Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1092097
Galeria Con-Tici
$14,500.00
Exceptional and large granite stone mortar of the Transition Style. Beautiful spiral perforation on the tail. Valdivia region, Ecuador. 2000BC/300BC Measuring a massive 9" long by 4" tall and 3" wide. Choice.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067737 (stock #BB-JM102)
Galeria Con-Tici
Sold
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1186560
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Pre 1492 item #1193221
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Pre 1492 item #1242949
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1492 item #1084037
Galeria Con-Tici
$32.00
Esmeraldas. Publish from El Banco Central Del Ecuador - Museo. 47pg. Out of Print. New
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1071417
Galeria Con-Tici
$600.00
Beautifully sculptured work of art in volcanic stone. Captured in a harmonious position. In choice condition. Guapiles region, Costa Rica. 1000/1500AD. Measures just under 5" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1070837 (stock #BB-BH107)
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232610
Galeria Con-Tici
$3,820.00
An elegant and meticulously crafted ceramic plaque. Grater function is doubtful as insignificant wear on these objects has been observed. Our hypothesis is that these instruments were used for removing fish scales or used for ritual purposes. Red pigment on outer rim. Intact. Measures 9 1/2". Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 600BC/400AD. Also, this item has been published in Prima Dell America 4000 Anni Di Arte Precolombiana a Cura Di Giuliana Zanetti, pg.253...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1066896 (stock #BB-TT107)
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Pre 1492 item #1210548
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1254576
Galeria Con-Tici
$12,850.00
A very handsome stone yoke from the Taino culture. Possibly worn by players of a ceremonial and recreational ball game. Medium to dark green in color.  Outer sides decorated with a full length Zemi in low relief and large wide register of hair or wave patterns above. Stunning piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1071587
Galeria Con-Tici
This item is not currently available
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1067735 (stock #BB-VA103)
Galeria Con-Tici
$1,650.00
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 #1066936
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Implements : Pre 1700 item #1078551
Galeria Con-Tici
$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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1067967 (stock #BB-GG103)
Galeria Con-Tici
$1,820.00
Hold - 6" x 2 -1/2" in Height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1084030
Galeria Con-Tici
$3,850.00
This rare and exceptional Manteño scale has withstood the elements of time. Beautiful bird motifs engraved on both sides of stone balance. Colorful and delicate intact textile scales. All original. Fine condition. Southern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 700-1534 AD. Measures over 20"/50.8 cm mounted.