Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1066936
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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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #1067914
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$6,425.00
This excellent example is incised in three gorgeous registers with the top portion being painted with images of 5 Jaguars, 5 Suns and 5 semi circles possibly representing Rainbows. A normal split has developed due to antiquity. Peru. Late 16th century. Measures 7 1/2" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1195536
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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 1492 item #1067968 (stock #BB-GG105)
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Hold - Pedestal just under 4" by 5" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1192615
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$2,850.00
Handsome Guangala figure. Standing as if he was offering himself with hands and arms to his side. Very nice handling of the incised body motif. Burnished surface. Restored. Whistle is non functional. Measures 26cm. Salinas, Ecuador. 500 BC - 500 AD.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1069083 (stock #BB-VA114)
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Exceptional work of art in bone. This double sided Jaguar spatula has deep incised geometric patterns throughout mid torso and a detailed Jaguar showing sharp teeth, front paws, hind legs and vertical long tail on final. Has been carefully reassembled from two pieces. Very rare to find bone artifacts due to normal deterioration from this area. In Fine condition. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 200BC/90AD. Measures 5" tall. Compare similar example in "Charms in pre-Columbian Ecuador" No.137
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1193221
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$3,825.00
An extraordinary pair of choice Inca Royal ear spools. Silver plated, straight style plug. Continuous scroll work of the eternity symbol on outer parameter. Hunter/warrior with animal repousse motifs hammered on face. Excellent overall patina. Peru, AD 1400-1532. Measures 8,57cm in diameter. Outstanding set.

Inca Metalwork. The science of metallurgy was more advanced in Peru than anywhere else in the Americas...
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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1066804
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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 : 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 : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1068804 (stock #BB-MY108)
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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 1492 item #1066889 (stock #BB-TT104)
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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 #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 #1067973 (stock #BB-JM109)
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$1,250.00
Choice condition. 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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1128401
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Beautifully sized Valdivian sand stone plaque. Bas-relief with deeply excised carvings. Calcium Carbonate incrustations throughout. Chebe Region, Ecuador. Phase 8. Fine Condition. Measures over 11" in height. Mounted.
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 : 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.