Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
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 #1067725 (stock #BB-TT103)
Galeria Con-Tici
$1,240.00
Expressive example of a warrior or priest with fine details, almond eyes, naturalistic nose and cheeks with coca. Ornate ear spool remains. The Tumaco culture of Colombia developed in conjunction with the neighboring La Tolita culture in Ecuador, and the artifacts of both cultures are oftentimes so similar that distinctions are impossible...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : New item #1218512
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 1492 item #1126592
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This extraordinary bold and robust Jamacoaque Feathered Shaman figure stands at an impressive 62cm 24.4 inches. One of the very few of this grandeur that will ever surface. Masterly restored. 200 - 800 AD. Thermoluminescence Report provided.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1097208
Galeria Con-Tici
$6,425.00
This extremely scarce ritual hair piece was a garment produced by a class called the "Chosen Women". They were to be worn by a priest during religious ceremonies to call forth the vital forces of nature symbolized by hair. The headdress consists of a double panel of (96) finely braided hair, woven together by a thin braided camelid border of natural tan color. Size of inside frame is 25" tall by 20" across. Inca, Cusco/Central Highlands regions, Peru. 1470-1532 Excellent condition.
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 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 : 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 : 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 : Pre 1492 item #1067479
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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 : 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 #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 : 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 #1066889 (stock #BB-TT104)
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. 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 #1066936
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 : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1084030
Galeria Con-Tici
$3,850.00
This rare and exceptional Manteño scale has withstood the elements of time. Beautiful bird motifs engraved on both sides of stone balance. Colorful and delicate intact textile scales. All original. Fine condition. Southern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 700-1534 AD. Measures over 20"/50.8 cm mounted.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1066896 (stock #BB-TT107)
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 : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1700 item #1073085
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Beautifully adorned double sided silver effigy. 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 is clothed male and naked female. Measures 4.92 cm. In Choice Condition.