Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1067473
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1067738 (stock #BB-GG104)
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Expressive example with fine incised surface details and partially burnished. Nice facial features, pierced nose and ears. Beautiful handling of the incised and painted, partially burnished surface with textile designs. A whistle atop head and with vent holes behind. A very sweet effigy. Guangala, Ecuador. 500BC-500AD. Measures 8 1/2" high.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1492 item #1234441
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Cultural myths function as a way of conceptualizing and organizing something held in common by a group of people...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1067733
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #1067914
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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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1195268
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A charming standing Jamacoaque adolescent. Adorned with traditional earrings, nose ring and necklace. She wears a heavily designed skirt and matching shoulder tattoos. Remnants of pale green pigment are still present on surface. Restored. Measuring 6.75" (17.14cm) in height.
Manabi region, Ecuador. 500BC/500AD.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1067471
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$16,850.00
Valdivia 8 (Piquigua Phase) 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 hight.
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232611
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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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1067735 (stock #BB-VA103)
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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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067930
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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 : 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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1210680
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A Masterpiece of Mochica workmanship. This flawless wooden scepter was probably made for a heroic warrior chief for his achievements. Such a person was worthy of great respect. The intricacy of the carving shows a high ranked person holding a large club. Inlaid adornments of Red Spondylus for bracelets, belt, eyes and other areas. The Necur (mother of pearl) is being used for his necklace and green stones for all pupils (warrior, jaguar and snakes)...
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 #1100622
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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 #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 #1076000
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An adorable Nariño poporo (lime vessel) from the Capuli cultural complex of the highland region of southern Colombia. Fine Condition. 500–1000 AD. Rare example. Measures over 3" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1232613
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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