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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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Large Chancay Kupulwe Litter

Uniquely fashioned 3 dimensional Chancay kupulwe or cradle board. Ultra rare to see this type of depiction from the Chancay culture using the combination of these simple materials. Laid upon a bed of reed slats, an unfired…

PECH-104 Chancay Kupulwe with Ceramic Doll

Moche Jaguar Tumi with Original Wooden Handle

A very scarce copper tumi. This knife depicts a standing jaguar atop of a chachacoma wooden grip. The Moche both worshiped the jaguar as well as feared its power and…

PEMC-102 Moche Jaguar Tumi

5-vol. set spans the centuries from the earliest civilizations of the Olmec, Maya, and Chavin to the present day. The region is broadly defined to include South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the historical Spanish…

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

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. Hint of light white paint is visible over facial area...

Classic La Tolita - Tumaco Monte Alto Head

ECLT-102 Classic La Tolita Monte Alto Head

An exceptional Nazca ceremonial club. One of the hardest items to come by intact from this region with these outstanding features. The mace head is incised with a figural Sun God. Silver surrounds the outer wooden shaft portraying a solar eclipse…

Nazca Stone Mace with Silver Moon Inlay

Large jaguar-man head in transformation. A symbol of force. High ash deposit clay. Modeled with finely placed applique. Monte Alto region, Ecuador - Columbia. 100 B.C.-500 A.D.

La Tolita Shamanistic Jaguar Head

ECLT-104 La Tolita Shamanistic Jaguar Head

Jaguar crouched atop a geometric pattern platform. Sculpted from a large thick shell core…

Valdivia Large Shell Amulet

ECVA-136 Valdivia Large Shell Jaguar

Superbly crafted Jamacoaque mask depicting a shaman in transformation, possibly into a dragon. Nicely detailed with crisply incised teeth, horns on the forehead and good paint throughout. Fine condition…

Jamacoaque Shaman Mask

ECJM-113 Jamacoaque Shaman Mask

The Deer Dance ritual symbolized the important relationship between humans and the balance of nature. This depiction is of a priest or medicine man (culandero) preparing a participant (un iluminador) for the customary dance. Jaina's sculptor captures beautiful details in this duet…

Maya Jaina Dance of the Deer

Jamacoaque Rowers

An extraordinary and charming pair of rarely seen Jamacoaque Rowers. Both poised in a skillful SUP (stand up paddling) position. Minimally dressed in oversized loincloth, wraparound headdress with large ear and nose ornaments. Nice remaining…

ECJM-115 Jamacoaque Rowers MTMY-106 Maya Jaina Dance of the Deer Page 1025 Contact

A handsome and superb pair of Mayan stone daggers. Bi-facially knapped with thin handles and ridged sharp blades. Each of different colored chert. Blades are very symmetric and well balanced to handle. Choice condition. Belize…

Mayan Stone Daggers

MTMY-104 Mayan Stone Daggers

Set of Moche Tumis

A fine set of large Moche Copper Tumis. Each ceremonial knife is crowned with a figurine of a warrior wearing a combination of different battle ready garment with weapons in hand. The detailing of these finials are impeccable…

Large Chancay Wood Staff

Carved hardwood pole staff having a double human head finial wearing a large, tall plume. Some remaining red facial pigment. Scattered stable age splits, normal overall surface weathering…

PEMC-107 Moche Tumis PECH-111 Chancay Wood Staff

Inca Bronze Weapons

A pair of heavy ornamental bronze circular axe blades with irregular form. Cast and hammered on the cutting edge. One having a crescent shaped blade with pointed prongs and a triple supporting hafting base with two holes. The other is a half-moon shaped blade engraved with geometric designs on both sides…

Valdivian Abstract Stone

Phase 4-5. Center male cross (Chakana Inception) coupled by boldly cut twin headed serpents unifying. Large light gray sandstone with dendrites and mineral deposits throughout.

ECVA-134 Valdivia Abstract Stone PEIC-131 Inca - Inka Bronze Weapons