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.
Beautifully sculptured work of art in volcanic stone. Seated on a small platform
in near choice condition. Front of both feet slightly damaged during antiquity. Guapiles
region, Costa Rica. 1000/…
Large hardcover 9.5” by 12” coffee table book. It organizes, for the first time,
an integral view of the ancient mastery of copper. Offers a brilliant display of
objects that have been well chosen by premiere authors to be artistic and informative,
as well as…
This three dimensional stage 2-3 Palmer Notched type is one of the rarest “Venus”
type pieces that one will ever come across. Wonderful emphasis on pure geometry in
style. Simple yet expressive. Her elongated headdress signifies her importance. The
abundance of Dendrites throughout…
A choice Los Esteros solid type standing figurine. Immense nose wearing a ring ornament
and applied large coffee bean eyes. Red pigment across top of head, cheeks, upper
and lower torso. Completely intact…
Very nice and rare Jamacoaque Headrest. Two pedestals support the incised platform
- single line with three holes on both ends. Faint orange slip still visible with
plenty of dendrites throughout. Lower…
Palmer Notched Incised. Carved stone figurine with face and legs indicated (notched).
This beautiful Formative period stone is orange in color due to the enriched iron
and magnesium matrix in which it was found. Deep incised carving creates this more
elaborate charming face...
A gorgeous Parrot from La Tolita culture, Ecuador. As with most clay pottery from
this culture, the detail and realism are always striking. This large bird is sitting
on top of a domed base posed with head turned, preening its feathers. Nice incised
detail over head and body…
A wonderful crocodilian ceramic vessel. 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 rows of bead shape appliqué
surround the upper and lower…
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
An extraordinary pair of carved bone tenons, most likely used as boundary markers.
This high elite is heavily embellished throughout his body in prototypical geometric
Guangala fashion. Stands with arms across the chest wearing a royal headdress. To
exemplify power, the Jaguar…
This lime container was made from a pear shaped gourd. Overall color is deep red
with simple black lines. Fragile yellow/brown cotton twine enwraps a piece of bark
paper around the neck with several attached seed pods. The calero was hung around
an individuals neck…