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.


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A fine symmetric Mezcala anthropomorphic
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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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PEWI-118 Tiwanaku Large Bone Stele
This second book in the Yale University
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dedicated to the Machu Picchu collections
Recovered early in the twentieth century
from Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham…
ECBH-102 Set of 3 Bahia de Caraquez Figurines
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MXOM-115 Olmec Were-Jaguar Mask MXMA-122 Mezcala Axe God Stone Figure MXCO-133C Teotihuacan Ceramic Mask
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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Large Chancay Kupulwe Litter

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…

Moche Jaguar Tumi with Original Wooden Handle

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…

PEMC-102 Moche Jaguar Tumi

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…

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

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...

Classic La Tolita - Tumaco Monte Alto Head

ECLT-102 Classic La Tolita Monte Alto Head

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…

Nazca Stone Mace with Silver Moon Inlay

Large jaguar-man head in transformation. A symbol of force. High ash deposit clay. Modeled with finely placed applique. Monte Alto region, Ecuador - Columbia. 100 B.C.-500 A.D.

La Tolita Shamanistic Jaguar Head

ECLT-104 La Tolita Shamanistic Jaguar Head

Jaguar crouched atop a geometric pattern platform. Sculpted from a large thick shell core…

Valdivia Large Shell Amulet

ECVA-136 Valdivia Large Shell Jaguar

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…

Chancay Jaguar Vessel

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…


Maya Jaina Dance of the Deer

Jamacoaque Rowers

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…

MTMY-106 Maya Jaina Dance of the Deer Page 1025 Contact

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…

Mayan Stone Daggers

MTMY-104 Mayan Stone Daggers

Set of Moche Tumis

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…

Large Chancay Wood Staff

Carved hardwood pole staff having a double human head finial wearing a large, tall plume. Some remaining red facial pigment. Scattered stable age splits, normal overall surface weathering…

PEMC-107 Moche Tumis PECH-111 Chancay Wood Staff

Inca Bronze Weapons

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…

Valdivian Abstract Stone

Phase 4-5. Center male cross (Chakana Inception) coupled by boldly cut twin headed serpents unifying. Large light gray sandstone with dendrites and mineral deposits throughout.

ECVA-134 Valdivia Abstract Stone PEIC-131 Inca - Inka Bronze Weapons
PECH-103 Chancay Jaguar Vessel ECJM-115 Jamacoaque Rowers
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