This superlative pear-shaped polychrome ceramic vessel has two protruding crocodile
heads with a beautiful complex painted motif that stands on hollow rattle tripod
legs. Openwork mouth prominently exposes his upper and lower teeth. A ritual imagery
of Tlaloc is decorated between the upper and lower geometric designs. Buff Tan slip,
burnished, with black and orange-red paint.
The powerful crocodile prevailed in design schemes at an earlier period. The added
human or deity face on this vessel makes it very unique as both symbols are associated
simultaneously with the rains, fertility and life giver.
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.
Blackware vessels displaying incised decorations form an important subgroup of Tiwanaku
pottery and are classified as fine "Classic" ceramics. This open vessel has a feline/puma
head, flat bottom and tail-handle in rear.
An excellent globular effigy vessel from the Michoacan culture, Mexico. Ca. 100 B.C.
- 250 A.D. Stands over 10" in height. Cream paint over highly burnished red slip.
A sweet rectangular face on extended rim with arms painted in front. An additional
representation of a bird…
Heart-shaped bone mask with black surface in front and back Front outward surface
has sgraffito lines cut through to a gray surface. Checkerboard design headdress.
Black eyeband and nose with rectangular slits for eyes…
A gorgeous Colima flat nude figure. Facial features are well define and strong. She
wears a strapped head garment which goes down her back, pierced ear ornaments and
a woven sash across her shoulders. This figure exhibits nice symmetry. Also, the
abundance of root marks…
A choice Machalilla Female solid figurine. One of the most rarest pieces to surface
completely intact. Supersedes in form, the modeled figurines of terminal Valdivian
“Venus” types. Coffee bean eyes and salient nose. Light orange clay with…
A fancy Inca Copper blade. Cast and hammered on the cutting edge. Total blade is
formed in detail of a fisherman with his catch, riding on a Totora or Cattail reed
boat. Step design appears on the bottom back end…
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.
An outstanding decorated anthropomorphic blade. Made of copper in traditional Vicús
fashion. Symbolic in material, technique and form. Head is depicting the fierce god
- Ai Apec. Detail casting with shell embellishments for eyes and teeth.