Galeria ConTici Pre-Columbian Ancient Artifacts
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1076237
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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 AD 1000 item #1235261
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$1,250.00
Portrayed in this rattling vessel, the Mayan Bat God called "Camazotz". Inhabited in Xibalba - the god of darkness, violence and sacrifice. Measures just under 7" in height. One leg reattached and small amounts of rim loss. Fine example. Mexico, 250 AD - 900AD.
Ex. Sotheby's.
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 : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1066889 (stock #BB-TT104)
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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 #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 : 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1067473
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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 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 1492 item #1101080
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$925.00
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 are clothed. Measures 2.125"/5.39 cm. In excellent Condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1126592
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This extraordinary bold and robust Jamacoaque Feathered Shaman figure stands at an impressive 62cm 24.4 inches. One of the very few of this grandeur that will ever surface. Masterly restored. 200 - 800 AD. Thermoluminescence Report provided.
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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1092090
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$1,250.00
Another fine example from the classic period of La Tolita Monte Alto Culture. Masterfully sculpted head using iconic ash enrich pottery to produce their wonderful pieces. Highly adorned with head dress, ear plugs, nose rings and cheeks with coca. Northern Esmeraldas region, Ecuador. 200BC/90AD. Measures 5 1/2" in height. Similar examples are seen in "Tumaco 1000 ans D'art Precolombien".
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.