Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
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 1492 item #1076237
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$1,275.00
A beautiful and naturalistic head from the Classic period of La Tolita Monte Alto Culture. Masterfully done using iconic ash enrich pottery to produce their wonderful pieces. Ear plugs and parted hair are shown. Very fine condition. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 200BC/90AD. Measures over 4 1/2" in height. Similar example are seen in "Tumaco 1000 ans D'art Precolombien" Pg. 63.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067965 (stock #BB-CR103)
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$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 : Pre 1492 item #1103386
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Another awesome and bold strand of 2 canines with round and cylindrical 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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1071587
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1194264
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An exquisite Taino curved manatee bone purging (vomit) stick. Used in the Cohoba Ritual. Attenuated and tapering at the tips. Boldly carved with the highly stylized alligator and coffee bean-shaped eyes. Incised symbolic motifs along the carved spatula. Measures 12.5 in Length (31.75 cm.) Extraordinary size and in Choice condition.
Dominican Republic 1000-1500 AD.
Ref. Christie's Sale 1837 Pre-Columbian Art, May 23, 2007. Price Realized $13,200.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1092090
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$1,250.00
Another fine example from the classic period of La Tolita Monte Alto Culture. Masterfully sculpted head using iconic ash enrich pottery to produce their wonderful pieces. Highly adorned with head dress, ear plugs, nose rings and cheeks with coca. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 200BC/90AD. Measures 5 1/2" in height. Similar examples are seen in "Tumaco 1000 ans D'art Precolombien".
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1232613
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$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 : 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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1067480
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$1,840.00
Delightful miniature mortar in comparison. The majority of available mortars on the market today are rather larger and seldom show wear. This smaller example is completely intact and shows tremendous amounts of character from extensive use. Truly a rare sight. VG condition. Valdivia region, Ecuador. 2000BC/300BC. Measures 3.25" long by 1.85" high. 8.25 cm, 4.7 cm.
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 : 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 : 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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1197582
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$1,685.00
A sweet Colima Coatimundi Vessel. Beautifully molded with typical robust body, coffee bean eyes with playful features. Incised triangular motifs surrounding the neck of the vessel. Nice mineral deposits. Measures 4.25" (10.75cm) tall by 7" (17.78cm) long. Western Coast, Mexico. 100 BC - 200 AD.
Excellent condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1492 item #1084037
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$32.00
Esmeraldas. Publish from El Banco Central Del Ecuador - Museo. 47pg. Out of Print. New
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1069086 (stock #BB-JM133)
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Only seen a vary small handful of these graters. One side is embellished with meticulously placed stones for grating and the other side is incised with a pictograph of what looks like a coatimundi masked fisherman with spear. Fish and other objects appear throughout. A great depiction of daily life from the Jamacoaque culture. Fine example. Manta region, Ecuador. 500 BC - 500 AD. Measures 6" in length.