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<p>SKINNERAmerican Indian &amp; Ethnographic ArtSale 2473 September 26, 2009 Boston</p> <p>American Indian &amp; Ethnographic Art</p> <p>SPECIALIST IN CHARGE</p> <p>Douglas Deihl 508.970.3254</p> <p>General Inquiries:</p> <p>AUCTION 2473 Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 10 a.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts</p> <p>PREVIEWThursday, September 24, 2009 Friday, September 25, 2009 Saturday, September 26, 2009 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 7 p.m. 8 to 9 a.m.</p> <p>ABSENTEE BIDDINGTel: 617.874.4318 Fax: 617.350.5429 Online:</p> <p>COVER : 245; FRONTISPIECE : 248 ; BACK COVER : 196 ( DETAIL )</p> <p>Register Preview and Bid Live Online at</p> <p>Preview OnlineSkinner makes previewing online anytime from your home or office easy and convenient. View all lots in the auction in order, many with multiple views. 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Visit and click on the Buy/Sell tab to learn more about bidding live online with Skinner-Live!</p> <p>TABLE OF CONTENTS</p> <p>1 2 4 5 114 115 116 117 118 119</p> <p>Auction &amp; Specialist Information Web Site &amp; Online Bidding Provenance Lots 1-435 Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors &amp; Specialty Departments Administrative Staff &amp; Client Services Map &amp; Driving Directions Catalogue Subscription Form</p> <p>Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 114 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.</p> <p>Proudly printed by</p> <p>Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2009 All rights reserved</p> <p>ITS</p> <p>OUR</p> <p>COMMITMENT</p> <p>5 Almeida Avenue, East Providence, R.I., USA Toll Free: 866-229-7752</p> <p>Cert no. XXX-XXX-000</p> <p>ProvenanceMaori Artifacts Collected by Rev. Alfred FairbrotherLots 191-195, 197, 199, 202, 203 For an indepth history of Rev. Fairbrother, see R.F. Keams Dissolving Dream, 2004. In the 1880s my great-grandfather, Rev. Alfred Fairbrother, was living in New Zealand on expedition with the Baptist church to establish New Zealands first Baptist missionary. He lived in a small hand-made hut amongst a Maori tribe near Mt. Tarawera. In 1886, the eruption of the volcano Mt. Tarawera destroyed the small Maori village. When my great-grandfathers time there was coming to a close, the chief of the tribe bestowed upon him these beautiful authentic hand-carved idols, weapons, and tools. Now over 100 years later, these artifacts have been passed down to me. As I have no descendants to pass them on to, I would like someone to appreciate and enjoy these wonderful pieces of history that stand before you. Maida J. Minadeo</p> <p>William Albert Kelly (1850-1930)Lots 328-331, 335, 337, 342-345 When in 1884 Civil Government was accorded Alaska, Mr. Kelly was the first commissioned teacher sent out by the Bureau of Education, Washington, D.C. For ten years he served as the Supervisor of Government Schools. For fourteen years he was superintendant of a training school at Sitka, Alaska. In 1892, under President Harrisons administration, he served as United States Commissioner for the Southern District of Alaska.</p> <p>Heard FamilyLots 361, 362, 412, 428-430, 433-435 These Apache baskets were collected by Gen. John W. Heard (1860-1922), inherited by his youngest son, Gen. Townsend Heard, and have been in the family from the late 19th century until now. Gen. T. Heard left them to his wife, Rose Loring Heard, and they are being sold by her estate. J.W. Heard graduated from West Point in 1883 and was assigned for three years to the Arizona Territory as a young officer of the US Army 3rd Cavalry. It is known that he served in at least two posts there, Fort Thomas and Fort Grant. From 1886 to about 1887 he was posted on several frontier forts along the Rio Grande in western Texas, including Fort Davis, Fort Ringgold, and Fort Sam Houston. He collected a number of Native American items while he was there, including the baskets. Gen. Heard subsequently had a distinguished military careerhe was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for valor in Cuba as an officer in the Spanish-American War, and became a general officer In WWI.</p> <p>1</p> <p>2</p> <p>3</p> <p>4</p> <p>5</p> <p>1. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Figure, Colima, c. 100 B.C.250 A.D., the seated female figure wearing a skirt, with conch shell trumpet in one hand, traces of white, red, and black pigment, ht. 12 in. $400-600 2. Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure, Nayarit, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the seated emaciated male form with arms across the knees and wearing elaborate ear and nose ornaments, (repaired leg), ht. 14 1/2 in. $400-600</p> <p>4. Pre-Columbian Pottery Dog, Colima, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the well-fed form with exposed teeth and short curled tail, ht. 10 1/2, lg. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: Sothebys, May 17, 2002, lot 262. $4,000-6,000 5. Pre-Columbian Pottery Dog, Colima, Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the redware form with pointed ears, incised teeth, and tail spout, (loss to the tip of one ear), lg. 13 1/2 in. $800-1,200 6. Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure, Veracruz, Mexico, c. 600-900 A.D., depicting a priest with outstretched arms, with elaborate headdress and ornaments, traces of paint and black bitumen, (broken and repaired, clay loss), ht. 19 1/2 in. $800-1,200</p> <p>3. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Warrior Figure, Nayarit, western Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-A.D. 250, the seated form with helmet and body armor and holding a club, traces of pigment, ht. 15 in. $600-800</p> <p>8. Five Pre-Columbian Pottery Seals, Maya, c. 300-900 A.D., the largest representing Culculkan the plumed serpent, the others represent an owl, a frog, and two stylized heads, lg. to 4 1/4 in. $350-450 9. Four Pre-Columbian Chipped Flint Eccentrics, Mayan, c. 600800 A.D., two circular and two with serrated edges, lg. to 4 3/4 in. $600-800 10. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Cylinder, Maya, the footed form with carved archways, three decorated with seated dignitaries, the rim with abstract avian devices, (hairline crack), ht. 6 1/2, dia. 5 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000 11. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Maya, c. 300-800 A.D., the inside with a band of abstract birds, the outside with seated dignitaries and glyphs, (restored), ht. 3 1/4, dia. 8 in. $400-600 12. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Plate, Maya, c. 550-950 A.D., the interior with dignitary seated on a jaguar skin dais and wearing an elaborate headdress, the flared sides with five jawless head glyphs, dark orange and black against a pale orange ground, (some restoration), ht. 4, dia. 12 in. Provenance: Sothebys, May 16, 1995, lot 161. $5,000-7,000</p> <p>6</p> <p>7. Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Head, Mexico, Teotihuacan, c. 200-500 A.D., the elongated white-greenish human-shaped head, the eyes and mouth drilled at the corners, the ears perforated for attachment, ht. 3 1/4, wd. 5 3/4 in. $4,000-6,000</p> <p>7</p> <p>8</p> <p>9</p> <p>10</p> <p>11</p> <p>12</p> <p>13</p> <p>14</p> <p>15</p> <p>16</p> <p>13. Pre-Columbian Stone Panel, Mexico, possibly Toltec, the profile of a man wearing large ear spools, with one hand shown, 11 x 14 in. $1,200-1,600 14. Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Hacha, Mexico, the abstract deity with long curved tongue projecting from a fanged mouth, oval concave eyes beneath swirled knobs, large swirling ear ornaments, ht. 5 1/2, lg. 6 1/4 in. $2,000-2,500 15. Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Plaque, Maya, c. 500-800 A.D., carved on one side with a seated male figure wearing an elaborate headdress and ornamentation, pierced in five places for attachment, (broken and re-glued), ht. 4 1/2 in. $800-1,200 16. Two Pre-Columbian Relief-Carved Stucco Panels, Maya, c. 550-950 A.D., depicting two confrontational forward-leaning lords wearing elaborate headdresses and ornaments, each 16 x 15 in. $4,000-6,000 17. Pre-Columbian Carved Limestone Figure, Mexico, Huastec, c. 1200-1500 A.D., the standing male form with hands to the chest, characteristic depression at center of chest, with elaborate headdress and draped collar, (stone loss, repair, broken at legs), ht. 51 in. Provenance: Purchased from the Fred Peck estate, Rhode Island, 1950s. $6,000-8,000 18. Two Central American Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bowls, Costa Rica, a tripod bowl with feet in the form of humans and polychrome stylized designs overall, and a stylized feline form with black painted detail, (crack to pedestal bowl), bowl ht. 3 3/4, dia. 7 1/4 in. $300-500 19. Three Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Bowls, Costa Rica, two with stylized jaguar (?) feet, all with elaborate decoration, largest ht. 4 3/4, dia. 8 3/4 in. $200-250 20. Two Pre-Columbian Polychrome Bowls, Costa Rica, both with stylized designs, one with avian figures wearing elaborate headdresses, (repairs to one), larger ht. 4 1/4, dia. 9 in. $300-500</p> <p>17</p> <p>18</p> <p>22</p> <p>23</p> <p>21. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Figure, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1000 A.D., in the form of a stylized standing female with painted detail, ht. 6 3/4 in. $300-400 22. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Urn, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1000 A.D., in traditional Pataky style, depicting a pair of lizards in relief, (some professional restoration over cracks), ht. 13 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500 23. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Trophy Head Vessel, Costa Rica, c. 800-1000 A.D., pedestal form tapering to the rim, with relief eyes, nose, and ears, painted with elaborate geometric designs, ht. 9 in. $800-1,200</p> <p>24. Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Ear Spools, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 1200-1400 A.D., each with four wedge shapes with two perforations and two concave devices, dia. to 3 3/4 in. $800-1,200 25. Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Celts, Costa Rica, c. 5001000 A.D., an anthopomorphic and an avian form, both pierced for suspension, lg. to 5 1/4 in. $600-800 26. Six Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Pendants, Costa Rica, c. 100-500 A.D., four in the form of Axe Gods, ht. to 5 1/4 in. $300-400</p> <p>24</p> <p>25</p> <p>29</p> <p>30</p> <p>31</p> <p>27. Five Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Axe Gods, Costa Rica, c. 100-500 A.D., four in the form of abstract birds, all perforated for suspension, ht. to 5 1/4 in. $300-400 28. Three Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Items, Costa Rica, c. 8001200 A.D., a puma (?) head, an anthropomorphic figure, and a mace head shaped like an owls head, ht. to 5 3/4 in. $300-400 29. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Beaker, Peru, Nazca, c. 300-500 A.D., spotted back, the front with a relief-carved seated cargador, convex bottom, (minor restoration), ht. 8 3/4 in. $400-600</p> <p>30. Central American Polychrome Pottery Urn, Costa Rica, c. 800-1000 A.D., the pedestal form with two arms holding a severed head, with bands of stylized geometric design, (minor loss), ht. 10 in. $800-1,200 31. Pre-Columbian Polychrome Painted Bowl, Peru, Nazca, c. 200-400 A.D., the outside with stylized U-shaped sharks, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 5 3/4 in. $400-600 32. Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessel, Arawak, large bowl form with two animal head lugs at the rim, (cracks, restored bottom), ht. 11 1/2, dia. 17 1/2 in. $400-600</p> <p>33</p> <p>34</p> <p>35</p> <p>36</p> <p>37</p> <p>38</p> <p>33. Pre-Columbian Pottery Maternity Bowl, Colombia, Narino, c. 850-1250 A.D., the rim in the form of a male (?) figure, negative resist decoration, includes stand, (surface loss at bottom), ht. 3, dia. 3 7/8 in. $300-400</p> <p>34. Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure, Ecuador, Quimbaya Retablo, c. 500-1000 A.D., the buff color seated female with stylized square head, incised detail, and copper nose and ear ornaments, (cracks), ht. 10 1/2 in. $500-700</p> <p>41</p> <p>42</p> <p>44</p> <p>43</p> <p>45</p> <p>35. Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure, Colombia, Calima, 400-800 A.D., orangeware, depicting a highly stylized female figure wearing a necklace and ear ornaments, strap and double-spout top, incised detail, (minor surface loss at bottom), ht. 6 1/4 in. $400-600 36. Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bowl, Colombia, Narino, 8501250 A.D., the inside depicting a warrior in red-brown on a buffcolor background, ht. 3 3/4, dia. 7 1/4 in. $300-400 37. Two Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bowls, Colombia, Narino, 800-1200 A.D., pedestal forms, painted on the inside with abstract deer and geometric designs, (chips), ht. to 3 1/2, dia. to 6 in. $300-400 38. Three Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bowls, Colombia, Narino, c. 800-1200 A.D., pedestal forms, all painted on the inside, one with a row of abstract feline forms, one with dancers holding hands, and one with four warrior (?) figures, (minor restoration), ht. to 3 3/4, dia. to 7 3/4 in. $500-700</p> <p>39. Five Strands of Pre-Columbian Carnelian Beads, Columbia, Tairona, various shaped beads, restrung, bead lg. to 1 1/4 in. $600-800 40. Large Group of Carved Pre-Columbian Beads, Columbia, Tairona culture, over 100, in the form of stylized animals (?). $250-350 41. Five Strands of Pre-Columbian Carnelian Beads, Columbia, Tairona, various sizes and shapes, restrung, bead lg. to 2 1/8 in. $600-800 42. Pre-Columbian Shell and Silver Necklace, Chimu, c. 13001450 A.D., with ten silver warrior amulet beads, spondylus shell beads, and a crystal center bead, (restrung), lg. 18 in. end to end. $300-400 43. Pre-Columbian Stone and Metal Necklace, Chavin, c. 900-200 B.C., various large stone beads of serpentine (?) with goldcovered globular beads and a large crystal pendant, (restrung), lg. 21 1/2 in. from end to end. $300-400</p> <p>46</p> <p>47</p> <p>48</p> <p>44. Pre-Columbian Quartz Crystal Necklace, Sinu, Colombia, 400800 A.D., twenty-seven large tubular beads, (restrung), bead lg. to 1 1/4 in. $250-350 45. Two Pre-Columbian Silver Amulets, the smaller figure is from the Inca, the larger is Jalisco, San Juanito style, both appear to depict female forms, ht. to 2 in. $400-600</p> <p>46. Pre-Columbian Copper Ornament, Peru, Chimu culture, 12001500 A.D., the crescent shape with two stylized repousse monkeys, wd. 7 1/4 in. $500-700 47. Pre-Columbian Silver Beaker, Peru, Chimu, c. 1100-1350 A.D., the flared form with repousse marine motif depicting pelicans and other sea birds, ht. 7 3/4 in. $600-800 48. Pre-Columbian Silver Arm Band, Chimu, c. 1350-1450 A.D., the rectangular form with two repousse warriors wearing crescent headdresses, with braided fiber ties, 5 x 4 1/2 in. $250-350 49. Pre-Columbian Carved Wood Lime Container, Peru, Huari, c. 600-900 A.D., in the form of a seated monkey with Kero, the h...</p>