Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1068808 (stock #BB-JM111)
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$925.00
Fine and rare roller pin type sello. Deeply impressed geometric designs. 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 : 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 : 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 : South American : Implements : Pre 1700 item #1078551
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$875.00
Beautiful and ornate piece of art. An Inca tupu pin in silver worn by a higher status noblewomen. Used to fasten cloaks worn around their shoulders and also served as Andean jewelry. Each unique with intricate scroll work. Measures 15.88 cm. Excellent condition. Peru 16th to 17th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1186560
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$3,250.00
This is an exceptional and choice stone sculpture of the Transition Style. Beautiful spiral perforation on the tail. Dark green 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 #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 #1067723 (stock #BB-IK113)
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$1,250.00
Aryballo Late Horizon, Inca, 1476-1534 A.D. Measure 6" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1236249
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$1,685.00
A gorgeous Parrot from La Tolita culture, Ecuador. As with most clay pottery from this culture, the detail and realism are always striking. This large bird is sitting on top of a domed base, posed with head turned, preening its feathers. Nice incised detail over head and body. Made using a volcanic grainy clay. Reassembled and restored. Esmeraldas region. 300 BC - 100 AD. Measures an impressive 9" in length.
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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1071587
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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.
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 : 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 : 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 #1066936
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$10,850.00
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 : 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 : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1492 item #1195512
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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.
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1096643
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$3,850.00
Sculptured from volcanic stone, this artistic and larger sukia rests his elbows on his raised knees while smoking. Iconic in posture. Stable hairline fracture behind his right ear otherwise intact. Guapiles region, Costa Rica. 1000/1500AD. Measures 9.5" tall.