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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 #1067990 (stock #BB-JM112)
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Beautiful in design, this is an unusual colossal cylinder seal. Stamps of this type are usually found at around 2" tall. This massive cylinder is just under 6". Choice. Manabi, Ecuador. 500BC - 500AD.- Take notice of the last image for scale comparison.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1192592
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$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 #1067964 (stock #BB-CH105)
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$1,250.00
Hold - 8" in Height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1067473
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1069320
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Beautifully sculpted Trophy Head in volcanic stone. Strongly rendered head with prominent lower jaw. The coiffure carved in high ridges forming geometric patterns. Fine Condition. Atlantic Watershed Region, Costa Rica. 700-1000AD. Measures 4" long by 3 1/2" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1080591
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$8,500.00
A beautiful Valdivian serpentine stone effigy. Oxidized orange in color due to enriched iron and magnesium matrix. Natural crystallized vein running horizontal in mid torso. Very rare and in Fine condition. Measures 6.25" by 3" wide. Santa Elena, Ecuador. 4400 - 1450 BC.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1194264
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An exquisite Taino curved manatee bone purging (vomit) stick. Used in the Cohoba Ritual. Attenuated and tapering at the tips. Boldly carved with the highly stylized alligator and coffee bean-shaped eyes. Incised symbolic motifs along the carved spatula. Measures 12.5 in Length (31.75 cm.) Extraordinary size and in Choice condition.
Dominican Republic 1000-1500 AD.
Ref. Christie's Sale 1837 Pre-Columbian Art, May 23, 2007. Price Realized $13,200.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1103386
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Another awesome and bold strand of 2 canines with round and cylindrical clay beads. These teeth could only have been acquired at great expense. Necklace is about 18" in length. Average tooth is approx. 1.25". Nicoya Peninsula Region, Costa Rica 100 BC – 500 AD.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1229013
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$1,855.00
A handsome and superb pair of Mayan stone daggers. Bi-facially knapped with thin handles with ridged sharp blades. Each of different colored chert. Blades are very symmetric and in choice condition. Belize region 200 BC - 500 AD. Measures 9"/22,86 cm and 7"/17,78 cm. Each on custom stand.

Provenance: Ex-Private California Collection
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 AD 1000 item #1232080
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$1,125.00
A charming trio of small Bahia-type solid standing figurines. Each are sweet and unique. The first wears an elaborate ear and nose ornaments. Applied decorative elements and nice physical features. Completely intact and in Choice condition. The second has a fulsome nose with coffee bean eyes. Wears elaborate ear and nose ornaments. Applied decorative elements and strong physical features. Minor losses in good condition. The third has an unique Elongated headdress...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1186558
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$1,850.00
Near Perfect symmetric Valdivian sand stone plaque. Bas-relief with deeply excised carvings. Good age deposits throughout. Chebe Region, Ecuador. Phase 8. Measures 7 1/4" in height by 4 1/4” wide. Mounted. Choice.
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 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 #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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1071417
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$600.00
Beautifully sculptured work of art in volcanic stone. Captured in a harmonious position. In choice condition. Guapiles region, Costa Rica. 1000/1500AD. Measures just under 5" tall.
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