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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
Exceptional Chavin Maranon Polychrome Jar, ex-Museum
Chancay Painted Wood Figures - Male & Female
Rare Framed Lot of 3 Venezuelan Stone Figures
Large North Coast Peruvian Textile with Avian Motif
Rare Carved Chavin Vertebrae
Narino Polychrome Bowl - Monkeys
Published Colima Redware Swallow Jar
Huge / Vibrant Inca Textile Panel
Wari / Huari Anthropomorphic Wood Figure
Nazca Gold and Silver Ear Spools
Pre-Columbian Strap-Handled Pottery Jar
Rare Moche Pottery Keros - Blood Drinking
Tairona Greenstone Bat-Wing Pendant, Ex- D. Bernstein
20th C. Peruvian Painted Wood Retablo, Ex-Historia
Moche II Stirrup Vessel in Foot Form, ex-Arte Primitivo
Brilliant 19th C. Bolivian Aymara Textile Panel
Chimu / Inca Copper & Gold Chalice and Cuff (pr)
Pre-Columbian Embroidered Textile Poncho w/ Gold Discs
Rare Wari Wood and Shell Ear Spool - Warrior Figure
Nazca / Wari High Karat Gold Arm Band
Chimu Blackware Vessels - Bird Form + Lizard Motif (2)
Chancay Pottery Whistling Stirrup Jar, ex-Sotheby's PB
Recuay Pottery Jar - Royal Figure & Animals
Large / Important Wari Polychrome Jar - Birds & Frogs
Chimu Blackware Spouted Vessel, Deer Form
Tairona Agate Necklace w/ 12K Gold Beads - Ex Sotheby's
Superb Moche Stirrup Vessel - Ai Apec and Pet
Narino Pottery Bowl with Warrior Decoration
Early 12th C. Authentic Chancay Textile & Reed Doll
Moche Figural Pottery Jar in Human Form
Lot of 2 Pre-Columbian Polychrome Bowls
Handsome Trio of Chimu Inca Wood & Textile Combs
Sican / Lambayeque 18K Gold Applique - Naylamp
Pair of Fine Pre-Columbian Wooden Loom Sticks
Chavin Redware Stirrup Vessel with Twin Snakes
Tairona Beaded Necklace w/ Shells - Bat Forms
Tairona Crystal, Carnelian and Green Stone Necklace
Chimu Silver Necklace + 25 Bird Adornments
Fine Chorrera Valdivian Jaguar Stone Mortar, ex-Siegal
Moche Blackware Portrait Head Rattle
Heavy Bolivian Sterling Silver Heart Container
Tall & Handsome Chimu Inca Silver Kero
Pair of Valdivian Pottery Venus Figures
Moche Pottery Stirrup Vessel - Seated Old Man
Three Valdivian Pottery Venus Figures
Vicus Pottery Olla in Human Form - Nude Female
Pre-Columbian Vicus Effigy Jar, Negative-Resist
Large Chancay Pottery China / Olla
Choice Colima Gingerbread Pottery Figure
Huari Rock Crystal Human Figure
Stunning Tairona Carnelian Double Strand Necklace
Adorable Chancay Pottery Mother & Child
Jamacoaque Polychrome Seated Figure, ex-Arnovick
Remarkable Jamacoaque Pottery Jaguar Shaman
Rare Chorrera Valdivian Jaguar Tooth Stone Effigy
Fine Jamacoaque Polychrome Pottery Maskette
Jamacoaque Polychrome Seated Shaman w/ Costume
Moche Copper Ceremonial Tumi w/ Jaguar
Inca Silver Corseted Kero
Peruvian Inca Post Conquest Wooden Kero