A very rare “Elites” false head bundle from the Nazca-Huari period. This remarkable mummy face mask head is comprised of Totoro Reed stuffed within a woven cotton gauze. Small individual vibrant orange colored feathers are attached to the front creating the face. Nose bundle is in relief with black feathers being applied for contrast. Eyes and mouth are made from copper sheet and sewn in. The crown is composed of two sections. The lower headband is a woven textile with colorful zoomorphic imagery...

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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..
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
artistic piece…

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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An exceptional were-jaguar mask.
Made from the favored jade stone. This mask
is considered to be a shaman in the midst of
transformation. Notable for its characteristic
upraised upper lip, bifurcated tongue, curved
fangs and cleft forehead. The Olmec God.
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PEWI-118 Tiwanaku Large Bone Stele
This second book in the Yale University
Publications in Anthropology series
dedicated to the Machu Picchu collections
Recovered early in the twentieth century
from Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham…
ECBH-102 Set of 3 Bahia de Caraquez Figurines
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MXOM-115 Olmec Were-Jaguar Mask MXMA-122 Mezcala Axe God Stone Figure MXCO-133C Teotihuacan Ceramic Mask
A very fine molded pottery mask in typical
Teotihuacan fashion. Realistic facial features.
Traditional triangular face with wide forehead.
Remnants of painted headband...
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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…

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

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

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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Ultra Rare and Choice stones. Isla de la Plata site. Similar examples are shown in very limited published works. "Archaeological Investigations on the Island of La Plata, Ecuador" by…

Group of Chorrera/Bahai Stones

ECCH-107 Group of Chorrera Stones

Quimbaya Female Retablo

A large and heavy solid unburnished buff slab figure from the Quimbaya culture, Caldas complex. Rarer seated female with extended forward down arms and legs, both adorned with incised bands painted in white. Rectangular shaped head with faint…

CBQB-103 Quimbaya Female Retablo

Condorhuasi Burial Stone Mask

CDHS-113C Condorhuasi Burial Rain Mask

Cemeteries have discovered abstract lithic masks, of obvious religious causality. Each mask presents its own iconic character that impacts with individual personality. Green Stone. Circular lips in relief, like the nose and eyebrows that are joined in a T-shape…

A fine Mayan stone dagger. Bi-facially knapped with thin handle and ridged sharp blades. Marbleized Gray blue chert. Dagger is very symmetric with well balance to …

Mayan Stone Dagger

MTMY-107 Mayan Stone Dagger

Elegant group of Chorrera figurines. These naturalistic forms reflect mastery in simplistic expressions. Each evoke harmony and realism. Punta Arenas region, Ecuador. 1800/300BC…

Group of Fine Chorrera Figurines

ECCH-106 Group of Chorrera Figurines ECBH-105 Bahia Female Whistling Vessel