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
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…
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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.
This is an exceptional stone mortar of the Transition Style. Beautifully orchestrated
spiral perforation on the tail. Stunning multi-color Serpentine stone. Valdivia region,
Ecuador. 2000BC/300BC Measuring…
Expressive example of a warrior or priest with fine details, almond eyes, naturalistic
nose and cheeks with coca. Ornate ear spool remains. The Tumaco culture of Colombia
developed in conjunction…
An anthropomorphic jar with gradual step increase to lower bulbous body. Well detailed
sculpted face - punched out from interior. Expression shows warrior with clinched
teeth. Excellent yellow ochre pigment. Large traditional head garment…
This magnificent rare specimen is one of the first hollow molded human forms made
in the Americas. Rich tan burnished ceramic vessel effigy with corporal decoration.
Machalilla region, Ecuador. 2000-1000 B.C.
Beautifully adorned double sided silver effigy. Typical these pieces are found in
male/female pairs and are commonly naked but could be clothed if were in extreme
environmental conditions such as, snow…
Standing nude women in rough volcanic coarse basalt stone. The figure stands firmly
on her wide feet. She supports her breasts with both hands as a sign of fertility.
The figure is carved in the round. Her long straight hair falls to her waist Measures
16" in height…
An exceedingly rare and adorable "Ucuyaya" (grandfather or ancestor in native quichua)
from Cerro Narrio, province of Cañar. Made from the important Spondylus shell which
shows clear relationships with contemporary societies of…
Unique terracotta vessel with a crescent shape body. Narrow flared spout with a very
distinguished and carefully rendered face. This masterpiece has an overall reddish-brown
slip and the features are molded into…
Valdivia 8 (Piquigua Phase) Atahualpa site Ecuador. Ultra Rare near choice stone.
Monolith stone block in bas-relief embellished with deep excised carvings on all
six sides. Succeeds the Palmar Incised type…
Ceramic plaque in form of a leaf. Front surface is carved rough. Border is smooth
with red pigment. Published in “Prima Dell’ America”. It has been theorized that
these objects were used to grate Yucca tubular, but this function is doubtful as…