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.

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This deeply engraved bone idol is a Dignitary
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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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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.
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An excellent Inca copper Axe. Symmetric
in shape, having a T-form hafting base
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were produced for higher status
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PEIC-130 Inca Copper Axe ECBH-102 Set of 3 Bahia de Caraquez Figurines
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ECJM-113 Jamacoaque Shaman Mask PEWI-118 Tiwanaku Large Bone Stele
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Phase 6-8, Valdivian Stone Lime Receptacle (poporo) in the form of a human effigy. This container used Cal to activate coca and other hallucinogenic drugs…

Valdivian Stone Lime Container

Valdivia - Chorrera Ceremonial Feline Stone Mortar

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…

ECCH-109 Valdivia - Chorrera Ceremonial Feline Stone Mortar

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…

La Tolita / Tumaco Priest Head

ECLT-108 La Tolita / Tumaco Priest Head

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…

Manteno Effigy Jug

Ultra Rare and Choice stones. Isla de la Plata site Q7A1-??? Group Similar examples are shown in very limited published works. "Archaeological Investigations on the Island of La Plata, Ecuador" by…

Group of Chorrera Stones

ECCH-107 Group of Chorrera Stones

Elegant group of Chorrera figurines. These naturalistic forms reflect mastery in simplistic expressions. Each evoke harmony and realism. Punta Arenas region, Ecuador. 1800/300BC…

Group of Fine Chorrera Figurines

ECCH-106 Group of Chorrera Figurines

This magnificent 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…

Machalilla Effigy Vessel

ECMH-102 Machalilla Effigy Vessel

Elegant naturalistic Chone style Jamacoaque figurine. This individual sits on his buttocks, knees bent in front. He holds a round poporo (lime pot) in one hand and a spatula in the other. He wears a…

Chone Style Jamacoaque Shaman

ECJM-103 Chone Style Jamacoaque Shaman

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…

Inca Ceremonial Biface Silver Effigy

PEIC-108 Inca Ceremonial Biface Silver Effigy

Impressive standing nude women in coarse volcanic basalt stone. Holding her breasts as a sign of fertility. Central Highlands / Atlantic Watershed, Costa Rica, c.500-1000. In Fine condition. Measures 16" in height…

Atlantic Watershed Basalt Sculpture

CR-108 Costa Rican Standing Woman

Valdivian Phase 3 Conjoined twins. Unslipped light tan ceramic. Rare example. Two heads rising from the shoulders sharing a single body that tapers to a rounded stub. Arms in front come together under the breast.

Valdivian Conjoined “Venus” Twins

Narrio Ucuyaya Spondylus Figurine

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…

ECVA-135 Valdivia Stone Lime Container

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…

Chupicuaro Face Vessel

MXCO-115 Chupicuaro Face Vessel

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…

Valdivian Monolith Stone Block

ECVA-111 Valdivian Monolith Stone Block ECNR-104 Narrio Ucuyaya Shell Figurine

Large flat curved sandstone effigy. Well defined incised lines depicting eyes, arms and legs. Phase 8, 2100-1500 BC. Gray in color with Excellent mineral and sediment deposits throughout…

Large Valdivian Stone Effigy

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