Large Colima hollow figure of a standing
achondroplastic dwarf. Covered
in burnished two-tone red slip. Protoclassic 200 BC-100 AD. H. 15.5"
Gold bird-headed anthropomorphic figure. Costa Rica, Atlantic watershed, Diquis style, 1000-1500 AD. H. 4".
Large hollow Olmec figure. Southern Vera Cruz The figure is seated holding a skull and wears a harpy eagle headdress. The harpy eagle is associated with the Olmec death cult. This and the skull the figure is holding suggests a relation to human sacrifice rituals. The figure is covered in typical kaolin slip with red slip on the loin cloth and bird beak. The piece has areas of black and brown staining, possibly from fire exposure. It is from the estate of Dr. Robert Lowenberg, reported to have been collected in the 1920's. H. 11.7".
Large hollow figure of old man, Remojadis culture, Vera Cruz, 600-900AD. The figure wears a loin cloth and bat pectoral. Missing a rearbrace to make the figure free standing. Unburnished red clay. H. 15" Ex. Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles
Mayan vase, Codex style, Nortern Petan area, late classic 600-900 AD. The vase is decorated with characters associated with the Popol Vuh from the Mayan underworld of Xibalba. The glyphs name the characters represented. H. 4.5", D. 4". Published in "The Mayan Book of the Dead" by Robert Robicsek.
Mayan figure of a priest holding a skull, Jaina Island,Campeche, lateclassic, 600- 900 AD. H. 8.8'". Ex. Leonard Kaplan collection, New Port Beach, CA.
Grained alabaster ritual bowl carved in the form of a Turkey. Isla de Sacrificios, Vera Cruz, early post-classic, 800-1200 AD. H. 7", L. 9".
Rare small Olmec carved head with glyphs. Southern Vera Cruz, 800-600 BC. The cube shaped head is carved from a dark green-black dense stone with details rubbed with cinnabar. The face is carved with typical jaguar features. On the top of the head there is a "v" shaped motif, probably representing the Olmec head cleft. The back is carved with a very rare Olmec number glyph. H. 1.4".