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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
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Pair of Chancay/Huacho Wooden Painted Figures
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Large North Coast Peruvian Textile with Avian Motif
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Peruvian Paracas Gold Filigree Tweezers-Pendant, 17.5G
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Rare Sican Silver Lord with Dangling Sandals
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Moche Jaguar Stirrup Vessel with Conch Shell
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Pre-Columbian Viru Jaguar Stirrup Vessel
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Moche I Stirrup Vessel of a Warrior
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Large Costa Rican Nicoya Polychrome Jar
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Rare Inca Blackware Aryballos, Fruit-Shaped
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Chimu Silver Warrior Figurine
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Rare Paracas Textile Fragment
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Sican/Lambayeque Whistling Stirrup Vessel - Llama
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Paracas Polychrome Pottery Bowl Incised with Human Faces
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Pre-Columbian Huari / Tiahuanaco Gold Band
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Framed Trio of Pre-Columbian Stone Figures
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Incan Tunic Textile Fragment
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Moche Stirrup Vessel, Double Monkey
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Extremely Rare Sican Erotic Whistling Vessel
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Moche Fellatio Stirrup vessel
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Pre-Columbian Salinar Stirrup Vessel
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Rio Magdalena Pottery Urn, Ex-Sotheby's, Ex-S. Marcus
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Salinar Pottery Stirrup Vessel of Bat
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Pre-Columbian Spindle Whorls - Unique Display
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Pre-Columbian Narino Chalice
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Sinu High Karat Gold Nose Ring / Pendant
Rare Carved Chavin Vertebrae
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Attractive Valdivian Terracotta Figure
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Huari Sash with Mask Motif
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Inca Fine Striped Coca Bag
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Colorful Inca Textile - Figural Alter Ego Motif - Ex-Museum
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Proto-Nazca Mantle with Munecas
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Ica Coca Bag with Intricate Embroidery
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Stone Model of Inca Fortress in style of Machu Picchu
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Lot of 2 Pre-Columbian Miniatures - Inca Silver Carrier and Moche Gold-Gilded Warrior
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Important Huari Gold Plume with Jaguar Features - Ex-Sotheby's
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Pre-Columbian Gold-Gilded Anthropomorphic Transitional Figure
Moche I Erotic / Homoerotic Vessel
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Inca Stirrup Vessel, Seated Man in Trance
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Lg. Jamacoaque Polychrome Whistle - Female Musician
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Narino Pedestal Bowl - Nice Geometric Designs
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Mezcala Stone Pendant - Rare Skin Bag Form
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Vicus Double Lobbed Whistle Jar - Bird Head
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Pre-Columbian Narino Bowl - Monkeys
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Moche Warrior Stirrup Vessel
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Pre-Columbian Jalisco Polychrome Figure
Rare Pre-Columbian Lid w/ Bird, ex-Arte Primitivo
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Set of 12 Chimu Gilded Copper Embossed Disks
Pre-Columbian Veracruz Terracotta Head
Pre-Columbian Figural Pair - Bahian Venus and Jamacoaque Whistle Figure
Lot of 2 Mezcala Stone Anthropomorphic Figure + Amulet
Pre-Columbian Guerrero Mezcala Axe God
Chimu Shell Necklace with Bronze Bell
Pair of Tairona Pottery Miniatures - Ocarina and Flute
Pr. Moche Gilded Copper Tupus
Moche Pottery Stirrup Vessel
Group of Chancay Items
Published Significant Colima Pottery Swallow Jar
Pr. Pre-Columbian Chancay Painted Textiles
Lambayeque Whistling Jar
Incan Ceremonial Textile Sling
Moche Polychrome Stirrup - Eagle Warrior
Huari / Wari Wooden Anthropomorphic Mask
Bichrome Moche Pelican Stirrup Vessel.
Pre-Columbian Huari / Wari Woven Sash
Loma Negra 20K Gold Nose Ornament - Crabs / Fish
Chimu Silver Bowl, Anthropomorphic, Ex-Robert Sonin
Moche Carved Black Stone Miniature Figures
Chancay Wooden Mask - Fabulous Provenance!
Huge / Vibrant Inca Textile Panel
Pre-Columbian Wari / Huari Gold Bracelet
Calima gold Mask
Large / Important Inca Stone Model of a Fortress
Incredible Moche Gold & Silver Earspools - Snails