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Lot: 1 - Published Egyptian Ptolemaic Glass Ba Bird

Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic, ca. 3rd to 1st century BCE. An Egyptian cast glass inlay/applique depicting a human-headed Ba Bird - the body executed in opaque cornflower blue glass and the body executed in opaque yellow-orange - perhaps in an attempt to

Lot: 2 - Egyptian Limestone Panel w/ Ripple of Water

Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom / Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1550 to 712 BCE. A fragment of a carved limestone panel depicting a series of hieroglyphs on its lower half and the lower part of a standing anthropomorphic figure on its upper half. The

Lot: 3 - Egypt Mummified Ibis + Xray Photo, ex-MacMurray

Ancient Egypt, found at Abydos, Late Period, ca. 712 to 300 BCE. An incredibly-preserved bundle containing the body of a mummified sacred ibis. The bird's body is folded into a crouch and wrapped tightly in woven textiles, most of which remain. The

Lot: 4 - Egyptian Terracotta Figural Flask - God Bes

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A fascinating / rare terracotta vessel, with one side of its body incised and formed to show the face of the god Bes. Made from a porous, reddish clay, the vessel has a rounded

Lot: 5 - Rare Egyptian Predynastic Stone Frog Goddess -

Ancient Egypt, late Predynastic to Early Dynastic Period, late Naqada III to 2nd Dynasty, ca. 3100 to 2686 BCE. An incredibly rare depiction of Heqet (also Heqat, Heket, Hekat), the frog/frog-headed goddess of childbirth, fertility, and one of the

Lot: 6 - Egyptian Wood Coffin Upper Lid, ex-de Young Museum

Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th to 20th Dynasty, ca. 1550 to 1069 BCE. A stunning and skillfully-carved upper section of a coffin lid depicting an anthropoid face in relief, hand-carved from finely-grained sycamore wood. The veristic male face

Lot: 7 - Egyptian Late Dynastic Faience Ushabti

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A mold-formed faience ushabti enveloped in attractive blue-green glaze. The figure stands in mummiform atop an integral plinth, holds a pick and hoe in hands crossed atop the

Lot: 8 - Egyptian Late Dynastic Glazed Faience Ushabti

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A fine mold-formed faience ushabti covered in matte blue-green glaze. The figure stands in mummiform atop an integral plinth, holds the symbolic pick and hoe in hands crossed atop

Lot: 9 - Egyptian Late Dynastic Glazed Faience Ushabti

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A fine mold-formed faience ushabti standing in mummiform atop an integral plinth. The figure holds the symbolic pick and hoe in hands crossed atop the chest, has angular

Lot: 10 - Egyptian Late Dynastic Faience Ushabti w/ Blue

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A mold-formed faience ushabti of a slender form. The figure stands in mummiform atop an integral plinth, crosses petite hands atop the convex chest, and has an incised seed bag

Lot: 11 - Romano Egyptian Terracotta Head of Isis

Egypt, Romano-Egyptian Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A beautiful mold-formed terracotta head of Isis with traces of thick white and black pigment. Her elegant visage is composed of almond-shaped eyes, a broad nose, full lips above a rounded

Lot: 12 - Egyptian Coptic Textile Fragment w/ Dancers

Egypt, Coptic culture, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A lovely textile fragment comprised of tightly-woven natural cotton fibers in a tan-and-brown bi-chrome presentation. Displayed on the fragment are a trio of dancers shown in striding poses, with one

Lot: 13 - Western Greek Earthenware Kore w/ Archaic Smile

Western Greece, Archaic period, 600 BCE. A mold-made kore, a standing woman wearing draped garments. She faces forward, wearing a large conical headdress, with some details of the face remaining. She has an "Archaic smile" and long plaits of hair

Lot: 14 - Corinthian Lidded Pyxis w/ Caryatids, ex-Sotheby's

Greece, Corinth, ca. late 6th century BCE. A lidded polychrome pyxis, most likely used to hold cosmetics, ointments, or trinkets - its attractive form comprised of a globular body, corseted shoulder, short neck that flares to an everted rim with

Lot: 15 - Fine Greek Apulian Glazed Pottery Trefoil Oinochoe

Magna Graecia, South Italic Colonies, Apulia, ca. 340 to 325 BCE. A beautiful wheel-thrown pottery oinochoe (pouring vessel) with a petite foot, an apple-shaped body with a rounded shoulder, a cylindrical neck that gently flares into a trefoil-style

Lot: 16 - Greek Apulian Glazed Pottery Kylix

Magna Graecia, South Italic Colonies, Apulia, ca. 340 to 325 BCE. A fine wheel-thrown pottery kylix (wine-drinking cup) with a petite discoid base, a wide hemispherical body, and a pair of projecting loop handles on opposite side of the thick rim.

Lot: 17 - Greek Canosan Terracotta Statue of Dionysos

Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulia, Canosa, ca. 3rd century BCE. A wonderful Canosan figure of Dionysos (also Dionysus, Roman Bacchus) - god of wine, theater, pleasure, and merriment - standing in a rather unsteady pose - suggesting that he has

Lot: 18 - Greek Core Formed Glass Alabastron

Ancient Greece, Hellenistic, ca. 2nd to 1st century BCE. A core-formed glass alabastron, so-named because many vessels that assumed this form were made of alabaster. The vessel is comprised of deep cobalt-blue glass with trails of opaque white and

Lot: 19 - Wonderful Etruscan Bronze Male Figure - Dancer

Classical World, Etruria, ca. 5th century BCE. A cast-bronze male dancer, nude and squatting with a frontal visage. His muscular legs support his unwavering pose while bent arms and clenched hands rest on his hips for balance. Almond-shaped eyes, a

Lot: 20 - Rare Miniature Etruscan Bronze Reclining Satyr

Etruria, northern Italy, ca. 6th to 5th century BCE. A solid bronze statuette, finely cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process, depicting a satyr - possibly Silenus - reclining on a lion's skin. The satyr's head is characteristically horned; his

Lot: 21 - Roman Glass Ribbed Bowl - Pillar Molded

Roman, late Republic to early Imperial Period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A beautiful, ribbed bowl comprised of translucent, aqua-colored glass. The vessel is mold-made, cast in a shallow phiale-like form, sitting upon a slightly concave

Lot: 22 - Lot of 4 Roman Bronze Coins Displayed Together

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A collection of four ancient Roman bronze coins displayed in a thick acrylic block with a label reading "Coins of the Roman Empire" encased in its interior. Size of largest coin: 0.75" W (1.9 cm);

Lot: 23 - Roman Pottery Terra Sigillata Fragment w/ Men

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A bright red, polished terra sigillata-ware fragment from a vessel featuring two male figures - one crouched, with only the back and side of his body visible, the other standing nude with one arm raised and

Lot: 24 - Lot of 2 Roman Stone Dice

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. Made from colorful stones, one dark purple, one creamy white, these are two charming six-sided gaming dice. Each face is inscribed with concentric circles to represent numbers. Rolling dice - casting

Lot: 25 - Pair of Roman Bronze Chariot Adornments w/ Medusa

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A pair of wonderfully-preserved cast bronze roundels, made to be applied decoratively to a chariot, each featuring a striking face of Medusa with wide, staring eyes, a serious facial expression, and

Lot: 26 - Beautifully Preserved Roman Glass Carinated Cup

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A free-blown translucent glass drinking cup with faint bands of lavender visible in the glass, its form comprised of a rounded base with a smooth pontil scar, an inward-tapering body profile, and a flared

Lot: 27 - Near-Miniature Roman Glass Bottle - Cobalt Blue

Roman, early Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A gorgeous glass bottle of an attractive, near-miniature form, free-blown from semi-translucent glass of a cobalt-blue hue. The vessel has a piriform body with a smooth pontil scar, a squat

Lot: 28 - Roman Marbled Glass Bottle - Amber and White Hues

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A gorgeous Roman vessel of translucent golden amber glass with canes of opaque white glass swirled throughout the drop-shaped body and tubular neck. This type of ancient glass - known as "marbled",

Lot: 29 - Lovely Roman 14K+ Gold Coiled Hair Rings

Roman, early Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A beautiful group of two spiraling hair rings shaped from lengthy gold wires. One ring is made from 61% gold wire (equivalent to 14K+ gold) that coils just under three full times and exhibits a

Lot: 30 - Miniature Sidonian Molded Glass Date Bottle

Roman Empire, Lebanon, Sidonian, ca. mid 1st to early 2nd century CE. A fine mold-blown flask resembling a date fruit in gorgeous translucent amber glass with hints of aubergine - its generally oblong form presenting a short neck and a flaring rim

Lot: 31 - Roman Pottery Oil Lamp w/ Emperor & Planta Pedis

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A beautiful mold-formed pottery oil lamp of a circular form with a tab-shaped handle on the verso. The impressed base features a planta pedis (maker's mark) in the form of three wheat stalks

Lot: 32 - Roman Pottery Oil Lamp - Attractive Decoration

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 200 to 400 CE. A handsome mold made earthenware oil lamp with a sunken discus punctuated by a fill hole, a short, projecting spout, and a delicate loop handle on the back. The interior of the discus and the area around it

Lot: 33 - Roman Glass Candlestick Unguentarium

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A beautiful unguentarium that is free-blown from semi-translucent glass of a pale yellow-green hue. The vessel is defined by a concave base and a rough pontil scar, a compressed bell-shaped lower

Lot: 34 - Miniature Roman Bronze Mercury

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A miniature, solid leaded bronze statue of Mercury (Greek Hermes) depicted standing and holding his caduceus against his left shoulder and the money bag - as he is the god of merchants - in his

Lot: 35 - Roman Bronze Protome - Youthful Mars w/ Plumed

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A fabulous mold-formed, cast-bronze protome of a youthful Mars (Greek Ares), the god of war. Mars' head is turned slightly to the right and displays gentle facial features like almond-shaped eyes, a

Lot: 36 - Roman Glass Cup - Yellow Hues & Translucent

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A lovely glass cup of lemon yellow hues, boasting marvelous translucency. The form is simple yet elegant with gently curved walls, a flared lip, and infolded rim, all upon a slightly concave base. A

Lot: 37 - Late Roman Bronze Horse Head

Roman, Late Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A bronze horse head amulet, hollow-cast and featuring a Greek inscription on the back border, with an integral loop for suspension or attachment. The equine was carefully rendered with strong

Lot: 38 - Miniature Anatolian Redware Head

Ancient Near East, Anatolia, modern-day Turkey, Neolithic Chalcolithic period, ca. 5500 to 3000 BCE. A wonderful hand-built redware pottery head of a miniature size with a tall ovoid form, an elongated neck, coffee-bean-shaped eyes, a perky nose, and

Lot: 39 - Tell Brak Alabaster Eye Idol

Ancient Near East, northeastern Syria, Tell Brak, Middle Uruk Period, ca. 4th millennium BCE. A hand-carved alabaster idol of an abstract form defined by a wide trapezoidal body, sloped shoulders, and a slender neck surmounted by an enormous pair of

Lot: 40 - Ancient Holy Land Pottery Oil Lamp

Ancient Near East, Holy Land/Levant, Late Bronze Age, ca. 1550 to 1200 BCE. A beautifully preserved oil lamp made from red clay with small, pebble-shaped inclusions, with a shell-shaped profile and a small, flat base. It is pinched in one spot,

Lot: 41 - Bronze Age Elamite Pottery Goddess - ex Sotheby's

Ancient Near East, Elamite, Bronze Age, 2nd Millennium BCE. A finely rendered terracotta goddess, standing with her hands held under her voluptuous breasts, lavishly adorned with jewelry - bracelets, earrings, and a necklace. In addition, the linear

Lot: 42 - Fine Anatolian Copper Bull Figure

Ancient Near East, Anatolia, ca. late 2nd millennium BCE. A wonderful cast-copper bull figure with its front legs folded back beneath its stocky body in an almost sacrificial manner. The extended hind legs support the wide posterior and curved tail;

Lot: 43 - Mesopotamian / Assyrian Carved Bone Head - Bearded

Ancient Near East, Assyrian/Mesopotamian, ca. 8th to 3rd century BCE. Finely carved from cow, ram, or another ungulate bone, the miniature head of a proud male - perhaps a deity or elite ruler - with a mesmerizing visage comprised of large,

Lot: 44 - Byzantine Pottery Bowl w/ Sgraffito - Sea Find

Near East/Holy Land, Byzantine Empire, ca. 13th century CE. A pretty ceramic bowl glazed for domestic use; it has a decorated interior with thin bands of wavy decoration and a clover leaf inside a sun motif in tondo. Byzantine pottery workshops that

Lot: 45 - Lot of 2 Indus Valley Mehrgarh Pottery Fertility

Ancient Central Asia, Indus Valley, Mehrgarh, ca. 3500 to 2800 BCE. A lovely gathering of two hand-built pottery fertility idols of characteristically abstract forms with delineated legs, curved arms, voluptuous breasts situated beneath incised

Lot: 47 - Indus Valley Mehrgarh Pottery Seated Female

Central Asia, Pakistan/ Afghanistan, Mehrgarh period (pre-Indus Valley civilization), ca. 2800 to 2600 BCE. A characteristically bird-faced Indus Valley female figurine, positioned in a slight crouch, with her hands extended outward. She wears what

Lot: 48 - Indus Valley Terracotta Bull Figure

Central Asia, Indus Valley, Harappan/Mohenjo-Daro civilization, ca. 2700 to 2000 BCE. A hand-built, near-miniature terracotta bull figure with a rounded head, large horns, a pointed snout, and four pointed feet. Orange and black pigment create

Lot: 49 - Indus Valley Terracotta Zebu Bull

Central Asia, Indus Valley, Harappan/Mohenjo-Daro civilization, ca. 2700 to 2000 BCE. A bichrome pottery sculpture representing a humped and long-horned Zebu bull, its body and horns adorned with a black on white stripe motif (now partially obscured

Lot: 50 - Gandharan Schist Panel Fragment w/ Prince

Central Asia, region of Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, Gandharan Empire, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A beautiful panel fragment of a rectangular form carved from grey schist. The panel features a regal bust of a prince with a masculine upper body

Lot: 51 - Framed 18th C. Mughal Painting of Funeral

Central Asia, India, possibly Gujarat or Kashmir, Mughal Period, ca. 18th or 19th century CE. Finely delineated in tempera and gold leaf on handmade paper with calligraphic script at the top, a miniature painting of a funeral procession of a royal or

Lot: 52 - Framed 18th C. Indian Painting - Shah Shahan &

Central Asia, India, possibly Gujarat or Kashmir, Mughal Period, ca. 18th or 19th century CE. Finely delineated in tempera and gold leaf on handmade paper, a miniature painting of Shah Shahan and his Empress catered surrounded by six female

Lot: 53 - Majapahit Limestone Kneeling Woman

Indonesia, the island of Java, Majapahit Empire, ca. 1293 to 1527 CE. A beautiful, well-preserved example of a very pale yellow limestone carving of a woman, shown kneeling, with her arms raised to her chest. She is dressed richly, wearing a

Lot: 54 - Majapahit Stone Woman - Seated w/ Crossed Legs

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, the island of Java, Majapahit Empire, ca. 1293 to 1527 CE. A beautiful, well-preserved example of a limestone carving of a woman, shown seated with her legs crossed and her hands resting against them. She is dressed in

Lot: 55 - Framed 18th C. Tibetan Painting of Mahakala

Central Asia, Tibet, ca. 18th to 19th century CE. A fine painting of Mahakala, a manifestation of Shiva, who is a protector deity, on fabric - perhaps from a thangka. Mahakala is depicted with black skin in a dancing posture with 6 arms holding

Lot: 56 - 19th C. Indian Painting of Krishna and Bakasura

Central Asia, India, probably Orissa, ca. 1800 to 1900 CE. A painting of Krishna and Bakasura on fabric laid on wood board and set in a standing wooden frame. Delineated in a rich palette of cobalt blue, russet red, verdant green, gold, black, and

Lot: 57 - Huge 20th C. Afghanistan Wool Rug - Kilim

Central Asia, Afghanistan, ca. mid 20th century CE. A vibrant, heavy, large rug, flat-woven in the style known as "kilim", with a warm color palette and a geometric design that looks to the modern eye like pixels - blocky concentric diamonds, set

Lot: 58 - 20th C. Azerbaijani Shirvan Cotton Textile Kilim

Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Shirvan region, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A fabulous and elaborately detailed rug known as a "Shirvan kilim," woven from dense natural cotton fibers in a plethora of vibrant chromatic hues. The rectangular rug

Lot: 59 - Early 20th C. Indonesian Wood Garuda Kris Handle

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Lombok Island, ca. early 20th century CE. A masterfully carved wooden kris handle finial in the form of a standing garuda. The anthropomorphic bird is crouched, with large wings erect behind its ornate torso. Its bird-like

Lot: 60 - 19th C. Southeast Asian Wooden Coconut Grater w/

Southeast Asia, Thailand or Cambodia, ca. second half of the 19th century CE. A lovely hand-carved wooden coconut grater in the form of a rabbit standing atop four bent legs. The stocky abdomen is surmounted by a flat platform used for kneeling, and

Lot: 61 - Early 20th C. Indonesian Kris w/ Horn & Sapphire

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, ca. early 20th century CE. A dramatic example of a kris (keris) with a gorgeous cow horn handle. An artist has painstakingly carved the curved interior of the horn with mask-like faces at the top and bottom. Smooth, dark

Lot: 62 - 19th C. Thai Wood Coconut Grater - Rabbit

Southeast Asia, Thailand or Cambodia, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden coconut grater depicting an adorable recumbent rabbit. The bunny rests atop a quartet of retracted legs and has a lean body, a pair of laid back ears

Lot: 63 - Mid-20th C. Indonesian Wood, Steel & Brass Kris

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, ca. mid-20th century CE. A wonderful example of a kris (keris), a personal ceremonial sword used throughout Indonesia. The hand-carved wooden handle features a pair of abstract anthropomorphic maskettes along the interior

Lot: 64 - Mid-20th C. Indonesian Polychrome Cotton Ikat

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, ca. mid-20th century CE. A gorgeous woven cotton ikat textile cloth of an enormous size, with the obverse featuring attractive S-form motifs in yellow, white, and pink hues atop a fuchsia ground. The verso displays dense

Lot: 65 - Mid-20th C. Indonesian Polychrome Cotton Ikat

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, ca. mid-20th century CE. A beautiful cotton textile of an enormous rectangular form. The obverse side displays dense circular, linear, and fretted motifs, and the verso is composed of a solid crimson-hued panel. Ikat

Lot: 66 - Chinese Han Dynasty Terracotta Standing Guardian

East Asia, China, West Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 8 CE. A large, hand-built pottery human figure with lengthy, delineated legs. The figure stands nude with male genitalia beneath a slender torso, lightly rounded pectoral muscles, recessed mortises

Lot: 67 - Chinese Han Dynasty Bronze Vessel w/ Dragon Handle

East Asia, China, Han Dynasty to Six Dynasties period, ca. 206 BCE to 589 CE. A cast-bronze ritual pouring vessel known as a "chiaotou" (also chiao-tou, jiaodou). The vessel body has a wide, upturned rim, a deep basin with a rounded bottom, and a

Lot: 68 - 16th C. Korean Stoneware - Punch ong or Buncheong

East Asia, Korea, Choson Dynasty (also called Yi Dynasty), ca. 16th century CE. A lovely example of Korean Punch'ong or Buncheong ware - a traditional form of stoneware with light green celadon glaze and incised decoration. In this example, we see

Lot: 69 - Two 19th C. Korean Porcelain Water Droppers

East Asia, Korea, Joseon Dynasty, ca. 19th century CE. A delightful pair of blue-on-white porcelain water droppers. The first is ring shaped, with pretty floral motifs painted on its rounded upper surface and a tiny spout projecting at one end. The

Lot: 70 - Early 20th C. Chinese Silver Teapot - 148.6 g

East Asia, China, ca. early 20th century CE. A playful silver tea pot, of a petite size to hold just one cup of tea, with a charming squirrel finial on the top of its handle. Around the body, which is delightfully shaped like a pumpkin, there are

Lot: 71 - Lovely Olmec Blue-Green Jadeite Celt

Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Olmec culture, ca. 1150 to 550 BCE. A gorgeous, hand-carved ceremonial jadeite celt (hand axe) with a soft blue-green coloration and an elegant presentation formed by meticulous flaking and sanding until

Lot: 72 - Maya Ceramic Cylinder Vase with Carved Iguanas

Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Maya, Late Classic Period, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A lovely pottery cylinder with a flat base, tall walls, and a deep interior cavity. The highly-burnished exterior displays a carved band of pseudo-glyphs below

Lot: 73 - Maya Pottery Bowl w/ Carved Jaguar Heads &

Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Maya, Late Classic Period, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A beautiful pottery bowl with a round base, tall walls with a flared rim, and a deep basin. The vessel sits atop a notched, round foot, with incised lines on

Lot: 74 - Maya Pottery Cylinder Vase with Incised Lord

Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico, Maya, Late Classic Period, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A lovely pottery vessel of a tall, cylindrical form with a flat base, smooth walls, a deep basin, and a lightly flared rim. The exterior is carved with two identical panels

Lot: 75 - Chavin Cupisnique Brownware Owl Stirrup Vessel

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chavin culture, Cupisnique, ca. 1200 BCE. A fabulous mold-formed brownware pottery stirrup vessel with a wide cylindrical base, a petite slanted shoulder, a domed upper body, and a wide stirrup-form handle with a

Lot: 76 - Ancient Chilean Wood Standing Figure

Pre-Columbian, Chile, Atacama Desert, ca. 1000 BCE. A rare, hand-carved wooden figurine of an abstract anthropomorphic form with delineated legs, attenuated arms held tightly against the rectangular torso, and sloping shoulders. The head displays

Lot: 77 - Chavin Bone Drug Spatula - Half Man, Half Jaguar

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chavin, ca. 1200 to 500 BCE. A hand-carved bone spatula with an incredible carving of a half man, half jaguar face on one end. The other end has been hollowed out, with much of the bone removed to create a smooth,

Lot: 78 - Chavin Lapis or Sodalite Pectoral

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chavin, ca. 1200 to 500 BCE. A grand necklace with beads carved from lapis lazuli or sodalite (one of the primary elements of lapis lazuli) mined from the Andes and cherished since antiquity. The piece is comprised of eleven,

Lot: 79 - Chavin Rock Crystal Phallic Pendant

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chavin, ca. 900 to 500 BCE. A hand-carved rock crystal phalliform pendant with a bulky shaft and a tapered head. Biconical bow-drilled suspension holes are situated through the head as well as the verso of the shaft

Lot: 80 - Chavin Stone Mace Head

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chavin, ca. 900 to 500 BCE. A beautifully-preserved mace head carved from dense stone of a soft brown hue. The circular base has a central socketing hole which tapers upwards to a quartet of projecting,

Lot: 81 - Paracas Incised Bone Drug Spatula - Sea Bird

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Paracas culture, ca. 500 to 100 BCE. A gorgeous, delicately-carved bone spatula, long and curved, ending in an elongated bird head. Grey shell discs form eye inlays on the bird's head. Deeply incised lines give texture to the

Lot: 82 - Moche-Salinar Kaolin Glazed Terracotta Portrait

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche-Salinar Transition, ca. 500 BCE. A striking bichrome red and kaolin slipped portrait stirrup vessel created during the transitional period between the Salinar and the newly-emerging Moche cultures. The ancient

Lot: 83 - Proto Nazca Bone Spatulas - Eagle Heads

Pre-Columbian, Peru (south coast) or Chile, Proto-Nazca culture, ca. 500 BCE to 1 BCE. A trio of fantastic camelid bone spatulas, each with a long handle in the form of an eagle head shown in profile. Incised lines filled with black pigment create

Lot: 84 - Paracas Wood Standing Pregnant Female Figure

Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Paracas culture, ca. 500 to 100 BCE. A hand-carved wooden figure depicting a pregnant female standing atop delineated legs and petite feet. The woman presents with a distended abdomen - perhaps indicative of pregnancy

Lot: 85 - Moche Ceramic Vessel - Baby Head

Pre-Columbian, Peru (North Coast), Moche Culture, ca. 100 to 800 CE. A striking mold-made vessel in the form of a crying child, its wide open mouth serving as the vessel mouth. Ears project from the sides, forming handles. The baby has deepset eyes

Lot: 86 - Lima Nieveria Polychrome Twin-Spouted Stirrup Jar

Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Lima-Nieveria culture, ca. 100 to 800 CE. A hand-built pottery jar of an attractive form with a flared foot, a top-shaped body with a dramatically carinated midsection, a rounded top, a pair of projecting conical

Lot: 87 - Lot of 2 Nazca Bone Tupus - Parrots & Pelicans

Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Nazca, ca. 100 to 300 CE. A delightful pair of camelid bone tupus. The tupu was an ancient Andean version of a brooch or shawl pin. These examples have finials in the form of birds. One is topped by a parrot with some

Lot: 88 - Moche Wooden Spoon w/ Warrior Handle

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Moche, ca. 100 to 500 CE. A lovely hand-carved wooden spoon with a lengthy, ovoid scoop and a handle depicting a standing warrior figure. The warrior presents with petite hands and feet, a raised circular medallion in front of

Lot: 89 - Moche Polychrome Rattle Florero w/ Sea Monsters

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Moche, ca. 400 CE. A very large rattling florero (also sonajero) - a dramatically flared sacrificial bowl with a rattle-filled base, and an extensive iconographic/decorative program. The interior of the rim presents four abstract

Lot: 90 - Moche Bi-Chrome Stirrup Vessel - Crab Claw

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche, Classical Period, ca. 400 CE. A fascinating bichrome stirrup vessel depicting the claw of a giant crab, perhaps intended to represent Ai Apec, the Moche god of the underworld who takes on many phenotypes. In

Lot: 91 - Fine Nazca Polychrome Textile Sling w/ Human

Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Nazca, ca. 500 to 700 CE. A beautiful textile sling of a lengthy form comprised of tightly-woven camelid (alpaca or llama wool) fibers in hues of espresso, cream, and wheat. The main body of the weapon features nine

Lot: 92 - Nazca Wood Drug Spoon

Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Nazca culture, ca. 100 BCE to 800 CE. A beautifully-preserved wooden spoon with a teardrop-shaped bowl and a long, thin handle ending in an hourglass-shaped finial. Spoons like this one were part of the elaborate

Lot: 93 - Moche Bi-Chrome Seated Elder Effigy Vessel

Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Moche III to Moche IV, ca. 450 to 650 CE. A handsome mold-made stirrup vessel representing a seated male figure. Delineated with portrait-like verism, his visage presents wide open eyes that appear to be engaged in a

Lot: 94 - Fine Tiahuanaco Textile Sash Fragment w/ Jaguar

Pre-Columbian, Bolivia, Tiahuanaco (Tiwanaku) culture, ca. 600 to 900 CE. A lovely textile sash fragment comprised of tightly-woven camelid (alpaca or llama wool) fibers in vivid hues of crimson, wheat, cream, olive-green, and midnight-blue. Against

Lot: 95 - Huari Wood Drug Spoon w/ Serpent

Pre-Columbian, Huari/Wari culture, Peru, ca. 6th to 9th century CE. A ritual spoon carved from dark wood, in excellent condition for a wood item of this age. The spoon has a finial in the form of two jaguar heads connected by a huge crested feather

Lot: 96 - Fine Sican / Lambayeque Pottery Whistle Vessel w/

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Sican/Lambayeque culture, ca. 750 to 1370 CE. A lovely pottery vessel formed from a quartet of conjoined, gourd-shaped bodies, a tapered cone on the verso, an abstract zoomorphic creature on the front, and a slender

Lot: 97 - Huari Bi-Chrome Pottery Jar - Shaman w/ Feline

Pre-Columbian, Central Peru, Huari (Wari) culture, ca. 700 to 1000 CE. A wonderful mold-formed pottery jar with a stable ovoid base, a rotund body with four protruding shoulder bulbs, a wide neck, and a cylindrical mouth with a thin rim. The obverse

Lot: 98 - Huari Polychrome Skull Cup - Laughing or Growling!

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Huari (Wari), ca. 700 to 1000 CE. A polychrome spooky skull effigy vessel depicting a fabulously gruesome visage comprised of bulging eyes, a bony nose, and a wide mouth with sharp, jagged teeth - could he be growling or

Lot: 99 - Ica Polychrome Textile Coca Bag w/ Tassels

Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Ica culture, ca. 1000 CE. A beautiful rectangular coca bag composed of tightly-woven, cream-hued natural cotton fibers. The bag presents with four intricately embroidered columns displaying abstract diamond-form

Lot: 100 - Lovely Chimu Pottery Jar w/ Dog

Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1470 CE. A fine mold-formed pottery vessel with a stable ovoid base, a gourd-shaped body decorated with raised stippling, and a funnel spout with a flared lip. Projecting from the front of the

Lot: 101 - Chimu Copper Rattle w/ Birds

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1470 CE. A ceremonial cast copper rattle of cylindrical form, with one end ringed with flying birds, their wings and tails outspread, the heads raised to show relief eyes and large beaks. The body of the rattle

Lot: 102 - Chimu Wood Royal Litter Staff

Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1470 CE. A hand-carved wooden post used on a litter. The slender rectangular body has a narrow tip, six square insertion cavities, and an hourglass-shaped platform atop which stands a highly

Lot: 103 - Inca Polychrome Textile Coca Cloth w/ Tassels

Pre-Columbian, Central Peru, Inca Empire, ca. 1200 to 1532 CE. A lovely textile coca bag comprised of tightly-woven natural cotton fibers in hues of citrine, cobalt-blue, cream, and sage. The rectangular panel features dozens of horizontal stripes on

Lot: 104 - Inca Wood Loom Stick w/ Llama Finial

Pre-Columbian, Central Peru, Inca Empire, ca. 1200 to 1532 CE. A hand-carved wooden loom stick with a slender body, an acutely-angled tip, and a projecting finial in the shape of an abstract llama. The charming llama displays a raised head upon a

Lot: 105 - Large & Fine Inca Polychrome Textile Tasseled Coca

Pre-Columbian, Central Peru, Inca Empire, ca. 1200 to 1532 CE. A fabulous textile coca bag comprised of tightly-woven camelid (alpaca or llama wool) fibers in vibrant hues of crimson, marigold, cobalt-blue, and cream. The trapezoidal bag features

Lot: 106 - Massive Inca Camelid Fiber Tunic w/ Stripes

Pre-Columbian, central highlands of Peru, Inca culture, ca. 1350 to 1500 CE. A huge woven camelid fiber tunic with a bold linear pattern. It has a small raised woven collar at is center and opening for the neck. Narrow bands of red, deep brown, and

Lot: 107 - Inca Blackware Bowl w/ Humans & Alpacas in Corral

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Inca Empire, ca. 1470 to 1532 CE. A remarkable blackware vessel with a shallow basin, thickened rim, and notched, flanged border around its lower half. Dominating the interior of the vessel is a three-dimensional scene of

Lot: 108 - Inca Gilt Copper Tupu Pin - Animals

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Inca Empire, ca. 1470 to 1532 CE. Wow! A delightful gilded copper tupu with a long, tapering pin and a finial at the top in the form of a disc with small notches around its round edges and a deep relief image of a zoomorphic nose

Lot: 109 - Mapuche Stone Pipe - Abstract Zoomorphic Form

Pre-Columbian, northern Chile, Mapuche people, ca. 1500 CE. A hand-carved stone pipe of a slender form with a narrow mouthpiece, a central receptacle, and a bulbous handle. The pipe is shaped to resemble an abstract zoomorphic creature with raised

Lot: 110 - Nice Mapuche Stone Pipe

Pre-Columbian, South America, northern Chile, Mapuche, ca. 1500 CE. A lovely pipe of a slender form, hand-carved from mottled dark-brown stone with lighter inclusions. The narrow composition features a boat-like body, a central receptacle surrounded

Lot: 111 - Sinu High Karat Gold Bird Pendant - 15.1 g

Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Sinu Valley (Tairona or Quimbaya peoples), ca. 4th to 11th centuries CE. A large gold (83% pure, equivalent to 20K+) pendant made of meticulously hammered gold, its surface incredibly smooth, aside from a tiny projecting

Lot: 112 - Jamacoaque Pottery Seated Musician w/ Pan Flute

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Jamacoaque (Jama Coaque) culture, ca. 500 CE. A lovely pottery musician figure standing atop delineated legs and wearing a lengthy waist band. The figure holds a three-pipe pan flute with bent arms adorned with segmented wrist

Lot: 113 - Huge Sinu Gold Nose Ornament - 26.4 g

Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Sinu/Zenu culture, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. An extremely long Sinu gold nose ornament with a narrow, curved nose section and overall hammered body tapering to flared wing ends. The gold is 86% pure, equivalent to 20K+. This is an

Lot: 114 - Pair of Tairona Greenstone Batwing Pendants

Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Tairona culture, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. A lovely pair of abstract batwing-form pendants, each hand-carved from mottled greenstone with beige and black inclusions. The smaller pendant has curved lobes atop the projecting wings as

Lot: 115 - Narino Pottery Bullet Amphora w/ Geometric Motifs,

Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Carchi-Narino Highlands, Narino culture, ca. 1250 to 1500 CE. A lovely hand-built pottery amphora of a classic "bullet" style with a highly burnished surface, finished with deep vermilion and black negative resist geometric

Lot: 116 - Nicoya Ceramic Figural Vessel - Human Bird Hybrid

Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, Nicoya culture, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. A classic example of the Nicoya ceramic form, a standing, teardrop-shaped vessel on a rounded base with a face that appears to by a hybrid of a human and a bird emerging from the neck and

Lot: 117 - Rare Chupicuaro Bi-chrome Vessel - Heart Shaped!

Pre-Columbian, Western Mexico, Chupicuaro, ca. 500 BCE to 300 CE. An extremely rare heart-shaped ceramic vessel. The body is generally rounded, with a slightly rounded rim forming a gentle point; opposite it is a similarly gentle indentation. Its

Lot: 118 - Nayarit Chinesco Pottery Bowl

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A beautifully patterned ceramic bowl with squared edges and incredible fineline decoration around its exterior. Time has given the interior rich deposits. This style of sculpture is

Lot: 119 - Jalisco Pottery Seated Female Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A hand-built pottery female figure seated upon folded legs. The highly-burnished figure wears a knee-length skirt, displays a nude upper body with hemispherical breasts, holds her left arm

Lot: 120 - Lot of 2 Colima Terracotta Pieces

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A nice pair of Colima pottery pieces, including a handbuilt, 4-tone ocarina depicting a zoomorph (perhaps a coatimundi or a tapir given those ears and snout) though it may also be interpreted as a

Lot: 121 - Napiloa Ceramic Rattle - Male Figure Holding Birds

Pre-Columbian, Veracruz Mexico, Napiloa, ca. 550 to 950 CE. A fine, mold-made pottery rattle depicting a male figure wearing a loin cloth and a large pectoral/collar around his neck, standing up straight and holding a sizeable bird in each arm. Nice

Lot: 122 - Well Preserved Mixtec Pottery Tripod Bowl w/ TL

Pre-Columbian, Valley of Mexico, Mixtec people, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. A gorgeously preserved ceramic tripod bowl, with three thin legs of stepped form, resembling the steps of an altar or pyramid, and a shallow basin with a raised, flat rim. Painted

Lot: 123 - Mixtec Polychrome Pedestal Bowl

Pre-Columbian, Valley of Mexico, Mixtec people, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. A beautiful hand-built pottery bowl with a wide, hemispherical basin supported by a flared pedestal foot, and the interior basin is presented with a ring of red pigment along the

Lot: 124 - Enormous Marajoara Pottery Urn - Incised

Pre-Columbian, Brazil, Marajoara culture, ca. 800 to 1400 CE. A massive ceramic urn with a bulbous, teardrop shaped body and petite, round base. The vessel would have once had a rim - see the example listed below from Sotheby's to see a similar

Lot: 125 - Pre-Columbian Huari / Wari Woven Sash

Pre-Columbian, Moquequa, Chile, Huari/Wari, ca. 600 to 800 CE. A finely woven and braided sash, comprised of camelid fibers, quite colorful in vivid hues of red, rose, brown, and black, with an attractive design of intricate geometric patterns

Lot: 126 - Chiriqui Pottery Incensario with Janus Headed

Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica or Panama, Chiriqui, ca. 1000 CE. A fabulous two-part incensario presenting a janus-headed crocodile finial on the lid, so finely hand-modeled and designed with openwork jagged frills, high relief eyes and legs, and numerous

Lot: 127 - Anasazi Black on White Pottery Pitcher

Native American, southwestern United States, Four Corners region, Southern Colorado Plateau, Pueblo I/Pueblo II (Anasazi) period, ca. 875 to 1050 CE. A hand-built pottery vessel with a round but stable base, a low slung bulbous body with a small,

Lot: 128 - Anasazi Pottery Pitcher - Mesa Verde Museum

Southwestern USA, Four Corners region, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, area, Pueblo I/ Pueblo II (Anasazi) period, ca. 900 to 1030 CE. A ceramic pitcher with a black on white motif that has aged to have incredible deposits and coloration. The body is low

Lot: 129 - Anasazi Pottery Bowl - Mesa Verde Museum

Native American, Southwestern United States, Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi), ca. 900 to 1325 CE. An interesting pottery bowl in the classic black-on-white ceramic style of the ancient Southwest. Made using the coil and scrape method, this thin-walled

Lot: 130 - Anasazi Pottery Bowl & Rope Fragments Mesa Verde

Native American, Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi), Four Corners area, ca. 1075 to 1250 CE.A large black-on-white Anasazi "reserve" bowl created via the traditional coil and scrape technique, well polished, slipped, with a pearly white surface with its

Lot: 131 - Anasazi Pottery Bowl - Mesa Verde Museum

Native American, Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi), Four Corners area, ca. 1075 to 1250 CE. A charming black-on-white Anasazi "reserve" bowl created via the traditional coil and scrape technique, well polished, slipped, and with a pearly white surface with

Lot: 132 - Anasazi Tularosa Pottery Mug - Mesa Verde Museum

Native American, southwest United States, Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi), Tularosa style, ca. 1030 to 1200 CE. A lovely coil-formed Tularosa mug with a planar base, a tapered cylindrical body, a thick rim, and an applied semicircular handle adorned with

Lot: 133 - Anasazi Pottery Bowl - Mesa Verde Museum

Native American, southwestern United States, Four Corners region, Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) culture, ca. 1075 to 1250 CE. A wonderful ceramic bowl with a round but stable base, tall walls that gradually expand outward, and a thin rim surrounding a

Lot: 134 - Anasazi Pottery Pitcher - Mesa Verde Museum

Native American, Southwestern USA, Colorado or New Mexico, Anasazi/Ancestral Puebloans, ca. 1100 to 1300 CE. A wonderfully formed ceramic pitcher with stylized geometric motifs in the black-on-white Mesa Verde style of this region. The body widens

Lot: 135 - Anasazi Pottery Black-on-White Mug - Mesa Verde

Native American, southwestern United States, Colorado, Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) culture, ca. 1200 to 1300 CE. A fine example of a pottery mug made in the Mesa Verde Black-on-White tradition in what is today southwestern Colorado. The body of the

Lot: 136 - Anasazi Pottery Bowl w/ Ring Motif - Mesa Verde

Native American, southwestern United States, Colorado, Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi), ca. 1200 to 1300 CE. A lovely example of a coil-formed pottery bowl with a round but stable base, tall walls, and a deep basin surrounded by a thin rim. A series of

Lot: 137 - Anasazi Pottery Black-on-White Bowl, Mesa Verde

Southwestern USA, Colorado, Anasazi/Ancestral Puebloans, ca. 1200 to 1300 CE. A fine example of a bowl made in the Mesa Verde Black-on-White tradition in what is today southwestern Colorado. The bowl has steeply sloping sides with black lines of

Lot: 138 - Anasazi Pottery Bowl - Mesa Verde Museum

Native American, Southwestern USA, Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi), ca. 1275 to 1450 CE. A beautiful coil-and-scrape made pottery bowl, its surface elaborately decorated with black-on-white slipped pigment in stepped negative relief motifs that may

Lot: 139 - Anasazi Pottery Bowl - Mesa Verde Museum

Native American, Southwestern United States, Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi), ca. 1275 to 1325 CE. A beautiful pottery bowl with a rounded base, tall walls, a deep basin, and a thin rim. The smooth, white slipped interior is decorated in jet-black

Lot: 140 - Anasazi Pottery Bowl - Mesa Verde Museum

Native American, Southwestern USA, central Arizona to the Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico, Salado Culture, Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi), ca. 1275 to 1450 CE. A beautiful coil-and-scrape made bowl, its surface elaborately decorated with black-on-white

Lot: 141 - Anasazi Pottery Bowl - Mesa Verde Museum

Native American, Southwestern United States, east central Arizona, Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi), ca. 1275 to 1325 CE. A beautifully preserved ceramic bowl with a rounded base, tall walls, a deep basin, and a thin rim. The white slipped interior is

Lot: 142 - Early 20th C. Pacific Northwest Wood Totem Pole

Native American/First Nations, Pacific Northwest Coast, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. An interesting hand-carved wooden totem pole featuring, in descending order, a bear, frog, shaman with 5-ring hat, beaver, and spirit face. It stands atop a

Lot: 143 - 20th C. Pacific Northwest Red Cedar Totem Pole

Native American/First Nations, Pacific Northwest Coast, ca. mid 20th century CE. A beautiful dark red cedar totem pole, expertly carved to feature a progression of dramatic animals capped by an eagle who gazes down at the rest. This example has an

Lot: 144 - 20th C. Pacific Northwest Wood Totem Pole

Native American/First Nations, Pacific Northwest Coast, ca. mid 20th century CE. A handsome wooden totem pole with separately carved, attached wings and a separately carved and attached flat base. This example is painted in an interesting, rare style

Lot: 145 - Mid-20th C. Nuu-Chah-Nulth Cedar Totem Pole w/

Native American/First Nations, Pacific Northwest Coast, British Columbia, Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) people, ca. mid-20th century CE. A lovely totem pole depicting a variety of stylized zoomorphic creatures, hand-carved from finely grained yellow cedar.

Lot: 146 - 20th C. Pacific Northwest Red Cedar Totem Pole -

Native American, Pacific Northwest Coast, signed by Roger Guss, North Vancouver, British Columbia, ca. 20th century CE. A tall red cedar totem pole, elaborately carved on three sides. A wings-like extension is attached to the back, with its face

Lot: 147 - 20th C. Coast Salish Cedar Talking Stick - Jim

Native American/First Nations, Pacific Northwest Coast, Coast Salish, signed by Jim Yelton, ca. 1980 CE. A gorgeously carved cedar talking stick in the form of a thunderbird atop a stack of deer hooves. Each of these figures is expertly carved, and

Lot: 148 - Early 20th C. African Giryama Wood Kikango

Africa, Kenya, Giryama (also Giriama)/Chonyi, ca. early 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden funerary sculpture created by the Giriami/Chonyi people who reside on the Kenyan coast. Also known as kikango or kikangu, pieces like this example serve

Lot: 149 - 20th C. African Kurumba Wood Adone - Antelope

West Africa, Burkina Faso, Aribinda region, Kurumba culture, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A marvelous example of a hand-carved wooden "adone" (antelope headdress mask). The headdress is composed of a cylindrical face mask with an open verso, a

Lot: 150 - Lot of Two 15th C. Tongan Stone Adzes

Polynesia, Tonga Island, ca. 15th to 18th century CE. A pair of stone adze blades, both made from a hard black stone, polished to a smooth surface. Flaked edges indicate that these tools have been used - probably for breaking apart other stones,

Lot: 151 - Mid-19th C. Hawaiian Kou Wood Platter

New World, Hawaiian Islands, ca. mid-19th century CE. A beautiful platter bowl of a wide form, hand-carved from caramel-hued kou wood. The form of the platter is comprised of a round but stable base, a wide but shallow basin, and a thin rim. The

Lot: 152 - 19th C. Hawaii Bone & Steel Tooth Pick w/ Woman

Polynesia, found in the Hawaiian Islands, made by a sailor whose nationality is unknown, ca. 19th century CE. A fun artifact from the time of European exploration of the Pacific. This is a charming toothpick/small knife with a pig bone handle carved

Lot: 153 - 19th C. Tokelau Island Wood Bait Box

Polynesia, Tokelau Island (territory of New Zealand), ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A beautiful wood container called a tuluma, used to carry fishing gear, with an ovoid body, flat base, and fitted lid. Sennit fiber - from the coconut tree

Lot: 154 - 19th C. Polynesia Wood & Fiber Bracelet, Spoon &

Polynesia, Solomon Islands, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A collection of three wooden and woven items. First, a crescent-shaped spoon with a shallow bowl, carved from very dark colored coconut wood. Second, a tightly woven bracelet made

Lot: 155 - 19th C. Yap Island Shell & Coconut Fiber Dowry

Micronesia, Yap Island, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. A beautiful example of a large, nearly flat pearl shell used as a dowry, with three diminutive bonnet shells attached at the top. A thick woven cord made of wrapped coconut fiber forms a

Lot: 156 - Early 20th C. Hawaiian Wood & Steel Canoe Paddle

South Pacific, Hawaiian Islands, ca. early 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden canoe paddle with a large petaloid blade and a thick handle. The top of the handle is reinforced with a form-fitting steel rod and capped with a wide butt end. Fine

Lot: 157 - Early 20th C. Hawaiian Ipu Gourd Drum

Polynesia, Hawaiian Islands, Maui, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A beautifully aged gourd drum, known as an "ipu heke 'ole", made from a single gourd hollowed, dried, polished with sand, and cut across its top to create a musical instrument. The

Lot: 158 - Huge Early 20th C. Papua New Guinea Fiber Dance

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, probably Gulf Province, Tovei Village, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A dramatic, large mask woven from plant fiber and with an attached dried grass skirt attached at its shoulders. A long, thicker fiber skirt is

Lot: 159 - Early 20th C. Dani Woven Rattan Cuirass

Indonesia, western New Guinea (Papua), Baliem Valley, Dani people (also Ndani), ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A woven rattan cuirass with its main part made of thick, tightly woven strips of fiber, and its shoulders thinner and less tightly

Lot: 160 - Early 20th C. Papua New Guinea Wood Dance Wand

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Lower Sepik River, ca. early 20th century CE. A lovely carved wood dance wand with openwork motifs long its length. The majority of the wand is an openwork ovoid, with a small handle integrated into its base. A human

Lot: 161 - 20th C. Papua New Guinea Wood Lintel - Boars w/

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Abelam tribe from the Maprik/Wosera area, ca. mid 20th century CE. A massive wooden lintel, decorated sparingly with white feathers and rattan, featuring at either end the dramatically carved head of a boar with a severed

Lot: 162 - Early 20th C. Asmat Fiber & Wood Body Mask (Det)

Indonesia, western Irian Jaya/West Papua, Asmat people, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A woven fiber body mask, known locally as a "det", with painted wooden attachments forming ornate, wide open eyes. Sago leaves may once have been sewn to the

Lot: 163 - Early 20th C. Asmat Fiber Body Mask (Det)

Indonesia, western Irian Jaya/West Papua, Asmat people, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A woven fiber body mask, known locally as a "det", with painted wooden attachments forming the wide open eyes and sago palm leaves attached around the bottom to

Lot: 164 - 20th C. Asmat Gourd Sheath & Cassowary Bone Dagger

Indonesia, western Irian Jaya/West Papua, Asmat people, ca. mid 20th century CE. A long gourd sheath, its surface colored with earthy red and black pigment, and its narrow end cut open to allow a dagger to slide within. The dagger is made of the huge

Lot: 165 - Huge 20th C. Papua New Guinea Wood Slit Drum -

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River region, ca. mid 20th century CE. A massive, hand-carved wooden drum with a long, log-like body, carved from a fallen tree. The upper portion is covered with elaborately carved motifs, while two large, carved

Lot: 166 - 20th C. Papua New Guinea Kwoma Wood Yam Harvest

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River region, Washkuk Hills, Kwoma peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. An enormous, hand-carved wooden Yena Yam Harvest cult figure shaped by a Kwoma artisan in high relief and decorated with thick

Lot: 167 - 20th C. Papua New Guinea Kwoma Wood Ancestor

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River region, Washkuk Hills, Kwoma people, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A sizable, hand-carved wooden statue depicting a nude female ancestor standing upon delineated legs with knobby knees. Openwork arms

Lot: 168 - 20th C. Papua New Guinea Abelam Wood Ancestor

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, North Maprik District, Abelam people, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A large and intriguing carved wooden statue depicting a male ancestor. The bulbous body is flanked with ring-adorned arms, boasts broad shoulders, and

Lot: 169 - 20th C. Papua New Guinea Maprik Wood & Fiber Dance

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Maprik District, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A fine dance mask with a frame of bent wooden strips bound tightly with lengths of dried reed fibers. The tree bark face boasts hollow wooden eyes, a woven nose that curls

Lot: 170 - Early 20th C. Papua New Guinea Wood & Bark Shield

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Region, ca. first half of the 20th century CE. A large shield composed of a wooden lattice frame covered on the front with several painted bark panels. The ovoid shield has a tapered bottom, rounded sides, and a

Lot: 171 - 20th C. Papua New Guinea Reed & Raffia Dance

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River region, Marap Village, ca. mid-20th century CE. A sizable dance costume made of woven rattan fibers with a raffia skirt surrounding the lower opening, and a small, abstract zoomorphic face centered

Lot: 172 - 17th C. Spanish Wood Bust of Bearded Man

Western Europe, Spain, or part of the Spanish Empire, ca. 17th to 18th century CE. A beautifully preserved hand carved wooden bust of a bearded man. The wood is wonderfully aged, polished to a warm glow on all polished surfaces. He is bald, with a

Lot: 173 - Art Deco Bee Brooch - Opal, Diamond, Sapphire

North America, USA, Art Deco or possibly Victorian, ca. early 20th century CE (late 19th century if Victorian). A beautiful brooch in the form of an articulated bee, with a gilt silver body, silver wings studded with dozens of tiny diamonds, and

Lot: 174 - Signed Rodrigue Blue Dog Absolut Louisiana - 1991

George Rodrigue, Absolute Louisiana, lithograph, from limited edition, numbered 358/400, 1991. Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil below image. Rodrigue was selected to represent the state of Louisiana in Absolut Vodka's "Absolut Statehood"




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