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..
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.
An Exceptional Manteño Bone Finial of Pachacamac "The Creator". This superb carving
expressively insinuates supreme status. High probability of this being made for an
extremely high ranked or important individual. Use of bone was very spiritual and
a highly valued…
A large Inca Caullama Stone Conopa in the form of a heavy fleeced Suri Alpaca. An
unusual deep “Torus shaped” qocha (reservoir) ground into back. Passed down in generations
from father to the eldest son. Used in…
A Chimu lord participating in a ceremonial feast. Expressive standalone carving.
Wears a large tethered headdress. Facial features are exaggerated. Eyes are wide
as if in a hallucinogenic state. Measures 15.5"/39.37 cm …
A large and heavy solid unburnished buff slab figure from the Quimbaya culture, Caldas
complex. Rarer seated female with extended forward down arms and legs, both adorned
with incised bands painted in white. Rectangular shaped head with faint…
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Tairona Joined Chieftain Jar
A sophisticated and important ceremonial vessel from the Tairona Culture. This unique
"Joined Chieftain Jar" represents a unity or marriage between a leading male and
female dignitary. The vessels are well tethered by a single strap…
A charming standing Jamacoaque adolescent. Adorned with traditional earrings, nose
ring and necklace. She wears a heavily designed skirt and matching shoulder tattoos.
Stage 2 Palmer Notched Incised. Carved stone figurine with face and legs indicated
(notched). This Formative culture represents the earliest known appearance of this
form of artistic expression in the New World. Similar examples in Ancient Ecuador
- Culture, Clay and Creativity 3000-300 B.C.
Large fine reptilian style effigy jar from the Nicoya Region of Costa Rica. 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...
Exceptional granulite stone mortar. This superbly made mortar is in the shape of
a monkey. Linear design on both top and sides…
Valdivia 8 (Piquigua Phase) Atahualpa site Ecuador. Succeeds the Palmar Incised type.
Ultra Rare near choice stone. Monolith Limestone block in bas-relief embellished
with deep, wide excised carvings on all six sides. Four rectangular sides and two
square top and bottom…