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.
Burnish brown-ware with vertical spout and strap handle. Though these vessels were
mold made, extra care was given here to produce this sweet and naturalistic face.
His upper body is textured with smoothing…
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 finely made ceremonial Jadeite Celt. Classic Olmec carved facial features. Guiding
drill holes at the edges of the eye orbits and the bow shaped mouth. Nose and brow
are in relief and softened. The ears are straight tab type with drilled perforations.
Also, the body is marked with light incisions. In contrast…
Excellent Inca bronze tumi with full size Jaguar. This ceremonial knife has a short
thick handle and a rarer oval shaped Half-moon gilded blade. The finial has a very
detailed feline lying down on a rectangular platform. Mouth opened with teeth exposed.
Rare Scholarly Publication from the Society for American Archaeology. Complete Run
from Volumes 1 to 15 and Volumes 17 to 19. Massive lot of 72 back issued Journals.
Packed with articles and reports by professional archaeologists on all aspects of
Latin American archaeology and epigraphy. Excellent reference books…
Very unique and important Bi-point Native Copper Blade with gorgeous verdigris patina.
Kuntur Wasi - Chavin, San Pablo Province Peru c.800 - 550 BC. Length is 19.25"/48.89
cm. This impressive blade is like no other as to it's shape, size, composition and
engraving. Because of the uniqueness, an…
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A significant and scarce artifact from the Taino culture. Dominican Republic. Ca.
1250-1400 AD. Sat upon by a cacique (chief) in religious ceremonials. This intact
Duho is extremely rare and a most unique find. Sculpted from one solid piece of wood
and elaborately carved in the…
Attractive and large ceramic incensario. A broad shouldered naked male seated in
a frontal pose on a stool with a stepped base. Facial features are incredibly bold
and realistic. Wears traditional large disc ear plugs. The shallow…
A rare example of a very early Guangala figurine from Ecuador, circa 500 BC - 100
AD. This piece depicts a female with incised patterns that are indicative of jewelry,
clothing, and/or possible tattooing/ritual scarification. These figures are mostly
misrepresented as from the Machalilla Phase.
A charming miniature Capacocha female effigy. Made from the cherished orange Spondylus
shell. Would have been covered in clothing and placed with the sacrificial child
as an offering to the god. Nicely detailed throughout.
Lovely set of three Quail Doves flutes from the Chorotega culture, Costa Rica. Buff
with some burnished areas. Each flute is designed with two heads opposed top and
bottom. Four finger holes produce beautiful tones. Each has its own…
An exceptional Chancay funerary doll with false head. Finely made and unrivaled in
size. Composed of wrapped reed, sticks and vegetal fibers. Head is a wooden plank
painted red, eyes are diamond shaped in white with a separated attached nose in brown.