Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1298383 (stock #MA1881)
Arte Xibalba
$600.00
An exceptional Maya Deity bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This unusually large example is 8-7/8” in diameter and features two depictions of an Underworld deity, most likely an elaborate version of the Spotted Dog God. They are surrounded by four seated lords presenting offerings. The interior depicts six vultures, each holding a mirror, surrounding a complex central design, while eight smaller birds cover the underside...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1298118 (stock #TT104 )
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
A rare Teotihuacan candelero from Mexico, ca. 200 – 750 AD. This choice Metepec example is 3” wide and consists of a pair of conjoined chambers. The bodies are decorated with the deep “thumb-impressed” décor characteristic of the type.

Cf. Rattray “Teotihuacan”, page 543.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1294588 (stock #MA1876)
Arte Xibalba
$1,400.00
An excellent Maya tripod cylinder from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This deeply carved, corseted example is 7-3/4” high and features stylized depictions of the Hero Twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque. The grooves retain remnants of cinnabar and the square feet show the stylistic influence of Teotihuacan on this region.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1293076 (stock #MO2025)
Arte Xibalba
$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 #1290673 (stock #MA1815)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
A rare Maya polychrome bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 6-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with a trio of parrots in flight. The interior has glyphs and date symbol surrounding a central Lamat glyph, which symbolizes the eighth day of the ritual calendar and is associated with the Heavenly Dragon. Fluted base, vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1278425 (stock #MA1870)
Arte Xibalba
$1,050.00
A gorgeous Maya polychrome cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This beautiful vessel is 7-1/4” high, 6-7/8” in diameter and is decorated with four blocks of glyphic symbols, executed in red and black over orange slip and separated by vertical red bars. Intact, with vivid paint and strong mineral deposits overall.
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 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 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 #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
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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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1241788 (stock #MA1753)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
An excellent Maya glyph jar from the Pacific slope region of Guatemala, ca. 300 – 700 AD. This finely made cylinder is 4” high and is decorated with a band of deeply carved glyphs. A central band was left unburnished and is decorated with tiny puncture marks. Strong mineral deposits and root marks overall, stabilized stress crack.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1240798 (stock #MA1754)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
A fine Maya jar from the Pacific slope region of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 3-3/4” in diameter and is decorated with a pair of deeply incised glyphic symbols set off with punctured slits, which create a fine visual texture. The rim retains remnants of orange pigment. Highly burnished, strong mineral deposits, hidden stress crack.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1240797 (stock #MA1482)
Arte Xibalba
$1,750.00
An excellent Maya polychrome cylinder from Honduras, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This elaborately decorated vessel is 5-1/2” high, 5” in diameter and depicts a pair of ceremonial dancers. As the figures appear to be wearing large wings, these vessels are often referred to as “Angel Cylinders”. Each figure is distinctly different and is surrounded by various emblems, glyphic devices and complex ceremonial objects...