This deeply engraved bone idol is a Dignitary holding ritual objects. Surrounding the central figure are decorations of large bands of geometric shapes with small interlocking frets that progresses into the back..
An adorable set of four miniature assorted bowls. Black-on-red resist painted. Each distinctively designed. Deposits throughout surface with some rim chips and pitting...
A charming trio of small Bahia-type solid standing figurines. Each are sweet and
unique. The first wears an elaborate ear and nose ornaments. All measure over 4"
in height. Custom metal stand…
If you are searching for a book that ties together Andean mythology, Incan Historical Data and a new approach to those applications and relevancies into today, this book will impress you. Also available on
Superbly crafted Jamacoaque pectoral mask depicting a shaman in transformation, possibly into a dragon or other. Nicely detailed with crisply incised teeth, horns on the forehead and excellent paint throughout. Choice condition.
Atop of this copper tumi sits one of the most important deities in the Moche pantheon,
the great god of creation - Ai Apaec. God of the sky and mountain. Precursor to the
Inca god Viracocha. Superb detailed casting. Fearsome warrior face with hair of snakes.
Both arms and legs finials also detailed showing open mouth serpents. Verdigris patina
throughout. Northwest Peru 1-700 AD.
Uniquely fashioned 3 dimensional Chancay kupulwe or cradle board. Ultra rare to see
this type of depiction from the Chancay culture using the combination of these simple
materials. Laid upon a bed of reed slats, an unfired…
A very scarce copper tumi. This knife depicts a standing jaguar atop of a chachacoma
wooden grip. The Moche both worshiped the jaguar as well as feared its power and…
5-vol. set spans the centuries from the earliest civilizations of the Olmec, Maya,
and Chavin to the present day. The region is broadly defined to include South America,
Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the historical Spanish…
A beautiful and naturalistic head from the Classic period of La Tolita - Tumaco Culture.
Masterfully done using iconic gray ash enrich clay. Larger hollow fragmentary piece.
Hint of light white paint is visible over facial area...
An exceptional Nazca ceremonial club. One of the hardest items to come by intact
from this region with these outstanding features. The mace head is incised with a
figural Sun God. Silver surrounds the outer wooden shaft portraying a solar eclipse…
Superbly crafted Jamacoaque mask depicting a shaman in transformation, possibly into
a dragon. Nicely detailed with crisply incised teeth, horns on the forehead and good
paint throughout. Fine condition…
The Deer Dance ritual symbolized the important relationship between humans and the
balance of nature. This depiction is of a priest or medicine man (culandero) preparing
a participant (un iluminador) for the customary dance. Jaina's sculptor captures
beautiful details in this duet…
An extraordinary and charming pair of rarely seen Jamacoaque Rowers. Both poised
in a skillful SUP (stand up paddling) position. Minimally dressed in oversized loincloth,
wraparound headdress with large ear and nose ornaments. Nice remaining…
A handsome and superb pair of Mayan stone daggers. Bi-facially knapped with thin
handles and ridged sharp blades. Each of different colored chert. Blades are very
symmetric and well balanced to handle. Choice condition. Belize…
A fine set of large Moche Copper Tumis. Each ceremonial knife is crowned with a figurine
of a warrior wearing a combination of different battle ready garment with weapons
in hand. The detailing of these finials are impeccable…