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All Inca and South American Pottery - Ancient South American Art - Artemis Gallery

In the Andean area of South America (modern-day Peru), the Chavín civilization flourished from around 1000 to 300 B.C. The Chavín produced small-scale pottery, often human in shape, but with animal features. Representations of jaguars are a common theme in Chavín art. The Andean Moche ca. 100-800 A.D., were among the best artisans of the New World, producing portrait vases (Moche ware). They were also goldsmiths and weavers of outstanding talent. The Inca culture of Peru and Bolivia (ca. 1200-1580 A.D.) sculpted animal and human figures, but best known for its architecture at Andean sites such as Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

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Most of the great works of art made in Central and South America before the voyage of Columbus have been found in tombs. Enormous amounts of time, energy, and materials were spent to properly equip the societies' leaders and the elite for their journey from this earth.

Important/Exhibited Chavin Polychrome Rimmed Olla
Important & Exceptional Chavin Maranon Polychrome Jar
Pair of Chancay/Huacho Wooden Painted Figures
Paracas Polychrome Pottery Bowl Incised with Human Faces
Framed Trio of Pre-Columbian Stone Figures
Large North Coast Peruvian Textile with Avian Motif
Pre-Columbian Salinar Stirrup Vessel
Rio Magdalena Covered Urn, ex-Sotheby's, ex-S. Marcus
Pre-Columbian Spindle Whorls - Unique Display
Sinu High Karat Gold Nose Ring / Pendant
Rare Carved Chavin Vertebrae
Proto-Nazca Mantle with Munecas
Important Huari Gold Plume with Jaguar Features - Ex-Sotheby's
Inca Stirrup Vessel, Seated Man in Trance
Lg. Jamacoaque Polychrome Whistle - Female Musician
Mezcala Stone Pendant - Rare Skin Bag Form
Pre-Columbian Narino Bowl - Monkeys
Rare Pre-Columbian Lid w/ Bird, ex-Arte Primitivo
Pre-Columbian Figural Pair - Bahian Venus and Jamacoaque Whistle Figure
Lot of 2 Mezcala Stone Anthropomorphic Figure + Amulet
Pair of Tairona Pottery Miniatures - Ocarina and Flute
Spectacular Moche Gilded Copper Tupus (pr)
Published Significant Colima Pottery Swallow Jar
Pr. Pre-Columbian Chancay Painted Textiles
Incan Ceremonial Textile Sling
Pre-Columbian Huari / Wari Woven Sash
Huge / Vibrant Inca Textile Panel
Large / Important Inca Stone Model of a Fortress
Wari / Huari Anthropomorphic Wood Figure
Nazca Polychrome Effigy Vessel
Wari / Huari Polychrome Figural Jar
Nazca / Wari Transitional Bowl
Polychrome Nazca Terracotta Bowl - Abstract Landscape
Two Peruvian Decorated Ceramic Bowls - Inca & Cajamarca
Lot of 2 Pre-Columbian Pottery Bowls
3 Andean Potteries - Including Mini Trophy Head Vessel
Late Nazca Tall Striped Kero
Chimu Ensemble - 2 Clay Whistles, Beads & Textile
Huari Silver Bracelet - Warrior
Rare Huari Pottery Whistling Vessel, ex-Arte Primitivo
Moche Pottery Foot Vessel, ex-Arte Primitivo
Moche Beaded Neck Collar
Lot of 2 Chimú Tumi Blades
Nazca Gold and Silver Ear Spools
Large Chorrera Spouted Vessel
Inca Greyware Portrait Stirrup Vessel
Lima Strap-Handled Pottery Jar
Rare Pre-Columbian Chilean Pottery Kero
Rare Moche Pottery Keros - Blood Drinking
Moche Macabre Pottery Skull - Creepy!
Tairona Greenstone Bat-Wing Pendant, Ex- D. Bernstein
Chavin Transformational Stirrup Vessel