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 Ancient Costa Rica

 
7051. Costa Rican Polychrome Female, Guanacaste -Nicoya, Periods V-VI, Ca. 800 to 1200 AD. A tender effigy of a seated female with large buttocks, painted nude with body and face emphasized and with hands on hips. Overall with orange, red, and umber painted surface. 4-3/4 in H. Ex Baltimore Collection. Super $1250
 

 
  7041. Costa Rican Ceremonial Zoomorphic Stone Mace Head, Guanacaste - Nicoya, Costa Rica. Ca. 200 BC. to 600 AD. Grey stone ceremonial mace, centrally pierced, frontal incised and drilled snarrling jaguar head; two protrusions on sides and pointed tapering back end. Remains of cinnibar and excellent signs of age on surface. 4in L. Intact. $895

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 6998. Costa Rican Jade Bird Headed Axe God Celt, Guanacaste Nicoya Region Ca. 500 to 1250 AD. A polished slender stone anthropomorphic bird celt with pronounced nose, headdress and circular drilled eyes. 5-1/4 in (5.6cm)Height + custom mount. Fine example. Ex California Collector.
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 6953. Costa Rican Light Stone Axe God Celt, Guanacaste- Nicoya, Costa Rica. Ca. 200 BC to 600 AD. Pale green carving of an abstract form with incised details of a bird-face figure with and hands to chest, curved blade below. Pierced for suspension. Height 4-1/2 in H. + custom mount. Provenance: private collection Washington DC. $875

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 6950. Costa Rican Green Stone Axe God Celt, Guanacaste- Nicoya, Costa Rica. Ca. 200 BC to 600 AD. Dark green celt of an abstract form with incised details of a bird-face figure with and hands to chest, and feet in front. 3-3/4 in H + custom mount. Provenance private collection, Washington DC. $850

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5758. Costa Rican Dark Green Stone Bird Headed Axe God Celt, Guanacaste Nicoya Region Ca. 500 to 1250 AD. A polished slender stone anthropomorphic bird celt with pronounced nose, headdress and circular drilled eyes. 5 in Height + custom mount. Fine example. Ex New York Collector. Nice polish. $1750
   

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Ancient Caribbean Taino

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 5840. Taino Bone Figural Amulet, Hispanolia, Ca. 1100 to 1400 AD.An expressive ancestor in a hunched over ritualized position. Lovely scroliate markings on his back. He stares out through large skull-like eye sockets. Size: 3-1/2"H. Taller on custom mount. Condition: Original as found patina, loss to right ear. For similar examples and further iconography see Taino, Pre Columbian Art and Culture from the Caribbean a museum exhibition from El Museo Del Barrio. Choice example. Ex NY Collection. SOLD

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Ancient Venezuela

 
 6684. Venezuelan Pottery Figure, Ca. 1000 to 150 AD. Dimunutive abstract figure with wide head and shoulders, almost no torso. Very cute. Large eyes and nose. 2-3/8 in H. SOLD
   

 
6750. Venezuelan Pottery Figure, Ca. 1000 to 150 AD. Dimunutive abstract pinched figure; with wide head and hips, hands held high and incised details. 2in (5.1cm) H. $265

 
 6752. Venezuelan Pottery Figure, Ca. 1000 to 150 AD. Dimunutive abstract pinched figure; with wide head and hips, hands held high and incised details. 1-7/8 in (4.5cm)H. $285
   

 
 6751. Venezuelan Pottery Figure, Ca. 1000 to 150 AD. Dimunutive abstract pinched figure; with wide head and hips, hands held high and incised details. 1-7/8 in (4.5cm)H. $245
   

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  Ancient Panama

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3733. Cocle Polychrome Pottery Fruitera, Ca. 800 to 1000 AD. Beautifully painted pottery tazza with a frontal creature with wings spread and great fine line details in tondo. Exterior plain. 8-1/4"D. 4"H. Great manganese deposits. Ex Michigan Collection. $795
 

 
 6828. Cocle Gold Tube Bead Strand Necklace, Ca. 800 to 1500 ADgold necklace, Panama, Ca. 800 to 1500 AD. Restrung modern wire, wearable. 18 in L. Purchased in Germany Ex M. Ebhoner Collection Switzerland. $995 
   

 
 4715. Cocle Polychrome Painted Olla Vessel, Panama, Ca. 500 to 800 AD. A wonderful Conte Style painted jar with shamanistic devices incorporating bats and birds and geometric devices shoulder. A key pattern on flared cylindrical neck also. See A. Lebbe, Guardians of the Life Stream, for iconography. 8"H. Ex Westchester N.Y. Collection. Choice piece in excellent condition. $2200

 
 3327. Fantastic Panamanian Cocle Pottery Plate, Ca. 800 AD. Circular plate painted with creatures in quadrants in tan, purple, and red within an orange border. 13”D. Multiple repairs. Choice scene. See Guardians of the Life Stream, by A. Lebbe for iconography. Cp example in Sothebys sale May 2000 for parallels where similar plates sold for $3500. This one is only $2500

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 3328. Cocle Polychrome Pottery Fruitera, Ca. 800 AD. Beautifully painted pottery tazza with scene in tondo of opposing creatures within geometric framework. Exterior plain. 8-1/4"D. 4"H. Great manganese deposits. See Lebbe's, Guardians of the Life Stream, for iconography. Stem repaired, all of tondo original. A sweet piece. $2200

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 Ancient Colombia

 
5962. Tairona Zoomorphic Brownware Vessel, Colombia, Ca. 1000 to 1500 AD. Large terracotta effigy vessel on flared ring base, with elongated body; a spout at the tail, large cylindrical opening at center and animal head with raised arms at the front. A large 11 in H. x 13 in L. Cp. Armand Labbe, Colombia Before Columbus for parallel. Ex. Jack Titleman Collection, Atlanta GA. SOLD
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6964. Pre Columbian Tairona Spherical Stone Bead StrandColombia, Ca. 800 to 1400 AD. A lovely composition of stone spherical beads, graduating in size, restrung and knotted and with a modern secure sterling silver clasp. Some wear. Ex. NY Collection. Wearable. $395 

 
 3939. Narino Seated Pottery Male Coca Chewer, Colombia, Capuli culture complex, Ca. 850 to 1500 AD. Molded seated on a bench (which denotes signs of importance), hands in lap. He is decorated with resist design on body, loincloth and sash over shoulder. He displays the characteristic bulge of coca protruding from cheek. 9-3/8"H. Intact. Ex Harmer Rooke Galleries. Very lovely in person. Excellent condition and colors. SOLD

 
 6652. Tairona Braided Stone Bead Necklace, Ca. 800 to 1400 AD. A lovely composition of light tan and brown native stone small beads in three strands braided together and restrung with a modern secure sterling silver clasp. 18 in (45cm.)L. Ex. Collection of Allan L. Long, NY. Nice. $295
 

 
5197. Calima Gold Tweezer Colombia, Ca. 600 to 800 AD. A large example, made of thick, hammered, high karat, yellow gold. Long rectangular shape culminating in an ovoid tweezer head. Excellent condition having only a tiny bit of loss on blade edge. Size: 5-1/2"L. 41.4 grams.
Provenance: Ex. Private New Orleans collection. $2200
 
 

 2800. Choice Narino Finely Painted Vessel, Ca. 1000 AD. Globular vessel with slightly raised circular lip; each hemisphere decorated in a lovely interlocking geometric design in a wax resist technique. Masterful. 9-5/8”D. 7-3/8”H. Intact with minor surface wear consistent with age. Rounded bottom sits on plexi-ring base, included. $2500
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 4651. Narino Pottery Polychrome Star burst Bowl, Narino Highlands, Colombia to Ecuador region. Ca. 1250 AD. Deep walled flared bowl on ring base with nicely decorated geometric pattern, all in cream, brown and red slip. 7-3/4 In D. x 3-7/8 in H. Excellent aged surface. Repaired. Ex New Jersey Collection. SOLD
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4953. Narino Fine Pottery Wax-Resist Chalice, Narino Highlands, Ca. 1250 AD. Deep bowls with bichrome resist key pattern along exterior. A row of small dots along stem foot. 4 in H. x 5-1/4 in D. A very fine example. Ex New Jersey Collection. $375

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3857. Sinu Anthropomorphic Vessel, Sinu River Region, Ca. 1000 to 1500 AD. Bulbous vessel on rounded base with human head molded at neck with coffee bean eyes, mouth and hair incised behind, a vessel rim atop. Shoulders and arms molded into vessel as well as a deeply cut navel. 5 in H. Excellent deposits. On lucite ring. Ex Pennsylvania Collection. $325 

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6256. Quimbaya Necklace with 27 Miniature Figures, Colombia, Ca. 800 to 1200 AD. Each small bead in a figural form with arms folded across body and each bead is pierced horizontally for suspension. 17 in (43.2cm) L. Strng. Each figure approx 3/4 in (2 cm) L. All in all in good condition with nice deposits and good patina. Ex Madison Ave NY Collector. $975

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6424. Quimbaya Gold Animals Pendant, Colombia, Ca. 800-1500 AD. Two seated cojoined stylized animals with tails raised. Loop holes at front. 5/8 in L. $695

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 5438. Large Fine Quimbaya Pottery Male Figure [Retablo], Colombia, Ca. 800 to 1200 AD. Abstract nude seated figure with cylindrical protruding limbs, he holds right hand in upward gesture, the left hand close to body. His has fine facial details painted with horizontal linear tattoo designs and horizontal slit eyes & mouth; also body, ear and head piercing. His legs, at knees are shown constricted. Ancient gold nose ring through pierced septum. Very good condition with nice deposits and minor repair. 13”H. + custom mount. Good surface deposits. Cp A. Lebbe; Colombia Before Columbus, nos. 82 & 83. A handsome superb piece. $3650reserved

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 452. Tairona Double Spout Vessel, Colombia, SA, Ca. 1150 to 1500 AD. A lovely hand built vessel with elongated cylindrical body on raised foot, twin tubular spouts at either side connected by grooved arched handle; overall covered in chocolate brown slip. 8-3/4”H. 10-1/2”L. Intact. Compare A. Labbe's, Colombia Before Columbus no. 154 for exact parallel. Ex Madison Ave Coll. $975

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3835. Sinu Abstract Feline Feature Effigy Figure, Sinu River Region, Ca. 1000 to 1500 AD. Highly stylized form of iron rich terracotta with molded bulbous body, nub arms and wide head which curves at sides leading to pointed ears, possibly linking this to an animal form. Eyes and mouth are simple incised lines and the nose is a small clay bump. 9 in H. Rare and curious. Good deposits. SOLD

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3982. Rare Tumaco/La Tolita Pottery House Incensario, Ca. 300 BC/AD. Colombia Ecuador regions. Greyish-white clay modeled architectural form with a central open flanged cylinder on ring base, a small peaked roof house on either side. Original reddish pigment remains. 6-1/2 in H. $1250 

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6148. Muisca Pottery Frog Bowl, Ca. 800 to 1400 AD.  Deep bowl on ring base, overall slip painted and highlighted in red pigment on interior and exterior with banded pattern. Small fillet applied frogs at either side or rim. 3 in H. x 4-3/8 in D. Excellent condition and deposits. A sweet effigy bowl. $295

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6248. Tairona Beaded Necklace and Matching Earrings, Colombia, Ca. 1100 to 1400 AD. The modern strung strand comprised mainly of smaller brown carved beads with a central larger carnelian pendant. Approx 16 in L. All three pieces $165

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 5921. Calima Pottery Zoomorphic Alcarraza, Llama Phase, Ca. 600 to 800 AD. Rounded vessel on ring base, atop are two opposite spouts and a strap handle. A wonderful prone animal figure molded into the neck, spouts and handle. Glossy red slip painted. Size: 5-1/2" (14 cm) L. Ex. New York collection. $1250
   

 
 6184. Taironal Gold Covered Bronze Spiral Nose Ornament, Ca. 800 to 1500 AD. A spiral form covered in sheet of high karat yellow gold with capped termini, 1-1/4"L. Some oxidation to metals. Ex Madison Avenue NY Collector. $395

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 3335. Very Fine Narino Anthromorphoic Vessel, Colombia, SA, Ca. 1000 AD. Beautiful bulbous pottery vessel with geometric designs in brown and red resist technique. Neck molded with bird-head with applied eyes on either side, loop holes with rings as ears and protruding mouth design in front. 9-1/2"H. Custom stand included! Condition: Intact with good surface wear. Wonderful looking and rare! See Lebbe, Colombia Before Columbus, for type. $3500
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 3341. Narino Pottery Beehive Form Vessel, Ca. 800 to 1200 AD. Ovoid vessel with small opening atop and overall geometric linear and dot pattern design. 7"H. Intact with some age wear. $550 RESERVED

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 3152. Narino Negative Resist Ocerina, Ca. 1200 to 1400 AD. A sea shell shape with polychrome design in brown, tan and red on outer surface. Pierced for suspension. 5-5/8 in H. + custom mount. Intact. Rare and choice. Ex M. Toro Collection. $495

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Ancient Ecuador

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7050. Fine Guanguala Standing Male Ocerina Figure, Ca. 500 AD. Expressive example of a shaman or priest with fine incised surface details, small headdress, almond eyes, handsome pierced nose, fine mouth. Beautiful burnished and incised tan clay surface. Nice facial features, pierced nose and ears. Beautiful handeling of the incised and painted burnished surface with textile designs. A whistle atop head and with vent holes behind. Cp. TUMACO. 1000 Ans D'Art Precolumbien, by Sabolo, Y., Soustelle, J. 1986, Geneva. Ex New York Collection. A sweet effigy. A tall 12-3/4 inches H. + custom mount. $2400reserved
   

 
 6991. Valdavian Stone Abstract Palette, Earliest Horizon, Ca. 2300 to 2000 BC. Flat rectangular form with delineated and drilled body. 23.1cmL. x 7-5/8" (19cm)H. Intact with dendritic surface deposits and some abrasions (minor) to edges. This is a choice and rare example of an enigmatic ritualistic work of art not yet fully understood as to their purposes. Ex Texas Collection. $3250
 

 
 7055. Guanguala Incised & Burnished Pottery Stirrup Vessel, Ca. 500 AD. A globular pottery vessel fashioned with beauty and symmetry. The nicely burnished tan surface with two protruding spouts with a twisted rope-like bridge handle between. Also incised with fishermen and birds in panels. Nice deposits remaining. 4-5/8"H. x 7-3/4 in D. For Further information see A. Lapiner, Pre Columbian Art of South America, 1976, Abrams no. 727 and Amerindian Signs, 5000 Years of Pre-Columbian Art in Ecuador by Valdez and Ventimilla. $1250
   

 
 6993. Machililla Stone Jaguar Mortar, Ca. 200 Bc. Unusual orange-green vein stone carved in an abstract animal form; the exaggerated large head with incised toothy open mouth. The body is also incised into quadrants. Behind is a delicate tail curled into a tight openwork spiral. A deep mortar depression atop and four knob feet below. Stable cracks and repair to tail and tail reattached. 9”L x 4" H. Ex New York Collection. Compare At the Heart of Pre Columbian America, Geiger Collection; no 141. Lovely. $5800

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7009. Valdivian Terracotta Mother Goddess Venus, Ecuador, Phase 3, Ca. 2300-2000 BC. Burnished red and brown clay Goddess figure with incised hair, facial details and hands held under chest. 2-1/16"H. + Custom mounted. This little fragment of a figurine is from the culture from which the earliest representations of pottery figurines have thus far been found in the new world. Ex Coll, NY. $295

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 6662. Valdivian Monkey Shaped Stone Mortar, Ecuador, Ca. 2000 to 1500 BC. Interesting gray flecked stone carved into a large abstract animal form; the exaggerated large head with incised toothy grin and large eyes. Behind is a massive tail curled, pierced and with heavy incised spiral. A deep mortar depression atop and four slight delineated feet below. 11”L x 5-1/2" H. Ex New York Collection. Tail repaired and some restorations to abraded rim and ear, feet eroded. Compare with a similar example in At the Heart of Pre Columbian America, Geiger Collection; no 141. Lovely. Additional photos $7000

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 6959. Ecuadorian Dark Greenstone Large Ritual Hacha, Valdivian to La Tolia Phase; Ca. 1500 to 300 BC. Beautiful smooth abstract celt form with curved blade and two protrusions at top, probably for attachment. 10-1/2 in (26.3cm)L. Intact natural finish. $1875 

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6994. Pre Columbian Jamacoaque Spherical Gold and Lapis Lazuli Stone Bead Necklace, Ca. 500 AD. A lovely composition of 26 gold circular beads interspersed with spherical blue stone tube beads, restrung and and with a modern secure clasp. 23 in L. Ex. NY Collection. Wearable. $4250 

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  6905. Jamacoaque Pottery Creature with Removeable Wings, Ecuadpr, Ca. 500 AD. A standing figure with birdlike characteristics; human head in tall headdress, large pectoral and extended and garment incised and painted. Each separate inserted wing with appliqués and pigments. 4-5/8 in (11.5cm)H. x 6-7/8 in (19.6cm)L. Excellent condition, wings with modern pegs. Almost all original color remains. Ex New York Collection. A unique effigy. $495

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3853. Fine Jamacoaque Female Effigy, Ca. 500 AD. A really beautiful example of molded standing female with arms out at sides and with traces of blue pigment remaining. She wears a smooth bag wig and tunic, long neck cord, and ear and nose rings. Her face is lovely with strong almond eyes, nose with ornament and teeth slightly bared. Very fine example in excellent condition. 10-5/8"(27cm) H. + custom mount. Ex NY Private Collection. $2250

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 6904. Jamacoaque Pottery Nude Standing Shaman, Ca. 500 AD. A standing transformation figure with animated creature-like face, with expressive fanged teeth, large outlined bulging eyes and extended horn headdress and remains of blue, red and yellow pigments. 7-1/2in (18.7cm)H. Repaired condition and visible cracks behind. Almost all original color remians. Ex New York Collection. A powerful effigy. $750

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6794. Jamacoaque Pottery Mother and Child, Ca. 500 AD. Lovely tender expressive example of a seated female with an infant on her lap. She is adorned with tunic, necklace collar, ornate headdress, nose and earrings. Remains of red pigment underneath. 5 in (12.7cm)H. Excellent ancient surface. Ex New York Collection. SOLD

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  6863. Jamacoaque Pottery Tiger or Tigre A sitting upright four legged feline with head raised and tail behind; claws animated, alert facial expression with fanged teeth, ears raised and extended tongue. Remains of white, yellow, blue, and red pigments on entire body. Nice face and details. 5-3/8 in (14.5 cm) H. Good style, intact. Ex New York Collection. $495

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 5830. Fine Valdavian Stone Abstract Idol, Ecuador, Earliest Horizon, Ca. 2300 to 2000 BC. A carved abstract grey-green stone slab of rectangular form with delineated eyes, neck, torso, and legs. Very choice style and proportions. 10-1/2”H + custom mount. Ample age mineral deposits. $1600 

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 6014. Valdivian Terracotta Co-Joined Figures, Ecuador, Earliest Horizon, Ca. 2500 BC. Burnished red clay stylized figurine with two heads, each with bonnet headdress and deeply incised facial features. This effigy illustrated the rare concept of dualism, prevalent in Pre Columbian art. Here we have a male/female; an elder/a youth or a life/death depiction. 4 in H. + custom mount. Damaged and missing lower section, one head repaired. Provenance: Ex New Jersey Collection. This double headed example is extremely noteworthy and rare. $ 1500

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6624. Chorrera Coiled Snake Vessel, Ca. 800 to 500 BC. A sweet effigy vessel, rounded in form and with a molded snake head raising from shoulder. The body incised and painted in red and black and brown with a diamond scale pattern wrapped around. 5 in H. x 5-3/4 in W. Abrasioins, wear and rim repair. Compare similar example in Ancient Ecuador; Culture, Clay and Creativity 3000-300 BC, for a similar example. $795  

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6555. Jamacoaque Pottery Figural Ocerina, Ca. 500 AD. A super example of a standing figue with his arms out at sides. His body with weathered painted surfaces, yellow and blue applied pigment for highlights, has head held high, chest exposed, loin-cloth, smooth pleasing facial features, ear and nose ornaments and bag wig with long lappets at either side and long pendant necklace. 6-3/4" (17.1 cm.) H.+ custom mount (not illustrated) Nice ocerina sound. Intact. $  

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 6558. Jamacoaque Pottery Masket of a Feline, Ca. 500 AD. Deeply burnished tan clay oval makset of a fantastic open mouth fanged feline-creature. Pierced atop for attachment. 2-3/8"H. +Custom mount included. Repaired. Wonderfully expressive. EX NY Collection. $295

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6542. Jamacoaque Pottery Double Chamber Figural Vessel, Ecuador, Ca. 500 AD. A cylindrical vase is attached to a frontal figure. He stands in ceremonial garb with lion cloth, ornate headdress, necklace, nose and ear ornaments. He holds a spear and a club behind a spear. Ample remains of blue and yellow applied pigment. 7-3/8 in. (18.7cm) H x 10-1/4 in (26cm) L. Ex New York Collection. Cp. Amerindian Signs nos. 82 & 83 for the double vessel type. $795

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6556. Expressive Jamacoaque Pottery Mask, Ca. 500 AD. A wide face mask with cut out slits for suspension. Molded with fine eyes and mouth, wearing diadem headdress and nose ornaments. Overall painted red, yellow and faint blue surface. 5-3/4 in (14.6cm) Wide x 5-1/2 in H. + custom mount. Intact. $395 

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6094. Manabi Pottery Figural Vessel, Ca. 500 AD. A cylindrical vase is attached to a frontal figure. He is in ceremonial garb with bag headdress with fringe border, necklace, nose and ear ornaments. He stands with hands close to his body. Ample remains of blue and yellow applied pigment; nice face and details. 6-3/4 in (17.15 cm) H. Fine style. Ex New York Collection. $395

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 6525. Jamacoaque Pottery Seated Figure Holding Casket, Ca. 500 AD. A beautiful example of a seated female with legs in front and holding a casket on her lap. She wears an elaborate wig and smooth tunic, necklace, ear and nose ornaments. She has traces of blue, white and yellow pigment remaining. 5-3/8" (13.6 cm)H. Excellent condition and ancient surface. Ex New York Collection. A sweet effigy. SOLD

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 6527. Jamacoaque Pottery Allegorical Figural Vessel, Ca. 500 AD. A fantastic seated old man brandishing a spear, his wrinkled face in grimacing expression, huge phallus exposed. Ample remains of blue and yellow and red applied pigment. 6-1/2 in (16.5 cm) H. Spear repaired else excellent. Ex New York Collection. Cp. Amerindian Signs for the double vessel type. $1500

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 5810. Valdavian Stone Abstract Idol, Earliest Horizon, Ecuador, Ca. 2300 to 2000 BC. A carved abstract light green stone slab of rectangular form with delineated eyes, neck, torso, and legs. Very fine style. 6-1/8”H + custom mount. Surface wear yet choice. Ample age mineral deposits. Fine Example. $795

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  6529. Jamacoaque Pottery Tigre, Ca. 500 AD. A prone four legged feline with head raised and tail extended; claws animated, alert facial expression with fanged teeth, ears raised and extended tongue. Remains of blue, red and yellow pigments on entire body. Nice face and details. 11 in (28 cm) length; 5 in (12.78 cm) H. Good style, intact. Ex New York Collection. Rare, I have never had a big cat like this. $895
 

 
 6371. Chorrera Obsidian Mirror, Ca. 800 to 500 BC. Flat polished disc formed from the translucent deep black hardened volcanic rock. 4"D. Age wear. $495

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 6287. Guangala Monkey Ocerina Figure, Ca. 500 AD. A beautiful example of a standing monkey with long curled tail and blow holes in outstretched hands. 5 inches H. Ex. Upper West Side NY Collection. $295

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 6515. Fantastic Jamacoaque Pottery Seated Shaman in Transformation, Ecuador, Ca. 500 AD. A male Shaman transforming from a fish. He has animated facial features, mouth open, large ear, chin and nose ornaments and necklaces. He wears an elaborate tubular with applique headdress. His lower body is that of the back of a fish with fins and tail. He holds a staff in one hand and remarkably, he holds a miniature example of himself in the other. Ex Private Collection J Bastion, New York. 7-1/2 in (19 cm) H. Ex New York Collection. A fine and truly rare specimen. $2800 reserved
   

 
 6143. Jamacoaque Pottery Effigy Bird, Ca. 500 AD. A sweet seated bird with hole atop head, wings folded under and fine facial details. Ex New York Collection. 5in H. Ex New York Collection. Unique effigy. $425
   

 
3982. Rare Tumaco/La Tolita Pottery House Incensario, Ca. 300 BC/AD. Colombia Ecuador regions. Greyish-white clay modeled architectural form with a central open flanged cylinder on ring base, a small peaked roof house on either side. Original reddish pigment remains. 6-1/2 in H. $1250 

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 6069. Guanguala Standing Ocerina figure, Ca. 500 AD. A beautiful example of a standing female with arms out at sides and with traces red pigment remaining over burnished tan surface. She wears a smooth bag with blue highlights. A whistle atop head and with vent holes behind. 11-3/8 inches H. + custom mount. Ex. Upper West Side NY Collection. $1275

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5528.  Valdivia/Chorrera Birthing Stone Ecuador, Ca. 2000 to 1000 BC. A carved greenish-grey sedimentary stone slab of very unique style and form. The carving is of a nude female in a birthing position. The iconography is similar to that found on Moche pottery. 4 in H. + custom mount. Pierced horizontal, possibly for suspension in a collar. Ample age deposits. Chip on top corner. This is an exciting find as it represents a transition of sorts from Early Horizons in Ecuador to Peru! Intact, rare and choice. $ 695

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5811. Valdavian Stone Abstract Idol, Ecuador, Earliest Horizon, Ca. 2300 to 2000 BC. Ecuador, a carved abstract light green stone slab of rectangular form with delineated eyes, neck, torso, and legs. Very fine style. 7”H + custom mount. Intact and choice. Good Weathering pattern. Ample age mineral deposits. $895

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 5258. Jamacoaque Pottery Double Chamber Figural Vessel, Ecuador, Ca. 500 AD. A cylindrical vase is attached to a frontal figure. He stands in ceremonial garb with lion cloth, ornate headdress, necklace, nose and ear ornaments. He holds a rattle and conch shell in outstretched hands. Ample remains of blue and yellow applied pigment. 10-1/2 in. L. x 6-3/4 in H. Ex New York Collection. Cp. Amerindian Signs nos. 82 & 83 for the double vessel type. $995

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 5284. Chorrera Pottery Figural Vessel, Ca. 800 to 500 BC. A molded vessel adorned with a cross legged seated figure wearing necklace, long lappets and lip and ear ornaments. Overall surface painted in red and cream slip. A slender strap and spout atop. Intact. 5-1/2 in H. Ex New York Collection. $395

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