Cemeteries have discovered abstract lithic masks, of obvious religious causality. Each mask presents its own iconic character that impacts with individual personality.

The mouth and eyes are pierced. Eyebrows and nose in relief joined in a T-shape. Zig-Zag steps tattoos below his eyes down into his cheeks. Three small holes for fastening at the top. Catamarca region, Argentina. Condorhuasi-Alamito culture, ca. 500 B.C. - 250 A.D.


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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..
A fine symmetric Mezcala anthropomorphic
axe god figure. Type M-8. Carved from grey
Metadiorite stone. Incised features and details
indicated by grooving. Very nice abstract and
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A Jamacoaque warrior figure in a seated
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guard/tunic and loin cloth. Bans around both
hands and Legs. Coloration is nice.
A finely carved were-jaguar mask.
Made from the favored jade stone. This mask
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ECJM-123 Jamacoaque Seated Warrior PEWI-118 Tiwanaku Large Bone Stele
This second book in the Yale University
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Recovered early in the twentieth century
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MXOM-115 Olmec Were-Jaguar Mask MXMA-122 Mezcala Axe God Stone Figure
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Cemeteries have discovered abstract lithic masks, of obvious religious causality. Each mask presents its own iconic character that impacts with individual personality. Circular lips in relief, like the nose and eyebrows that are joined in a T-shape…

Condorhuasi Burial Rain Mask

Portrayed in this rattling vessel, the Mayan Bat God called "Camazotz". Inhabited in Xibalba - the god of darkness, violence and sacrifice…

Mayan Camazotz Rattle Vessel

MTMY-102 Mayan Rattle Vessel

Post contact. Consigned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art A set of ceremonial Chicha drinking bowls from the Altiplano area of Bolivia. Nicely patinated. Each produced from a single piece of wood. Both contain a pair of yoked animals centered in the middle with side carved handle/straps…

Tiwanaku / Aymara Tinka Vessels

Royal Chimu/Inca Ear Plugs

A choice pair of silver plated Chimu-Inca ear-spools. Anthropo-zoomorphic repousse decorations surround the center ring. Outer parameter consists of eternity symbols...

PEIC-113 Royal Inca Silver Plugs

Narino Human-Effigy Ceremonial Clyster Tube

This representation of a nude male may be linked to agricultural, field-fertility rites. Nice geometric patterns on the lower half of vessel. Black and red on cream resist paint…

Quimbaya Champlevé Incensario Bowl

Superb example of meticulous Quimbayan workmanship in red ware pottery. Deep cut away in champlevé (chip-carving) technique on outer surface. Ample mineral deposit throughout. No repairs…

CBQB-102 Quimbaya Champlevé Incensario Bowl

Bahia Female Whistling Vessel

Gorgeous vessel of an unclothed Bahian woman. Adorned with a necklace, ear plugs and nose ring. Functional whistle. Restored. Measures 21 cm. Manabi region, Ecuador 500 BC - 500 AD. Outstanding…

Chancay Death Mask

A large funerary mask from the Chancay culture, ca. 900 - 1470 AD. Central Coast Peru. Made from the softer Alder tree. 3 dimensional integrated face/head panel and neck…

Chimu Copper Ornaments

Shaped and hammered copper sheet with perforation holes for attachment. Central half-moon shaped backflap segmented in three pieces. Four separate double headed Jaguar repousse motif focalized…

Valdivian Stone Plaque


Beautifully sized Valdivian sand stone plaque. Bas-relief with deeply incised carvings. Calcium Carbonate incrustations throughout. Chebe Region, Ecuador. Phase 8. Fine Condition. Measures…

Large Chancay Staff

A hansom and  large Chancay Staff. Made from a light wood (Alder tree) that measures 21" in length. Iconic homogeneous face finial. Strong brow, nose and sculpted chin. Eyes are carved…

PECH-107 Large Chancay Burial Staff

Chorrera Female Figure

Solid standing adolescent female figurine. Buff. Body is admirably robust. She wears a short tunic and small circular ear spools. Globular head garb is painted red. Measures over 6.25”/15.87 cm…

Published Manteño Parrot Shell Mortar

A wonderful Manteño shell mortar in the shape of a parakeet. This adorable miniature mortar was de-accessioned from the collection of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC (inventory 67.12.12). Published in the book “The Pre-Columbian Collection…

ECMT-111 Manteño Parakeet Shell Mortar

Chorrera Belly Bowl

ECCH-102 Chorrera Belly Bowl

An Excellent Chorrera supine effigy vessel with Cerro Narrio style modeling. Commonly named "belly bowl" as having a collared rim central opening. Head, arms and mammiform legs are punched out from…

Published Moche “Ai Apaec” Copper Tumi

Exceptional copper Tumi of  “Ai Apaec”.  Beautifully published in a large coffee table book “Cobre - The Copper of Ancient Peru”. Fearsome warrior face with hair of snakes. Serpent head arms, legs…

PEMC-110 Moche Ai Apaec Tumi
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