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)
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
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.
Burnish brown-ware with vertical spout and strap handle. Though these vessels were
mold made, extra care was given here to produce this sweet and naturalistic face.
His upper body is textured with smoothing…
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 finely made ceremonial Jadeite Celt. Classic Olmec carved facial features. Guiding
drill holes at the edges of the eye orbits and the bow shaped mouth. Nose and brow
are in relief and softened. The ears are straight tab type with drilled perforations.
Also, the body is marked with light incisions. In contrast…
Excellent Inca bronze tumi with full size Jaguar. This ceremonial knife has a short
thick handle and a rarer oval shaped Half-moon gilded blade. The finial has a very
detailed feline lying down on a rectangular platform. Mouth opened with teeth exposed.
Rare Scholarly Publication from the Society for American Archaeology. Complete Run
from Volumes 1 to 15 and Volumes 17 to 19. Massive lot of 72 back issued Journals.
Packed with articles and reports by professional archaeologists on all aspects of
Latin American archaeology and epigraphy…
Very unique and important Bi-point Native Copper Blade with gorgeous verdigris patina.
Kuntur Wasi - Chavin, San Pablo Province Peru c.800 - 550 BC. Length is 19.25"/48.89
cm. This impressive blade is like no other as to it's shape, size, composition and
engraving. Because of the uniqueness, an…
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A significant and scarce artifact from the Taino culture. Dominican Republic. Ca.
1250-1400 AD. Sat upon by a cacique (chief) in religious ceremonials. This intact
Duho is extremely rare and a most unique find. Sculpted from one solid piece of wood
and elaborately carved in the…
A charming miniature Capacocha Llama made of copper. Beautifully detailed offering
displaying unique bundles that suggests prosperity. Height is 1.25" / 3.175 cm…
A Pair of miniature Silver Inca Capacocha beautiful children. Made as offerings to
the mountain god. Excellent patina. Ca. 1400 AD. Boy Height is 1.25" / 3.17 cm. Girl
Height is .75” / 1.90 cm. Not offered Individually…
Attractive and large ceramic incensario. A broad shouldered naked male seated in
a frontal pose on a stool with a stepped base. Facial features are incredibly bold
and realistic. Wears traditional large disc ear plugs. The shallow…
A rare example of a very early Guangala figurine from Ecuador, circa 500 BC - 100
AD. This piece depicts a female with incised patterns that are indicative of jewelry,
clothing, and/or possible tattooing/ritual scarification. These figures are mostly
misrepresented as from the Machalilla Phase.
Lovely set of three Quail Doves flutes from the Chorotega culture, Costa Rica. Buff
with some burnished areas. Each flute is designed with two heads opposed top and
bottom. Four finger holes produce beautiful tones. Each has its own…
An exceptional Chancay funerary doll with false head. Finely made and unrivaled in
size. Composed of wrapped reed, sticks and vegetal fibers. Head is a wooden plank
painted red, eyes are diamond shaped in white with a separated attached nose in brown.