A Rare & Unique Pre-Columbian Jalisco/Colima Tripod Vessel With 3 Parrots 100 BC TO AD 250. THE EXTERIOR HAS A FEATHERED SURFACE.

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Seller: anthro-art (273) 100%, Location: Laguna Beach, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273871301729 A Rare & Unique Pre-Columbian Jalisco/Colima Tripod Vessel with Figures of Three Parrots and Feather-like Exterior, Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C.-A.D.250. This extremely rare ceramic bowl, supported by three legs, has three parrot heads evenly spaced around the rim, and a scalloped feather-like outer surface decoration, reddish-brown slip, conical in form, and beautiful ancient patina, dates to the Protoclassic Period of the West Mexican Jalisco sculptural tradition with Colima influence, ca. 100 B.C. to A.D. 250. This piece has the charm of a small decorated bird bath. FSA:EA Comparisons: Please see "Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico: Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, The Proctor Stafford Collection" M. Kan, C. Meighan, H.B. Nicholson, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA, 1989. Related examples of vessels can be viewed in the Colima section of this book. Provenance: This interesting and unique vessel is from a private Tucson, Arizona collection formed during the 1960s. Our low overhead allows us to offer high quality objects at well below market prices. We collect and offer exclusively interesting ancient and tribal objects with the highest art aesthetic available in each price range. Every object is sold with an unconditional guarantee of authenticity, which never expires. Height: approx. 7.3 in. (18.5 cm.); Diameter: approx. 7 in. (17.8 cm.). Condition: Aside from inclusions of ancient encrustations, this vessel is in excellent, unbroken condition. About Anthropos Fine Art Founded in 1976 in the Los Angeles area as the Anthropos Gallery, specializing in Ancient and Tribal sculpture from the Old as well as the New World: Egyptian, Mediterranean, Pre-Columbian, and North American Indian and Eskimo Art, we are now exhibiting at the brick and mortar location of 860 Glenneyre Street, Suite 2, in Laguna Beach, California 92651. Appointments are always best for specific viewings. Our primary focus is on the art of the western coastal regions of North America: the ancient sculpture of West Mexico, the antique art of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the art of the early California cultures, and the related Art of the Southwest. We also feature selected Egyptian and Mediterranean antiquities from our collection. We are members of ATADA (Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association), based in Santa Fe, NM, and L.A. Tribal (Los Angeles,CA) and are committed to scholarship and the highest ethical standards. We are always seeking quality works of art. Condition: Condition is excellent., Material: Ceramic sculptural vessel, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Ancient Colima, Mexico: Protoclassic, ca. 100 BC-AD 250

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