The Sacred Valley of the Incas: Myths and Symbols
This deeply engraved bone idol is a Dignitary
holding ritual objects. Surrounding the
central figure are decorations of large bands
of geometric shapes with small interlocking
frets that progresses into the back..
A fine symmetric Mezcala anthropomorphic
axe god figure. Type M-8. Carved from grey
Metadiorite stone. Incised features and details
indicated by grooving. Very nice abstract and
artistic piece…
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A finely carved were-jaguar mask.
Made from the favored jade stone. This mask
is considered to be a shaman in the midst of
transformation. Notable for its characteristic
upraised upper lip, bifurcated tongue, curved
fangs and cleft forehead. The Olmec God.
A hardbound CIRAM Scientific Analysts report
is provided.
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This second book in the Yale University
Publications in Anthropology series
dedicated to the Machu Picchu collections
Recovered early in the twentieth century
from Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham…
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MXOM-115 Olmec Were-Jaguar Mask MXMA-122 Mezcala Axe God Stone Figure PEWI-118 Tiwanaku Large Bone Stele

Finely sculptured life-size mask in Jade stone. Natural expressive facial features in high relief. Portrays a lively countenance with nasolabial lines to sides of nose and mouth; prominent frown, eyes are slit and hollowed, high cheeks… Accompanied by CIRAM scientific analysis report.

A very fine molded pottery mask in typical
Teotihuacan fashion. Realistic facial features.
Traditional triangular face with wide forehead.
Remnants of painted headband…
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The World of Spirits in Pre-Columbian Ecuador

An elegant 17th century house on Cuenca Street in the historic center of Quito, long known as the Casa del Alabado (the House of Praise), is today an important museum of the same name. The Casa del…

The World of Spirits in Pre-Columbian Ecuador

Post contact. Rare late Inca vessel in the form of a Criollo bull (Costeño con Cuernos). These robust cattle were brought in by the Spanish during the conquest of the Americas during the 16th century. Today, these type ceramics figures are replicated and called…

Inca Criollo Bull

Valdivian Transitional Palmer Stones - Set

Two Formative Period Palmer stones. Each sample type showing the progression involving the creation of the first human effigy in the Western Hemisphere...

Set of Quimbaya Spindle and Whorls

An attractive set of ancient tools for weavers. Large robust Spindle and Whorls from the Quimbaya region of Columbia. Sizes range from 10.5”/26.67 cm to 12”/30.48 cm.

Wari Staffed Sun God Beaker - Rare

A splendid double sided Wari (Huari) Staffed Sun God beaker. Relief sculpted out of a dark hard wood. The figure represents the Sun God by the rays projecting out of his head. Open arms holding staffs that are finalized with severed trophy heads…

PEWI-104 Wari Staffed Sun God Beaker

Jamacoaque Female Figurine

A handsome female figurine displaying a large coffer on her lap. The offering shows three handles on top and horizontal slats on front. She wears a skirt and an elaborate headdress with long side flaps meeting her shoulders, all trimmed in green…

ECJM-116 Jamacoaque Female Figurine

This unique and well constructed war Sling is made of twisted human hair and braided with Llama wool. Common huaracas were generally made with more elaborate complex braids using multiple contrast colored Llama wool. One could…

Silver Bird Tweezer

Chimu silver tweezers. Hammered sheet shaped into a bird. Suspension hole  along the bottom fold…

Modeled image of the deity Naymlap, legendary hero king. Thick denticulated headband forms the base of the upper part of the spout. Three tier tasseled ear ornaments hang down his chest. Two serpents…

Lambayeque - Chimu Stirrup Vessel

Published Moche “Symbolic Erotic Scene” Tumi

This piece is one of two being offered from a prized collection published in Cobre del Antiguo Peru - The Copper of Ancient Peru. Highly sought by specialist and collectors. p. 384; plate 70.

PEIC-119 Inca Warriors Huaraca (Waraka)

Inca Warriors Huaraca

Excellent set of Chorrera Pectoral Shells (Melongena Patula). The Larger has a centered inverted openwork triangle and the smaller is incised with a single vertical line running down the center. Both re-strung individually with modern knotted hemp twine.  Larger pectoral…

Chorrera Pectoral Shells

ECCH-118 Chorrera Pectoral Shells

A large Chancay weaver’s basket made of woven rush. Personal assortment of tools which include numerous painted wooden spindles, metal and clay whorls, several small bundles of colorful yarn with a piece of textile, cotton, a cactus thorn comb…

Large Chancay Weaver’s Basket

A fine Valdivian Phase 2-3 Effigy. Made of sandstone. Measures 7.75”/19.68 cm. Deep incised anthropomorphic features covering the front…

Valdivian Palmer Stone

PEIC-122 Inca Criollo Vessel Moche Erotic Scene Tumi ECVA-125 Valdivian Transitional Stones CBQB-105 Quimbaya Spindles and Whorls PECH-125 Chancay Weavers Basket ECVA-142 Valdivia Palmer Stone
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Inca Child’s Leather Sandals

A pair of rare child's leather sandals. Thick twisted cotton used for straps. Pin mounted in vintage wood and acrylic display.

PEIC-137 Inca - Inka Child's Leather Sandals

This exceptional were-jaguar mask was sculptured from the Olmec’s most favored jade stone. Ranging 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, this masterful creation was extremely difficult to produce. The mask is unique and considered to be a shaman in the midst of transformation. Exhibits both animal and human qualities in high relief. Notable for its characteristic upraised upper lip, bifurcated tongue, curved fangs and cleft forehead. His almond shaped eyes are perforated, nose is wide and flat with projecting elongated ears…

Mexico, ca. 900-600 B.C.  Very Rare mask in Jade - Investment piece.

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PECM-133 Lambayeque Chimu Stirrup Vessel
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Mezcala Axe God

A fine symmetric Mezcala anthropomorphic Axe God figure. Type M-8. Carved from grey Metadiorite stone. Incised features and details indicated by grooving. Very nice abstract and artistic piece.

MXMA-122 Mezcala Axe God Stone Figure MXOM-117C Olmec Jade Mask