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
A Jamacoaque warrior figure in a seated position. Wears head gear, decorated chest guard/tunic and loin cloth. Bans around both hands and Legs. Coloration is nice.
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…
Chimu silver tweezers. Hammered sheet shaped into a bird. Suspension hole along
the bottom fold…
Impressive Inca Aryballo with Chimu influence. Attractive and well defined. Each
squarish quadrant has embossed stylistic birds incorporated on the upper half with
tiny raised dot elements in the contrasting background.
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…
A pair of rare child's leather sandals. Thick twisted cotton used for straps. Pin
mounted in vintage wood and acrylic display.
Fine Ancestral stones idols from the Bahia culture, Ecuador. Ca. 500-500 A.D. Curved
tusk-like shape with anthropomorphic features incised on the front. Faces have ovoid
eyes, mouth and a parallel sided nose. Horizontal band(s) on top of the head. Long
slender arms to their sides with hands slightly elevated to the chest. Found both
on the Island of La Plata and in habitation sites on the mainland. Many of these
figurines were buried upright in small shallow holes exposing only their heads. Indication
of offerings or part of some kind of ritual.
Ref: Pia Hahn, Institute of Archaeology; Dorse, Field Museum; Ecuador, Betty J.
Meggers; Pre-Columbian Art of South America, Lapiner