Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
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Galeria Con-Tici
$30.00
With Special Reference to Anthropomorphic Iconography.

A unique scientific and illustrated study on one of the oldest and most enduring genres of ceramics in Ecuador: the sello, or seal. The product of unknown artists, the sellos provide us with mute testimony of unknown history of the lost world of pre-Columbian civilizations...
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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1070837 (stock #BB-BH107)
Galeria Con-Tici
$5,450.00
A superb Bahia hollow figure from Ecuador - La Plata Hueco Type. Depicts a standing female with hands held to her mid-section. She is wearing a long skirt decorated with incised and painted designs. Adorned with a red ocher necklace and matching ear ornaments. Overall in excellent condition, with good paint, strong calcification, root marks and good high tone on the whistle. Manabi region, Ecuador. 500BC/500AD. This exceptional polychrome example is 9.5" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1070014
Galeria Con-Tici
$1,150.00
Larger Bahia de Caraquez - Los Esteros type. Molded solid female figurine. Traces of black ocher and red pigment. Nice overall surface deposits. Repaired from three original pieces with visible break lines. Missing tip of the lower left arm but is in very nice condition. Manabi region, Ecuador. Measures over 9" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1192592
Galeria Con-Tici
$3,825.00
Gorgeous vessel of an unclothed Bahian woman. Adorned with a necklace, ear plugs and nose ring. Functional whistle. Restored. Measures 21 cm. Manabi region, Ecuador 500 BC - 500 AD. Outstanding piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067930
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : 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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067964 (stock #BB-CH105)
Galeria Con-Tici
$1,250.00
Hold - 8" in Height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1191837
Galeria Con-Tici
$1,420.00
Delightful set of five miniature amphoras from the north central coast of Peru. Sizes range from 6cm to 15.24cm. Chimu/Inca. 1000-1532AD. Ex Hendrik Klinkenbergh Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1195268
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 #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 : 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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1128695
Galeria Con-Tici
$4,250.00
This handsome example is made of well finished fine-grained basalt stone. Embellished with strong defined facial characteristics. Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica/Nicaragua. 500AD-1000AD. Measures 17.78cm, 7inches. VG Condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1193999
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : 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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1066805
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 #1067965 (stock #BB-CR103)
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 #1076237
Galeria Con-Tici
$1,275.00
A beautiful and naturalistic head from the Classic period of La Tolita Monte Alto Culture. Masterfully done using iconic ash enrich pottery to produce their wonderful pieces. Ear plugs and parted hair are shown. Very fine condition. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 200BC/90AD. Measures over 4 1/2" in height. Similar example are seen in "Tumaco 1000 ans D'art Precolombien" Pg. 63.