Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
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 : 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 : 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 #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 : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1700 item #1073085
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Beautifully adorned double sided silver effigy. Typical these pieces are found in male/female pairs and are commonly naked but could be clothed if were in extreme environmental conditions such as, snow capped mountains or coastal deserts where they would be elaborately dressed in elite garments. This is a very rare conjoined male/female and is clothed male and naked female. Measures 4.92 cm. In Choice Condition.
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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1070017
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Gorgeous and impressive amphora. Faded negative resist black geometric decoration on a cream background with red-brown geometric decorative painted highlights. Scattered areas of mineral deposits on the surface. A 1/2” rim chip and a few minor surface scratches, otherwise intact and in fine condition. Nariño region, Colombian / Ecuador. 800-1250AD. Measures over 24" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1492 item #1100921
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A beautiful pair and extremely well preserved adult Pre-Inca Sandals. Made from woven plant fiber and braided woolen cord. Each sandal measures 9.5 inches long by 4" wide. Western Peru 15th to 16th century. Very Fine Condition.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1492 item #1195512
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$7,800.00
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.
View Image 6. "The Cohoba Ritual"
Ref. Christie's Sale 1837 Pre-Columbian Art, May 23, 2007. Price Realized $13,200.
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 : Pre 1492 item #1210548
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$3,850.00
A nicely made Manteño Incensario. Standing on a pedestal wearing a wide 6.75" dia. brim hat and large earplugs. Excellent facial features. Used for ceremonial purposes. Brown coloring shows that this piece was subjected in a more controlled firing. Most Manteño artifacts are black in color due to it's lack of oxygen. Intentionally broken during rituals. Re-assembled and painted over break lines. Measures 15.5". Manabi, Ecuador 700-1550AD. Impressive piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1230736
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$645.00
A choice Los Esteros solid type standing figurine. Immense nose wearing a ring ornament and applied large coffee bean eyes. Red pigment across top of head, cheeks, upper and lower torso. Completely intact and in perfect condition. Manabi region, Ecuador. Measures over 4" in height. Custom metal stand.
500BC - 500AD
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1066808
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This is an extremely large and fine stone Celt. Status piece. Measures over 10" in hight. Intact. Comes with custom display stand. Guerrero Region,Mexico. 1200/400BC
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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1092126
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$18,500.00
This is an exceptional tall stone mortar of the Transition Style. Beautiful serpentine stone coloring with an excellent spiral perforation on the tail. Valdivia region, Ecuador. 2000BC/300BC. Very Fine. Measuring a massive 9 1/2" long by 5" tall and 3" wide.
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1067738 (stock #BB-GG104)
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$5,450.00
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1069356 (stock #BB-MY131)
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$1,850.00
Excellent bone Mask Pendant. Probably carved out of a trophy skull. Expertly restored from several pieces. Rich dark patina. Appraised in 1982 by the late Lowell Collins (The Lowell Collins Gallery, Houston, Texas). Mexico. 300BC-300AD. Measures just under 3" tall. Will come mounted in a floating glass wooden case.