Even though pre-Columbian art was believed to have existed since at least 13,000 BCE, it only gained global popularity during the European conquests of the late 15th and 16th centuries. Pre-Columbian art refers to the visual arts of the Indigenous people of the Caribbean, as well as North, Central, and South Americas. Many of these artifacts were created in stone and followed the themes of spirituality and ritual worship. The upcoming auction of Ethnographic and Tribal Art, presented by Hindman, will offer a selection of pre-Columbian artifacts, including a Tamalameque two-piece urn from circa 1200 to 1500 CE. The anthropomorphic urn originates from the Tamalameque culture of Columbia.
An Olmec jade figure from Mexico (circa 1100 – 500 BCE) is also available for sale. From human figures to animal-like depictions of deities, several figurative works in jade were said to be made by 1000 BCE by the Olmec people of the Mexican Gulf Coast. A Maya polychrome cylinder vessel belonging to the late Classic period is also part of the sale. To view the full catalog or place a bid, visit Hindman.
Lot Categories:American Indian & Ethnographic (312)
# of Lots:312
Price Range:$50 - $10,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|An Olmec Jade Figure Height 4 inches (10.16 cm)|| Estimate: |
|A Maya Polychrome Cylinder Vessel Height 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm).|| Estimate: |
|A Veracruz Stone Owl Yoke Diameter 15 inches (38.1 cm).|| Estimate: |
|A Songye Wood Male Mask (Kifwebe) Height 25 1/16 inches (63.8 cm).|| Estimate: |
|A Tamalameque Two-Piece Urn Height 11 5/8 inches (30 cm).|| Estimate: |
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