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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1800 item #1277778 (stock #LS201415)
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$1800.00
This extremely rare 2 3/4" fishhook is made with the original metal barb and with the original cordage. Being such a perishable material, I have never seen another. It was found in the Pacific Northwest.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1267819 (stock #LS201414)
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This extremely rare 22K gold stingray is from Costa Rica, Sitio Conte area, Cocle Province. It is very solid and wearable with suspension loops on the back. It dates to 500AD-1000AD. It is 3 1/4" across at its widest point. All my gold items have been examined by a forensic laboratory specializing in pre-Columbian gold and declared authentic. All are from old collections that I purchased over 25 years ago for which I still have the original receipts.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1266771 (stock #LS201413)
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This beautiful frog is made from near solid gold, testing at 22K. It is a very small 7/8" and with the front feet being loops for suspension. It is certainly WEARABLE. It is from Veraguas, Panama C500AD-100AD. It is in PERFECT MINT condition. Frogs were a common depiction in pre-Columbian goldware. The following quoted from GOLDWORK AND SHAMANISM by Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff, may be of interest, "...batrachians have three very special qualitites that distinquish them from other animals. First...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1266040 (stock #LS201412)
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$8000.00
This fabulous carved tablet has been attributed to the Chavin culture, Peru and has been dated to 600BC-300BC. It depicts in shallow relief an anthropomorphic zoomorphic figure squatting upon a double bar. Exotic birds, snakes, saurian beasts and fantastical creatures are depicted in a transformational environment. The entire design is bi-symmetrical. Two pairs of holes have been drilled 1/5th from the top of the tablet...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1265619 (stock #LS201411)
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This outstanding 22K gold scorpion is from Costa Rica, Diquis subregion. It dates to 500AD-1000AD. It is 1 3/4 inches long. The tail is curved back over the body. There are loops on the back so it is very wearable. Solid. Flawless.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1265095 (stock #LS201410)
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This extremely rare 22K gold shark effigy pendant is 1 1/2" long. It is from the Sitio Conte area, Cocle Province, Costa Rica. It dates to 500AD-1000AD. Very solid and wearable.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1262869 (stock #LS20149)
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This fantastic gold shaman is 1 1/4". It is near pure gold testing at 22K. It is from Veraguas, Panama and dates to C500-1100AD. It depicts a shaman performing a trance-like dance while shaking rattle-gourds. It is the perfect size for wearing and has a large original suspension loop on the back. This is a marvelous example of the pre-Columbian goldsmith's art, a true MASTERPIECE. I particularily like the size and the beautiful warm yellow gold tone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1261796 (stock #LS20148)
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This Chavin 23-24K pure gold hammered pendant or nose ornament depicts the Chavin Monster/Dragon swallowing some poor sap whole with his head sticking out of the monster's mouth and blood spurting out of the top of his head. It is paper thin and 1 5/8" in diameter. This grizzly macabre scene is a true piece of pre-Columbian art. It has been verbally authenticated by a forensic laboratory specializing in pre-Columbian gold that uses 10 steps to pass authentication...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1257679 (stock #LS20147)
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This ultra-rare pre-Columbian shell carving is 2 1/4" and has two suspension holes. The shell is translucent and shows beautiful patina. The holes are correct. It has the characteristics of being from the Nayarit culture c.200 BC- 200 AD. The figure appears to be holding a mace weapon similar to the Spiro Mounds type. The figure is wearing an elaborate necklace and ear spools...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1240322 (stock #LS20146)
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$8000.00
I purchased this extraordinary Buffalo Style shell death mask/gorget on 3-31-94. It has a superb provenance, having been in three previous "Who's Who in Indian Relics" collections going back to the name of the original finder. It is the most elaborately decorated gorget I have seen. It has weeping eyes, speech marks, tattoos on forehead and chin and a hairline. It is 5 1/2" long. It was found in 1960 at the Tellico Site in Monroe County, Tennessee...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1240267 (stock #LS20145)
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This Costa Rican jade axe god is a whopping 8 3/4" long. It is made from true jadeite that is nicely translucent. It is female which is extremely rare in this genre. It is finely and deeply carved. It is the best axe god I have ever had.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1240263 (stock #LS20144)
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$3800.00
If you own the finest Columbia River gem point collection, this will be your centerpiece. It is the only AUTHENTICATED PRECIOUS FIRE OPAL POINT FROM THE COLUMBIA RIVER KNOWN TO EXIST. This opal point was found in 1955 at the foot of Hart Mountain, Crump Lake area, Oregon, by Bob Rock, in the presence of the late Carroll Howe which I confirmed with a telephone call to Carroll. Carroll wrote four books on northwest material...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre AD 1000 item #1240141 (stock #LS20143)
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This extremely rare Spiro Mound green slate pendant is 3 1/8" in diameter and is from Eastern Oklahoma dating to the Mississipian Period. The incised motifs are two antler-headed panther rattlesnakes with weeping/forked eye, four hands with eye in the palm and a central stylized eye...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1239993 (stock #LS20142)
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$500.00
This unique 3-pronged bone tool is probably a comb, but could be some type of fish or crawdad spear or even a fork. It was found at a Ft. Ancient site in Washington County, Kentucky on private property. One prong was broken off in antiquity and glued back on. This is the most unusual bone piece I have ever seen. It was obviously carved with stone tools. It is nicely polished with great patination. It dates to the Mississipian Period around 1000AD.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1238530 (stock #LS20141)
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This extremely rare Olmec jade crawling baby was found in close proximity to my other jade figure 1181241 and may have been made by the same master carver. The jade is identical as well. It is 2" inches long. Purchased together, they will make a superb investment.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1209967 (stock #LS138)
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This Taino engraved bone pendant has spectacular patina showing off its antiquity. It is 3 1/4" long. The holes are correct. The skull depiction is mesmerizing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1208668 (stock #LS7137)
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This beautiful crescent pick bannerstone is 3". It is in perfect condition with no damage or nicks anywhere. The hole and drilling is correct. It is made from gorgeous concentric green and black banded slate. It was found in Ohio and is from a famous collection. Please e-mail for details.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1197548 (stock #LS20136)
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This incredible Olmec standing figure is 5 1/4 inches high (13.5cm) and 2 inches wide (5cm). It is made from beautiful opaque Olmec blue jade. The right arm was broken off in ancient times. The figure is represented in the back as transforming into a bird, with the back of the head, ears, and upper strap muscles of the figure's back forming the image of the head, eyes, and beak. It has incised iconography on the front and back. Please refer to my other Olmec standing figure LS20127 which is 8 3/...