All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1425721 (stock #LS202008)
Ancient Artifacts
$100,000.00
This is an extremely rare unique Olmec quartz engraved plaque. I have only seen a handful of authentic Olmec quartz pieces in my 40 years of collecting. I have two others listed on this site. I have never seen another Olmec quartz plaque. This piece is highly transparent, water clear and dates 1200-600BC. It is made from a large rare thin 'Tabby' crystal with notches on the side. It was engraved and then ground. It is 3.75 inches square...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137602 (stock #LS20129)
Ancient Artifacts
$100,000.00
This unique Olmec maskette is made from Guatemalan Imperial Green Jadeite and Imperial Blue Jadeite, an omphacite jade which probably contains inclusions of precious metals of silver, gold, and platinum. These metals can be seen in the pictures as spots or flecks. This variety of Olmec Blue jade is exceptionally pure and exhibits intense saturation in deep tints of bright bluish hues and has been called "princessa" or "gemma", or 'Imperial Olmec'. The green is intense and vivid...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1700 item #1402291 (stock #LS20194)
Ancient Artifacts
$30,000.00
This is an extraordinarily rare and unique carved bone Mayan plaque. This masterpiece is the finest I have ever seen and very few exist. It is 4 1/2" X 2 1/2" X 1/8". It is from the Aapo Bolon Estate which was collected by the family while living in Guatemala from 1920-1980. I inspected the entire collection of over 1000 pieces and found nothing incorrect in any item. This was the finest piece in the offering. It is from the Post Classic Period as it is made from Bovine bone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1424684 (stock #LS202007)
Ancient Artifacts
$12,000.00
This unique Mayan translucent jade tube pipe is simply astounding and extremely detailed. The earliest mesoamerican pipes were tube pipes and date back to 1500BC. I know of only one other jade pipe. The material being smoked was inserted into the mouth of the serpent and inhaled from the other side. It was probably worn as a pendant until smoked. This is a particularly unique interpretation and rendition of a coiled snake...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1240637 (stock #C0As)
DAG Trading
$9,000.00
EARLY HORIZON STONE SKULL EFFIGY Ca. 300 B.C. - 100 A.D. Dimensions are 8.5 inches in height and slightly less than 10 inches wide. Exact culture non determined but believed to have been discovered in southern Peru. To present owner by descent pre 1970. This remarkable example having surface erosion and patina consistent with the authenticated age is a superb addition to any collection...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1225097 (stock #3664)
tlapacoya
$8,900.00
Pre-Columbian Mayan Cylinder Vase – Honduras. Circa. - 600 – 900 A.D. Classic period. 7 1/2” x 7 Β½. Displays Warriors and Nobles with fish faced glyphs encircling upper band. Repaired from approximately 9 pieces, root marks and numerous mineral deposits. Provenance: Hilton Collection, Santa Monica, Ca. Collected in the 1960s. Please Note: Color most accurate in Enlargement 1.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1225089 (stock # 4501)
tlapacoya
$8,500.00
Mayan Decorated Cylinder. 10 ¼” x 4 1/4” Circa 600 A.D. – 900 A.D. A tall, polychrome decorated vase having a wide center band two large Moan birds, a sea shell. Upper band of well developed, painted glyphs. Wide lower band containing four large circlular elements. Repaired from several large original pieces. Some areas of root marks minor paint loss. Provenance: Ex. Prof. Hugo Munsterberg (1916 – 1995) Collection. Acquired from Andre Emmerich, 1974.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1225824 (stock #5009)
tlapacoya
$8,500.00
Pre-Columbian Chimu Goldball Necklace. Circa 1000 A.D. – 1200 A.D. 28” total lenght. 76 grams total weight. Composed of high karat gold beads including fourteen large, lentoid-ball beads, each interspersed with a medium size gold bead and sixty-four small gold beads. Several of the large beads have dents and evidence of crushing and small holes along the central soldering seam. Modernly strung, suitable for wearing. Provenance: Ex. Jean-Eugene Lions Collection, Geneva.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #114988 (stock #556)
tlapacoya
$8,500.00
A Veracruz stone yoke circa 250-950 AD in characteristic U-form, the thick implement with polished surface except for the outside. A flat top, the sides tapering slightly downwards. The end of each arm is relief- carved with an ornate pattern of complementary bands and scrolling plumage-like motifs. Remains of a red pigment in a speckled grey-light green stone. Minor restoration. Length 15", width 14".On a presentation stand. Provenanace: Southwest College Auction, La Mesa, CA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137780 (stock #LS201210)
This extremely rare standing Olmec figure is 3" long and 1 1/2" wide at the shoulders. It is made from true jadeite that is semi-translucent at the right arm and shoulder. It is drilled in the back of the neck for suspension. It has a prominent navel. Please view my youtube video at http://youtu.be/8OFs-mik7ZI
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137945 (stock #LS201213)
This extraordinarily rare Olmec Jade dagger or possible bloodletter was found together with the below quartz dagger, This piece is 4 1/2" long. The little Olmec man on the top is only 1 1/4". You can imagine the amount of work that went into creating and carving this miniature little man using only abrasion. Sculptures such as these are every much of a marvel as the great Olmec heads and the intricate Mayan temple carvings. This is truly a masterpiece in miniature...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1303019 (stock #LS201511)
Ancient Artifacts
$7,500.00
This beautiful Costa Rican pendant is from the Atlantic Watershed. It is beautiful translucent true jadeite, specific gravity tested. It is 4 1/4 inches long...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #115470 (stock #558)
tlapacoya
$7,500.00
A Teotihuacan stone figure made of a spinach colored green stone. A typical rigid body with squared-off shoulders, straight arms draped to the hips with incisions to denote fingers and toes, a flattened head marked by deep crescent in-cut eyes and mouth. It is drilled at the nose and through the earrings and wears a rectangular peaked cap. Measures 8" in height and on a presentation stand. Provenance: Leonard Kaplan Collection, Laguna Beach, CA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1415095
Senatus Consulto
$7,500.00
Important massive stone figure, Pre-columbian, the Dominican Republic, Taino Culture, ca. 1000-1500 A.D.

One of most valuable Taino stone figures of the Hermann Hemeick collection, it's authentic and comes with a beautiful ancient patina and provenance, read below.

The massive sculpture depicts a squating Zemi / god or deity in the interesting and peculiar ancient Taino art form; here he is depicted with his hands resting on his thighs, perhaps starving as his ribcage stand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137943 (stock #LS201212)
Ancient Artifacts
$7,500.00
This extraordinarily rare Olmec Quartz dagger or possible bloodletter was found together with the above jade dagger and are being sold together as a pair. I have them listed separately so I can show six pictures of each. It was made from a long quartz crystal of gem quality with no inclusions and ground to shape. This piece is 5 1/2" long. This Olmec artifact is of the finest workmanship and material. The effigy is in a classic Olmec pose. The artifact was in four pieces and glued back together ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1354689 (stock #LS20175)
Ancient Artifacts
$7,500.00
I have seen and collected many bird celts and axe-gods over the years. This one ranks near the top for the type. The quality of the carving is extraordinary and the jade material is wonderfully colorful. It is 3/5/8" long. It is from the Las Mercedes, Linea Vieja area. The blade is narrowed as well as deeply cut back at the waistline. The eyes are marked by drill pits set in a broad groove. A pair of knobs on the head resemble the local great horned owl. The beak is deeply carved and well define...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1229477 (stock #5007)
tlapacoya
$7,400.00
Pre-Columbian, Very large, very striking female figure from Nayarit Mexico. 22" x 11" x 7". Fine detail throughout. Extensive mineral deposits. Provenance:Ronald Normandeau Collection, Laguna Beach, California.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1402646
what pdx
$6,895.00
Ancient Moche solid cast silver Tumi Sceptre c 300 AD with Warriors or high priest Lords. Fine sculpture and casting with inlaid stone eyes headdress ear flairs and shields. Xrf testing done for content appraised and authenticated by Lowell Collins with paperwork. The sceptre came from a 1960s Texas collection. Weight is 292g silver and is 9.5" long and 2 ' wide at the top.