Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1195952
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$1,245.00
A superb Frog vessel from the Late Formative period of Ecuador. Well made highly polished vessel with two very mystical frogs projecting on both ends. Choice condition. Measures 7" (17.78cm) across by 5.5" (13.97cm) tall.
Guayas Basin, Ecuador 1800-300 BC.
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 : 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 : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1492 item #1203943
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$55.00
An elegant 17th century house on Cuenca Street in the historic center of Quito, long known as the Casa del Alabado (the House of Praise), is today an important museum of the same name. The Casa del Alabado Museum conserves some 5,000 archaeological objects created by the ancient peoples who occupied the territory known today as Ecuador and a finely honed selection of 500 pieces makes up the museum's permanent exhibition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1231830
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$945.00
Very nice and rare Jamacoaque Headrest. Two pedestals support the incised platform - single line with three holes on both ends. Faint orange slip still visible with plenty of dendrites throughout. Lower bottom corner re-attached. Excellent condition. Manabi, Ecuador 500 BC - 500 AD.
Measures 6" in length.
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 1492 item #1074626 (stock #BB-TT105)
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Very large fragmentary figure of a male Head & Torso. Masterfully made hollow grayware pottery capturing this boys innocence. Red surface pigment remain throughout. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 600-200 A.D. Measures over 12" tall. Nice Condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1070014
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$1,150.00
Larger Bahia de Caraquez - Los Esteros type. Molded solid female figurine. Traces of black ocher and red pigment. Nice overall surface deposits. Repaired from three original pieces with visible break lines. Missing tip of the lower left arm but is in very nice condition. Manabi region, Ecuador. Measures over 9" in height.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : New item #1218512
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$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 : 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 AD 1000 item #1205305
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$4,480.00
Wonderful large ceremonial hacha from The Valdivian culture, Ecuador. Gorgeous green diorite stone. Highly polished. Choice condition. Measures 14.5"/36.83cm in height by 9"/22.86cm wide, 16.5"/41.91cm mounted. Weight: 11.5 lbs.
Santa Elena, Ecuador. 4400 - 1450 BC.
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 : 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 #1068796
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$5,250.00
Excellent pre-colonial Inca kero. Carved from the lambran or alder tree in geometrical patterns filled with a resinous paint in lively shades of red and yellow with spondylus inlay. Beautiful patina overall. Choice. 15th to 16th century. Just under 6" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1067940
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$6,250.00
An excellent and colossal size ceremonial hacha from Ecuador. Made from beautifully mottled greenish-yellow diorite stone. Highly polished. Choice condition. Measures over 17" in height by 10" wide. Santa Elena, Ecuador. 4400 - 1450 BC.
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 : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1069083 (stock #BB-VA114)
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$1,250.00
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 : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1492 item #1084034
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$32.00
Arqueologia de la Antigua Provincia de Manabi by Dr. Jorge G. Marcus. Published from El Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador - Manta. 51pg. Bilingual, Spanish/English. Out of Print. New