The Andean corded communication system. The cord’s composition, ply, length, end
treatment, and color were all significant factors in the quipu’s use and meaning.
This enigma is made of Cotton. Composed of a thicker, 32"/81.28 cm long Primary cord.
It contains 65 pedant cords alternating in segmented tan and brown colors. Each pendant
varies in length with strategically placed differing type knots representing numeric
values. According to Harvard University's Quipu Data Base Project, there are approximately
600 Quipus in existence in museum, university and private collections around the
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 well executed bone talisman. Portraying a dignitary holding ritual feasting objects. Stylized with inter- locking Frets pattern on lower half. This engraved idol resembles the Ponce Stela at Tiwanaku.
A solid Venus figurine from the Machalilla culture, Ecuador. Supersedes in form,
the modeled figurines of terminal Valdivian “Venus” types. Coffee bean eyes and salient
nose. Light red pigment stripes on face and legs, possible indication of tattooing…
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…
Very large globular vessel from the Piartal cultural complex. Ca. 750 A.D.-1250 A.D.
Highland Nariño region. This rare important olla is decorated with symbols of authority.
Resist black painted curved canes and spot elements integrated…
On the threshold between two traditions, the new Teotihuacan style emerges. A wealth
of details such as an overall naturalistic triangulation of the face with proportional
forehead. Sunken almond shaped eyes, fleshy nostrils with better defined nasal labial
This six pointed bronze mace head is very stout and has a unique isosceles trapezoid
shape. One end is larger than the other. Heavy and adequately size to produce a very
damaging weapon. Excellent condition with nice patina. Measures…
This rare and exceptional Chimu scale has withstood the elements of time. Beautiful
zoomorphic motifs engraved on both sides of a thin stone plaque balance. Colorful
and delicate intact textile scales. All original. Fine…
This extremely scarce ritual hair piece was a garment produced by a class called
the "Chosen Women". They were to be worn by a priest during religious ceremonies
to call forth the vital forces of nature…
A wonderful large Chancay Cuchimilco Female Figure. Hollowed ceramic earthenware.
Body is nice and uniform. Usually found in tombs of the nobility to ward off bad
spirits. Measures 23.25”…
A large Tiwanaku Llama Bone engraved with an array of beautiful elaborate iconography.
The main dignitary portrays Viracocha holding ritual feasting objects. Above his
head are two seated highly ranked individuals in ceremony. Lower portion is heavily
stylized with zoomorphic imagery and…
A heavy ornamental bronze circular axe blade. Cast and hammered on the cutting edge.
Half-moon shaped blade with single support hafting base. Engraved with a series of
Jaguar/Puma design on one side and a full face on the other…
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…
An excellent carved stone portrait head with chachapuma headdress. Nice incised facial
features. Head is crowned with an aggressive feline. Hind legs are finalized with
avian heads. Side ear flaps are also highly decorated with motifs...