Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1068804 (stock #BB-MY108)
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$1,250.00
Portrayed in this rattling vessel, the Mayan Bat God called "Camazotz". Inhabited in Xibalba - the god of darkness, violence and sacrifice. Measure just under 7" in height. One leg reattached and small amounts of rim loss. Fine example. Mexico, 250 AD - 900AD.
Ex. Sotherby's.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1066929 (stock #BB-MM211)
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$10,800.00
This magnificent specimen is one of the first hollow molded human forms made in the Americas. Rich tan burnished ceramic vessel effigy with corporal decoration. Machalilla region, Ecuador. 2000/1000BC. Stands at 7 1/2" tall. Similar example is shown on pg.52 "Ecuador" The Secret Art of Precolumbian Ecuador
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067968 (stock #BB-GG105)
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Hold - Pedestal just under 4" by 5" in height.
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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067965 (stock #BB-CR103)
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$1,875.00
Handsome whistling vessel that stands on three tear-shaped legs, manioc tubers or perhaps sweet potatoes, bridge handle on top in the form of an extended monkey. Geometric markings decorate the vessel's legs. The cream colored terracotta item whistles through the spout. It is in excellent shape with minor restoration to the legs. Chorrera, Ecuador. 1000-500BC. Over 7" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1092090
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$1,250.00
Another fine example from the classic period of La Tolita Monte Alto Culture. Masterfully sculpted head using iconic ash enrich pottery to produce their wonderful pieces. Highly adorned with head dress, ear plugs, nose rings and cheeks with coca. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 200BC/90AD. Measures 5 1/2" in height. Similar examples are seen in "Tumaco 1000 ans D'art Precolombien".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1195952
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$1,245.00
A superb Frog vessel from the Late Formative period of Ecuador. Well made highly polished vessel with two very mystical frogs projecting on both ends. Choice condition. Measures 7" (17.78cm) across by 5.5" (13.97cm) tall.
Guayas Basin, Ecuador 1800-300 BC.
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 : 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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1236249
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$1,685.00
A gorgeous Parrot from La Tolita culture, Ecuador. As with most clay pottery from this culture, the detail and realism are always striking. This large bird is sitting on top of a domed base, posed with head turned, preening its feathers. Nice incised detail over head and body. Made using a volcanic grainy clay. Reassembled and restored. Esmeraldas region. 300 BC - 100 AD. Measures an impressive 9" in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1071580
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This outstanding double figural vessel, illustrates an erotic scene that may have served ritual purposes and not common in Ecuadorian archaeology. Probably made as a votive offering. Shows traces of post-fired paint. Northern Manabi region, Ecuador. 500BC-500AD. Measures over 8" in height by 10" in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067737 (stock #BB-JM102)
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Superb example of a naturalistic Elder Jamacoaque warrior. Posed holding a spatula and poporo (lime vessel) as if preparing for battle. Finely applied - head garment, ear rings, nose, chin and cheek plugs, bracelets and chest plate. Excellent post fired coloring. This figure served as a tomb guardian amidst other offerings that would have accompanied the dead in burial. The mythical attributes of costume are symbols in a communication system between humans and deities in life and in death...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1195268
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$1,835.00
A charming standing Jamacoaque adolescent. Adorned with traditional earrings, nose ring and necklace. She wears a heavily designed skirt and matching shoulder tattoos. Remnants of pale green pigment are still present on surface. Restored. Measuring 6.75" (17.14cm) in height.
Manabi region, Ecuador. 500BC/500AD.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067973 (stock #BB-JM109)
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$1,250.00
Choice condition. The function of Pre-Columbian seals has long been a matter of debate. They were not used to stamp clay like Near Eastern seals. The lack of evidence in the archaeological record led various researchers to suggest that these seals could have been used for body painting, decorating ceramics, bark or textiles, or sculpting sand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1197582
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$1,685.00
A sweet Colima Coatimundi Vessel. Beautifully molded with typical robust body, coffee bean eyes with playful features. Incised triangular motifs surrounding the neck of the vessel. Nice mineral deposits. Measures 4.25" (10.75cm) tall by 7" (17.78cm) long. Western Coast, Mexico. 100 BC - 200 AD.
Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1068808 (stock #BB-JM111)
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$925.00
Fine and rare roller pin type sello. Deeply impressed geometric designs. The function of Pre-Columbian seals has long been a matter of debate. They were not used to stamp clay like Near Eastern seals. The lack of evidence in the archaeological record led various researchers to suggest that these seals could have been used for body painting, decorating ceramics, bark or textiles, or sculpting sand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1068802 (stock #BB_TT108)
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Handsome torso of a Dignitary. Hollow grayware pottery. Fragmentary figure depicting a male wearing a tall, conical headdress having a central tassel and a broad segmented collar around his neck with dangle type ear ornaments. Some remaining areas of a cream-tan surface pigment. Head and headdress reattached, some losses to the reattached ear ornaments. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 600-200 A.D. Measures over 11" tall.
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.