Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232611
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1067477
Galeria Con-Tici
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Most rare and sort after serpentine stone mortar in form of a parrot. Beautifully orchestrated in form. Excellent craftsmanship of the Valdivia/Chorrera Culture 3800B.C/300B.C. Measures 9" in Length. Fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1206530
Galeria Con-Tici
$2,865.00
An extraordinarily and expressive wooden Moche III captive prisoner. Uniquely made from a piece of the Aphandra (mastodon palm) tree into a human Calero (lime container). The artisan no doubt had remarkable skills in exhibiting knowledge by using simplistic means. Hands are bound by rope behind his back. His facial features are remarkable. Almond shaped eyes made of shell with purple spondylus pupils...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1232609
Galeria Con-Tici
$2,825.00
An ultra rare find. Burnished ceramic headrest with incised designs on all outer sides. Top has a square opening possibly used for a person that had an External Occipital Protuberance (a bump on the outside of the Occipital bone). Calderon, Manabi, Ecuador. 1800/300BC. Measures over 6" in length by 4" in height. Choice Condition
All Items : Antiques : Pre 1492 item #1067479
Galeria Con-Tici
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Ultra Rare and Choice stones. Isla de la Plata site Q7A1-??? Group Similar examples are shown in very limited published works. "Archaeological Investigations on the Island of La Plata, Ecuador" by George A. Dorsey. "Ecuador" by Betty J. Meggars pg.88.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1069088 (stock #BB-VA133)
Galeria Con-Tici
$8,750.00
Wonderful opportunity to expand your collection with this Very Rare and exceptional granulite stone mortar. This superbly made mortar is in the shape of a monkey. Linear design on both top and sides of straight tail with lovely patina throughout. Choice condition. Valdivia region, Ecuador. 4000 - 300 BC. Measures over 8" in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1066912 (stock #BB-JM103)
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1082126
Galeria Con-Tici
$5,475.00
Beautifully sculpted stone trophy head. This masterfully carved head is bold and a prime example of ancient Costa Rican religious ideology. Deep indentations of features and evidence of tattoo scarification results in a face that reveals powerful energy. Made from a fine-grained Basalt stone. Costa Rica, 500AD-1000AD. Measures 15.875 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1232616
Galeria Con-Tici
$3,850.00
Impressive standing women in volcanic basalt stone. Holding her breasts as a sign of fertility. Central Highlands / Atlantic Watershed, Costa Rica, c.1000-1500. In Fine condition. Measures 16" in hight.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067723 (stock #BB-IK113)
Galeria Con-Tici
$1,250.00
Aryballo Late Horizon, Inca, 1476-1534 A.D. Measure 6" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232061
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Pre 1492 item #1132717
Galeria Con-Tici
$3,750.00
A wonderful large Chancay Cuchimilco Female Figure. Hollowed ceramic earthenware. Usually found in tombs of the nobility to ward off bad spirits. Stands at 50.2 cm, 20 inches tall. Huaral province, Lima region, Peru. 1200 -1470 AD. Completely intact. No structural repairs. Minor Loss on nose tip. Minimal touch-up.
In Fine Condition.
Compare similar examples in: Ancestors of the Incas, The Lost Civilizations of Peru by Kauffmann-Doig.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1186560
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1195952
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Pre 1492 item #1081067
Galeria Con-Tici
$1,450.00
A very scarce and interesting bronze ceremonial tumi. This knife depicts a standing jaguar atop of a chachacoma wooden shaft. The Moche both worshiped the jaguar as well as feared its power and deadly hunting ability. Excellent green patina on blade. One side has been polished to reveal it's original bronze luster. Very small chip to blade and a normal separation on wooden handle. Peru. 200-700AD. Measures just under 7".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1193972
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 #1192595
Galeria Con-Tici
$1,625.00
Superb example of meticulous Quimbayan workmanship in red ware pottery. Deep cut away in champlevé (chip-carving) technique on outer surface. Ample mineral deposit throughout. No repairs. Choice condition. Cauca River region, Columbia. 300-600 AD. Measures 7cm tall by 14cm in length.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1492 item #1101080
Galeria Con-Tici
$925.00
Typical these pieces are found in male/female pairs and are commonly naked but could be clothed if were in extreme environmental conditions such as, snow capped mountains or coastal deserts where they would be elaborately dressed in elite garments. This is a very rare conjoined male/female and are clothed. Measures 2.125"/5.39 cm. In excellent Condition.