Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1193999
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$4,250.00
An Excellent Chorrera supine effigy vessel with Cerro Narrio style modeling. Commonly named "belly bowl" as having a collared rim central opening. Head, arms and mammiform legs are punched out from interior. Burnished. Completely intact with no repairs. Choice condition. Measures a large 21,59 cm/8.5". Resbalón - Manabi, Ecuador. Very rare and desirable piece.
Ref. Ancient Ecuador. Culture, Clay and Creativity 3000-300 B.C.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1080373
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$3,850.00
A well preserved pair of Inca leather sandals and braid of hair. This child's sandals and hair are from a mummified bundle that appear to represent an Inca Capacocha, a highly honorable sacrificial rite involving children in respect to the Sun and other deities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1230578
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$5,250.00
Uniquely fashioned large Chancay Ceremonial Scene. Ultra rare to see this type of depiction from the Chancay culture using the combination of these simple materials. Laid upon a bed of reed slats, an unfired solid clay doll (6.5”/16,51cm) is wrapped using a cotton textile blanket and secured with string between carved wooden beams. A substantial amount of personal care was given in its assembly...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1492 item #1100921
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A beautiful pair and extremely well preserved adult Pre-Inca Sandals. Made from woven plant fiber and braided woolen cord. Each sandal measures 9.5 inches long by 4" wide. Western Peru 15th to 16th century. Very Fine Condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1075387
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$1,550.00
Beautifully carved and handsome Nariño Bone Pendent. Very scarce item, due to the areas natural humid environment. Scattered mixed dendrites throughout mask. Completely intact and in fine condition. Nariño region, Colombian / Ecuador. 800-1250AD. Measures over 2 3/4" - 6.98 cm in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1066808
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This is an extremely large and fine stone Celt. Status piece. Measures over 10" in hight. Intact. Comes with custom display stand. Guerrero Region,Mexico. 1200/400BC
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1069083 (stock #BB-VA114)
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$1,250.00
Exceptional work of art in bone. This double sided Jaguar spatula has deep incised geometric patterns throughout mid torso and a detailed Jaguar showing sharp teeth, front paws, hind legs and vertical long tail on final. Has been carefully reassembled from two pieces. Very rare to find bone artifacts due to normal deterioration from this area. In Fine condition. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 200BC/90AD. Measures 5" tall. Compare similar example in "Charms in pre-Columbian Ecuador" No.137
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1232241
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$3,825.00
An extraordinary pair of choice Inca Royal ear spools. Silver plated, straight style plug. Continuous scroll work of the eternity symbol on outer parameter. Hunter/warrior with animal repousse motifs hammered on face. Excellent overall patina. Peru, AD 1400-1532. Measures 8,57cm in diameter. Outstanding set.
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 #1066896 (stock #BB-TT107)
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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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1067735 (stock #BB-VA103)
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$1,650.00
Gorgeous carved spondylus shell carved in the form of a birds head. Interesting weathering patterns. Punta Blanca region, Ecuador. Valdivian 4400-1450 BC. Measures 4" in length. Ample age deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1193972
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$8,200.00
A Handsome standing male incensario. Highly burnished grey-black ceramic. An oxygen-poor environment, called a reducing atmosphere, results in a build-up of black carbon which produces it's iconic color. Strong profile facial features wearing disc ear ornaments and high karat nose ring. Incised motifs of tattooing across jaw line shows the high rank and identity to this individual. Arms held to his sides. Oversized 9"/22.86 cm dia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1066889 (stock #BB-TT104)
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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 #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 #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 1492 item #1074610
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$1,550.00
Very desirable jaguar head. Large fragment of a jaguar-man figure. Typical high ash deposit clay. Modeled with finely placed applique. Though a fragment, it displays beautifully. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 300 B.C.-300 A.D. Measures just under 6".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1186560
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$3,250.00
This is an exceptional and choice stone sculpture of the Transition Style. Beautiful spiral perforation on the tail. Dark green coloring. Valdivia region, Ecuador. 2000BC/300BC Measuring 5" long by 2 3/4" tall.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1492 item #1087661
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$3,750.00
Very Rare, Scholarly Publication from the Society for American Archaeology. Near Complete Run from Volume 1 to Volume 19. Volume 20 (last set) is not included. Massive lot of 76 back issued journals of Latin American Antiquity. These were published quarterly by the Society for American Archaeology and are packed with articles and reports by professional archaeologists on all aspects of Latin American archaeology and epigraphy. Most of the issues are around 120 pages in length...