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
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.
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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
and curved blade. Refined copper axes
were produced for higher status
individuals. Common utilitarian axes…
PEIC-130 Inca Copper Axe ECBH-102 Set of 3 Bahia de Caraquez Figurines
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Manteño Bone Finial

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…

ECMT-102 Manteño/Huancavilca Bone Finial

Valdivia Jaguar Amulet

A feline amulet from the Valdivia culture. Made from the important Spondylus Shell. Crouched Jaguar with geometric patterns throughout its body. Perforation to nose.

Nazca Plume

Orange colored parrot feathers braided with vegetable fibre. Presumably used by higher dignitaries as a fan or fashionable ornament…

Valdivian Stone Ceremonial Hacha

Finely made Valdivian Ceremonial Stone Hacha. Symmetric and high polished green stone. Custom display stand. Measures 6.25" (16.87cm) tall. 7" (17.78cm) mounted. Choice condition. Ecuador…

ECVA-103 Valdivian Stone Ceremonial Hacha

Inca "Caullama" Conopa with unusual Qocha

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…

PEIC-105 Inca "caullama" Conopa

Chupicuaro Vessel

A stunning and decorative vessel from the Guanajuato River Valley, Western Mexico. This piece is adorned with stylized geometric patterns in red on burnished cream. Globular base with double neck and  handles…

Large Pectoral Manteño Mask

Pectoral facial mask from the Manteño culture of Ecuador. Wears the iconic ear and nose ornaments and displays high rank from the engraved…

ECMT-106 Large Pectoral Manteño Mask

Quimbaya Female Retablo

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…

CBQB-103 Quimbaya Female Retablo

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…

Moche Seated Bound Pisoner

An extraordinarily and expressive wooden Moche III captive prisoner. Uniquely made from a piece of the Aphandra (mastodon palm) tree into a human Calero (lime container). The artisan no doubt had…

PEMC-105 Outstanding Moche/Mochica captive prisoner
The Qocha opening is smaller than the inside hole - See Images
CBTR-103 Tairona Double Chieftain Jar

Chone Style Jamacoaque Adolescent Female

A charming standing Jamacoaque adolescent. Adorned with traditional earrings, nose ring and necklace. She wears a heavily designed skirt and matching shoulder tattoos. Remnants of…

ECJM-102 Chone Style Jamacoaque Adolescent Female

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.

Valdivian Palmer Stone

ECVA-117 Valdivian Palmer Stone ECVA-137 Valdivia Shell Jaguar

Guanacaste-Nicoya Crocodile/Tlaloc Vessel

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…

Valdivian - Chorrera Ceremonial Monkey Mortar

ECCH-116 Valdivian - Chorrera Ceremonial Monkey Mortar

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…

Valdivian Monolith Stone

ECVA-138C Valdivian Monolith Stone MXCO-114 Chupicuaro Vessel CR-116 Guanacaste - Nicoya Crocodile/Tlaloc Vessel PENA-116 Nazca Plume