Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1492 item #1084039
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Museo Del Banco Central Del Ecuador. Riobamba. Published from El Banco Central del Ecuador. Special Edition 1927-2002. Spanish. 44pg. New
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1232617
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$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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1067980 (stock #BB-JM107)
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$825.00
Beautifully artistic flat round seal. Choice condition. Manabi, Ecuador. 500BC - 500AD. Very large. Measures over 3 1/2" in Dia.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1193999
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$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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1232616
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$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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1096643
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$3,850.00
Sculptured from volcanic stone, this artistic and larger sukia rests his elbows on his raised knees while smoking. Iconic in posture. Stable hairline fracture behind his right ear otherwise intact. Guapiles region, Costa Rica. 1000/1500AD. Measures 9.5" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1081236
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$1,625.00
A unique, one of a kind hand Celt from the Puyango Petrified Forest. Beautifully and naturally formed over 500 million years ago in the dense rain forest of southern Ecuador. Fossilized wood meticulously worked into a celt by the coastal culture of the Jambeli. 200BC-700AD. Choice. Measures 4.5in/11.43cm, weighs 329.5grm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1066896 (stock #BB-TT107)
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$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 : Pre 1492 item #1132717
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$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 #1067930
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$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 : 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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1066804
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$2,350.00
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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1192595
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$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 #1066889 (stock #BB-TT104)
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$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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1195536
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$3,245.00
A very large Incan Caullama Stone Conopa in the form of a heavy fleeced Suri Alpaca. Deep qocha (reservoir) ground into back. Passed down in generations from father to the eldest son. Used in ceremonies to increase their herd. Made from Andersite stone. Massive size and in Choice condition. Measure 7.25" (18.41cm) in length.
Bolivia 1400-1532 AD.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1232609
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$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 : 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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232612
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$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...