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 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 beautiful jadeite bead necklace is attributed to the Preclassic period 400BC-200AD from Guerrero, Mexico. It is about 22" long when opened and laid flat. It is a very wearable piece. It has been restrung for modern wear. This is a very scarce necklace with fine beads.
This Mayan poison bottle dated to the Classic Mayan period C300AD-600AD. It is 2 1/4" tall and has no repairs or restoration. It was found in Peten, Guatemala. It is from the well known Willard Leutze collection.
This is a pre-Columbian ceramic head, Preclassic, C-200BC-200AD. It is from Guatemala. It is hollow blackware. The head has a beard and open penetrating eyes and top-knot. It is 2 5/8" long. It is Ex. Leutze collection.