A wonderful Tairona crocodilian deity vessel from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This large effigy is 12” long, 10-1/4” high and depicts the reptilian with the head arched up. He is wearing a solar symbol headdress and rows of teeth surround the long snout. Heavy mineral deposits overall.
Cf. Labbe, “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 174.
A marvelous Chorrera figural vessel from Ecuador, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. It is 8-1/4” long and depicts a prone figure mounted atop the rectangular chamber. The head is superbly detailed, with the chin resting on the hands. The chamber and top of the head have highly burnished orange slip, the face and body are unpolished. Rare example.
Cf. Valdez “Amerindian Signs”, page 48.
A choice Jamacoaque sello (roller seal) from Ecuador, ca. 300 BC – 400 AD. This excellent hollow example is 2-1/2” long. 1” in diameter and features two rows of figures separated by a band of geometric designs. Rare type in excellent condition.
Cf. Usillos “El Eje del Universo”, page 162.
A striking Sinu crocodilian jar from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 5-1/2” in diameter and features a nicely sculpted reptile wrapped around the chamber, grasping the widely flared rim. Overall in excellent condition, with heavy mineral deposits and a kill hole at the center of the base. Comes with ring base to display the piece on its side.
A large Bahia whistle figure from Ecuador, ca. 200 BC – 300 AD. This lovely figurine is 10-1/4” high and depicts a standing female with hands held to the mid-section. Her facial features clearly show the earlier Chorrera stylistic influence. She is wearing a long skirt and is adorned with multiple ear ornaments and a necklace. Good paint, strong mineral deposits and clear tone on the pair of whistles hidden inside.
An excellent Jamacoaque offering vessel from Ecuador, ca. 300 BC – 400 AD. The jar is 4” in diameter and is decorated with appliqué elements and painted geometric designs. The vessel is fronted by a 4-1/4” high shaman attired in elaborate ceremonial regalia, including a winged headdress, dual horns on the forehead and extensive jewelry. Intact, with good paint and strong mineral deposits.
A rare Jamacoaque Jaguar deity from Ecuador, ca. 300 BC – 400 AD. He is 6-1/4" high, is posed standing with hands to the sides and is wearing a necklace with pectoral pendant. The face is nicely detailed, with fangs visible in the open mouth. Covered with bright orange paint. Mounted on stand.
An excellent Valdivia stone carving from Ecuador, ca. 3000 – 1200 BC. It is 6-1/4" high, 4-3/4” wide, is carved from the characteristic greenish sedimentary limestone and represents an owl. Good mineral deposits, mounted on stand.
Cf. Klein “The Secret Art of Precolumbian Ecuador”, page 46.
An excellent Tumaco bone idol from Colombia, ca. 300 BC – 400 AD. It is 2” high and depicts a female figure, perhaps a fertility goddess, with hands folded over the abdomen. Nicely carved, heavy mineral deposits, mounted on stand.
A rare Tairona pectoral pendant from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 3” long and is carved from the columella of a large shell. It depicts a bird of prey and is drilled and cut to depict an open beak holding prey. Highly polished, good mineral deposits, mounted on custom stand.
Cf. Levenson “Circa 1492 – Art in the Age of Exploration”, page 622.
A group of seven stone tools from Ecuador, mostly Valdivia culture, ca. 3000 – 1200 BC. These celts range from 2-1/2” to 3-1/4” in length and are made from several types of stone, including the blue-green sedimentary stone typical of Valdivia figures. Nice group.
A fine Inca stone votive axe from southern Ecuador, ca. 1300 - 1500 AD. It is 2-1/2" high and is carved from the blueish-gray sedimentary stone characteristic of the area. Nice form, heavy mineral deposits, mounted on stand.
An exceptional Guangala shell carving from Ecuador, ca. 400 BC – 500 AD. This rare amulet is 3” high and depicts a beautifully detailed shaman. He is posed standing, shown in the characteristic profile, with an inlaid bead used to create the eye. Perfect, with good mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.