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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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The Sacred Valley of the Incas: Myths and Symbols
Original intact wooden handle with
copper Tumi.  Very scarce. The grip
is carved with a standing Jaguar finial.
The handle shows subtle color de-
viation suggesting it was bound...
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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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.
PEMC-102 Moche Jaguar Tumi
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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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PEWI-115 Tiwanaku Bone

Valdivia - Machalilla Venus

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…

Nicoya Teeth, Stone and Shell Chocker

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…

Costa Rican Smoking Sukia

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…

CR-107 Costa Rican Smoking Sukia

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.

Valdivian Palmer Stone Effigy - Green

Huari Copper Mace Head

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…

PEWI-106 Huari Copper Mace Head

Chimu Stone Balance Scale

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…

PECM-107 Chimu Stone Scale CR-112 Nicoya Teeth, Stone and Shell Choker
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ECMH-104  Rare - Machalilla Venus Figurine

Inca Braided Hair Headdress

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…

PEIC-104 Inca Braided Hair Headdress

Valdivian Ceremonial Stone

Wonderful large ceremonial hacha from The Valdivian culture, Ecuador. Gorgeous green diorite stone. Highly polished.

These extraordinary large stone axes were symbolic and interred as payment to mother earth...

Classic Monte Alto Head

Another fine example from the classic period of La Tolita Monte Alto Culture. Masterfully sculpted head using iconic ash enrich pottery to produce their wonderful pieces. Highly adorned with…

ECLT-103 Classic Monte Alto Head

Jamacoaque Solid Copper Nose Rings

A rare set of Jamacoaque personal nose ornaments. These items are unique and seldom exhibited. Made of solid copper and are very heavy. Because of their weight…

Tiwanaku Silver Tupu

Beautiful  piece of Tiwanaku art. Tupu pin in silver worn by a higher status noblewomen. Used to fasten cloaks worn around their shoulders, also served as Andean jewelry…

Chancay Cuchimilco

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…

Tiwanaku Elaborate Bone

PEIC-111 Tiwanaku Silver Tupu PECH-109 Chancay Cuchimilco ECVA-102 Valdivian Ceremonial Hacha

Assortment - Inca

This group of Inca artifacts is made up of a medium sized polychrome Aryballo, Wooden Kero and a Pair of Copper Effigies…Offered Individually

Page 1261 PEWI-121 Elaborate Tiwanaku Bone

Taino Duho and Inhalers

A Cacique’s set of Inhalers and Duho. The duho is made of traditional hard Guayacan with linear modeling carved on top surface. Measures 11”/27.94 cm. The inhalers measure 5”/12.7 cm and 4”/10.16 cm…

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