Ancient Forms for the Modern Eye

Two Outstanding Pre-Columbian Collections: An Andean Ceramic Bestiary & a Group of Sculptured Stone Mace Heads
17th Apr 2018 - 20th Jul 2018
Two Outstanding Pre-Columbian Collections: An Andean Ceramic Bestiary & a Group of Sculptured Stone Mace Heads
Colnaghi is proud to present two related collections of Pre-Columbian art lovingly and intelligently assembled over three decades: a superb group of 32 Andean and Central American stone mace heads, and a representative gathering of 43 Andean animal effigy vessels. These last Andean vessels span close to three millennia, from the so-called Initial Period in the Andes (circa 1200 BC) to the Spanish conquest of that area in the sixteenth century.

Artworks

North Coast, Peru, Andean Area Chavin Owl Effigy Vessel, Initial Period - Early Horizon: 1200 - 500 B.C.
Stone: Hard blue/green and white stone Costa Rica Parrot Effigy Mace Head, 1 - 500 A.D.
Stone: White-beige stone Costa Rica Zoomorphic Mace Head, 1 - 500 A.D.
Chicama Valley - Huaca del Sol, North Coast, Peru, Andean Area Moche Feline Head Effigy Vessel, Early Intermediate Period - Middle Horizon: 200 - 800 A.D.
North Coast, Peru, Andean Area Moche Owl Effigy Vessel, Early Intermediate Period - Middle Horizon: 200 - 900 A.D.
Stone: Black stone Salinar Lobed Mace Head, Early Horizon - Early Intermediate Period: 200 B.C. - 100 A.D.
Stone Salinar Mace Head (Porra) - V, Early Horizon - Early Intermediate Period: 200 B.C. - 100 A.D.
Stone Salinar Mace Head (Porras) - XI, Early Horizon - Early Intermediate Period: 200 B.C. - 100 A.D.
Viru Valley, Peru, Andean Area Viru (Gallinazo) Feline Effigy Bridged Spout Vessel, Early Intermediate Period: 1 - 100 A.D.