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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1298053 (stock #LS201509)
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$350.00
This limestone cement image of Quetzalcoatl was found by the famous Dr. Allen Heflin in September of 1954 and is so inscribed on the bottom. It still has its original obsidian eyes. It is 4" long. It is badly weathered, but the features are easily recognizable although the camera did not pick them up fully. It dates to 100BC-200AD. This is an extremely rare piece. I have not seen another.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1292306 (stock #LS201508)
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$2000.00
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 #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 #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 #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. 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...
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...
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...
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137780 (stock #LS201210)
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$8000.00
This extremely rare standing Olmec figure is 3" long and 1 1/2" wide at the shoulders. It is made from true jadeite that is semi-translucent at the right arm and shoulder. It is drilled in the back of the neck for suspension. It has a prominent navel. Please view my youtube video at http://youtu.be/8OFs-mik7ZI
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137602 (stock #LS20129)
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This Olmec maskette is made from chloromelanite jadeite and dates to 1200-600BC. It measures 2 1/2" long, 2" wide and 1" deep. Half is imperial green jade and half is imperial blue jade. It was authenticated by Dr. Frank Preusser who has more than 35 years of experience in the scientific examination of works of art and historical and archaeological artifacts. He was the chief scientist at the Doerner Institute in Munich and the Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. He has consulted for UNESCO, t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137417 (stock #LS20128)
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This extraordinarily rare Olmec necklace has 57 beads all made from Imperial green true jadeite. All are highly translucent except 4 small beads. It measures 30" when strung open from end to end. It has been restrung in modern times. I have never seen nor heard of pre-Columbian imperial jadeite of this quality. There is only one other imperial jadeite necklace that is in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia museum. Please e-mail me for a photo of that necklace. The longest bead is 2" and the centr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137397 (stock #LS20127)
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This extremely rare and stunning museum quality Olmec standing figure is made from beautiful Olmec blue true jadeite. It is opague. It measures a whopping 8 3/8" long and 2 1/2" at the shoulders. The head is just shy of 3". It dates from 1200-600BC. It is the definition of Olmec classic with the elongated head and were-jaquar mouth. It has incising along the chest, left leg and left cheek. The back is quite unusual and rare in that the head shows the figure in transformation into an avian form. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1124335 (stock #LS20122)
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$800.00
These are five extremely rare copper skull bells/pendants that were found in an elite tomb at Monte Alban, Oaxaca in 1936. Each bell in about 1/2". They date to 1000-1500AD. Copper was mined largely from Guerrero. No cleaning or restoration, exactly as found. A must have for any pre-Columbian metallurgy collection.