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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
Framed Trio of Pre-Columbian Stone Figures
Large North Coast Peruvian Textile with Avian Motif
Pre-Columbian Spindle Whorls - Unique Display
Rare Carved Chavin Vertebrae
Mezcala Stone Pendant - Rare Skin Bag Form
Narino Polychrome Bowl - Monkeys
Rare Pre-Columbian Lid w/ Bird, ex-Arte Primitivo
Lot of 2 Mezcala Stone Anthropomorphic Figure + Amulet
Published Significant Colima Pottery Swallow Jar
Huge / Vibrant Inca Textile Panel
Wari / Huari Anthropomorphic Wood Figure
Nazca / Wari Transitional Bowl
Two Peruvian Decorated Ceramic Bowls - Inca & Cajamarca
Chimu Ensemble - 2 Clay Whistles, Beads & Textile
Huari Silver Bracelet - Warrior
Rare Huari Pottery Whistling Vessel, ex-Arte Primitivo
Nazca Gold and Silver Ear Spools
Large Chorrera Spouted Vessel
Pre-Columbian Strap-Handled Pottery Jar
Rare Moche Pottery Keros - Blood Drinking
Tairona Greenstone Bat-Wing Pendant, Ex- D. Bernstein
Pre-Columbian Tairona Footed Blackware Vessel
20th C. Peruvian Painted Wood Retablo, Ex-Historia
Choice Chorrera Pottery Olla
Manteno Blackware Olla w/ Human Figure, ex-Arnovick
Moche II Stirrup Vessel in Foot Form, ex-Arte Primitivo
Rare Inca Polychrome Pacha Llama Head, ex-Lands Beyond
Brilliant 19th C. Bolivian Aymara Textile Panel
Incredibly Long Nazca Textile Sash - Almost 16 Feet
Superb Moche Portrait Jar - Warrior
Moche Copper Staff Bell Finial - Band of Monkeys
Rare Inca Copper Bola - Twin Animals
Superb & Rare Quimbaya Pottery Seated Female
Chimu / Inca Copper & Gold Chalice and Cuff (pr)
Rare Chancay Pottery Jar - Falcon Catching Frog
Pre-Columbian Embroidered Textile Poncho w/ Gold Discs
Pair Pre-Columbian Pottery Figures
Miniature Matched Pair of Chavin Bone Snuff Containers
Desirable Large Tiahuanaco Hardwood Snuff Palette
Late Chavin Stone Fish Snuff Palette - Very Rare!
Rare Chavin Decorated Stone Bowl - Demon Figures
Quimbaya Pottery Seated Figure w/ Gold Nose Ring
Chancay Textile & Reed Doll, ex-Arte Primitivo
Rare Huge Ica Polychrome Pottery Cuchimilco
Rare Inca Wooden Foot Plow - Chalki Taklla
Valdivian Shell Skull Snuff Vessel
Nazca Shell Amputee Figure with Gold Hat