Inca Empire, Peru

Ca. 1400–1550 AD

Rare Inca Crystal Conopa In a Shape of a Alpaca or Llama. Rare piece!


Provenance: Ex NY Coll.
Size: H1xW2



Moche IV, North Coast Peru

Ca. 400-600 AD

Calabera, Moche Stirrup Vessel. Above Depicting a Man in the Afterlife playing a Pan Flute. Below we can see a Harvest Dance by a group of deceased holding hands, done inrelief.This Stirrup Vessel clearly shows the belief of a joyful Life after Death. Important Vesselshowing the Mythological Believe Structure of the Mochica People!


Provenance: Ex Eugene Lions, Genève
Size: H6.5xW6



Moche I, North Coast Peru

Ca. 100 BC-0 AD

Beautiful Crab Stirrup Vessel. Depicting a wonderfully sculpted and brightly colored Horseshoe Crab. He is beautifully carved in high relief on it’s top, lower legs are in a low relief. A very desirable Vessel!!!


Provenance: Ex Denver Coll.
Size: H6xW7



Viru Culture, North West Coast Peru

Ca. 500-200 BC

Shaman in Transition. Early Kaolin Stirrup Vessel painted in resist colors depicting stars and stripes showing a Jaguar with a Human Head.


Provenance: ExEugene Lions, Geneve
Size: H6xW7



Inca, Peru

ca. 1500 AD

Royal Silver Beaker, made of pure silver and formed by hammering the sheet metal over a wooden core. Used by Royalty for drinking chichi, this would have been part of a king or noble’s set of household utensils. Silver,  thought valued less then gold in today's societies, was highly prized and valued nearly a highly as gold in the ancient andean Empires.


Size: H5xW3



Chavin Culture, Peru                     

ca. 1000 BCE.                                          

Blackware pottery Serpent vessel with incised red color on the body.


Provenance: Ex Baker Coll., NM
Size: H8xW10



Inca Empire

1325-1550 AD

Two Miniature Idols, one made of Silver and one of Spondylus Shell. These Idols were deposited in Caches on Mountain Tops throughout the Inca Empire as offerings to Pachamama, the Earth Mother.


Provenance: Lodi Collection, Pasadena, CA





Paracas - Cavernas, South Coast Peru

500 BC

Bone Finial of a Atl Atl depicting the Head of a veracious Jaguar with open Mouth showing Fangs.


Provenance:Ex Westermann Coll. Germany





Chimu Culture, North Coast Peru

Ca. 900 – 1400 AD

A pair of Chimu Silver Monkeys two charming small, solid-cast Monkeys seated in animated poses, and probably made to attach to a cloth backing.


Provenance: Ex Arundel Coll. CA





Inca Empire, Peru

Ca. 1325-1550 A.D.

Inca Silver Llama. A solid cast Silver Llama. A very nice example with an alert body position.


Provenance: Ex German Collection





Mochica Culture, North Coast Peru

 Ca. 100-500 AD

 A silver-gold alloy Group of Miniatures Figures with remains of Turquoise Inlays, depictinga Lord – King in the center flanked by 2 Jaguar-Headed Warriors holding Shields & Clubs.


Provenance: Ex-Westermann Coll. Germany





Inca, Peru

1500 AD

Rare Solid Cast and Hammered Silver Tumi/Knife having a Llama Head Finial. Note : only Female Royalty could own such a Tumi/Knife as they where Priestesses of the Moon (Silver is representing the Tears of the Moon)


Provenance: Ex Hirsch Coll., Germany





Moche, Nord Coast Peru

100-500 AD

Silver / Gold Alloy Pendant depicting a Warrior holding a Maze Club & Shield. He’s wearing a Sun Crest Head Ornament & Gold Crescent Nose Ornament.


Provenance:Ex Westermann Coll. Germany





Inca Empire, Peru

ca. 1400 – 1550 AD

Silver Pachamama or Earth Mother ,standing with Arms crossed on her Chest in Prayer ,her long striated Hair hanging down behind ending in attached Hair Ornaments. A wonderful and elegant Work of Art!


Provenance: Ex Hirsch Coll., Germany





Inca Empire, Peru

Ca. 1325-1550 AD

Poporo or Wood Lime Container used to hold Lime for Mastication of Coca Leaf’s. Woman holding a Keros (detachable Head).


Provenance: Ex Butterfields





Inca Empire, Peru

Ca. 1325-1550 AD

Poporo or Wood Lime Container used to hold Lime for Mastication of Coca Leaf’s depicting a Monkey holding a Keros (detachable Head).


Provenance: Ex Butterfields





Paracas, South Coast Peru

500-300 BC

Early Man Rapero used for the inhalation of Hallucinogenic Drugs depicting a Anthropomorphic Figure in high relief with remains of red Cinnabar and yellow mineral Colors having a attached Wood Dish.


Provenance: Ex Westermann Coll. Germany





Huari , South Coast Peru

 700-1000 AD

Ritual Spoon carved out of Wood depicting Janus Headed Serpent Finial.


Provenance: Ex Butterfield





Chavin, Peru - Lemon Carro

1200-500 BC

Early Man carved stone Spoon used for Hallucinogenic Drugs. Masterpiece!

Having a carved and incised Step design symbolizing a Pyramid. Upper section depicting a incised Jaguar head in Profile with Serpent Tongue. Lower section showing a Anthropomorphic Eye.


Provenance: Ex Westermann Coll.,Germany




Frias, Nord Coast Peru, Ecuadorian Border

500 BC

Early Man Gold Work depicting 4 Humming Birds sitting on a Tree.


Provenance: Ex Christies





Moche III Culture, North Coast Peru

Ca. 200 A.D.

Moche Kneeling Warrior Stirrup Vessel

A warrior kneeling on one knee holding a mace in one hand and a shield in the other, wearing a tunic and a headdress with a chin-strap and two roundels, painted in red-brown and cream. The eyes are inlaid with shell and lapis lazuli, and there are inlaid turquoise and lapis tassels at the bottom of the tunic.


Provenance:Alexander Acevedo Collection
Fred Leighton, (jeweler) Collection
H 6 in x W 5.5 in