Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
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 : Pre 1492 item #1206530
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$2,865.00
An extraordinarily and expressive wooden Moche III captive prisoner. Uniquely made from a piece of the Aphandra (mastodon palm) tree into a human Calero (lime container). The artisan no doubt had remarkable skills in exhibiting knowledge by using simplistic means. Hands are bound by rope behind his back. His facial features are remarkable. Almond shaped eyes made of shell with purple spondylus pupils...
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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232061
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$1,250.00
An all black face of beauty. Superb and larger than average size pectoral facial mask from the Manteño culture of Ecuador. Wears the iconic ear and nose ornaments and displays high rank from the engraved motifs surrounding the face. Measures 4.75" - 6.25" with stand.
Integration period 700-1534 AD. Manabi, Ecuador.
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 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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1066799
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This is an exceptional and choice stone sculpture of the Transition Style. Beautiful spiral perforation on the tail. Marbled Serpentine in multi-toned coloring. Valdivia region, Ecuador. 2000BC/300BC Measuring 5" long by 2 3/4" 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1193999
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$4,250.00
An Excellent Chorrera supine effigy vessel with Cerro Narrio style modeling. Commonly named "belly bowl" as having a collared rim central opening. Head, arms and mammiform legs are punched out from interior. Burnished. Completely intact with no repairs. Choice condition. Measures a large 21,59 cm/8.5". Resbalón - Manabi, Ecuador. Very rare and desirable piece.
Ref. Ancient Ecuador. Culture, Clay and Creativity 3000-300 B.C.
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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1232705
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$38,500.00
Most rare and sort after serpentine stone mortar in form of a parrot. Beautifully orchestrated in form. Excellent craftsmanship of the Valdivia-Chorrera Culture 3800BC/300BC. Measures 9" in Length. Fine condition.
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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1070837 (stock #BB-BH107)
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$5,450.00
A superb Bahia hollow figure from Ecuador - La Plata Hueco Type. Depicts a standing female with hands held to her mid-section. She is wearing a long skirt decorated with incised and painted designs. Adorned with a red ocher necklace and matching ear ornaments. Overall in excellent condition, with good paint, strong calcification, root marks and good high tone on the whistle. Manabi region, Ecuador. 500BC/500AD. This exceptional polychrome example is 9.5" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1193221
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$3,825.00
An extraordinary pair of choice Inca Royal ear spools. Silver plated, straight style plug. Continuous scroll work of the eternity symbol on outer parameter. Hunter/warrior with animal repousse motifs hammered on face. Excellent overall patina. Peru, AD 1400-1532. Measures 8,57cm in diameter. Outstanding set.

Inca Metalwork. The science of metallurgy was more advanced in Peru than anywhere else in the Americas...
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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1070006
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$2,850.00
Artistically crouched Sukia (medicine man) with pronounced jawline. Sculpted from volcanic basalt stone. Central Highlands / Atlantic Watershed, Costa Rica, c.1000-1500. In Fine condition. Measures 13 1/2" in hight.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1070007
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Handsome Olmec Celt. Large fine green stone. Status piece. Measures 9 1/2" in hight. Intact. Comes with custom display stand. Guerrero Region, Mexico. 1200/400BC
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1229013
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$1,855.00
A handsome and superb pair of Mayan stone daggers. Bi-facially knapped with thin handles with ridged sharp blades. Each of different colored chert. Blades are very symmetric and in choice condition. Belize region 200 BC - 500 AD. Measures 9"/22,86 cm and 7"/17,78 cm. Each on custom stand.

Provenance: Ex-Private California Collection