Ancient South American / Pre-Columbian Artifacts:
Moche and Chimu Culture, Ancient Peru. 200 - 1400 AD

All of these Pre-Columbian artifacts were legally and ethically acquired, coming from old American and European collections, museum deaccessions and auctions throughout the US and Europe prior to UNESCO and subsequent international trade laws. Every item is painstakingly screened for authenticity and legality. Provenance is not always listed in every item description due to restricted space, but is provided on the certificate of authenticity that accompanies each item. Enjoy!



Chimu, ancient Peru, c. 1100 - 1450 AD. Fantastic Chimu bone figural amulet. In the form of a standing shaman or noble wearing an elaborate headdress adorned with small animals. L: 4 in (10.2 cm). Well-preserved with a beautiful orange patina. Very rare! Ex Robert Dowling Gallery, CA. #PR2321: $475

Chimu, Peru, c. 1100-1450 AD. A nicely framed Inca textile, with animals amidst floral elements in vivid colors against a golden yellow ground. The primary character is a feline, likely a jaguar or puma (possibly a feline deity), surrounded by an agricultural/plant motif. The textile is professionally conserved and mounted with the label from the museum on the back side. Textile measures 10 3/4" x 2 3/4" (27.5 x 5.9 cm). The entire frame measures 15 5/8" x 6 1/2" (39.6 x 16.6 cm). Ex Santa Barbara Museum of Art deaccession, with original museum label with donor on back of frame. Museum catalog number 0.62.41.2; donor: "Gift of M/M E. C. Watson". Incorrectly catalogued as Egyptian. Gorgeous! #AE2276: $699

Chimu, Peru, c. 12th-15th century AD. Interesting carved-bone centerpiece from a balance scale. Nicely decorated with geometric perforations. Repaired at center, 1/3 restored. 104 mm (4 1/16"). Ex-East Coast USA collection. #PR2027: $75



A large Chimu phytomorphic bottle from Peru, c. 1100 - 1450 AD. It is 6" high and depicts a lúcuma. This fruit was highly prized and cultivated by ancient Andean cultures and is still widely used in the production of desserts and baked goods. Intact, with heavy mineral deposits. Ex Skinner Auctions – Boston, MA; ex-Arte Xibalba, FL. #DJG005: $299

Ancient Peru. Moche culture, c. 450 - 550 AD. An excellent Moche IV figure from Peru. Depicting the primary deity Ai Apaec emerging from the Sacred Mountains. He is adorned with a necklace of trophy heads, is holding a shield and is wearing wrist armor on the left forearm. Serpents are coiled around the mountain tops. H: 9 1/8"; W: 7 1/4". Intact and well-preserved, with good paint remnants. From the estate of Frank Tapia,
New York, NY. This is a fantastic display piece! #PR2317: $950
SOLD

Ancient Peru. Moche, c. 200-700 AD. Fantastic ceramic figural pendant. 27 mm (1 1/16") tall, perforated through the top of the head for suspension. Gorgeous deep red-brown color. ex-Arte Xibalba; From the collection of Andrea Sarmiento - Miami, FL; Ex Llerena family collection - Miami, FL. #PR2048: $225

A fine Chimu calero from Peru, c. 1100 - 1450 AD, made from a gourd and decorated with a carved neck made from other material. The dipper is carved from dark wood. Caleros were used to store and carry ground lime to chew with coca leaves. L: 6". Intact, with nice patina from usage and just minor insect damage. See: "Inca - Peru," p. 238, for similar examples from the Royal Art Museum in Brussels. A great piece! #0310315: $299

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A nice Moche figural bottle from Peru, c. AD 400 – 700, depicting an individual adorned with large ear spools and a complex, segmented necklace with matching bracelets. His face is expressive, the arms are molded in relief along the chamber and his mantle is indicated with crisp incising. A very pleasing example and unusually well detailed for the type. 5 1/2". Good mineral deposits and calcification on the rear of the chamber. Ex Gallatin, TX estate. #PR2120: $399 SOLD

Ancient Peru. Moche, c. 400-600 AD. A choice Moche figure from Peru. Stands 4-1/2" high and depicts a musician playing a drum. He is adorned with a segmented necklace and has long incised hair flowing down his back. ex-Arte Xibalba; from the collection of Israel Pachenko, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, by descent from the M. San Marco estate, Houston, TX. #PR2088: $499 SOLD

Ancient Peru. Moche, c. 550-700 AD. A rare Northern style Moche V figurine, from Pacatnamu in the Jequetepeque Valley, Peru. This beautiful standing female is 6-7/8" high and is wearing layered clothing with ornamental collar and large ear ornaments. The arms are modeled in his relief and the downturned hands are extending from the body, a rare feature. Great paint and mineral deposits. Rare type. ex-Arte Xibalba; from the collection of Israel Pachenko, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, by descent from the M. San Marco estate, Houston, TX. #PR2090: $650 SOLD

Ancient Peru. Chimu, c. 1100 – 1450 AD. Excellent and huge Chimu figural vessel. Depicts a figure wearing a fancy headdress with matching necklace that has large pectoral ornaments dangling. His finely sculpted face is expressive and the arms are molded in relief over the top of the chamber. Nicely burnished, good mineral deposits. H: 197 mm 7-3/4". Choice detail! Acquired at auction from the Elizabeth Cohen Trust. #PR2242: $399 SOLD

Moche, Peru, c 400 - 700 AD. Great standing female figure. Depictes with hands held to chest, wearing long garment. Wide, expressive eyes, nice facial features. H: 5 1/2" (14 cm). Great reddish-orange color. ex-Lost Worlds artifacts. #PR2007: $299 SOLD

Moche, Peru, c. 400 – 700 AD. A choice ceramic Moche maternal figure. She stands 5-3/4" high and depicts a female holding an infant. She is wearing a long dress and is adorned with large ear ornaments and facial décor. Nicely detailed, good paint. From the collection of Mathew Asky - Nottingham, U.K. #PR2295: $1000
SOLD



Chimu, c. 1100-1450 AD. Fantastic shell bead necklace. The colored beads are Spondylus shell, the white clam shell. About 40 inches long, and strung on modern filament. I can re-string on sturdy Softflex jewelry wire with silver clasp for an additional $20 if desired. Ex Oxford, UK private collection. #PR2272: $250 SOLD

Chimu, c. 1100-1450 AD. Fantastic stone and ceramic bead necklace, ranging in color from light tan to grey, brown and black. About 40 inches long, and strung on modern filament. I can re-string on sturdy Softflex jewelry wire with silver clasp for an additional $20 if desired. Ex Oxford, UK private collection. #PR2271: $199 SOLD

Moche, Peru, c. 400 – 700 AD. An excellent Moche figure. He stands 6-1/4" high and depicts a warrior holding a war club and shield. He is adorned with an ornament studded helmet, segmented necklace and fancy mantle. Nicely detailed, good paint. From the collection of Mathew Asky - Nottingham, U.K. #PR2297: $650 SOLD

Chimu, c. 1100-1450 AD. Fantastic shell bead necklace. The colored beads are Spondylus shell, the white clam shell. About 40 inches long, and strung on modern filament. I can re-string on sturdy Softflex jewelry wire with silver clasp for an additional $20 if desired. Ex Oxford, UK private collection. #PR2270: $250 SOLD

Ancient Peru. Chimu, c. AD 1100 - 1450. Large Chimu ceramic human effigy vessel. The upper portion of the vessel stippled above a wide horizontal band, the spout in the form of a human head with arms extending on the shoulders, strap handle behind. H: 8 3/4 in (23 cm), gorgeous dark gray surfaces. Ex St. Paul private collection; Ex William Harling, FL, acquired in 2000;
Ex collection of Dr. Javier Chiappo. #PR2324: $450
SOLD

Moche, ancient Peru, c. 400 – 700 AD. Excellent large Moche ceramic figure. This choice example is 6-1/2" high and depicts a standing individual with hands held to the chest. He is wearing a long mantle and is adorned with a fancy headdress, broad collar with matching bracelets and large ear ornaments. Intact, strong mineral deposits. ex-Sergio Bravo collection, Los Angeles, CA; ex-Arte Xibalba, FL. #PR2329: $450 SOLD