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 world.


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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
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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A Jamacoaque warrior figure in a seated
position. Wears head gear, decorated chest
guard/tunic and loin cloth. Bans around both
hands and Legs. Coloration is nice.
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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ECJM-123 Jamacoaque Seated Warrior 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
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Michoacan Large Effigy Vessel

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…

Valdivian Phase 2 Palmer Stone

Valdivian Phase 2 Rounded Palmer Stone. Made from course Volcanic stone. Carefully incised anthropomorphic features covering the front. Measures 3.75" in height 1.5” width.

Loma Alta, Ecuador Ca 2500 BC - 2200 BC…

A superb Bahia hollow figure from Ecuador - La Plata Hueco Type. Depicts a standing female with hands held to her mid-section. She is wearing a long skirt decorated with incised and painted designs…

Bahia de Caraquez Figurine

Gorgeous and impressive amphora. Faded negative resist black geometric decoration on a cream background with red-brown geometric decorative painted highlights. Scattered areas of mineral…

Large Nariño Amphora

CBNR-102 Large Nariño Amphora

An important Pututu Shell Waylla Kepa.  This marine shell (rare) trumpet was used by the early Andeans to partake in ceremonial announcements, calls to arms and/or to communicate with the supernatural forces. Mouthpiece made of Silver…

Pre-Inca Shell  Trumpet Horn

Artistically crouched Sukia (medicine man) with pronounced jawline. Sculpted from volcanic basalt stone. Central Highlands / Atlantic Watershed, Costa Rica, c.1000-1500. In Fine condition…

Costa Rican Seated Sukia Sculpture

CR-106 Costa Rican Seated Sukia Sculpture

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…

Mayan Skull Bone Mask

Colima Female Flat Figure

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…

Set of 3 Bahia de Caraquez Figurines

A charming trio of small Bahia-type solid standing figurines. Each are sweet and unique. The first wears an elaborate ear and nose ornaments. Applied decorative elements and nice physical features…

Inca Copper Knife

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…

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Tiwanaku limestone celt. Axe head has a carved double stylized jaguar finial with perforated loop type bodies. Half open type hafting shaft on the reverse with rounded blade edge…

Tiwanaku Stone Celt

PEIC-114 Inca Copper Knife Page 1260

Inca Bronze Jaguar Tumi

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. Eyes, ears…

Vicus Copper Axe “Ai Apec”

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.

ECBH-102 Set of 3 Bahia de Caraquez Figurines PEVI-141 Vicus Copper Axe

Rare - Inca Quipu

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. According to Harvard University's Quipu Data Base Project, there are approximately 600 Quipus in existence ...

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Tiwanaku Stone Idol

A fine Tiwanaku sandstone idol. Body is stout with deeply incised quadratic face and body features. Hands are held at center and high. Wears a full ceremonial garb with banded headdress.

PEWI-119 Tiwanaku Stone Idol
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