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.
This handsome example is made of well finished fine-grained basalt stone. Embellished
with strong defined facial characteristics. Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica/Nicaragua.
A unique Ancestral stone from the Bahia culture, Ecuador. Ca. 500-500 A.D. Curved
tusk-like shape with anthropomorphic features incised on the front. Face has ovoid
eyes and mouth and a parallel sided nose. Valdivian flat plaques (Palmer Stone)
by contrast are similar…
Nicely carved false mummy head. Painted overall in red cinnabar or iron oxide. Facial
features are in relief. Eyes are incised white with black pupils. Four small cutouts
behind outer mask used
This excellent pre-colonial Inca kero is in an exceptional state of preservation.
Possibly Escallonia wood. Three registers with intricately carved geometrical patterns.
Centered are diamond shaped color filled pigmented resins with…
Beautiful in design, this is an unusual colossal cylinder seal. Stamps of this type
are usually found at around 2" tall. This massive cylinder is just under 6". Choice.
Manabi, Ecuador. 500BC - 500AD.- Take notice…
This classic Inca qero has the characteristic Inca form with slightly concave sides,
a flat base, and rounded rim. Decoration consists of three incised registers. Immediately
under the rim, a gorgeous painted register with images of 5 detailed Jaguars heads,
and 5 Suns with halos…
An elegant female ocarina. Expressive example with fine incised surface details.
Nice facial features, pierced nose and ears. Beautiful handling of the incised motifs
throughout the body. A whistle atop of the head with vent holes…
Bulbous body with wide mouth opening. Eyes are deeply embossed with all fins pronounced.
Burnished orange ceramic. Small area of surface erosion on cheek, otherwise is excellent
condition. A rare find.