Guanacaste Costa Rican Incensario
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A wonderful Potosi Applique with crocodilian effigy. This ritual incense burner has a top cover finalized with a portrayal of an aggressive spiny Caiman. Three rows of exaggerated pointed scutes crowns his elongated head. Two double ring banning appliqué surround the upper and matching lower section. White and red colors faintly appear near the eyes and legs. Lower bowl has vertical stripes in light yellow. Overall  body is heavily textured.

Greater Nicoya region, Costa Rica, 500 - 1350 AD (Period V-VI)


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The Sacred Valley of the Incas: Myths and Symbols
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…  

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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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An excellent Inca copper Axe. Symmetric
in shape, having a T-form hafting base
and curved blade. Refined copper axes
were produced for higher status
individuals. Common utilitarian axes…
PEIC-130 Inca Copper Axe ECBH-102 Set of 3 Bahia de Caraquez Figurines
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ECJM-113 Jamacoaque Shaman Mask PEWI-118 Tiwanaku Large Bone Stele
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Recovered early in the twentieth century
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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

Post contact. Rare late Inca vessel 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...

Set of Quimbaya Spindle and Whorls

An attractive set of ancient tools for weavers. Large robust Spindle and Whorls from the Quimbaya region of Columbia. Sizes range from 10.5”/26.67 cm to 12”/30.48 cm.

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 and well constructed war Sling is 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

Published 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

A large Chancay weaver’s basket made of woven rush. Personal assortment of tools which include numerous painted wooden spindles, metal and clay whorls, several small bundles of colorful yarn with a piece of textile, cotton, a cactus thorn comb…

Large Chancay Weaver’s Basket

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. Published in “Prima Dell’ America”. It has been theorized that these objects were used to grate Yucca tubular, but this function is doubtful as…

Published La Tolita / Tumaco Ceramic Plaque

ECLT-107 La Tolita / Tumaco Ichtyomorphic Grater

A fine Valdivian Phase 2-3 Effigy. Made of sandstone. Measures 7.75”/19.68 cm. Deep incised anthropomorphic features covering the front…

Valdivian 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 CBQB-105 Quimbaya Spindles and Whorls PECH-125 Chancay Weavers Basket ECVA-142 Valdivia Palmer Stone