Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1261647 (stock #IC34)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A lovely Ica polychrome olla from Peru, ca. 900 – 1500 AD. This ovoid form vessel is 5-1/2” high and is decorated with the intricate designs characteristic of this type. In perfect condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits. Comes with ring base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1261646 (stock #TZ12)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
A beautiful Tarascan spouted vessel from Tzintzuntzán, Mexico, ca. 1200 – 1500 AD. It is 7” high and features the large loop handle and upward sweeping spout characteristic of this highly sought after type. The chamber is a fluted squash form typical of West Mexican ceramics for over 2000 years. An elegant form with highly burnished mahogany colored slip that shows extensive mineral deposits. Minor repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1260925 (stock #MA1506)
Arte Xibalba
$550.00
An exceptional Maya polychrome bowl from the Ulua Valley of Honduras, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This choice example is 8-1/4" in diameter and is decorated with a stylized jaguar demon cataloged as a Chupacabra. The interior walls are decorated with two complex zoomorphic panels and glyphs, while the exterior has ball court symbols separated by alternating red and black panels. The underside is painted with a woven mesh pattern. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1247876 (stock #MO1820)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A choice Moche IV phytomorphic effigy from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. This nicely molded vessel is 7-1/4” high and depicts a Cherimoya. In exceptional condition, with linear décor on the handle, good kaolin slip and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1246537 (stock #CO941)
Arte Xibalba
$650.00
A superb Colima bowl from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This choice Comala phase example is 7-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with a trio of serpents, executed in relief. The slip is highly burnished and shows good mineral deposits, with strong calcification on the inside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1245960 (stock #MA1759)
Arte Xibalba
$875.00
A marvelous Maya cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This choice example is 6-7/8” high, 5-1/2” in diameter and is decorated with carved zoomorphic and stucco covered registers. The two carved bands depict frogs and are accented with highly burnished black slip. The intervening bands are ribbed and covered with blue and red stucco, with the broad rim band retaining some of the original designs. Strong mineral deposits, minor repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1244976 (stock #MO1750)
Arte Xibalba
$525.00
An excellent Moche III bottle from Peru, ca. 200 – 450 AD. This finely made vessel is 7-3/4” high and is decorated with a pair of Supernatural Decapitator demons. Each is depicted holding a severed human head in one hand and a curved blade in the other, with a larger tumi incorporated into the body. Many of the physical details are highlighted with fine incising, a rare feature. Intact, with strong mineral deposits and trails.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1244975 (stock #NZ608)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A fine Nazca avian motif bowl from Peru, ca. 300 – 400 AD. It is 5-5/8" in diameter at the flared rim and is decorated with five White-Collared Swifts (Vencejos). Each is depicted with a trophy head incorporated into the body. Nice example of the type, intact, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1244233 (stock #HU143)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Huari polychrome kero from Peru, ca. 650 – 800 AD. This lovely polychrome cup is 5-1/2” high and is decorated with a variety of linear designs setting off what appear to be disembodied eyes or a serpent pattern. Intact, vivid paint, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1242677 (stock #MA1755)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
An excellent Maya censor (incense holder) from the Pacific slope region of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This fine ceremonial vessel is 9” long and has a handle sculpted in the form of a nicely detailed monkey holding the bowl. He is adorned with large ear spools and a ceremonial bib. Intact, with strong mineral deposits, signs of usage and just a minor repair.