A very rare “Elites” false head bundle from the Nazca-Huari period. This remarkable
mummy face mask head is comprised of Totoro Reed stuffed within a woven cotton gauze.
Small individual vibrant orange colored feathers are attached to the front creating
the face. Nose bundle is in relief with black feathers being applied for contrast.
Eyes and mouth are made from copper sheet and sewn in. The crown is composed of two
sections. The lower headband is a woven textile with colorful zoomorphic imagery...
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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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. A hardbound CIRAM Scientific Analysts report is provided.
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.
Unique Ancestral stones from the Bahia culture, Ecuador. Ca. 500-500 A.D. Curved
tusk-like shape with anthropomorphic features incised on the front. Faces have 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…
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…
This gorgeous small Inca Plate has a bird head handle. A common shallow vessel type
used among the elites to serve small portions of delicacies. Orange-ware decorated
with black, red and white polychrome paint. The imagery in the interior of the dish
is divided into two registers…
Cemeteries have discovered abstract lithic masks, of obvious religious causality.
Each mask presents its own iconic character that impacts with individual personality.
Green Stone. Circular lips in relief, like the nose and eyebrows that are joined
in a T-shape…