The Sacred Valley of the Incas: Myths and Symbols
This example is fully detailed with excellent
coloring. Large head with appliqué eyes.
Elongated body with two dorsal, two
pectoral, two anal and a caudal fin. The
scales are incised post-firing...
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.

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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.
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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...
ECLT-102 Classic La Tolita Monte Alto Head ECBH-102 Set of 3 Bahia de Caraquez Figurines
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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.

Beautifully published in a large coffee bookCobre del Antiguo Peru - The Copper of Ancient Peru”. Pg. 370, 371; plate 52/53/54  

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The World of Spirits in Pre-Columbian Ecuador

An elegant 17th century house on Cuenca Street in the historic center of Quito, long known as the Casa del Alabado (the House of Praise), is today an important museum of the same name. The Casa del…

The World of Spirits in Pre-Columbian Ecuador

Rare late Inca vessel is in the form of a Criollo bull (Costeño con Cuernos). These robust cattle were brought in by the Spanish during the conquest of the Americas during the 16th century. Today, these type ceramics figures are replicated and called…

Inca Criollo Bull

Valdivian Transitional Palmer Stones - Set

Two Formative Period Palmer stones. Each sample type showing the progression involving the creation of the first human effigy in the Western Hemisphere...

Chimu/Inca Miniature Vessels

Delightful set of five miniature amphoras from the north central coast of Peru. Sizes range from 6cm to 15.24cm. Chimu/Inca. 1000-1532AD. Ex Hendrik Klinkenbergh Collection…

PEIC-102 Chimu/Inca Miniature Vessels

Wari Staffed Sun God Beaker - Rare

A splendid double sided Wari (Huari) Staffed Sun God beaker. Relief sculpted out of a dark hard wood. The figure represents the Sun God by the rays projecting out of his head. Open arms holding staffs that are finalized with severed trophy heads…

PEWI-104 Wari Staffed Sun God Beaker

Jamacoaque Female Figurine

A handsome female figurine displaying a large coffer on her lap. The offering shows three handles on top and horizontal slats on front. She wears a skirt and an elaborate headdress with long side flaps meeting her shoulders, all trimmed in green…

ECJM-116 Jamacoaque Female Figurine

This unique war Sling was well constructed and made of twisted human hair and braided with Llama wool. Common huaracas were generally made with more elaborate complex braids using multiple contrast colored Llama wool. One could…

Tairona Zoomorphic Vessel

This zoomorphic effigy vessel is made of fine brown-ware. Its execution in form is sharp and well defined. Four mammiform legs support an open winged bat in flight. The body is chambered with a center wide spout. Its large upturned boxy head is detailed with pointed ears, nose…

Impressive Inca Aryballo with Chimu influence. Attractive and well defined. Each squarish quadrant has embossed stylistic birds incorporated on the upper half, all with textured contrasting…

Inca Black Aryballo

Moche “Symbolic Erotic Scene” Tumi

This piece is one of two being offered from a prized collection published in Cobre del Antiguo Peru - The Copper of Ancient Peru. Highly sought by specialist and collectors. p. 384; plate 70.

PEIC-119 Inca Warriors Huaraca (Waraka)

Inca Warriors Huaraca

Excellent set of Chorrera Pectoral Shells (Melongena Patula). The Larger has a centered inverted openwork triangle and the smaller is incised with a single vertical line running down the center. Both re-strung individually with modern knotted hemp twine.  Larger pectoral…

Chorrera Pectoral Shells

ECCH-118 Chorrera Pectoral Shells

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Chancay Jaguar Vessel

PECH-103 Chancay Jaguar Vessel

Costa Rican Bird Whistles

Lovely set of three Quail Doves flutes from the Chorotega culture, Costa Rica. Buff with some burnished areas. Each flute is designed with two heads opposed top and bottom. Four finger holes produce beautiful tones. Each has its own…

CR-113 Costa Rican Bird Whistles

Ceramic plaque in form of a leaf. Front surface is carved rough. Border is smooth with red pigment. It has been theorized that these objects were used to grate Yucca tubular, but this function is doubtful as…

La Tolita / Tumaco Ceramic Plaque

ECLT-107 La Tolita / Tumaco Ichtyomorphic Grater

Valdivian Phase 2 Flat Palmer Stone. Made from fine sand stone. Carefully incised anthropomorphic features covering the front. Back is adorned with parallel etchings representing hair. This Formative culture represents the earliest known appearance of this form…  

Valdivian Palmer Stone

ECVA-119 Valdivia Palmer Stone CBTR-106 Tairona Zoomorphic Vessel PEIC-122 Inca Criollo Vessel PEIC-128 Inca Black Aryball Urpus Moche Erotic Scene Tumi ECVA-125 Valdivian Transitional Stones