The Andean corded communication system. The cord’s composition, ply, length, end treatment, and color were all significant factors in the quipu’s use and meaning.

This enigma is made of Cotton. Composed of a thicker, 32"/81.28 cm long Primary cord. It contains 65 pedant cords alternating in segmented tan and brown colors. Each pendant varies in length with strategically placed differing type knots representing numeric values.  According to Harvard University's Quipu Data Base Project, there are approximately 600 Quipus in existence in museum, university and private collections around the world.


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This deeply engraved bone idol is a Dignitary
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PEWI-118 Tiwanaku Large Bone Stele
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 MXCO-133C Teotihuacan Ceramic Mask
A very fine molded pottery mask in typical
Teotihuacan fashion. Realistic facial features.
Traditional triangular face with wide forehead.
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Phase 6-8, Valdivian Stone Lime Receptacle (poporo) in the form of a human effigy. This container used Cal to activate coca and other hallucinogenic drugs…

Valdivian Stone Lime Container

Valdivia - Chorrera Ceremonial Feline Stone Mortar

This is an exceptional stone mortar of the Transition Style. Beautifully orchestrated spiral perforation on the tail. Stunning multi-color Serpentine stone. Valdivia region, Ecuador. 2000BC/300BC Measuring…

ECCH-109 Valdivia - Chorrera Ceremonial Feline Stone Mortar

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…

La Tolita / Tumaco Priest Head

ECLT-108 La Tolita / Tumaco Priest Head

An anthropomorphic jar with gradual step increase to lower bulbous body.  Well detailed sculpted face - punched out from interior. Expression shows warrior with clinched teeth. Excellent yellow ochre pigment. Large traditional head garment…

Manteno Effigy Jug

Ultra Rare and Choice stones. Isla de la Plata site. Similar examples are shown in very limited published works. "Archaeological Investigations on the Island of La Plata, Ecuador" by…

Group of Chorrera/Bahai Stones

ECCH-107 Group of Chorrera Stones

Elegant group of Chorrera figurines. These naturalistic forms reflect mastery in simplistic expressions. Each evoke harmony and realism. Punta Arenas region, Ecuador. 1800/300BC…

Group of Fine Chorrera Figurines

ECCH-106 Group of Chorrera Figurines

This magnificent rare 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. 2000-1000 B.C.

Machalilla Effigy Vessel

Elegant naturalistic Chone style Jamacoaque figurine. This 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…

Chone Style Jamacoaque Shaman

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…

Inca Ceremonial Biface Silver Effigy

PEIC-142 Pre Inca Shell Waylla Kepa

Standing nude women in rough volcanic coarse basalt stone. The figure stands firmly on her wide feet. She supports her breasts with both hands as a sign of fertility. The figure is carved in the round. Her long straight hair falls to her waist Measures 16" in height…

Costa Rican Standing Stone Figure

Narrio Ucuyaya Spondylus Figurine

An exceedingly rare and adorable "Ucuyaya" (grandfather or ancestor in native quichua) from Cerro Narrio, province of Cañar. Made from the important Spondylus shell which shows clear relationships with contemporary societies of…

ECVA-135 Valdivia Stone Lime Container

A fine example from the classic period of La Tolita Monte Alto Culture. Masterfully sculpted head using iconic ash enrich pottery to produce this wonderful piece...

La Tolita Tumaco

Valdivia 8 (Piquigua Phase) Atahualpa site Ecuador. Ultra Rare near choice stone. Monolith stone block in bas-relief embellished with deep excised carvings on all six sides. Succeeds the Palmar Incised type…

Valdivian Monolith Stone Block

ECVA-111 Valdivian Monolith Stone Block ECNR-104 Narrio Ucuyaya Shell Figurine

Large flat curved sandstone effigy. Well defined incised lines depicting eyes, arms and legs. Phase 8, 2100-1500 BC. Gray in color with Excellent mineral and sediment deposits throughout…

Large Valdivian Stone Effigy

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ECMT-112 Manteno Effigy Jug

Ceramic plaque in form of a leaf. Front surface is carved rough. Border is smooth with red pigment. Published in “Prima Dell’ America”. It has been theorized that these objects were used to grate Yucca tubular, but this function is doubtful as…

Published La Tolita / Tumaco Ceramic Plaque

ECLT-107 La Tolita / Tumaco Ichtyomorphic Grater ECMH-102 Machalilla Effigy Vessel CR-108 Costa Rican Standing Woman ECJM-103 Chone Style Jamacoaque Shaman
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