Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232610
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$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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1192615
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$2,850.00
Handsome Guangala figure. Standing as if he was offering himself with hands and arms to his side. Very nice handling of the incised body motif. Burnished surface. Restored. Whistle is non functional. Measures 26cm. Salinas, Ecuador. 500 BC - 500 AD.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1080373
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$3,850.00
A well preserved pair of Inca leather sandals and braid of hair. This child's sandals and hair are from a mummified bundle that appear to represent an Inca Capacocha, a highly honorable sacrificial rite involving children in respect to the Sun and other deities...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1492 item #1084039
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$32.00
Museo Del Banco Central Del Ecuador. Riobamba. Published from El Banco Central del Ecuador. Special Edition 1927-2002. Spanish. 44pg. New
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1186372
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$4,450.00
This is an exceptional stone mortar of the Transition Style. Beautifully orchestrated spiral perforation on the tail. Stunning multi-color Serpentine stone. Valdivia region, Ecuador. 2000BC/300BC Measuring 6" long by 3 1/2" tall. Choice Condition.
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1192595
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$1,625.00
Superb example of meticulous Quimbayan workmanship in red ware pottery. Deep cut away in champlevé (chip-carving) technique on outer surface. Ample mineral deposit throughout. No repairs. Choice condition. Cauca River region, Columbia. 300-600 AD. Measures 7cm tall by 14cm in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1097208
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$6,425.00
This extremely scarce ritual hair piece was a garment produced by a class called the "Chosen Women". They were to be worn by a priest during religious ceremonies to call forth the vital forces of nature symbolized by hair. The headdress consists of a double panel of (96) finely braided hair, woven together by a thin braided camelid border of natural tan color. Size of inside frame is 25" tall by 20" across. Inca, Cusco/Central Highlands regions, Peru. 1470-1532 Excellent condition.
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 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 : Pre 1492 item #1081230
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$3,250.00
A lovely set of three hand crafted bronze Inca Tupus. Sets of two tupus (normally sized around 6" in height) are rarely seen at one time as only one is usually produced for an individual. Here, a set of three large pieces are being offered. Each measures over 10"/25.4 cm. In Fine condition. Peru 16th to 17th century. Handsomely displayed in a 12" sq. shadow box.
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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1071417
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$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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1069091
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An excellent Moche lord stone tumi with suspension hole. Deeply incised carving with nice patina. Might have been used as a pendant. Fine condition. Loma Negra region, Peru. 100-300 AD. Measures 5"
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 : 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1067477
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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 Culture 3800B.C/1600B.C. Measures 9" in Length. Fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1069086 (stock #BB-JM133)
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Only seen a vary small handful of these graters. One side is embellished with meticulously placed stones for grating and the other side is incised with a pictograph of what looks like a coatimundi masked fisherman with spear. Fish and other objects appear throughout. A great depiction of daily life from the Jamacoaque culture. Fine example. Manta region, Ecuador. 500 BC - 500 AD. Measures 6" in length.