Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341937 (stock #MA1519)
Arte Xibalba
$1,500.00
A gorgeous Maya cylinder from the Peten region of Guatemala, ca. 250 - 600 AD. This beautiful polychrome is 6-1/4" high, 5-1/2" in diameter and is decorated with a trio of complex water symbols. A band of glyphs encircles the rim. Intact, with brilliant colors and strong mineral deposits, even the interior is painted with an orange wash.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1341571 (stock #JA236)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A wonderful Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 1 - 250 AD. This fine San Juanito type male is 5-1/2" high and is depicted seated, with hands resting on the spindly legs. The buff clay is decorated with red and black pigment and shows off extensive dendrite deposits. Hand modeled in delicate detail. Perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341568 (stock #MA1305)
Arte Xibalba
$500.00
A fine Maya figural jar from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This lovely creamware vessel is 6” high and features the face of a Maya lord or deity emerging from its side. He is adorned with a large emblem on his forehead, as well as ear ornaments. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1340571 (stock #H471)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
A group of five rare Teotihuacan zoomorphic head fragments from Mexico, ca. 400 – 650 AD. They are 1-1/2” to 2” long/wide and include a harpy eagle, serpent, jaguar and dog examples. All with good mineral deposits, some with paint remnants, all are individually mounted.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1340565 (stock #TR147)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A exceptional Tairona gold nose ornament from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This superb tumbaga example is 1” wide, weighs 6 grams and shows good mineral deposits. In exceptional condition. Rare type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1340563 (stock #MA1970)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
A rare Maya stone figure from the Quiche area of Guatemala, ca. 700 – 1000 AD. This fine Post-Classic example is 4-1/8” high and is carved from a green-gray stone typical of that Highlands region. It depicts a kneeling individual wearing a pointed headdress and holding a bowl in both hands. Although weathered in appearance, the stone is nicely polished and shows good mineral deposits.

Museum deaccession.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1340561 (stock #NZ666)
Arte Xibalba
$550.00
A large Nazca globe with feline deities from Peru, ca. 150 – 300 AD. This early example is 7-1/2” high and features two distinct depictions of the Masked Mythical Spotted Cat, each surrounded by peppers, seed pods and other plants. Intact, with vivid colors and good mineral deposits. Ring base will be included.

Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 89.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1340560 (stock #MA1027)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A striking Maya polychrome plate from Guatemala, ca. 600 - 900 AD. The plate is 12-3/4" in diameter and shows a frontal image of Tlaloc as a War Deity. The other objects shown are probably eccentric flint forms for bloodletting rituals. A drilled kill hole in its center conveys the plate's importance, having served a ceremonial function. Professionally restored from 5 pieces with no new material added. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits and root marks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1339904 (stock #CH1193)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A superbly made Chimu ear spool from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This fine ceramic example is 1-7/8” in diameter and features a feline deity encircled with a guilloche design. The red slip is highly polished and the piece shows good mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1339749 (stock #CL54)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
A pair of gold nose ornaments from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. They are 7/8” and 1/2” in diameter and weigh 1.63 grams. The smaller one most likely came from a figurine. Nice examples.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1339747 (stock #CV225)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
A lovely Chavin stone bowl or mortar from Peru, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. This fine example is 2-7/8” in diameter and is carved from fine-grained, light brown stone. Beautifully polished and extensively used. Good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1339587 (stock #TR145)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A rare Tairona avian finial from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This fine tumbaga example is 2-1/4” long and depicts a trio of spoonbills, a rarely seen motif. Overall in good condition, with areas of gold still visible around the oxidized and encrusted surface.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1339582 (stock #MA1962)
Arte Xibalba
Sale Pending
An exceptionally rare Olmecoid / Pre-Classic Maya figurine from El Salvador, ca. 1000 – 500 BC. This seated female is 5-1/2” high and has articulated arms, a very rare feature. She is adorned with large ear spools and a beautifully detailed coif. Strong mineral deposits, minor loss.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339487 (stock #MA1767)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A choice Maya bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This fine polychrome example is 8-1/2” in diameter and features three depictions of a Moan bird, each with a speaking glyph in its beak, facing a panel of glyphs. The tondo features the typical group of vultures surrounding a solar motif, although there is some loss due to erosion and mineral encrustation. Very rare motif!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1338805 (stock #CH1164)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A wonderful Chimu nose ornament from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 2-1/2” in diameter, is made from silver and features a pair of nicely detailed monkeys climbing inside scroll designs. Perhaps meant to represent a tree, with the monkeys going after the fruit at the top. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1338803 (stock #CR682)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A choice Nicoya axe god pendant from Costa Rica, ca. 500 – 1500 AD. This lovely deity celt is 3-3/4” long and is made from nicely speckled jadeite. The superbly detailed facial features are deeply cut and drilled, the septum is a high ridge and it is drilled though the neck for suspension. Heavy mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1338284 (stock #CJ28)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Cajamarca pedestal bowl from Peru, ca. 200 – 800 AD. This delicate bowl is 4-1/2” in diameter and is decorated with the stylized volutes and geometric designs characteristic of the type. Two of the interior panels have floral characteristics. Painted in brown over the orange tinted kaolin. Rare type.

Cf. Lumbreras “Peoples and Cultures of Ancient Peru”, page 147.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1337424 (stock #EC82)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A trio of rare shell pendants from Ecuador, ca. 400 BC – 500 AD, probably Guangala or earlier. They range from 3” to 3-1/2” in length, are carved from heavy shell and are drilled for suspension. Each is nicely detailed and has good mineral deposits. The set comes in a Riker mount.