Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1255657
Galeria Con-Tici
$2,850.00
A large and heavy solid unburnished buff slab figure from the Quimbaya culture, Caldas complex. Rarer seated female with extended forward down arms and legs, both adorned with incised bands painted in white. Rectangular shaped head with faint tattooed face, slit eyes and mouth and large realistically molded pierced nose...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1254576
Galeria Con-Tici
$12,850.00
A very handsome stone yoke from the Taino culture. Possibly worn by players of a ceremonial and recreational ball game. Medium to dark green in color.  Outer sides decorated with a full length Zemi in low relief and large wide register of hair or wave patterns above. Stunning piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1242949
Galeria Con-Tici
$7850.00
An extraordinary pair of Manteño Ceremonial Bone Daggers. The iconic look to this Manteño Jaguar represents power. She stands perched atop registers of zig-zag and horizontal patterns on the lower handle. The high elite, is heavily covered by incised tattoos throughout the face and body. Wears a decorative crown or helmet of high status. A great amount Guangala influence is evident. Both are superb and rare pieces. Incised deeply and made of heavy bone.
Manta, Ecuador 800-1540 AD...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1236249
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : 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 AD 1000 item #1235261
Galeria Con-Tici
$1,250.00
Portrayed in this rattling vessel, the Mayan Bat God called "Camazotz". Inhabited in Xibalba - the god of darkness, violence and sacrifice. Measures just under 7" in height. One leg reattached and small amounts of rim loss. Fine example. Mexico, 250 AD - 900AD.
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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1492 item #1234441
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Fernando and Edgar Elorrieta Salazar introduce the world to a new and profound view of Andean myths that they have been able to decode and convert into history and reality through a study of semiotics, aesthetics and archaeoastronomy.

160 pages with over 200 color photos

Cultural myths function as a way of conceptualizing and organizing something held in common by a group of people...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1232705
Galeria Con-Tici
$38,500.00
Most rare and sort after serpentine stone mortar in form of a parrot. Beautifully orchestrated in form. Excellent craftsmanship of the Valdivia-Chorrera Culture 3800BC/300BC. Measures 9" in Length. Fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1232617
Galeria Con-Tici
$16,850.00
Valdivia 8 (Piquigua Phase 2000-1600 BC.) Atahualpa site Ecuador. Ultra Rare near choice stone. Monolith stone block in bas-relief embellished with deep excised carvings on all six sides. These types of Valdivian stones are probably the most purest abstraction of human form. Outstanding. Measures 10" in height.
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 AD 1000 item #1232614
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 #1232613
Galeria Con-Tici
$10,800.00
This rare and 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 #1232612
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 : 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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232610
Galeria Con-Tici
$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...
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 : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1232608
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1232607
Galeria Con-Tici
$4,800.00
Valdivia 8 - Piquigua Phase, double sided stone plaque in bas-relief with deeply excised carving with stylized zoomorphic features. Sand Stone. Deposits throughout. Choice condition. Measures 9" in height. San Isidro, Ecuador. 2000-1600 BC.