, Late Classic Period, 600-900 AD
Polychromed ceramic
Height: 6 inches (15 cm)
Diameter: 6-1/2 inches (16.6 cm)
Provenance: Private New York Collection
Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York

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SEATED MALE FIGURE: ATTENTIVE LISTENER

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SEATED MALE FIGURE: ATTENTIVE LISTENER

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Olmec, probably from Las Bocas, 1200-900 BC
Terracotta, cinnabar
Height: 4-3/4 inches (12 cm)
Provenance:
Edward H. Merrin Gallery, 1968
Ex private French collection
Samuel Merrin collection, 1985

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OLMEC CROUCHING FIGURE

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OLMEC CROUCHING FIGURE

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Provenance:
European Private collection
Spanish Private collection
Edward H. Merrin Gallery, Inc., 1968
Published: Michael D. Coe, et al., The Olmec World – Ritual and Rulership (The Art Museum, Princeton University) Princeton, New Jersey (1995) p. 187, no. 67.

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