Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Aztec Mayan Inca Art Reproductions

The art of Central and South America from 1800 BC to 1500 AD, prior to the arrival of European colonizers, is genially called Pre-Columbian Art. The Olmec civilization flourished around 1200–400 BC. The Olmecs produced jade figurines, and created heavy-featured, colossal heads, up to 2 meters (8 ft) high, that still stand mysteriously in the landscape. From ca. 200–900 AD the dominant culture was the Maya. The Maya had advanced astronomy and their own forms of hieroglyphic writing. Mayan art utilized glyphs and stylized figures decorate architecture such as the pyramid temple of Chichén Itzá. During a long reign of Pacal the Great (603-683) the Maya polity of Palenque saw the construction or extension of some of most notable surviving inscriptions and monumental architecture. The Post-classic period (10th–12th centuries) was dominated by the Toltecs who made colossal, block-like sculptures such as those employed as free-standing columns at Tula, Mexico. The Aztec people of central Mexico dominated large parts of Mesoamerica in the 14th-16th centuries. The Aztec culture produced some dramatically expressive examples of Aztec art, such as the decorated skulls of captives and stone sculpture. Among the cultural traits that the Aztecs of Tenochtitlan shared with many other cultures of central Mexico are the complex religious beliefs and practices including most of the pantheon (e.g. gods such as Tezcatlipoca, Tlaloc and Quetzalcoatl), the calendar system of a xiuhpohualli of 365 days intercalated with a tonalpohualli of 260 days. In South America, at the time of the Spanish conquest the Inca Empire was the largest and wealthiest empire as depicted in their art. The Inca valued gold among all other metals, and equated it with the sun god Inti. Some Inca buildings in the capital of Cusco were literally covered in gold, and most contained many gold and silver sculptures. It is a cultural tragedy that most Inca sculpture was melted down by the invading Spanish.

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Moai Monolith Statue of Easter Island Ahu Akivi

Moai Monolith Statue of Easter Island Ahu Akivi

Item No. W505
Dimensions: 36"W x 28"D x 72"H (91 cm x 71 cm x 183 cm)
$1,199.00
Large Hawaiian Tiki God Statue 60"

Large Hawaiian Tiki God Statue 60"

Item No. F1146
Dimensions: 60"H (152 cm x 0 cm x 0 cm)
$809.00
King Pacal Head from Palenque Maya Sculpture reproduction replica

King Pacal Head from Palenque Maya Sculpture reproduction replica

Item No. A0228
Dimensions: 21" (54 cm) tall
$760.00
Calima Indians of Ancient Peru Necklace

Calima Indians of Ancient Peru Necklace

Item No. A0195
Dimensions: 15.7" (40 cm)
$590.00
Zuni Pueblo Indians Owl Sculpture

Zuni Pueblo Indians Owl Sculpture

Item No. A0283
Dimensions: 5.7" x 5.3" x 8.5" (14.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 21.5 cm)
$550.00
Inca Naymlap Naym-lap Sculpture

Inca Naymlap Naym-lap Sculpture

Item No. A0050
Dimensions: 0.8" x 2.2" (2 cm x 5.5 cm)
$470.00
Roman Eagle - Mexican Eagle Clutching the Snake plaque

Roman Eagle - Mexican Eagle Clutching the Snake plaque

Item No. 361
Dimensions: W: 19.75" H: 19.75" D: 4" (50cm x 50cm x 10cm)
$409.00
Mayan Aztec Smiling Head Sculpture

Mayan Aztec Smiling Head Sculpture

Item No. A0048
Dimensions: 8" (20 cm)
$370.00
Zapotec Goddess of Life

Zapotec Goddess of Life

Item No. A0184
Dimensions: 9.8" (25 cm)
$360.00
Pakal Sarcophagus Relief Maya King Sculpture Pacal Palenque Replica

Pakal Sarcophagus Relief Maya King Sculpture Pacal Palenque Replica

Item No. A2000
Dimensions: 19.5" long x 10.5" wide x 0.5" deep (49 cm x 27 cm x 1.5 cm)
$349.00
Xipe Totec Aztec Water God Statue Sculpture

Xipe Totec Aztec Water God Statue Sculpture

Item No. A0046
Dimensions: 6" (15.5 cm)
$270.00
Inca Quimbaya Sun Symbol Brooch

Inca Quimbaya Sun Symbol Brooch

Item No. A0047
Dimensions: 1.2" x 2.4" (3 cm x 6 cm)
$249.00
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