Cemeteries have discovered abstract lithic masks, of obvious religious causality.
Each mask presents its own iconic character that impacts with individual personality.
The mouth and eyes are pierced. Eyebrows and nose in relief joined in a T-shape.
Zig-Zag steps tattoos below his eyes down into his cheeks. Three small holes for
fastening at the top. Catamarca region, Argentina. Condorhuasi-Alamito culture, ca.
500 B.C. - 250 A.D.
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…
A charming trio of small Bahia-type solid standing figurines. Each are sweet and
unique. The first wears an elaborate ear and nose ornaments. All measure over 4"
in height. Custom metal stand…
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An exceptional 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.
Uniquely fashioned 3 dimensional Chancay kupulwe or cradle board. Ultra rare to see
this type of depiction from the Chancay culture using the combination of these simple
materials. Laid upon a bed of reed slats, an unfired…
A very scarce copper tumi. This knife depicts a standing jaguar atop of a chachacoma
wooden grip. The Moche both worshiped the jaguar as well as feared its power and…
5-vol. set spans the centuries from the earliest civilizations of the Olmec, Maya,
and Chavin to the present day. The region is broadly defined to include South America,
Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the historical Spanish…
A beautiful and naturalistic head from the Classic period of La Tolita - Tumaco Culture.
Masterfully done using iconic gray ash enrich clay. Larger hollow fragmentary piece.
Hint of light white paint is visible over facial area...
An exceptional Nazca ceremonial club. One of the hardest items to come by intact
from this region with these outstanding features. The mace head is incised with a
figural Sun God. Silver surrounds the outer wooden shaft portraying a solar eclipse…
A nice Chancay vessel with globular body, wide lip and strap handles. A crouching
Jaguar projects outwards with all four legs within the neck area. Strong black and
white paint with designs over body and neck…
The Deer Dance ritual symbolized the important relationship between humans and the
balance of nature. This depiction is of a priest or medicine man (culandero) preparing
a participant (un iluminador) for the customary dance. Jaina's sculptor captures
beautiful details in this duet…
An extraordinary and charming pair of rarely seen Jamacoaque Rowers. Both poised
in a skillful SUP (stand up paddling) position. Minimally dressed in oversized loincloth,
wraparound headdress with large ear and nose ornaments. Nice remaining…
A handsome and superb pair of Mayan stone daggers. Bi-facially knapped with thin
handles and ridged sharp blades. Each of different colored chert. Blades are very
symmetric and well balanced to handle. Choice condition. Belize…
A fine set of large Moche Copper Tumis. Each ceremonial knife is crowned with a figurine
of a warrior wearing a combination of different battle ready garment with weapons
in hand. The detailing of these finials are impeccable…
A pair of heavy ornamental bronze circular axe blades with irregular form. Cast and
hammered on the cutting edge. One having a crescent shaped blade with pointed prongs
and a triple supporting hafting base with two holes. The other is a half-moon shaped
blade engraved with geometric designs on both sides…