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The artist's vision is stimulated by the Minoans in Crete who venerated aquatic life, the Mayans who incorporated mythic tales of supernatural beings into ritual vessels. The pre-dynastic Egyptians who honored the flora and fauna of the Nile delta. The Pantheon of Gods and zoomorphic entities inspiring cults in Rome and the Middle East.

 

 POTTERY INSPIRED BY MESOAMERICAN AND PRE-COLUMBIAN EXAMPLES

Mayan, Aztec and Inca inspired pottery - ceramic art.

  Pre-Columbian ceramic arts are characterized by elaborate designs. The Central American Mayans illustrated tales from the Popol Vu narrative in Codex style (black and white), Polychrome vessels and raised relief designs. Further south the Inca's were known for portrait pottery, intricate spouts and bold geometric patterns. Many pieces here have black glazed interiors in deference to the Obsidian mirrors of these societies.

 

Jar with waterbird Ceramic Fine Art- based on a Mayan example. WATERBIRD  JAR – MAYAN
Stoneware 7 Ό” X 5 Ό”

Sculpted and incised decoration. Black glaze interior. Pelican?

Price: $275.00

 Vessel inspired by Moche portrait pottery-Fine Art Ceramics MOCHE PORTRAIT JUG
Stoneware 8” X 5 Ύ”

Joined shapes altered,  incised and sculpted decoration. Applied red clay slip, clear glaze interior.

Price: $235.00

Mayan motif jar with geometric designs-Ceramic Art Pottery   MAYA MOTIF JAR
Porcelain 4 3/8” X 3 Ύ”

Painted geometric decoration. Black glaze interior.

Price: $150.00

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Bowl with bird-eclipsed sun design based on a Mayan example. Fine Art Pottery

SUN-BIRD BOWL
Stoneware 2 Ύ” X 5 Ύ”

Bird and eclipsed sun design, clear over glaze, black glaze interior.

Price: $195.00

Highly decorated Art Pottery vessel with bird motif based on a Mayan example.

MAYAN CRANE DISH
Porcelain 2 ½” X 5 ½”

Crane - geometric decoration, black glazed interior floor.

Price: $215.00

Unique Ceramic Art Pottery piece with a Mayan water deity.

WATER BEING JAR
Stoneware 2 7/8” X 4”

Under glaze painted decoration. Black glazed interior.

Price: $125.00

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Mayan dish with Monkey and Peccary - Ceramic Fine Art Pottery

MONKEY - PECCARY  DISH
Porcelain  2 Ό” X 5 5/8”
Black and red painted design. Black glaze interior.

 
Price: $175.00

Salvadoran Fire God - Ceramic Art Pottery vessel based on ancient expample.

FIRE GOD VESSEL
Stoneware 7” X 6”

Two joined shapes with applied sculpted decoration. Salvadoran.

Price: $250.00

Portrait dish inspired by Guatemalan example - Ceramic Art Pottery.

GUATEMALAN FACE DISH
Stoneware 4” X 6”

Altered with applied, sculpted and incised decoration.  Clear glaze interior .

Price: $235.00

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Polychrome Mayan Vase - painted Parrot design - Fine Art Pottery. TWO PARROT VASE
Porcelain 5 5/8” X 2 7/8”


 Birds in flight motif. Black glaze interior.

 

 

Price: $225.00

Hero Twins as Cat Fish - Popol Vu myth - Fine Art Pottery piece. CAT FISH TWINS VASE
Porcelain 6 Ό” X 3”


Hero twins swim in the river of blood. Black glaze interior.

 

Price: $210.00

Bat motif vessel from Popol Vu myth - Ceramic Art Pottery piece. DEATH BATS VESSEL
Porcelain 4 Ό” X 3 3/8”


Hero twins as killer bats. Black glaze interior.

 

Price: $275.00

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Snake Lady Codex style vessel - Fine Art Pottery. Snake diety assists Lady's labour - Codex Art Pottery vessel. SNAKE LADY BRINGS FORTH THE SERPENT
Porcelain 4 ½” X 3 Ό”
Black and red painted decoration. Black glazed interior. Codex style scene.

Price: $350.00

Intricate Snake Lady image Codex style - Fine Art Pottery vessel. Mayan Serpent deity design - Codex Fine Art Ceramic piece. SNAKE LADY'S LABOR
Porcelain 5” X 3 Ό”
Black and red painted decoration. Black glazed interior. Codex style scene.

Price: $325.00

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Ceramic Fine Art Pottery - vessel - Chaac and Jaguar child. Rain god Chaac-death deity-Jaguar child - Fine Art Ceramic vessel. CHAAC SACRIFICES JAGUAR CHILD
Porcelain 5 1/8” X 3 Ύ”
Codex style scene. Black glazed interior.

Price: $335.00

Ceramic Art Pottery vessel - Mayan Double Serpent. Double Serpent - Fine Art Ceramic vessel - Mayan INVOKING THE DOUBLE SERPENT
Porcelain 3 7/8” X 3 3/8”

Codex style scene. Black glazed interior.

Price: $325.00

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Bird Deity honored - Mayan Fine Art Ceramic vessel. CRANE DEITY
Porcelain 3 Ό” X 4 5/8”
Polychrome painted decoration. Black glaze interior.

Price: $265.00

Ceramic Art Pottery vessel - Monkey Hunter - after Mayan example. MONKEY HUNTER
Porcelain 2 Ύ” X 4 “
Polychrome painted decoration. Black glaze interior.

Price: $260.00

Mayan Shell Deity - Fine Art Pottery Ceramic vessel. SHELL DEITY
Porcelain 2 ½” X 4 1/8”
Polychrome painted  decoration. Black glaze interior.

Price: $270.00

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Mayan Death Deity dances in the corn - Ceramic Art Pottery jar. 360 degree image - Mayan death dance - Fine Art Ceramic piece. DEATH AMONGST CORN STALKS
Porcelain 5 Ό” X 4 Ό”
Polychrome painted decoration. Black glaze interior.

Price: $350.00

 Two monkeys - Mayan - vessel - Ceramic Art Pottery Mayan 2 monkey vessel - Fine Art Ceramics - Pottery DOUBLE MONKEY
Porcelain 3 ½ “ X 4 3/8”
Polychrome painted decoration. Black glaze interior.

Price: $275.00

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 An interesting site that inspired many of the Mesoamerican works:  MAYAVASE.COM

 

 STUDIES IN MEDITERRANEAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN CERAMIC ARTS

Inspired by civilizations bordering the ancient sea who honored nature in their decorative arts. The people of Crete revered marine life, perhaps to appease forces controlling Tsunamis. Agrarian societies of the fertile crescent idolized the Bull, the Ram, the flora and fauna familiar to them.

 

Zoomorphic Assyriain beaker - Ceramic Art Pottery piece. ASSYRIAN BEAKER
Stoneware 5 ½” x 3 1/8”
Water bird, animal , motifs - clear glazed interior.


Price; $ 200.00

Bablyonian weeping antelope vase - Ceramic Fine Art Pottery piece.

BABYLONIAN JAR
Stoneware 4 ½” X 4 Ύ”
Weeping antelope - vegetation motifs, banded decoration - clear glazed interior.


Price; $165.00

Crete Minoan octopus motif vessel - Ceramic Art Pottery piece.

OCTOPUS VASE
Stoneware 4 Ύ” X 4 ½”
Painted octopus motif common in pottery of Crete. Clear glazed exterior.


Price; $ 165.00

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Mountain goat-geometric motif beaker - Fine Art Pottery vessel.

MOUNTAIN GOAT BEAKER
Stoneware  4 Ύ” X 4 Ό”

Geometric - zoomorphic  decoration. Clear glazed interior.


Price; $ 135.00

Long horned ram - Babylonian Ceramic Art Pottery small jar.

IRANIAN JAR
Porcelain 4” X 3 1/8”

Geometric - zoomorphic painted decoration. Black glaze interior.


Price; $125.00

Lily motif Fine Art Pottery vase inspired by a Greek example. GREEK LILY VASE
Stoneware 5 ½” X 4”
Under glaze painted decoration over black ground. Dark glazed interior.


Price; $ 225.00

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Pinax fish motif serving plate - Ceramic Art Pottery piece. GREEK FISH PLATTER
Porcelain 8 Ό” X Ύ”
“Pinax” or “Pinakion” serving dishes depicted a variety of seafood. Unglazed.


Price; $ 300.00

Fine Art Pottery pitcher - zoomorphic design - Kamare - Minoan KAMARE STYLE PITCHER
Stoneware 6” X 4 3/8”
Iron oxide surface, painted designs. Spout/handle implies a Rams head. Clear glaze interior.


Price; $250.00

Aquatic theme Fine Art Pottery jar inspired by Greek Minoan examples. KNOSSOS HANDLED JAR
Stoneware 5” X 4 Ύ”
Under sea creatures emerging from shells – Conch? Ox Blood glazed interior.


Price; $250.00

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Bird grooming bull - Minoan Art Pottery vessel.

“KRATER”HANDELED VESSEL
Stoneware 5” X 5 1/8”

Bird grooming bull, banding decoration.  Clear glazed interior.


Price; $ 265.00

Octopus design Fine Art Ceramic Jug inspired by Minoan examples.

STIRRUP HANDLED  JUG
Stoneware 5 ½” X 4 ½”

Octopus motif common in Minoan pottery. Clear glaze interior.


Price; $265.00

Pithoi style storage vessel Ceramic Art Pottery jar.

KNOSSOS  - PITHOI
Stoneware 6” X 3 ½”
Storage vessel, lug handles - incised banded decoration. Pale green glaze.


Price; $ 125.00

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CERAMIC ART PIECES INFLUENCED BY ANCIENT EGYPTIAN EXAMPLES 

Pottery - ceramic art based on Ancient Egypitan Pre-Dynastic thru Middle Kingdom examples.

 All life in Ancient Egypt depended on the Nile. A recurring theme favors the floral collars used for personal adornment. Pre -Dynastic scenes emulated flora and fauna of the delta marshes.  As distant factions united under one rule the blending mythologies produced a myriad of zoomorphic and human deities reflected in their pottery designs.

 

Ceramic Art Pottery Egyptian jar - Geometric decoration MIDDLE KINGDOM JAR
Stoneware 6 Ύ” X 3 Ό”


Geometric motifs. Clear glazed interior.

Price: $150.00

Bowl with human feet - Art Pottery piece after Ancient Egyptian examples. FOOTED BOWL
Stoneware 3 ½” X 3 ½”


Heiroglyphic symbol for offering.

Price: $135.00

Art Pottery delta scene pot - after Ancient Egyptian examples. PRE DYNASTIC POT
Stoneware 4 ½” X 6”


Delta scene, clear glazed interior.

Price: $165.00

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Egyptian long necked libation vessel - Fine Art Ceramic piece. COLLARED LIBATION VESSEL
Stoneware 9” X 4”
2 Joined shapes, floral collar motif, clear glaze interior.

Price: $155.00

Floral motif Egyptian jar with lid - Fine Art Pottery - long necked jar. TALL FLORAL JAR
Stoneware 8 ½” 3 Ύ”
Painted glaze decoration, clear glaze interior.

Price: $245.00

Egyptian long necked water vessel - Ceramic Art piece - Amarna style. AMARNA WATER JAR
Stoneware 11 ½” X 4”
3 Joined shapes, Painted glaze decoration, clear interior.

Price: $225.00

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Lotus theme Ceramic Art Pottery plate - after Ancient Egyptian pieces. MARSH SCENE PLATE
Porcelain ½” X 8 3/8”
Nile flora motifs, Faience glaze.

Price: $200.00

Egyptian Pre Dynastic style Fine Art Ceramic piece. WATERFOWL JAR
Stoneware 5 5/8” X 5 Ό”
Painted delta scene, clear glazed interior.

Price: $175.00

Painted floral geometric Egyptian Fine Art Pottery vessel. FLORAL MOTIF VASE
Stoneware 5 5/8” X 4 “
Painted geometric pattern, clear glazed interior.

Price: $200.00

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Egyptian Art Pottery Jar in the shape of Heart in heiroglyphics. HEART JAR
Stoneware 5” X 4 ½”
Hieroglyphic symbol for Heart.

Price: $150.00
 

Egyptian toiletry bottle Fine Art Ceramic Pottery. TOILETRY BOTTLE
Porcelain 3 ½” X 2 Ύ”
Incised hieroglyphs, Faience glaze.

Price: $125.00

Egyptian libation vessel - geometric decoration - Ceramic Art Pottery piece. GEOMETRIC LIBATION VESSEL
Stoneware 9 ½” 3 Ύ”
2 Joined shapes, painted glaze decoration, clear interior.

Price: $165.00

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Egyptian style jar with lid - geometric floral banding - Fine Art Pottery. FLORAL BANDED JAR
Stoneware 4 Ύ” X 3 Ύ”
Painted glaze motifs, clear glazed interior.

Price: $275.00

Lotus form Egyptian goblet - Ceramic Art Pottery piece. LOTUS FORM GOBLET
Porcelain 4 7/8” X 3 3/8”
2 Joined shapes, incised design, Faience glazed.

Price: $150.00

Fine Art Pottery Lotus cup inspired by Egyptian examples. LOTUS CUP
Porcelain 2 Ύ” X 2 Ύ”
Incised floral pattern, Faience glaze.

Price: $125.00

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Four sons of Osiris Canopic Jar Set - Ceramic Art Pottery Art Pottery Egyptian Canopic Jar Set. FOUR CANOPIC JAR SET
Stoneware  6 Ό” X 3 ½” – 9” X 3 Ύ”
Sculpted decorated lids, incised hieroglyph accents, red glazed interiors. Four sons of Osiris guarded the internal organs.

Price: $650.00

Golden Horus Canopic Jar - Fine Art Ceramic vessel. GOLDEN HORUS
Stoneware 7 ½” x 3 Ύ”
Metallic glaze surface with filled incised hieroglyph decoration.

Price: $275.00

 
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  Each piece has this mark on the underside, depicting the scarab Kephri, associated with creation. Some earlier pieces may be dated and impressed with a small scarab only.  If you have any questions or would like additional information about a specific object contact:  pottery@rameset.com

 

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