Dating chiriqui panama

November 28, 1821 is the date Panama gained independence from Spain, but became a part of Colombia.

Panama is a very proud country and these two days are very important days in its history. I would just prefer not to start at 2AM in the morning.

Here I will offer quality, yet affordable, authentic artifacts from throughout the Americas. At the base of each handle, upper body of the vessel, are two nicely detailed human figures, lying flat. This type of ancient 'money' was used in the trading (and purchasing) of merchandise by the Inca. Each has a large nose and impressed eyes and mouth. The seated figure has an area of fire clouding on the back and a restored hand. Both are from the same estate collection; they were likely found together and appear to have been made by the same artist. The eyes and nose are sculpted in high relief with pierced nostrils and slit mouth. 0 — Mexico 1200 BC - 800 BC A rare Copilco pottery figure dating to the Middle Pre-classic Period. The upper half of the vessel is intricately carved. 0 — Ecuador 600 BC - 300 BC A very rare Chorrera erotic whistle vessel from ancient Ecuador. 5 — West Mexico 300 BC - 300 AD Two partial obsidian pectorals. Both flutes are in playable condition with nice tones and have two pierced holes used for suspension around the neck. The face is framed with large slab panels that create a massive headdress. He wears elaborate regalia; the headdress features opposing birds with heads turned backward. 0 — Vera Cruz, Mexico 600 AD - 900 AD A rare and exceptional Sonriente figure from the Remojadas region of ancient Veracruz. 17.5" x 9.5" 5 — West Mexico 200 BC - 400 AD A large Nayarit plate (shallow bowl) from ancient West Mexico. 0 — Mexico 400 AD - 750 AD A Teotihuacan tripod vessel from ancient Mexico. The three gracefully curving legs are decorated with stylized bird heads with long beaks, likely representing the heads of pelicans. A chip on the spout is restored, but it is otherwise intact. A few minor scrapes and dings along with light deposits (consistent with age) as would be expected. Smaller than most of this type, but is a really cute piece that displays well. The painting style and motif of each vessel is nearly identical. 3.5" tall x 5" across 5 — Ecuador 1000 AD - 1500 AD A large and exceptional Manteno figural tripod vessel from Pre-Columbian Ecuador. It enabled them to induce shamanic trances and visions. Nicely carved from a greenish-gray stone in the form of a celt. A few edge chips along with minor scrapes and dings, but overall a nice example and rarely seen in this size. Near excellent condition with restoration to one leg; else intact and choice.

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These things ran through my mind at 2AM this morning as I was awakened by yet another band playing loud drums and bugles. A country having two Independence Day’s in one month is just not fair.

Oh yes, it is November 28 and the day that Panama gained independence from Spain.

Provenance and accurate, detailed condition information is included with each listing. Discount may apply on the purchase of multiple items. International sales (outside of the United States) require payment via Pay Pal. An elaborately sculpted depiction of the Teotihuacan 'Storm God' deity or Water God, also known as Tlaloc by numerous other cultures. A larger one flanked by 2 medium sized ones are displayed on a custom metal stand. A lovely example from a seldom seen Bolivian culture. Hollow construction from buff terracotta with areas of red pigment remaining at the waist, ear spools and headdress. The background areas are covered with raised dots, representing rainfall. Intact with no cracks, breaks, repairs or restoration. A fine and very early example of erotic art from that region. The jaguar motif continues on the interior of the bowl where a row of four stylized felines circle the inner rim. A classic depiction of the Chinesco 'Type-D' style. This life-size example portrays an individual with chubby cheeks; possibly a depiction of a 'coca chewer'. Heavily potted from a coarse gritty clay indicative of Costa Rican wares, but shows strong Panamanian (Cocle) stylistic influence. Rounded bowl with nearly straight neck and rolled rim. The hands are nicely sculpted and show painted fingernails. The head is intact with only two spout chips restored. Approx 13" tall x 8.5" across $825 — Costa Rica 400 AD - 700 AD An unusual tripod rattle vessel from Costa Rica's Atlantic Watershed Zone. Redware construction with opposing loop handles and flared spout. A male figure emerges from the upper shoulder of the vessel. Nicely painted with a band of glyphs or pseudo-glyphs in vibrant shades of red and black against a tan background. The headdress features an interlocking, woven mat design in high relief. The lower edge is decorated with long rectangular strips (fringe). Minor paint enhancements and light deposits present. The plate (shallow bowl) is flat on the bottom and shows the central image of Tlaloc. The upper bowl is identical in form to the plate, flat bottom and widely flared rim. Scattered deposits and some very light surface wear. Above that is a domed platform topped by a large seated figure with hands resting on his legs. A cylindrical bowl sits on three hollow, rounded legs. $675 — Panama 600 AD - 800 AD An attractive Cocle polychrome pedestal bowl from ancient Panama. The stomach protrudes slightly, possibly indicating pregnancy. Faint traces of other colors remaining in some areas. The bowl sits atop three hollow mammiform legs, each containing a rattle ball. The legs support a semi-hemispherical bowl with curving shoulder that is decorated with appliques and incised bands, topped by tall chimney-type neck and flared spout. A large section of the neck has been replaced along with other repairs and surface touch ups.

Contact me via email at: [email protected] call 828-322-2942. All international shipping costs, insurance and import fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Vessels like this are seen in painted murals being used in 'pouring rituals' relating to water worship. $850 — Peru 250 AD - 450 AD A fine Moche bi-chrome stirrup vessel dating to Phase III. — Peru 1250 AD - 1450 AD Two Inca (Inka) copper axes from the Central Peruvian Highlands. Also included is a stack of (10 or so) smaller pieces that have been fused together by oxidation. Light surface wear, deposits overall and some fire clouding present. In the bottom are three more felines around a central jaguar head. This type is characterized by puffy, slit-like eyes and broad rectangular head with incised hair. The practice of chewing coca leaves began in ancient Peru. The armadillo sits on a low ring-type base with a tall tapered spout above. Nicely painted in dark brown-black against a cream-yellow background. The body has been assembled from approximately eighteen (18) original pieces with break lines restored, a few very small losses replaced and paint enhancements. Sometimes these are called 'chocolate pots' or 'spider-leg' vessels. At the neck are impressed dots and carved linear geometric decoration. Realistically sculpted head, arms, legs and genitals. The figure is most likely a depiction of a shaman transforming into animal form; a jaguar or possibly a monkey. Rows of red stripes on the interior rim and below the glyph band. Minor scrapes, dings and paint loss, but intact with no repairs or restoration. He wears round ear ornaments, a beaded necklace and waist wrap (skirt). Very finely woven in a variety of colors; red, pink, tan, gold, orange and black. Areas of wear and fraying along with some losses and tattered edges, but is a nice example that shows exceptional craftsmanship. The cloth panel is under glass against an acid-free black mat. The wide rim flares gracefully and is decorated with curving and linear geometric designs. As with the plate, the central image is that of the Tlaloc - Rain God deity. $200 — Costa Rica 1100 AD - 1500 AD A nice Nicoya pottery dish with a rare depiction of the "Dancing Monkey Deity". The top of the figures head is open and serves as a pouring spout. — Various Cultures 500 BC - 1500 AD NOTE: Six additional miniatures have been added to this listing. A wide central band of incised geometric designs decorate the exterior. This type of vessel, typically called a 'frutera', has a flared pedestal base topped by a deep bowl painted with complex geometric and zoomorphic designs. $650 — Ecuador 500 BC - 200 AD Small Jamacoaque rattle figure from ancient Ecuador. She wears an asymmetrical headdress with nodes across the forehead, nose ornament, lip plug (labret) and necklace with a large pendant. Condition is very good, near chioce with only very minor repairs and replacements. The most extraordinary feature of this vessel is a fully articulated head that is rotatable within the neck of a human body which protrudes from the side of the bowl. Faint remains of white pigment on the legs and traces of black on body of the vessel. Overall an impressive piece that displays dramatically. See page 62 of the "Art of Costa Rica from the Arthur M.

— Peru 900 AD - 1350 AD A rare Ica (Ika) aryballos from southern coastal Peru. The Storm God is shown here in the typical fashion with googled eyes, ear spools, large fangs and split tongue. Each side of the vessel shows two nicely detailed, mythological figures in battle; all carved in high relief. Acquired via inheritance from her mother who was an artist, collector and world travler. Although referred to as 'axes', these were not made for use as weapons, but were chisels (tools) used to shape and carve stone. Additional linear and geometric designs complete the complex imagery. Small chips on one leg and at the rim edge have been restored along with light paint enhancements. As is typical, it is shown in the seated position and has shortened, bulbous legs tapering to the feet. The leaves of the coca plant were mixed with ground lime, wrapped into a small bundle (called a quid) and chewed to stave off hunger and alleviate altitude sickness. Most of the damage was concentrated around the base (neck) area. Painted in a dark brown-black slip over a cream background, the ovoid-shaped body has realistically sculpted head and forearms held to the face. The front and back sections are painted with linear stripes. The spout has been reattached and a couple of cracks along the body have been restored. Decorated with horizontal and vertical lines and a circular 'eye' design at the rim. A few small chips restored at the rim and light paint enhancements, otherwise intact and original. Some areas of light surface erosion, minor paint loss and deposits remain. It has pierced tapered tripod legs, each containing several large rattle balls. Approx 8.25" tall x 8.25" across $475 — Peru 900 AD - 1100 AD A fine Chancay whistle vessel from ancient Peru. The form is somewhat similar to the later Inca aryballo, but it is unpainted and an unusual shape. Aryballo vessels are seldom seen from this culture. The head shows an elongated snout with appliqued nostrils, coffee-bean style eyes and pierced ears. In good condition with restored breaks and some losses replaced as is common. Condition is very good, especially considering its enormous size. The sides are decorated with complex geometric patterns that are similar, but different from the plate. The shallow bowl is polychrome painted with red and black on an orange background. The exterior has wide bands of red and smaller black lines circling the outer rim. Assembled from four original pieces and the break lines restored along with some light paint touch ups. Originally acquired in 1972 from Hartwell Kennard of Mc Allen, Texas. 6.5" across $300 — Guatemala 250 AD - 600 AD A huge Maya tripod cylinder vessel dating the the Early Classic Period. The figure is nicely adorned with elaborate ear spools and bracelets. An amazing collection of 21 (twenty-one) Pre-Columbian miniatures. $500 — Peru 700 AD - 1500 AD A gorgeous Lambayeque whistle vessel from ancient Peru. The chocolate brown surface is nicely burnished inside and out. Assembled from around a dozen original pieces with breaks restored and some losses replaced. A rare example, the interior (tonto) is divided into three segments. Painted with red over buff-gray terracotta along with some teal paint remaining in the crevices. Two fingers and a portion of the strap across the head have been replaced. Two sets of museum codes written in ink across the top. Vessels with articulated parts are exceedingly rare in Costa Rican pottery. Minor losses replaced and several repaired breaks at the rim. Two of the legs have been reattached and partially restored. Sackler Collections" for a similar example and additional information.

A barrel-form vessel with cylindrical body topped by loop handles and flared spout. The arms and legs are diminutive; one hand is holding a long tendril that extends up one side and past the rim. The scene on both sides of the vessel depict the Moche Protector God (Ai Apaec) in combat with the underworld Decapitator God. Both are very heavily cast; thick and heavy with large 'T' flanges. Minor surface losses, general wear overall and deposits present. Depicted nude, as is common, wearing only multi-layered ear ornaments. One leg reattached, small losses along the break have been replaced and the break line restored. Light erosion and minor losses around the mouth, eyes and nose. This example is realistically sculpted, showing large eyes and face paint representing ritual scarification or facial tattooing. The nicely burnished surface shows ample deposits, light surface wear and some fire clouding on the back of the head. Inherited from his father who was a member of the Peruvian Consulate in Argentina, originally collected prior to 1970. Also the tail and rear legs have been partially restored, but it is mostly original and appears complete. The legs support a spherical bowl with a ridged shoulder and topped by a flared spout. Likely a depiction of a stylized bird head or the head of the mythological dragon creature. It has two barrel-shaped chambers with footed bases, joined at the sides and again by an arched strap handle. The front is rounded (domed) but the reverse is flattened to provide more comfort and stability as the vessel was carried across the back via a woven trump-line that looped through the handles and across the carrier's forehead. One small handle chip has been restored and there is light pitting, mostly around the bottom and the spout, otherwise intact and original. Constructed from buff (tan) terracotta with a burnished orange-red slip on the figure and spout. Assembled from approximately eight original pieces with restored break lines, but appears intact. The head, one hand and both arms reattached at the shoulders with break lines restored. A single stress crack, that went from the outer edge toward the center has been restored along with very minor paint touch ups. Some light paint loss and deposits overall, as would be expected. The bowl sits on three massive legs that are in the form of stylized jaguar heads. 5 — Peru 350 AD - 600 AD A Moche Canchero from Peru. 0 — Mexico 300 BC - 100 BC A Chupicuaro tripod rattle vessel. Deposits and root marks present, mostly on the underside. The elegant form shows strong Teotihuacan influence. 5 — Costa Rica 1200 AD - 1500 AD A nicely painted Nicoya figure from ancient Costa Rica. His face is expressive with pointed chin and elongated coffee bean eyes. Completely intact and original with no repairs or restoration. The collection includes vessels, human and animal figures, a tiny mace head and three working whistles . It features a seated shaman atop four conjoined globular chambers, all painted with linear and spiral designs typical of Lambayeque pottery. The tapered spout has been reattached with the break restored. Minor surface wear, dings and scratches along with light deposits consistent with age. Each section is separated by red, black and purple borders surrounding mythological 'dragons'. One foot has been reattached and the break restored. There are light stains (sticker residue) on both sides. Approx 13.5" tall x 7" across 0 — Peru 450 AD - 550 AD An exceptional Moche stirrup vessel dating to Phase IV.Buff terracotta construction, nicely painted with geometric designs and stylized sea birds. The rim is decorated with angular and circular forms thought to represent sea dwellers. Ai Apaec is shown here wearing a jaguar headdress and serpent waist wrap (belt). It depicts a standing figure wearing a large, elaborate headdress with two suspension holes, mantle and loin cloth. — Peru 900 BC - 200 BC A large Chavin bottle (vessel) from the northern highlands of ancient Peru, dating to the Formative Period. The blades flare at the end to crescent shape and a sharp edge. Painted overall in an orange-red slip with cream details, topped by a wide flared spout. See Donnan's "Moche Portraits" Page 40, Figure 3.26 for a similar example. Light surface wear, some chipping, minor erosion and paint loss present. Painted overall with a purple-brown color and an orange-red slip on the spout. Breaks to the legs and minor losses replaced as is typical. One chamber is topped by a long straight spout, the other has a standing figure shown drinking from a kero. Both ear spools and small headdress losses have been replaced. The plate is displayed on a custom metal stand which is included as shown. Each jaguar head has circular openings facing inward and pairs of elongated oval (slots) near the top. — West Mexico 100 BC - 250 AD A medium-large redware phytomorphic vessel from the Colima region of ancient West Mexico. Sometimes referred to as corn-poppers based on their form, they were actually used as ceremonial water dippers by the ancient Moche. 0 — Peru 400 AD - 700 AD A nice Moche pottery trumpet from ancient Peru, dating to Phase IV. The long, hollow tubular body is curved (looped) at the top, ending with the mouth-piece. Bi-chrome painted in red and cream with three sets of chevrons radiating outward from the center along with pairs of wavy lines. Displays well on the custom metal stand which is included as shown. The sides are nearly vertical and flare slightly at the rim. 00 — Costa Rica - Panama 1000 AD - 1500 AD An adorable bird vessel from the border area of Costa Rica and Panama (Diquis Zone) dating to the Chirique Phase, Period VI. It depicts a seated figure with hands resting on the knees, polychrome painted with linear designs in shades of red and brown against a cream ground. 0 — Ecuador 300 BC - 300 AD An unusual avian motif pottery rattle sculpture from the Manabi Province of ancient Ecuador. Some light surface wear, scrapes and minor imperfections as would be expected. See Klein and Cevallos "Ecuador - The Secret Art of Pre Columbian Ecuador" for additional scholarly information on ancient Manteno art and culture. A very diverse grouping with examples ranging from the early cultures of Mexico, down through Central America to later cultures of Peru. — Peru 1200 BC - 1000 BC A superb, early Chavin (most likely Pre-Chavin) stone mirror. The finely detailed figure is shown wearing elaborate regalia, large crescent headdress, ear spools with long tassels, tunic and loin cloth. Some light paint enhancements, otherwise all original and completely intact. Although moderately restored, it is a lovely example. As is often seen in Cocle art, these stylized creatures combine serpent, bird and other elements. 0 — Mexico 400 AD - 650 AD Three pottery bowls from Teotihuacan, Mexico. A few small cracks have been stabilized and restored. Considerable dendrites and other deposits present throughout. Hembrough Collection of Illinois Approx 11.5" across x 4" tall 0 — West Mexico 200 BC - 200 AD A large incensario cover from the Michoacan region of Western Mexico. Has small rim chips - 3) Medium tripod (right) - Approx. Lovely bowl with rattle legs and in perfect condition - 0 Priced individually or 0 for all three — Ecuador 3000 BC - 2500 BC Hacha 1 (left). Very unusual in that it depicts a person lying prone on their stomach.Vessels of this type were used to store and transport liquids such as water and corn beer (Chicha). See Christopher Donnan's "Ceramics of Ancient Peru" page 103 for a very similar example and additional information. Highly burnished brown-ware construction with scattered deposits. Assembled from several large pieces with restored break lines. He is grasping his opponent and wields a tumi knife. He is also adorned with very large ear spools and labret (lip plug). An elegant form with a wide flat base, the body has slightly rounded sides that slope gently to a tall tapering neck and spout with a flared rim. Both show signs of extensive use and have darkened patinas. The break lines have been restored and light paint enhancements, but is otherwise original and complete. The figure wears a headdress that contains the whistle. 0 — Costa Rica 1000 AD - 1400 AD Large human effigy figure from Costa Rica's Atlantic Watershed region, carved from tan colored lavastone. Light deposits along with minor scrapes and dings, all consistent with age. They have large eyes and noses along with open-work mouths showing teeth. Prichett - Jacksonville, Florida who purchased them from the previous owner, Hartwell Kennard of Mc Allen, Texas in 1972. — Costa Rica 400 AD - 800 AD Three rare pottery pestles from Costa Rica's Atlantic Watershed Region. Vessel #3, Right - Incised sunburst design around the upper shoulder. Restored neck break and restored stress cracks on the lower body. This olla-form vessel is a stylized cactus showing a wide band of raised ribs and nodes sculpted around the midsection. The body is rounded, angles sharply at the shoulder and tapers toward the neck, then flares gently to a wide spout. This example is beautifully painted using the fine-line method in shades of red against a tan/cream background. The bottom tapers gently and is slightly flared at the end. The shallow bowl sits on three pointy, hollow legs containing rattles. A three-inch section of the rim has been restored along with one leg. Large, hollow ball-shaped feet are slotted diagonally. Well sculpted in the form of a stylized bird with wings in high relief tucked to the sides. The eyes, nose and mouth are in high relief along with large circular ear spools. Originally acquired in 1972 from Hartwell Kennard of Mc Allen, Texas. 5" tall x 3.75" across 5 — Peru 100 AD - 400 AD A Nazca pottery bowl with geometric designs. It depicts three birds perched upon conjoined spheres. Burnished redware surface with a few areas of fire clouding. It has never been overly cleaned and still shows ample deposits along with earthen encrustation in the crevices. Just over 11" tall x 6" across 00 — Costa Rica 300 AD - 700 AD Tripod vessels from the Atlantic Watershed region of Costa Rica. Sizes range from very small to tiny with various types of surfaces; polychromes, blackwares, red and orange wares, etc. Additional provenance and info (specific cultures and dates) on each piece will be provided to the buyer. 1.25" tall to 2.25" tall 50 — Peru 650 AD - 800 AD A nice Wari (Huari) vessel from ancient Peru. 0 each or 0 for all three — Ecuador 300 BC - 400 AD An unusual Jama Coaque figure from ancient Ecuador. This very rare mirror dates to the Wairajirca-Kotosh Period. His arms are raised in a gesture which indicates he is in an induced state of shamanic transformantion. The fruits are accented with red and black stripes delicately painted over a backround of cream slip. Condition is somewhat poor with moderate to heavy restoration. All are brownware terracotta and are nicely burnished. — Mexico 600 AD - 900 AD A nice Classic Period Maya rattle figure from Jaina Island, gulf coast of Campeche, Mexico. A very fine and unusual example that displays impressively! 50 — West Mexico 300 BC - 300 AD Small Colima pottery olla from Western Mexico. A few cracks around the midsection have been stabilized and restored, otherwise intact. It is topped by a heavily adorned female figure wearing ear spools, necklace and decorative headband. Elegant form with rattle legs and only minor repairs - 0 2) Small tripod (left) - Approx. Nicely carved from greenish-gray stone with earthen deposits. The head is tilted upward and hands to their chest.Many scholars believe that the major civilizations of Mesoamerica (Mayans, Aztecs and others) and South America (Incas), used the Isthmus of Panama as trading grounds or at least as a point of transit.The Spanish came and settled down in the first part of the 1500’s, growing the population and added a new race and culture to the mix. Panama in fact was always a place of transit as all the goods from the Western part of Central and South America would cross the isthmus before making their way to Europe. We will pass through a road immigration's check point, close to Gualaca, and if you do not bring proper ID, you will be under immigration custody for more time than you can possible think as reasonable.

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