Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1351535 (stock #CR712)
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An excellent Nicoya tripod bowl from Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1350 AD. This beautiful Papagayo Polychrome example is 5-3/4” in diameter and stands on a trio of eagle heads, with wings painted on the exterior of the rim above each head. The tondo features a mythological zoomorphic creature, with serpents encircling the rim. In excellent condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. “Art of Costa Rica”, page 158, for similar from the Sackler Collection.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1350384 (stock #CH661)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A large Chimu-Inca flask with shamanic motif from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This finely made example is 9-1/4” high and features a shaman performing a rain ceremony. He is depicted standing with arms raised and is wearing a complex headdress. The other side has a quartered motif mimicking leather straps. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1350082 (stock #NA113)
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$150.00
A beautifully decorated Narino pedestal dish from Colombia, ca. 850 - 1500 AD. This fine Capuli cultural complex example is 6" in diameter and is decorated with two pairs of confronted monkeys, facing foliage design panels in the quartered tondo. The exterior is encircled with a star motif of woven panels and geometric designs, all executed in the negative resist style characteristic of this type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1350073 (stock #MO2025)
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$500.00
An excellent Moche canchero from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This beautifully decorated ceremonial water dipper is 11-1/4” long and has a handle terminating in a jaguar head. The underside features a pair of animated serpents, as well as additional décor resembling textile fringe. In excellent condition, with strong paint and mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1349028 (stock #MA1888)
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$400.00
A beautiful Maya glyph bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 - 700 AD. This choice polychrome example is 6" in diameter and features two registers of glyphs. The top band depicts deity heads painted in red over white. The lower band depicts somewhat more stylized heads inside ovoid spheres, executed in black over orange. The interior is covered with an orange wash. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1349025 (stock #MO1955)
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$450.00
An excellent Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. It is 7-1/4” high and depicts a coiled serpent which is detailed with red over cream paint. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1346432 (stock #CH711)
Arte Xibalba
$285.00
An excellent Chimu zoomorphic bottle from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This fine blackware vessel is 8” high and depicts a skate, with the characteristic gills carved into the front of the chamber. Note the way the artist added adornos along the bridge of the spout, in an effort to mimic the thorn-like bumps found along the back and tail of skates. Rare marine motif, intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1346431 (stock #MA2025)
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$325.00
An excellent Maya tripod vessel from the Motagua Valley of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This nicely incised example is 7” in diameter, 5-1/2” high and stands on a trio of rounded feet. It is decorated with two registers of designs, featuring a trio of animated monkeys at the top and a band of recurved step-fret designs at the bottom. The hollow legs contain rattles and there are strong mineral deposits and root marks overall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1346187 (stock #MI97)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A beautiful Michoacan zoomorphic vessel from West Mexico, ca. 500 – 100 BC. This lovely tetrapod is 3-7/8” in diameter and depicts a feline or fox carrying the bowl on its back. Nicely burnished, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1346183 (stock #IN218)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A choice Chimu-Inca bottle from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This fine zoomorphic vessel is 8-5/8” high and features a pair of nicely detailed lizards clinging to the sides of the chamber, which may depict a cherimoya. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1345464 (stock #NZ600)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
An unusually large Nazca jar from Peru, ca. 200 – 400 AD. This fine polychrome example is 6-1/4” high, 6-1/2” in diameter and is decorated with vertical panels depicting ornaments decorating the mantles of the elite. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1343439 (stock #MO762)
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$475.00
A rare Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. This fine example is 8” high and features a pair of nicely detailed crustaceans, painted in different shades of red over the cream kaolin slip. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1343039 (stock #LA359)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A fine Lambayeque (Sican) bridge vessel from Peru, ca. 700 - 1300 AD. This choice blackware example is 7-1/4" high and has two spouts connected with the typical bridge handle. A large hand-modeled crustacean is draped over the top of the chamber. It is surrounded by a pair of fish to the front and a pair of crabs to the rear, with stylized serpent heads projecting from the base of the spouts. The flared base is incised with traditional geometric designs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342366 (stock #RC31)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
A fine Recuay figural vessel from Peru, ca. 200 – 500 AD. It is 6" high and depicts a central figure surrounded by a trio of females, each wearing a decorated headdress. The chamber is covered with stylized geometric designs, as well as a mythical zoomorphic creature behind the short spout, all painted in red over the cream slip. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits.

Museum deaccession.

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 : 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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1340561 (stock #NZ666)
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$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...