This nice dual image with monkey on top is made from albite. It is from Copan. It is 1" tall and is from the Keith Finello collection. It is drilled on the top for suspension. It dates to the Classic Mayan period C300-900AD.
This Olmec "spoon" is 1 1/4" X 3/4" and is made from translucent fuchsite. It is generally accepted that these served as trays from which shamans inhaled hallucinogenic snuff. This piece is from the famous Keith Finello collection and dates to C900-600BC.
This extremely rare Olmec deformed fetus is described in the book “The Olmec World Ritual and Rulership”. A very similar one is pictured on page 55. Carolyn E. Tate from Texas Tech University, who wrote this chapter, stated only 18 such figurines were known to her. It is 1 1/2" long and made from Olmec blue translucent true jadeite, specific gravity tested. It has suspension holes in the back, making it wearable. It dates to 900BC-600BC. It is from the famous Keith Finello collection. It ha ...click for details
This is an extremely interesting artifact. It has quadruple imagery. The figures almost resemble a northwest totem. There is a different image when you turn the face upside down. There is also double imagery to the faces on the side. The same face is repeated at both ends of the stick. A lot of thought and work went into this beauty. The paint is very bold and strong. It is extremely well patinated. Carved from wood, it is 14 1/2" long. It has some stress cracking of the wood and both tips ...click for details
This is a very unusual artifact. It is bone that has been covered with 22K hammered gold. It is 8" long. It is either a pectoral or perhaps a nose ornament. The bone is broken near the center, but is completely covered by the gold. It is from La Tolita, Ecuador C500BC-500AD. This piece was found with a gold death mask in a tomb. It was found lying next to the mask and was part of the mask. The two were separated. The mask sold for $75,000. It is from the Ken Klassen collection, Bogota.
This fine frame of engraved bone is from Tiahuanaco, Bolivia. I purchased them on 12-12-94 and have the original documentation. The long bone on the left depicts two figures seated facing each other in some sort of exchange. The other four bone pieces depict authority figures wearing elaborate headdresses. The long bone on the right has been broken and glued back together. The bone on the top center is drilled laterally for suspension. The longest bone is 7 1/2" and the shortest is 2 1/2&qu ...click for details
This whopping point is 4 7/8" long and 2 1/4" wide. Lar Hothem calls it a 1st stage St. Charles Dovetail. Tom Davis authenticated it as a Lost Lake, G-9. It is made from semi-translucent high quality burlington chert. It has excellent mineralization and patination. It was found near St. Louis, Missouri. It is pictured in Who's Who, John A. Atkins, Volume 8, page 8 and 234. It is also pictured in Lar Hothem's Midwest Artifacts III.
This beautiful Olmecoid true light green translucent jade (specific gravity tested at 1.66) axe-god is 3 3/4" long and 1 1/4" wide. The back shows no evidence of modern repolish. This piece is ex. Keith Finello. Authenticated by a forensic laboratory, Orenda Labs. Comes with a custom made gold-plated cage so it can be worn. Please view my video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVv0z3Bhvr4
This fine Roman Bone figural carving is a plaque of Hygieia. She is holding a phiale and draped in a garment, C100BC-100AD is 4 3/8" high and 1 1/4" wide. It has a yellowed patina and has been repaired across the neck area which is common.