Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1279061 (stock #MA1869)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
A rare Maya Plumbate Portrait jar from Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. It is 2-3/4” wide and depicts the Old Fire God wearing large ear spools. This choice Tohil Plumbate example that originated in the Soconusco region of Mexico and was a trade item distributed throughout the Maya cultural regions. It is in excellent condition, highly burnished and has good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1278421 (stock #CY470)
Arte Xibalba
$850.00
A gorgeous Chancay chicha urn from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This large and elaborately decorated vessel is 16” high and has a cute figure attached to the exterior of the chamber. The tiered rim cup is resting on the back of a feline and the chamber is painted with complex designs overall. Intact, with good mineral deposits. Makes for a great, showy display. Rare find in this condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1278093 (stock #JM847)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
An exceptional Jamacoaque figure from Ecuador, ca. 300 BC – 400 AD. This beautiful Chone type standing female is 6-3/4” high and is depicted with hands open to her sides. She is wearing a long skirt and large headdress, both of which are decorated with gold and blue paint. She is adorned with ear and nose ornaments, as well as a multi-strand necklace with matching bracelets. In excellent condition, with strong paint and good mineral deposits.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1277940 (stock #H329)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A group of five mounted Teotihuacan heads from Mexico, ca. 400 – 750 AD. These excellent Xolalpan-Metepec types are 1-1/8" high and have good mineral deposits. The set makes a great display.

Cf. Berrin "Teotihuacan", page 74.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1277878 (stock #H330)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
A group of five mounted Pre-Columbian head fragments from Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 1500 AD. There are Teotihuacan, Aztec and Chupicuaro examples. All are individually mounted and make a nice display.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1277602 (stock #NY208)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
An exceptional Nayarit musician from West Mexico, ca. 50 BC - 200 AD. This elaborate figure is 5-1/8” high and depicts a seated drummer. He is cradling a turtle shell in one arm and striking it with a deer antler baton. He is wearing an elaborate conical headdress and is adorned with an unusually large nose ornament. In excellent condition, with much of the decorative paint remaining, as well as strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1275583 (stock #MO1782)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
An excellent Moche IV avian whistle vessel from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. This fine double-chambered bottle is 8-1/4” long, 7” high and depicts a parrot. He is depicted with an open beak and is boldly painted to indicate colorful feathers. Intact, with strong mineral deposits and great tone on the whistle hidden inside the hollow head.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1275582 (stock #MA1858)
Arte Xibalba
$550.00
A beautiful Maya vase from the Pacific slope region, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This slender cylinder is 9-1/8” high and has diagonally fluted décor. The highly burnished slip shows good mineral deposits. An elegant form in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1270623 (stock #HU200)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
A superb Huari bowl from Peru, ca. 650 – 800 AD. This rare example is 6-1/2” in diameter and features a pair of superbly detailed human heads jutting from the sides. They have eerie facial décor and are separated by serpentine and star designs encircling the chamber. Intact, with vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1270618 (stock #MT37)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A large Mixtec-Aztec tripod vessel from Mexico, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. The elaborately decorated polychrome bowl is 9-1/8” in diameter and the hollow legs contain large rattles. It is painted both inside and outside with the complex designs characteristic of the type. Strong mineral deposits and root marks overall, legs reattached.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1270617 (stock #MA1822)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
An excellent Maya figural vessel from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 400 AD. This lovely orangeware vessel from the Highlands region is 4-1/2” high and depicts an individual adorned with ear spools, headdress and necklace. The puffed out cheeks are reminiscent of Wind God depictions and the arms are appliquéd. In perfect condition, with highly burnished slip and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1269491 (stock #NZ577)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
A fine Nazca polychrome jar from Peru, ca. 200 – 400 AD. This corseted vessel is 5-1/4” high and is decorated with a series of five trophy heads, each depicted dangling from a bloody rope. A nice example with vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1269490 (stock #LA469)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
An unusual Lambayeque (Sican) Naymlap vessel from Peru, ca. 700 – 1300 AD. This 6-1/4” high figural vessel depicts Naymlap as the Corn God, flanked by a pair of his children. His face is the characteristic portrayal, with tears flowing from his eyes, but the chamber on this example is covered with ears of corn molded in high relief. Intact, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1267623 (stock #MO1816)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
An unusual Moche reptilian figure from Peru, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 8-1/2" high and depicts either a deity or a shaman transformed into a reptilian creature. He is posed seated and is nicely adorned with a headdress featuring a small skull ornament, ear plugs and bracelets, as well as a shuspa tied around his waist. A rare transformation effigy in excellent condition, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1267622 (stock #MA1820)
Arte Xibalba
$485.00
A beautiful Maya tetrapod plate from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This lovely polychrome dish is 7” in diameter and features two depictions of a zoomorphic deity surrounding a central solar motif. These images likely represent Camazotz, the Death Bat, who is associated with night, death, and sacrifice. The plate is supported by four hollow human heads which contain rattles and a turtle head protrudes from the lower edge...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1266011 (stock #NY116)
Arte Xibalba
$1,000.00
An excellent Nayarit figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 300 AD. This choice San Sebastian is 12” high and is depicted seated on a two-legged stool. The hand to mouth gesture communicates that the individual is eating. He is adorned with the characteristic multiple ear ornaments, large nose ring and crisply incised coif. In exceptional condition, with strong dendrites over the highly burnished red slip.

Cf. Leyenaar, “Von Kuste Zu Kuste”, page 305.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1265172 (stock #HU176)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
An excellent Huari polychrome vessel from Peru, ca. 650 – 800 AD. This elaborately decorated bottle is 7-3/4” wide, 7” high and is decorated with a conjoined serpent motif. The back side shows a mantle with decorative fringe and the flared spout has a checkerboard design. In excellent condition, with intact suspension loops and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1264745 (stock #MA1821)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A charming Maya tripod jar from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This lovely polychrome vessel is 4-1/8” in diameter, 3-1/2” high and is decorated with diamond shaped woven mat panels, arranged in a snake skin pattern. In perfect condition, with vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.