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.
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.
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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.