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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1292306 (stock #LS201508)
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$3000.00
This Olmec translucent jade figure is 1 7/8" long. The bottom was broken off in antiquity which allows one to peer into its ancient patina and jade composition and also keeps the price affordable. The drill hole is original which is important as it is the best place to look at for authenticity. I had a jeweler install a modern 14K gold loop so I could wear it. It has excellent provenance which goes to the buyer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1291556 (stock #LS201505)
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I have seen and collected many bird celts and axe-gods over the years. This one ranks near the top for the type. The quality of the carving is extraordinary and the jade material is wonderfully colorful. It is 3/5/8" long. It is from the Las Mercedes, Linea Vieja area. The blade is narrowed as well as deeply cut back at the waistline. The eyes are marked by drill pits set in a broad groove. A pair of knobs on the head resemble the local great horned owl...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1181241 (stock #LS20134)
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This extremely rare miniature Olmec Jade standing figure is 2" tall. It is made from the finest quality completely translucent jade with the color being evenly distributed throughout. It stands alone on its tiny feet attesting to the great detail of perfect balance and to its authenticity. Small figures such as this are harder to make than the larger ones and are much more scarce.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137945 (stock #LS201213)
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This extraordinarily rare Olmec Jade dagger or possible bloodletter was found together with the below quartz dagger and are being sold together as a pair. I have them listed separately so I can show six pictures of each. This piece is 4 1/2" long. The little Olmec man on the top is only 1 1/4". You can imagine the amount of work that went into creating and carving this miniature little man using only abrasion. Sculptures such as these are every much of a marvel as the great Olmec heads and the i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137943 (stock #LS201212)
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This extraordinarily rare Olmec Quartz dagger or possible bloodletter was found together with the above jade dagger and are being sold together as a pair. I have them listed separately so I can show six pictures of each. It was made from a long quartz crystal of gem quality with no inclusions and ground to shape. This piece is 5 1/2" long. This Olmec artifact is of the finest workmanship and material. The effigy is in a classic Olmec pose. The artifact was in four pieces and glued back together ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137788 (stock #LS201211)
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$2000.00
This beautiful Olmec bead is made from true jadeite and is 3" long. The jade is opaque. It has the classic Olmec face incised into the side. The hole does not go all the way through, but is drilled at both ends with two holes for suspension. A very rare find.