Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1237477
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$820.00
Large strand of black Manteño Beads from Ecuador. Consists of 138 various (3/8"-5/8") sized round beads, all incised with geometric patterns. Probably used for trade. Full length is close to 5' (58"). Excellent condition. Manabi, Ecuador. Ca.1400 - 1550AD.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1081067
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$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 : Pre 1492 item #1191837
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$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 #1068808 (stock #BB-JM111)
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$925.00
Fine and rare roller pin type sello. Deeply impressed geometric designs. The function of Pre-Columbian seals has long been a matter of debate. They were not used to stamp clay like Near Eastern seals. The lack of evidence in the archaeological record led various researchers to suggest that these seals could have been used for body painting, decorating ceramics, bark or textiles, or sculpting sand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1242949
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$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 #1068802 (stock #BB_TT108)
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Handsome torso of a Dignitary. Hollow grayware pottery. Fragmentary figure depicting a male wearing a tall, conical headdress having a central tassel and a broad segmented collar around his neck with dangle type ear ornaments. Some remaining areas of a cream-tan surface pigment. Head and headdress reattached, some losses to the reattached ear ornaments. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 600-200 A.D. Measures over 11" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1066799
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This is an exceptional and choice stone sculpture of the Transition Style. Beautiful spiral perforation on the tail. Marbled Serpentine in multi-toned coloring. Valdivia region, Ecuador. 2000BC/300BC Measuring 5" long by 2 3/4" 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 #1067723 (stock #BB-IK113)
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$1,250.00
Aryballo Late Horizon, Inca, 1476-1534 A.D. Measure 6" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1067735 (stock #BB-VA103)
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$1,650.00
Gorgeous carved spondylus shell carved in the form of a birds head. Interesting weathering patterns. Punta Blanca region, Ecuador. Valdivian 4400-1450 BC. Measures 4" in length. Ample age deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1100622
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$1,250.00
An awesome and bold strand of 8 canines with 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 : 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 : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1700 item #1073086
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An extraordinarily double sided bronze effigy tumi. A typical tumi would normally have a single final atop. This is a very rare double sided male/female effigy. Fully clothed male with headdress on one side and a naked female with broad necklace on the other. Measures 8.76 cm. Very Fine to Choice Condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1492 item #1087661
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$3,750.00
Very Rare, Scholarly Publication from the Society for American Archaeology. Near Complete Run from Volume 1 to Volume 19. Volume 20 (last set) is not included. Massive lot of 76 back issued journals of Latin American Antiquity. These were published quarterly by the Society for American Archaeology and are packed with articles and reports by professional archaeologists on all aspects of Latin American archaeology and epigraphy. Most of the issues are around 120 pages in length...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1197271
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$1,545.00
Finely made Valdivian Ceremonial Stone Hacha. Symmetric and high polished green stone. Custom display stand. Measures 6.25" (16.87cm) tall. 7" (17.78cm) mounted. Choice condition. Ecuador 4400-1450 B.C.
Perfectly sized for office desk.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1097208
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$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 : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1074603
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$3,250.00
Heavy Shell Scepter of a Jaguar crouched atop a geometric pattern platform. Very bold and gorgeously sculpted from a large thick spondylus core. Perforation to nose. Most certain a status piece. Excellent weathering patterns overall. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 200BC/90AD. Measures over 5" unmounted - 6 1/2" mounted. 4" wide and 1" thick. Choice condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1232608
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$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.