The Nayarit region of western Mexico is known for its distinct pottery style. Since the third century CE, the inhabitants have been honoring the dead by crafting sculptural ceramic vessels. One such pottery piece from the Nayarit people will be featured in the upcoming Antiquities & Islamic Art auction, offered by Hindman. The available ceramic figure represents the Nayarit style known as Chinesco, notable for its burnished surfaces and painted ornaments. The sale will also offer a collection of fine art, jewelry, and furniture from other Indigenous communities.
A Minoan painted terra cotta larnax is also featured in the sale. The larnax, or small closed box, was used for burial in the Minoan civilization. First appearing between 2000 and 1550 BCE, these boxes have designs similar to Egyptian linen chests. The surface of the available larnax is covered with schematic motifs, including abstract patterns, sacred horns, bulls, and hunting and ritualistic scenes. A white-ground lekythos will be featured as well. In ancient Greece, this long cylindrical flask was used for religious or funerary purposes. View more items and register to bid on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:278
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Minoan Painted Terra Cotta Larnax|| Estimate: |
|An Egyptian Bronze Osiris Height 11 3/4 inches.|| Estimate: |
|An Attic White-Ground Lekythos Height 10 inches.|| Estimate: |
|An Apulian Red-Figured Squat Lekythos Height 13 inches.|| Estimate: |
|A Nayarit Pottery Seated Male Figure|| Estimate: |