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Item Price : $825.00
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Jamacoaque Warrior http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119509/Antique-Jamacoaque-Warrior- Superb example of an elder jamacoaque warrior. Posed holding a spatula and 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. Northern manabi region, ecuador. 500bc-500ad. In fine condition. Measures under 8" in height. 19.7 cm.
Item Price : $7250.00
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Early Inca Kero http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119510/Antique-Early-Inca-Kero 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. www.Galeriacontici.Com www.Galeriacontici.Net
Item Price : $5870.00
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La Tolita / Tumaco Torso Of A Dignitary http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119511/Antique-La-Tolita---Tumaco-Torso-of-a-Dignitary Handsome torso of a dignitary. Hollow grayware pottery, fragmentary figure depicting a male wearing a tall, conical headdress having a central tassel and a broad segmented collar around his neck with dangle type ear ornaments. Some remaining areas of a cream-tan surface pigment. Head and headdress reattached, some losses to the reattached ear ornaments. Northern esmeraldas region, ecuador. 600-200 a.D. Measures over 11" tall.
Item Price : $2350.00
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Valdivian Biface Stone Plaque http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119512/Antique-Valdivian-Biface-Stone-Plaque- Valdivia 8 (piquigua phase) from the atahualpa site (n3a1-001) ecuador. This double sided stone plaque in bas-relief with deeply excised carving and are said by many to stylized zoomorphic features and resemble an owl. We disagree, as they appear to be humanoid showing either appendages or articles of clothing. Choice. Measures 9" in height.
Item Price : $4800.00
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La Tolita Fine Bone Feline Spatula http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119516/Antique-La-Tolita-Fine-Bone-Feline-Spatula Exceptional work of art in bone. This double sided jaguar spatula has deep incised geometric patterns throughout mid torso and a detailed jaguar showing sharp teeth, front paws, hind legs and vertical long tail on final. Has been carefully reassembled from two pieces. Very rare to find bone artifacts due to normal deterioration from this area. In fine condition. Northern esmeraldas region, ecuador. 200bc/90ad. Measures 5" tall. Compare similar example in "charms in pre-columbian ecuador" no.137
Item Price : $1250.00
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Jamacoaque Shaman Mask http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119517/Antique-Jamacoaque-Shaman-Mask Superbly crafted jamacoaque mask depicting a shaman in transformation, possibly into a dragon. Nicely detailed with crisply incised teeth, horns on the forehead and good paint throughout. Fine condition. Pepper tree bark (yellow) and ochre (green,red) used for coloring. Manabi region, ecuador. 300 bc - 400 ad. Measures 3 1/2".
Item Price : $1250.00
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Valdiavian - Machalilla Transitional Clay Effigy http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119518/Antique-Valdiavian---Machalilla-Transitional-Clay-Effigy- Ultra rare transitional stage effigy from valdivian to machalilla culture. Only have seen one other example ever.
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La Tolita / Tumaco Priest Head http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119519/Antique-La-Tolita---Tumaco-Priest-Head Expressive example of a warrior or priest with fine details, almond eyes, naturalistic nose and cheeks with coca. Ornate ear spool remains. The tumaco culture of colombia developed in conjunction with the neighboring la tolita culture in ecuador, and the artifacts of both cultures are oftentimes so similar that distinctions are impossible. Both societies revolved around an economy based on fishing, maize growth, and gold, the latter of which was readily found in the rivers in pre-columbian times. Much like moche art, la tolita / tumaco artistry focused on representations of people in a realistic fashion, showing them in a wide variety of conditions and contexts. Esmeraldas region, ecuador. Measures 6" plus mount.
Item Price : $1250.00
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Colossal Jamacoaque Cylinder Seal http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119520/Antique-Colossal-Jamacoaque-Cylinder-Seal Beautiful in design, this is an unusual colossal cylinder seal. Seals of this type are usually found at around 2". This massive cylinder is just under 6". Choice. Manabi, ecuador. 500bc - 500ad. www.Galeriacontici.Com www.Galeriacontici.Net
Item Price : $2225.00
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Costa Rican Standing Woman http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119521/Antique-Costa-Rican-Standing-Woman Impressive standing women in volcanic basalt stone. Holding her breasts as a sign of fertility. Central highlands / atlantic watershed, costa rica, c.1000-1500. In fine condition. Measures 16" in hight. www.Galeriacontici.Com www.Galeriacontici.Net
Item Price : $4850.00
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Chorrera Incised Headrest http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119522/Antique-Chorrera-Incised-Headrest- An ultra rare find. Burnished ceramic headrest with incised designs. Calderon, manabi, ecuador. 1800/300bc. Measures over 6" in length by 4" in height. www.Galeriacontici.Com www.Galeriacontici.Net
Item Price : $2825.00
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Costa Rican Seated Sukia Sculpture http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119523/Antique-Costa-Rican-Seated-Sukia-Sculpture Artistically crouched sukia (medicine man) with pronounced jawline. Sculpted from volcanic basalt stone. Central highlands / atlantic watershed, costa rica, c.1000-1500. In fine condition. Measures 13 1/2" in height. www.Galeriacontici.Com www.Galeriacontici.Net
Item Price : $2850.00
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Jamacoaque Erotic Figure http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119524/Antique-Jamacoaque-Erotic-Figure This outstanding double figural vessel, illustrates an erotic scene that may have served ritual purposes and not common in ecuadorian archaeology. Probably made as a votive offering. Shows traces of post-fired paint. Northern manabi region, ecuador. 500bc-500ad. In fine condition. Measures over 8" in height by 10" in length.
Item Price : $4850.00
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Jamacoaque Fish Grater http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119525/Antique-Jamacoaque-Fish-Grater 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.
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Valdivian Spondylus Shell Amulet http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119532/Antique-Valdivian-Spondylus-Shell-Amulet 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.
Item Price : $1850.00
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Bahia De Caraquez Figurine http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119551/Antique-Bahia-de-Caraquez-Figurine- Larger bahia de caraquez - los esteros type. Molded solid female figurine. Traces of black ocher and red pigment. Nice overall surface deposits. Repaired from three original pieces with visible break lines. Missing tip of the lower left arm but is in very nice condition. Manabi region, ecuador. Measures over 9" in height. www.Galeriacontici.Com
Item Price : $1150.00
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Valdivian Ceremonial Stone Hacha http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119552/Antique-Valdivian-Ceremonial-Stone-Hacha An excellent and colossal size ceremonial hacha from ecuador. Made from beautifully mottled greenish-yellow diorite stone. Highly polished, good deposits, choice condition. Measures over 17" in height by 10" wide. Santa elena, ecuador. 4400 - 1450 bc.
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Olmec Stone Celt http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119553/Antique-Olmec-Stone-Celt Handsome olmec celt. Large fine green jade stone. Status piece. Measures 9 1/2" in hight. Intact. Comes with custom display stand. Guerrero region, mexico. 1200/400bc
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La Tolita / Tumaco Head Torso http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119554/Antique-La-Tolita---Tumaco-Head-Torso- Very large fragmentary figure of a male head & torso. Masterfully made hollow grayware pottery capturing this boys innocence. Red surface pigment remain throughout. Northern esmeraldas region, ecuador. 600-200 a.D. Measures over 12" tall. Nice condition.
Item Price : $1750.00
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Large Nario Amphora http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119555/Antique-Large-Nari--o-Amphora Gorgeous and impressive amphora. Faded negative resist black geometric decoration on a cream background with red-brown geometric decorative painted highlights. Scattered areas of mineral deposits on the surface. A 1/2â rim chip and a few minor surface scratches, otherwise intact and in fine condition. Nariño region, colombian / ecuador. 800-1250ad. Measures over 24" in height.
Item Price : $5450.00
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Valdivian - Chorrera Ceremonial Feline Mortar http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119562/Antique-Valdivian---Chorrera-Ceremonial-Feline-Mortar 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.
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Valdivian - Chorrera Ceremonial Miniature Stone Mortar http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119563/Antique-Valdivian---Chorrera-Ceremonial-Miniature-Stone-Mortar
Item Price : $1480.00
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Bahia De Caraquez Shaman http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119564/Antique-Bahia-de-Caraquez-Shaman Nice example of a bahia de caraquez - la plata type seated shaman. Evidence of cranial deformation in practice. Legs crossed and hands are held to his knees as in a spiritual state. Hint of post fired pigments are visible. Head garment, ear plugs and nose ring are intact and in overall nice condition. Manabi region, ecuador. 500bc/500ad. Measures just under 7" in height. 17.5 cm. Includes tl test. www.Galeriacontici.Com
Item Price : $1225.00
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La Tolita Shamanistic Jaguar Head http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119565/Antique-La-Tolita-Shamanistic-Jaguar-Head Very desirable jaguar head. Large fragment of a jaguar-man figure. Typical high ash deposit clay. Modeled with finely placed applique. Though a fragment, it displays beautifully. Northern esmeraldas region, ecuador. 300 b.C.-300 a.D. Measures just under 6".
Item Price : $1850.00
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Chancay Jaguar Vessel http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119566/Antique-Chancay-Jaguar-Vessel Hold - 8" in height www.Galeriacontici.Com
Item Price : $850.00
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Costa Rican Stone Trophy Head http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119567/Antique-Costa-Rican-Stone-Trophy-Head Beautifully sculpted trophy head in volcanic stone. Strongly rendered head with prominent lower jaw. The coiffure carved in high ridges forming geometric patterns. Fine condition. Atlantic watershed region, costa rica. 700-1000ad. Measures 4" long by 3 1/2" in height. www.Galeriacontici.Com www.Geleriacontici.Net
Item Price : $850.00
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Jamacoaque Rolling Pin Type Seal http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119568/Antique-Jamacoaque-Rolling-Pin-Type-Seal 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. However, anthony ortegon's study, "pre-columbian stamp seals," indicates with a fair amount of certainty that these seals were used to decorate food, specifically breads. His studies indicate that most stamp seals yield evidence of absorbed starches in laboratory testing, which would only occur if the seals were used regularly in the production of food. Although both flat and roller seals were used in food production, roller seals are far less common. Ortegon cites the ratio of flat to roller seals in museum collections as approximately 35:1. Choice. Manabi region, ecuador. 500 bc - 500 ad. Measures over 5" in length.
Item Price : $850.00
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Jamacoaque Shaman http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119569/Antique-Jamacoaque-Shaman- Handsome jamacoaque individual sits on his buttocks, knees bent in front. He holds a round poporo (lime pot) in one hand and a spatula in the other. He wears a cloak over his chest and a long headdress on his head. Meticulously applied appliquéd over his apparels. He also wears earrings, nose ring and chin piece. Remnants of pale green pigment are still present on surface. Please note that the stick has been re-attached and restored. There is also restoration to some of the horns on the headdress. Nice deposits throughout. Manabi region, ecuador. 500bc/500ad. Measures 8 1/2" high. Excellent example of jamacoaque workmanship.
Item Price : $8750.00
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Valdivian Serpentine Stone Plaque http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119570/Antique-Valdivian-Serpentine-Stone-Plaque Extremely rare highly polished serpentine stone. Valdivia 8 (piquigua phase). This single sided stone plaque in bas-relief with deeply excised carving and are said by many to stylized zoomorphic features and resemble an owl. We disagree, as they appear to be humanoid showing either appendages or articles of clothing. Choice. Measures just under 8" in height.
Item Price : $8000.00
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Valdivian - Chorrera Ceremonial Stone Mortar http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119571/Antique-Valdivian---Chorrera-Ceremonial-Stone-Mortar This transitional style valdivia - chorrera feline mortar is in fine condition and exceptionally rare. Outstanding open lapidary workmanship in a beautiful colored serpentine stone. Incised traits on the sides and mouth area. 2000bc-300bc. Measures over 10" in length. Highly desired piece.
Item Price : $24500.00
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Costa Rican Seated Sukia http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119574/Antique-Costa-Rican-Seated-Sukia- Beautifully sculptured work of art in volcanic stone. Seated on a small platform in near choice condition. Front of both feet slightly damaged during antiquity. Guapiles region, costa rica. 1000/1500ad. Measures just under 5" tall. www.Galeriacontici.Com www.Galeriacontici.Net
Item Price : $2850.00
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Pre-mayan Bone Mask Pendent http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119575/Antique-Pre-Mayan-Bone-Mask-Pendent 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.
Item Price : $2250.00
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Inca Ceremonial Biface Silver Effigy http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119576/Antique-Inca-Ceremonial-Biface-Silver-Effigy Beautifully adorned double sided silver effigy. 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 is clothed male and naked female. Measures 4.92 cm. In choice condition.
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Valdivian Ceremonial Monkey Mortar http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119577/Antique-Valdivian-Ceremonial-Monkey-Mortar Wonderful opportunity to expand and step-up your collection with this very rare and exceptional granulite stone mortar. This superbly made mortar is in the shape of a monkey. Linear design on both top and sides of straight tail with lovely patina throughout. Choice condition. Valdivia region, ecuador. 1100 - 300 bc. Measures over 8" in length.
Item Price : $8750.00
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Chorrera Manioc Whistling Vessel http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119578/Antique-Chorrera-Manioc-Whistling-Vessel Chorrera manioc whistling vessel handsome whistling vessel that stands on three tear-shaped legs, manioc tubers or perhaps sweet potatoes, bridge handle on top in the form of an extended monkey. Geometric markings decorate the vessel's legs. The cream colored terracotta item whistles through the spout. It is in excellent shape with minor restoration to the legs. Chorrera, ecuador. 1000-500bc. Over 7" in height. www.Galeriacontici.Com www.Galeriacontici.Net
Item Price : $1875.00
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Inca - Inka Urpus Aryballo http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119579/Antique-Inca---Inka-Urpus-Aryballo Aryballo late horizon, inca, 1476-1534 a.D. Measure 6" in height.
Item Price : $1250.00
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La Tolita / Tumaco Double Sided Pedestal Bowl http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119580/Antique-La-Tolita---Tumaco-Double-Sided-Pedestal-Bowl 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.
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La Tolita / Tumaco Ichtyomorphic Grater http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119581/Antique-La-Tolita---Tumaco-Ichtyomorphic-Grater 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. Both custom made display and book will accompany this piece.
Item Price : $6700.00
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Machalilla Effigy Vessel http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119609/Antique-Machalilla-Effigy-vessel This 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.
Item Price : $10800.00
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Guangala Coatimundi Bowl http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119612/Antique-Guangala-Coatimundi-Bowl Hold - 6" x 2 -1/2" in height.
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Jamacoaque Large Coatimundi Flat Seal http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119613/Antique-Jamacoaque-Large-Coatimundi-Flat-Seal 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. However, anthony ortegon's study, "pre-columbian stamp seals," indicates with a fair amount of certainty that these seals were used to decorate food, specifically breads. His studies indicate that most stamp seals yield evidence of absorbed starches in laboratory testing, which would only occur if the seals were used regularly in the production of food. Although both flat and roller seals were used in food production, roller seals are far less common. Ortegon cites the ratio of flat to roller seals in museum collections as approximately 35:1. Measures 5" in length.
Item Price : $1250.00
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Valdivian Monolith Stone Block http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119615/Antique-Valdivian-Monolith-Stone-Block Valdivia 8 (piquigua phase) from the atahualpa site (n3a1-001) ecuador. Ultra rare choice stone. Monolith stone block in bas-relief embellished with deep excised carvings on all six sides. Typically said by many to stylized zoomorphic features and resemble an owl. We disagree, as they appear to be humanoid showing either appendages or articles of clothing. Measures 10" in hight.
Item Price : $16850.00
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Bahia De Caraquez Figurine http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119616/Antique-Bahia-de-Caraquez-Figurine- 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. www.Galeriacontici.Com
Item Price : $5450.00
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Valdivian - Chorrera Dish Mortar http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119618/Antique-Valdivian---Chorrera-Dish-Mortar Valdivian - chorrera stone mortar in a shape of a dish . Most awesome work of art in serpentine stone. Deeply and beautifully incised parrot motifs on all surrounding sides. Flawless and in choice condition. Valdivia region, ecuador. 2000bc/300bc. Measures 3 1/2" long.
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Jamacoaque Metal Ornaments http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119620/Antique-Jamacoaque-Metal-Ornaments Extremely rare for its entirety - highly valued personal ornament of a high ranked jamacoaque elite. Double headed repoussee motifs hammered into shape. These pieces were comprised from 98.9% copper, 1.03% tin and .07% zinc. The diversity of metallurgical techniques were intentionally made for its color, luster and longevity. Would have been attached to the garment fashioned for ceremonial attire. Beautifully arranged in a 12" ht. By 16" lg. Shadowbox glass display case. Fine condition. Northern manabi region, ecuador. Approx. 500 ad.
Item Price : $5500.00
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Chone Style Jamacoaque Warrior http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119629/Antique-Chone-Style-Jamacoaque-Warrior- 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. Northern manabi region, ecuador. 500bc-500ad. In very fine condition. Measures under 8" in height. 19.7 cm.
Item Price : $6280.00
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Moche Lord Stone Tumi http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119631/Antique-Moche-Lord-stone-Tumi 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"
Item Price : $875.00
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Inca Ceremonial Biface Bronze Tumi http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119636/Antique-Inca-Ceremonial-Biface-Bronze-Tumi 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.
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Mayan Raddle Vessel http://www.antiques.com/classified/1119637/Antique-Mayan-Raddle-Vessel Mayan bat vessel. Legs rattle. Mexico. 250 ad to 900 ad. Measure just under 7" in height. Ex. Sotherby's
Item Price : $850.00
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