Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067930
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$1,425.00
A lovely anthropomorphic jar from El Angel, Carchi Province of Ecuador. It's double body form is simple yet captivating. Delicate facial features with incised criss-cross patterns on cheeks. Nice dendrite deposits throughout the vessel. Very rare piece from the Northern Sierra region of the Andes. 800-1200 AD. Choice condition. Measures 6” 15.24cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232610
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$3,820.00
An elegant and meticulously crafted ceramic plaque. Grater function is doubtful as insignificant wear on these objects has been observed. Our hypothesis is that these instruments were used for removing fish scales or used for ritual purposes. Red pigment on outer rim. Intact. Measures 9 1/2". Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 600BC/400AD. Also, this item has been published in Prima Dell America 4000 Anni Di Arte Precolombiana a Cura Di Giuliana Zanetti, pg.253...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1232608
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$1,645.00
Beautifully sculptured work of art in volcanic stone. Seated on a small platform in near choice condition. Front of both feet slightly damaged during antiquity. Guapiles region, Costa Rica. 1000/1500AD. Measures just under 5" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1066805
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$2,825.00
An ultra rare find. Burnished ceramic headrest with incised designs. Calderon, Manabi, Ecuador. 1800/300BC. Measures over 6" in length by 4" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1070006
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$2,850.00
Artistically crouched Sukia (medicine man) with pronounced jawline. Sculpted from volcanic basalt stone. Central Highlands / Atlantic Watershed, Costa Rica, c.1000-1500. In Fine condition. Measures 13 1/2" in hight.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1069086 (stock #BB-JM133)
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Only seen a vary small handful of these graters. One side is embellished with meticulously placed stones for grating and the other side is incised with a pictograph of what looks like a coatimundi masked fisherman with spear. Fish and other objects appear throughout. A great depiction of daily life from the Jamacoaque culture. Fine example. Manta region, Ecuador. 500 BC - 500 AD. Measures 6" in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1235701
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This transitional style Valdivia - Chorrera Jaguar mortar is in Very Fine condition and exceptionally rare. Outstanding open lapidary workmanship in an unusual green/yellow/black vein colored stone. Abstract in form - the exaggerated large head with an incised toothy open mouth. The body is also incised into quadrants. A deep mortar depression on top and four knob feet below. A delicate tail curled into a tight openwork spiral. Right front foot re-attached. Measures 10” in length...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232612
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$8,750.00
Elegant naturalistic Chone style Jamacoaque figurine. This individual sits on his buttocks, knees bent in front. He holds a round poporo (lime pot) in one hand and a spatula in the other. He wears a cloak over his chest and a long headdress on his head. The graceful flaps behind the ears of the figure on this vessel may refer to bird-men. Meticulously applied appliquéd over his apparels. He also wears earrings, nose ring and chin piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1069356 (stock #BB-MY131)
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$1,850.00
Excellent bone Mask Pendant. Probably carved out of a trophy skull. Expertly restored from several pieces. Rich dark patina. Appraised in 1982 by the late Lowell Collins (The Lowell Collins Gallery, Houston, Texas). Mexico. 300BC-300AD. Measures just under 3" tall. Will come mounted in a floating glass wooden case.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1066618 (stock #BB-VA101)
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$4,800.00
Valdivia 8 (Piquigua Phase) Ecuador. This double sided stone plaque in bas-relief with deeply excised carving and are said by many to stylized zoomorphic features and resemble an owl. We disagree, as they appear to be humanoid showing either appendages or articles of clothing. Sand Stone. Choice. Measures 9" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1074382 (stock #BB-JM114)
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$1,250.00
Superbly crafted Jamacoaque pectoral mask depicting a shaman in transformation, possibly into a dragon or other. Nicely detailed with crisply incised teeth, horns on the forehead and excellent paint throughout. Fine condition. Pepper tree bark (yellow) and ochre (green,red) used for coloring. Manabi region, Ecuador. 300 BC - 400 AD. Measures 3 1/2". Comes mounted on a stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1096643
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$3,850.00
Sculptured from volcanic stone, this artistic and larger sukia rests his elbows on his raised knees while smoking. Iconic in posture. Stable hairline fracture behind his right ear otherwise intact. Guapiles region, Costa Rica. 1000/1500AD. Measures 9.5" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1067738 (stock #BB-GG104)
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$5,450.00
Expressive example with fine incised surface details and partially burnished. Nice facial features, pierced nose and ears. Beautiful handling of the incised and painted, partially burnished surface with textile designs. A whistle atop head and with vent holes behind. A very sweet effigy. Guangala, Ecuador. 500BC-500AD. Measures 8 1/2" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1186372
Galeria Con-Tici
$4,450.00
This is an exceptional stone mortar of the Transition Style. Beautifully orchestrated spiral perforation on the tail. Stunning multi-color Serpentine stone. Valdivia region, Ecuador. 2000BC/300BC Measuring 6" long by 3 1/2" tall. Choice Condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232061
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$1,250.00
An all black face of beauty. Superb and larger than average size pectoral facial mask from the Manteño culture of Ecuador. Wears the iconic ear and nose ornaments and displays high rank from the engraved motifs surrounding the face. Measures 4.75" - 6.25" with stand.
Integration period 700-1534 AD. Manabi, Ecuador.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232611
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$1,255.00
A wonderful ceremonial pedestal bowl showing great detail. One side is decorated with a face of a human. The reverse is that of a large parrot face. Most likely used by a shaman in preparing hallucinogenic drugs. Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 300BC/300AD. Upper bowl has been reassembled from several pieces. Measures 6 1/2" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1084030
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$3,850.00
This rare and exceptional Manteño scale has withstood the elements of time. Beautiful bird motifs engraved on both sides of stone balance. Colorful and delicate intact textile scales. All original. Fine condition. Southern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 700-1534 AD. Measures over 20"/50.8 cm mounted.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1066936
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$10,850.00
Elegant group of naturalistic Chorrera figurines. These forms reflect mastery of proportion and expression. Each evoke harmony, realism in form. Punta Arenas region, Ecuador. 1800/300BC. Tallest piece measures over 5". Similar examples are shown on pg.57 "Ecuador" The Secret Art of Precolumbian Ecuador. Group