Cemeteries have discovered abstract lithic masks, of obvious religious causality. Each mask presents its own iconic character that impacts with individual personality.

The mouth and eyes are pierced. Eyebrows and nose in relief joined in a T-shape. Zig-Zag steps tattoos below his eyes down into his cheeks. Three small holes for fastening at the top. Catamarca region, Argentina. Condorhuasi-Alamito culture, ca. 500 B.C. - 250 A.D.


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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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An ultra rare find. Burnished ceramic headrest with incised designs. Calderon, Manabi, Ecuador. 1800/300BC. Measures over 6" in length by 4" in height…

Chorrera Incised Headrest

ECCH-104 Chorrera Incised Headrest

Costa Rican Seated Sukia

Beautifully sculptured work of art in volcanic stone. Seated on a small platform in near choice condition. Front of both feet slightly damaged during antiquity. Guapiles region, Costa Rica. 1000/…

CR-104 Costa Rican Seated Sukia

Large hardcover 9.5” by 12” coffee table book.  It organizes, for the first time, an integral view of the ancient mastery of copper. Offers a brilliant display of objects that have been well chosen by premiere authors to be artistic and informative, as well as…

Cobre - The Ancient Copper of Peru

This three dimensional stage 2-3 Palmer Notched type is one of the rarest “Venus” type pieces that one will ever come across. Wonderful emphasis on pure geometry in style. Simple yet expressive. Her elongated headdress signifies her importance. The abundance of Dendrites throughout…

Valdivian “Venus” Palmer Stone

ECVA-116 Valdivian Venus Princess Stone

Large Inca Bronze Weapon Blades

Set of two large and heavy Inca Bronze Axes with Sacred Owl "Tuco" - Rare. Cast bronze with half moon shape blade. Center hole in the thick haft base. Sacred Andean owl decorated on a single side...

Jamacoaque Headrest

Very nice and rare Jamacoaque Headrest. Two pedestals support the incised platform - single line with three holes on both ends. Faint orange slip still visible with plenty of dendrites throughout. Lower…

ECJM-114 Jamacoaque Headrest

Large Moche/Mochica Wooden Scepter

A Masterpiece of Mochica workmanship. This flawless wooden scepter was probably made for a heroic warrior chief for his achievements. Such a person was worthy of great respect. The intricacy of…

PEMC-104 Moche/Mochica Wooden Scepter

Large La Tolita Parrot

A gorgeous Parrot from La Tolita culture, Ecuador. As with most clay pottery from this culture, the detail and realism are always striking. This large bird is sitting on top of a domed base posed with head turned, preening its feathers. Nice incised detail over head and body…

ECLT-112 Large La Tolita Parrot

Large Chancay Mummy Bundle Mask

An excellent and robust Chancay Mummy Bundle Mask. Made from the Alder tree with uniformly applied red cinnabar. Wears a traditional and colorful headband made of Camelid fibers with a superb…

PECH-106 Chancay Mummy Bundle Mask

Guanacaste Incensario

A wonderful crocodilian ceramic vessel. 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 rows of bead shape appliqué surround the upper and lower…

Nicoya Tigrillo Teeth, Stone and Shell Choker

A gorgeous colorful short choker from Costa Rica. Centered light colored tube stone surrounded by six Tigrillo canines on both sides (twelve in all). All separated by green Jadeite stones and brilliant orange Spondylus shells

CR-112 Nicoya Teeth, Stone and Shell Choker

Guangala Bone Boundary Markers

An extraordinary pair of carved bone tenons, most likely used as boundary markers. This high elite is heavily embellished throughout his body in prototypical geometric Guangala fashion. Stands with arms across the chest wearing a royal headdress. To exemplify power, the Jaguar…

CR-114 Guanacaste Incensario

This lime container was made from a pear shaped gourd. Overall color is deep red with simple black lines. Fragile yellow/brown cotton twine enwraps a piece of bark paper around the neck with several attached seed pods. The calero was hung around an individuals neck…

Tairona Poporo - Calero

CBTR-105 Tairona Poporo (Calero)
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ECIN-143 Inca Bronze Axe Weapon Blades

Olmecoid Axe God

Beautifully carved in low relief with fine curvilinear incising. Highly polished. Drilled pits for eyes, smaller pits in the corners of the mouth with abbreviated square tongue. Nose is triangular with scroll nose ornaments...

Impressive Inca Aryballo with Chimu influence. Attractive and well defined. Each squarish quadrant has embossed stylistic birds incorporated on the upper half with tiny raised dot elements in the contrasting background.

Inca Black Aryballo

PEIC-128 Inca Black Aryball Urpus
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