This superlative pear-shaped polychrome ceramic vessel has two protruding crocodile
heads with a beautiful complex painted motif that stands on hollow rattle tripod
legs. Openwork mouth prominently exposes his upper and lower teeth. A ritual imagery
of Tlaloc is decorated between the upper and lower geometric designs. Buff Tan slip,
burnished, with black and orange-red paint.
The powerful crocodile prevailed in design schemes at an earlier period. The added
human or deity face on this vessel makes it very unique as both symbols are associated
simultaneously with the rains, fertility and life giver.
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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
A well executed bone talisman. Portraying a dignitary holding ritual feasting objects. Stylized with inter- locking Frets pattern on lower half. This engraved idol resembles the Ponce Stela at Tiwanaku.
A solid Venus figurine from the Machalilla culture, Ecuador. Supersedes in form,
the modeled figurines of terminal Valdivian “Venus” types. Coffee bean eyes and salient
nose. Light red pigment stripes on face and legs, possible indication of tattooing…
A gorgeous colorful short choker from Costa Rica. Centered light colored tube stone
surrounded by six Tigrillo canines on both sides (twelve in all). All separated by
green Jadeite stones and brilliant orange Spondylus shells…
Sculptured from volcanic stone, this artistic and larger sukia rests his elbows on
his raised knees while smoking. Iconic in posture. Stable hairline fracture behind
his right ear otherwise intact. Guapiles…
Valdivian Phase 2-3 Palmer Stone. Incised anthropomorphic features covering the front.
Light green colored polished stone. Dendrites spotting and mineral deposits throughout.
Measures 5.43"/13,79 cm.
This six pointed bronze mace head is very stout and has a unique isosceles trapezoid
shape. One end is larger than the other. Heavy and adequately size to produce a very
damaging weapon. Excellent condition with nice patina. Measures…
This rare and exceptional Chimu scale has withstood the elements of time. Beautiful
zoomorphic motifs engraved on both sides of a thin stone plaque balance. Colorful
and delicate intact textile scales. All original. Fine…
This extremely scarce ritual hair piece was a garment produced by a class called
the "Chosen Women". They were to be worn by a priest during religious ceremonies
to call forth the vital forces of nature…
A wonderful large Chancay Cuchimilco Female Figure. Hollowed ceramic earthenware.
Body is nice and uniform. Usually found in tombs of the nobility to ward off bad
spirits. Measures 23.25”…
A large Tiwanaku Llama Bone engraved with an array of beautiful elaborate iconography.
The main dignitary portrays Viracocha holding ritual feasting objects. Above his
head are two seated highly ranked individuals in ceremony. Lower portion is heavily
stylized with zoomorphic imagery and…