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Technique: Hand-Painted
Native American Black & White Cloud Pattern Mimbre Pottery Bowl
Located in New York, NY
Signed Native American Mimbre white pottery bowl with black cloud pattern on bowl interior. Painted black line rim all around top rim edge. Hand crafted by Pablo Lopez, Central Mexic...
Category

20th Century Mexican Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Pottery

Chasing Star Performing a Dance - Kachina Doll by Rena Jean (Whitehorse)
Located in Soquel, CA
Chasing Star Performing a Dance - Kachina Doll by Rena Jean (Whitehorse) Brightly painted, dynamic sculpture by Rena W. Jean ( Rena Whitehorse Jean) Hopi. The figure is dressed in o...
Category

1990s American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Fur, Leather, Wood, Paint, Feathers

Water Serpent (Palulukang) and Mud Man (Koyemsi) - Kachina Doll
Located in Soquel, CA
Water Serpent (Palulukang) and Mud Man (Koyemsi) - Kachina Doll Brightly painted, dynamic sculpture by an unknown artist. The figure is dressed as a medicine man, with feather and fur accents. The Mud Man is holding a piece of leather and a drum, about to wrestle with the Horned Water Serpent (Palulukang) that is emerging from a pottery jar , or Mudhead kachina clown...
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1980s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Fur, Feathers, Paint, Wood, Leather

Unusual 20th Century Kachina "style" Doll of a Navajo Figure with Large Hands
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Painted cottonwood Kachina "style" doll depicting a Navajo, circa 1940s. It is in good condition, with bright color. Kachina dolls were usually created to teach Hopi children the var...
Category

1940s American Native American Vintage Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood

Southwestern Native American Hopi Hand Carved Child Cradle Kachina Katsina Doll
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully hand-painted and decorated Native American Hopi Kachina Katsina doll. We believe this was a child's cradle first Kachina doll. It is hand carved from light wood (likel...
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20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Large Signed Native American Hopi Original Mudhead Kachina Katsina Doll on Stand
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully handcrafted/detailed and decorated Native American Hopi Mudhead Kachina doll. Quite an unusually large work. A striking piece overall. Hand painted with leather and possibly turquoise (necklace) accompaniment. Hopi katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls, are figures carved, typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people. Initially, kachina dolls were made to instruct young girls and new brides about katsinas or katsinam, the immortal beings that bring rain, control other aspects of the natural world and society, and act as messengers between humans and the spirit world. The Mudhead or Koyemsi figure is viewed as a clown/joker figure who is responsible for laughter and entertainment at Hopi dances and ceremonial events. He plays drums and games to keep his audience engaged. The piece is signed by the artist under the base. From an extensive collection of Native American objects and artifacts. Would be a great addition to any Native American Art...
Category

20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Leather, Wood, Paint

Southwestern Native American Signed Hopi Kachina Katsina Doll in Display Case
Located in Studio City, CA
Nicely made and displayed. Signed by the artist on the base. Kachina figures are believed to act as messengers between humans and the spirit world. Would be a great addition to any...
Category

20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Indigenous American West Coast Haida Styled Carved & Polychrome Painted Totem
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This folk art carved and polychrome painted totem pole is signed by an unknown artist and originated from the United States and dates to 1985 and d...
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Late 20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

R. S. Macdonald, 'Raven Stealing the Sun', Framed Drawing, Canada, C.2001
Located in Chatham, ON
R. S. MACDONALD (Unknown/Unidentified Artist) - 'Raven Stealing the Sun' - Aboriginal colored pencil drawing on paper - original metal frame with single matte board and glass - title...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Metal

P. VILLENEUVE - 'Les Patineurs' - Framed Watercolor Painting - Canada - C.1993
Located in Chatham, ON
PIERRETTE VILLENEUVE (b.1944 - Aboriginal Metis Huron Wendat) - 'Les Patineurs - Canal Rideau' (The Ice Skaters - Rideau Canal) - Vintage watercolor painting on paper - original meta...
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Late 20th Century Canadian Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Metal

Nuu-chah-nulth Northwest Coast Hand Carved Wood Totem Pole by Ray Williams
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine example of a Nuu-chah-nulth northwest coast hand carved wood TOTEM pole by master carver Ray Williams, circa 1960s. Williams was the son of famed c...
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Hand Carved Wood Totem Pole
Located in San Diego, CA
A very nice hand carved and painted wood totem pole, circa 1970s. The totem stands and 26" H with a 16.5" wingspan and is in excellent condition for its age...
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Vintage 1970s Hopi Katsina Figure, Kachina Doll, circa 1970s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage 1970s Hopi Katsina Figure - Kachina Doll, circa 1970s Measures: 7" wide x 6" deep x 14" high The doll shows a few minor losses and cracks - Please review all images ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Grey Wolf Kachina Doll Hand Carved Signed by Artist
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully detailed and decorated wolf figure Kachina doll with fur. Signed by the artist on the base. From a collection of Native American objects an...
Category

20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Fur, Leather, Wood, Paint

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Carved Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic and somewhat playful mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western & South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to the Inuit peoples, have a long history of ceremonial mask making. Yup'ik masks were originally and specifically designed by Shamans and made to be worn by these spiritual leaders in Winter tribal dances and sacred ceremonies. Traditionally, the masks were destroyed or discarded after use in these ceremonies. Very few of these masks survived. After Christian contact in the late 19th century, masked dancing was suppressed and the tradition all but died out. As more outsiders settled in Alaska at the turn of the century, masks were made by the Yup'ik people to sell or trade for necessary goods. It is likely that this mask was created some years later for this purpose. In the 20th century, Yup'ik mask had a profound influence on many renowned surrealist artists including, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Leonora Carrington, Victor Brauner, and most notably Andre Breton who was an avid collector of Yup'ik masks. This fantastic anthropomorphic mask is carved of lighter wood, hand painted and decorated with pigment, and held together with natural fiber. The mask seems to represent some sort of smiling, benevolent spirit or character with its four eyes, bird beak, and cat-like ears. The mask is from a French collection. We were told that this mask, as well as others in the collection we have listed, was acquired originally in the 1950s-1960s in Alaska and the Yukon territory in Canada but as we have no way to verify or authenticate this. Please note we are listing the masks as decorative and not as actual tribal artifacts...
Category

20th Century American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint, Natural Fiber

Antique Acoma Pueblo Polychrome Pottery Canteen, 1920
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Polychrome pottery canteen Acoma 1920 Measures: 8 inches height x 6 inches diameter. Clay, mineral pigments, corn cob. A wonderful example of an antique polychrome Acoma Pueblo Pottery...
Category

Early 20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Other

Hopi Tasaf Katsina, c. 1940s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tasaf Katsina Hopi 1940s 10 inches H. x 4.50 inches W. x 3.75 inches D. Cottonwood root, mineral pigments, dyed horsehair, feathers. Very good original condition overall. An wonderful example of the Hopi Tasaf Katsina circa early to mid 1940s. Katsina dolls...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Other

Antique Native American Kachina Doll, "HeHeya Clown, " Hopi, Early 20th Century
Located in Denver, CO
Hopi HeHeya Clown carrying a watermelon and backpack from the 1st quarter of the 20th century. Made of wood with pigments, dimensions measure 11 ½ x 3 ½ x 3 ¾ inches. The Heheya K...
Category

Early 20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood

Antique Acoma Pueblo Polychrome Pottery Water Canteen, 1900
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pottery Canteen Acoma 1900 6 inches Height x 5.50 inches Diameter. Clay, mineral pigments, twined fiber cordage, corn cob. A wonderful example of an antique polychrome Acoma Pueblo...
Category

Early 1900s American Native American Antique Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Other

Hopi Tasaf Katsina Doll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tasaf Katsina Hopi 1935 14 inches H. x 6 inches W. x 4.25 inches D. Cottonwood root, mineral pigments, horsehair, feathers. Very good original condition overall. An extraordinary example of the Hopi Tasaf Katsina circa early to mid 1930s. Katsina dolls...
Category

Mid-20th Century Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Other

Tarahumara Indian Red Clay Water Pot Decorated with Birds and Floral Designs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tarahumara Indian Red Clay Water Pot decorated with Birds and Floral Designs Sierra Tarahumara Mountains, Chihuahua, Mexico 1940s Low fire clay. 12 inches Height x 11 inches in Diameter An unusual 1940s vintage red clay Tarahumara Indian Water...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mexican Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Clay, Paint

Navajo Picture Writing On Muslin, Two Humpback Yeis with Two Bat Guardians
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unknown Navajo Medicine Man Navajo picture writing on muslin Two Humpback Yeis With Two Bat Guardians Muslin, mineral pigments, sand Navajo Medicine Ma...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Other

Tarahumara Indian Large Water Pot with Floral Design, 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Tarahumara Indian Water Pot painted with Floral Design Sierra Tarahumara Mountains, Chihuahua, Mexico 1970s Low fire clay. 17 inches H. x 16 inc...
Category

Late 20th Century Mexican Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Clay

Hopi Hemis Katsina Doll, 1935 -1940
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hemis Katsina Hopi 1940 Cottonwood root, mineral pigments, spun wool, feathers. Excellent original condition overall. An extraordinary example of the Hopi Hemis Katsina, complete with a feathered Prayer Stick on back of Katsina. Katsina dolls...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Other

Navajo Picture Writing on Muslin, Four Corn Maidens with Four Lizard Guardians
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unknown Navajo picture writing on muslin Four corn maidens with four lizard guardians Muslin, mineral pigments, sand. Navajo Medicine Man active 1947 -...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Other

Navajo Picture Writing on Muslin, Six Weasel People with Two Lizard Guardians
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unknown Navajo picture writing on muslin Six Yeis With Two Water Creature Guardians Muslin, mineral pigments, sand. Navajo Medicine Man active 1947 - 1...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Other

Large Lladro Yupik or Inuit Boy and Girl Affectionately Embracing Figurine
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very large hand painted porcelain figurine was made by the renowned Llladro company of Spain in circa 1985. The figurine depicts a young Inuit boy and girl affectionately embrac...
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Large Lladro Yupik or Inuit Boy Crouched and Resting Figurine or Sculpture
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very large hand painted porcelain figurine was made by the renowned Llladro company of Spain in circa 1985. The figurine depicts a young Inuit boy crouched with his head in his ...
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Carved Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic and somewhat grotesquely strange mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western & South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to t...
Category

20th Century American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Natural Fiber, Wood, Paint

Large Lladro Yupik or Inuit Girl Sitting Cross Legged Figurine or Sculpture
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very large hand painted porcelain figurine was made by the renowned Llladro company of Spain in approximately 1985. The figurine depicts a young Inuit girl seated cross legged w...
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Pueblo Harvest Dance, vintage Painting by Jose Roybal (San Ildefonso Pueblo)
By Jose Roybal
Located in Denver, CO
An original watercolor painting by San Ildefonso (Pueblo) Native American artist, Jose Roybal (1922-1978) depicting the Pueblo Harvest Dance. Presented in ...
Category

1970s American Native American Vintage Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Paper

Mid-20th Century Child's Painted Wood Kachina Doll
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This is an excellent replica of a 19th century child's kachina Doll with a flat, wood tableta headdress and concave back. It is made of cotton wood and hand painted with a textured p...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood

Paqua First Frogwoman Naha 1890-1955 Hopi Bowl
By Frogwoman
Located in Sharon, CT
Important early signed Hopi Bowl by 'First Frogwoman'.
Category

Early 20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Pottery

Nuu-chah-nulth Northwest Coast Hand Carved Wood TOTEM Pole by Ray Williams
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine example attributed to master Nuu-chah-nulth carver Ray Williams, circa 1960s. Ray Williams was the son of famed carver Sam Williams who started car...
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Indian Chief Motif Porcelain Humidor, American, circa 1900
Located in Incline Village, NV
Fine quality hand painted porcelain humidor is in excellent all original condition with no chips, repairs, or overpaint; nice bright crisp paint and detail. No mark, but definitely American, circa 1900 era. Note the detail to the Indian's face and his elaborate headdress. Native American Indians were especially attracted to tobacco and related products and relished the opportunity to pose for pictures on that topic; note cigar store "Indians", match safes, and humidors. This is a very desirable and item of tobacciana with the Indian subject matter and the attractive multicolored hand painted Indian chief with headdress, probably of note but I have not been able to accurately identify him; quite possibly "Big Bow" an Indian warrior who has been identified on other similar objects. Grace Young...
Category

Early 1900s American Native American Antique Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Spirit Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful, somewhat benevolent mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western & South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to the Inuit peo...
Category

20th Century American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Spirit Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic, somewhat sinister appearing mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western & South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to the I...
Category

20th Century American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Spirit Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful, somewhat benevolent mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western & South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to the Inuit peoples, have a long history of ceremonial mask making. Yup'ik masks were originally and specifically designed by Shamans and made to be worn by these spiritual leaders in Winter tribal dances and sacred ceremonies. Traditionally, the masks were destroyed or discarded after use in these ceremonies. Very few of these masks survived. After Christian contact in the late 19th century, masked dancing was suppressed and the tradition all but died out. As more outsiders settled in Alaska at the turn of the century, masks were made by the Yup'ik people to sell or trade for necessary goods. It is likely that this mask was created some years later for this purpose. In the 20th century, Yup'ik mask had a profound influence on many renowned surrealist artists including, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Leonora Carrington, Victor Brauner, and most notably Andre Breton who was an avid collector of Yup'ik masks. This fantastic anthropomorphic mask is carved of lighter wood and hand painted/ decorated with pigment. The mask seems to represent some sort of smiling, benevolent spirit or character. The mask is from a French collection. We were told that this mask, as well as others in the collection we have listed, was acquired originally in the 1950s-1960s in Alaska and the Yukon territory in Canada but as we have no way to verify or authenticate this. Please note we are listing the masks as decorative and not as actual tribal artifacts...
Category

20th Century American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Native American Parfleche Box, Sioux, 19th Century Painted Hide Plains
Located in Denver, CO
Antique Sioux (Native American/Plains Indian) Parfleche in a box form constructed of rawhide and intricately painted in an abstract design with hourglass and geometric motifs with natural pigments and red trade cloth. At the time this was created, the Sioux Indians were nomadic and are associated with vast areas of the Great Plains of the United States including present-day North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Montana. Authenticity is guaranteed. Box is in very good condition - please contact us for a detailed condition report. Parfleches are rawhide containers which were fundamental to the Plains way of life. Functioning essentially as protective travelling suitcases, they enabled the nomadic tribes to effectively pursue buffalo herds and migrate between seasonal camps. So critical were they to a nomadic existence that over 40 tribes are known to have historically produced parfleches. Collectively, these tribes inhabited an area which encompassed the entirety of the Plains, as well as the parts of the Southwest, the Transmontane and Western Plateau regions. Parfleches were, out of necessity, robust and versatile objects. They were designed to carry and protect within them anything from medicinal bundles to seasonal clothing or food. In fact, it was because of the containers’ robusticity and variety that parfleches earned their name in the Anglo world. Derived from parer (to parry or turn aside) and fleche (arrow), the word parfleche was coined by 17th century French Canadian voyageurs and used to describe indigenous objects made from rawhide. Despite their common utilitarian function, parfleches served as one of the major mediums through which Plains Indian tribes could develop their long-standing tradition of painting. In fact, it is in large part due to the parfleche that tribal style emerged. Even though parfleche painting developed simultaneously with beading and weaving, painting as an artistic tradition held particular importance in tribal culture. Believed to have evolved from tattooing, it had always been used as a conduit through which tribal and individual identity could be expressed. As such, many tribeswomen were deeply committed, some even religiously, to decorating their parfleche either with incised or painted motifs that were significant to them and/or the tribe. For some tribes, such as the Cheyenne, the decorative processes which surrounded parfleche production were sacred. For others, it seems that their parfleche designs shared an interesting artistic dialogue with their beadwork, indicating a more casual exchange of design motifs. This particular relationship can be seen in Crow parfleche...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Hide

Signed and Dated 1935 Pastel Indian Chief
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This original framed pastel, hand-painted Indian chief is signed E. Summer 35 and is in wonderful condition.
Category

1930s American Adam Style Vintage Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Paint

20th Century North West Coast American Indian Tribal Mask George Hunt Jr
By George Hunt, Jr.
Located in Point Richmond, CA
20th century North West Coast American Indian signed Tribal Crying Mask George Hunt Jr. Kwakiutl, British Columbia Cedar, horse hair, leather, paint ...
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1970s Canadian Other Vintage Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar, Paint

Signed Fred Crosson Indian Chief Oil Painting
By Fred Crosson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine oil painting of a Indian chief is in a custom made contemporary gilded wood frame. This listed artist Fred Crosson painting is also dated 1981 and in fine condition.
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1980s American Adirondack Vintage Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Pair of Small Kachina Katsina Dolls Hand Carved Decorated Signed by Artist
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully detailed and decorated pair of miniature Kachina dolls. Signed by the artist on the base of one doll. From a collection of Native American objects and artifacts. ...
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20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Leather, Feathers, Wood, Paint

19th Century Pueblo Original Paint Decorated Drum
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic rarity is in all original painted surface with the original handmade drum stick attached. The top of the drum has a painted eagle and the base has a coat of worn origi...
Category

19th Century American Native American Antique Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Leather

Northwest Coast Mask, Native American Killer Whale 'Orca', Wood with red & black
Located in Denver, CO
A carved wooden mask originating in the Pacific Northwest Coast. The design on the face is a Native American Killer Whale or Orca motif in black and red. The title, date and the arti...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Bentwood

Antique Folk Art Carved Gesso over Wood and Hand Painted Native Man Statue
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Presumed to date from the late 19th century, this life-sized Folk Art carved and hand painted study depicts a Native man dressed in traditional attire and holding a staff. The artist is unknown and this sculpture is unsigned and done in a very realistic style. The carving, likely done in Cyprus wood...
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Early 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Softwood, Paint

Ancient American "Human Effigy" Stone Paint Pallet, Anasazi Culture 900 AD
Located in South Burlington, VT
Early American Pre-Historic Human Effigy Stone Paint Pallet, Anasazi culture 900 AD All stone carvings from America's Prehistoric southwest are scarce. The majority of known carved stones come from the Mimbres, Hohokam or Casas cultures. So examples of stone carvings from the Anasazi culture (circa 900–1300 AD) are rare especially human forms which are the rarest and some consider most desirable. This pallet is likely unique. The distinguishing characteristic of our paint pallet from the Anasazi culture is its creation from red sandstone- a material that was not used by the Mimbres, Hohokam or Casas cultures. Dimensions: 9.25 inches tall, 4.87 inches wide Quality: it exhibits no less than seven distinct pigment colors on the surface. The obverse has a distinctive head with three dimensional eyes and nose; there are four horizontal bands of color: red, white, dark red/white and black. The center of the pallet has a distinctive white pigment and the border is executed in both red and black. There are two well-defined legs, one red and the other black, which terminate in distinctive feet. On the reverse we find in the center seven clearly defined concentric painted rings, each a different color. Provenance: old New England collection Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our works of art come with our lifetime authenticity guarantee. Our gallery has been dealing in authentic Native...
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15th Century and Earlier American Antique Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Sandstone

Early American Plains Stone Buffalo Hunting Talisman
Located in South Burlington, VT
Native America Plains hand-carved and hand-painted stone Buffalo Hunting Talisman in the form of a buffalo hoof with human effigy head and tail , granite, 1800-1900 Dimensions: 12 inches high and 9.5 inches wide, Provenance: old mid west collection Hand-carved with great old paint and patina an authentic old work of art that is likely unique Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our works of art come with our lifetime authenticity guarantee. Our gallery has been dealing in authentic Native...
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19th Century American Antique Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Granite

Native American Hopi Hemis Large Wood Kachina Katsina Doll Totem Sculpture 1800s
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully hand-painted and decorated, monumental Native American Hopi Hemis Kachina Katsina doll/totem. Made from heavy wood this work features an elaborate headdress, called a t...
Category

Early 20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Yup'ik Museum Replica Clay Mask of a Lunar Spirit, Early 20th Century
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique Yup'ik Museum replica clay mask of a Lunar Tunghak Spirit, from Southwestern Alaska, early 20th Century, an oval clay mask that appears to have ...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Clay

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Carved Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A truly fascinating mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western & South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to the Inuit peoples, have a ...
Category

20th Century American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Natural Fiber, Wood, Paint

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Spirit Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western & South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to the Inuit peoples, have a long his...
Category

20th Century American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Natural Fiber, Wood, Paint

Yupik Yup'ik Native American Alaska Carved Polychrome Wood Anthropomorphic Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic mask by the Yup'ik (Yupik) aboriginal, indigenous people of South-Western and South Central Alaska. The Yup'ik people, who are related to the Inuit peoples, have a long history of ceremonial mask making. Yup'ik masks were originally and specifically designed by Shamans and made to be worn by these spiritual leaders in winter tribal dances and sacred ceremonies. Traditionally, the masks were destroyed or discarded after use in these ceremonies. Very few of these masks survived. After Christian contact in the late 19th century, masked dancing was suppressed and the tradition all but died out. As more outsiders settled in Alaska at the turn of the century, masks were made by the Yup'ik people to sell or trade for necessary goods. It is likely that this mask was created some years later for this purpose. In the 20th century, Yup'ik mask had a profound influence on many renowned surrealist artists including, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Leonora Carrington, Victor Brauner, and most notably Andre Breton who was an avid collector of Yup'ik masks. This fantastic anthropomorphic mask is carved of lighter wood, hand painted and decorated with pigment, and held together with natural fiber. A native bird can see seen attached to the smiling figure's chin. The mask is from a French collection. We were told that this mask, as well as others in the collection we have listed, was acquired originally in the 1950s-1960s in Alaska and the Yukon territory in Canada but as we have no way to verify or authenticate this. Please note we are listing the masks as decorative and not as actual tribal artifacts...
Category

20th Century American Hand-Painted Native American Objects

Materials

Natural Fiber, Wood, Paint

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