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)
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…