Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1263846 (stock #MO1840)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A wonderful Moche III frog effigy from Peru, ca. 200 - 450 AD. This beautifully sculpted example is 7-1/4" high, 7-1/4" long and depicts a nicely detailed shamanic frog. It has a great facial expression, with feline elements that may indicate this to be a transformation figure. The legs and facial features are molded in high relief and the effigy is completely painted, even on the underside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1263552 (stock #NY206)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An excellent Nayarit figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 300 AD. This seated male is 6" high and is depicted wrapped in a poncho decorated with linear designs. He is adorned with large ear ornaments and the burnished red slip shows extensive mineral deposits. Rare type.

Cf. Leyenaar, "Von Kuste Zu Kuste", page 249.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1262657 (stock #IN547)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A rare Inca paccha from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. This elaborately molded vessel depicts a ceremonial bowl overflowing with corn, representing a successful harvest. It is 7-1/4" in diameter, with one of the flanges forming the pouring spout of the paccha. Pacchas are vessels through which Chicha or water was passed during fertility rituals. This shows the abiding Andean belief in reciprocity: humans give the earth what they hope to receive from it...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1255129 (stock #MO1847)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A choice Moche figural vessel from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This nicely detailed jar is 5-1/4” high and depicts a seated man wearing layered clothing. He is adorned with a fancy headdress, large ear ornaments and a broad collar. Intact, with good paint and mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1249265 (stock #MA1756)
Arte Xibalba
$500.00
A superb Maya vessel from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This choice zoomorphic jar is 6-1/2” high and depicts an animated monkey deity. The finely detailed head projecting from the flared rim is highly expressive, with arms and genitalia appliquéd to the chamber. Most likely a ceremonial vessel used in fertility rituals. Intact, with good red paint elements and extensive dendrites.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1247874 (stock #MO1836)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
An excellent Moche IV feline head from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. This finely sculpted bottle is 6-1/2” high and depicts a feline deity with fangs showing in the open mouth. The face is expressive, with eyes locked in an angry stare. In excellent condition, with good paint and mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1246535 (stock #CO941)
Arte Xibalba
$285.00
An excellent Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This seated hollow-bodied male is 6-1/2” high and is posed with hands resting on his legs. He is adorned with a simple headdress and large ear ornaments. His clothing and additional jewelry is indicated with black and white paint over the red slip. In exceptional condition, with strong dendrites and calcification.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1244236 (stock #CO1058)
Arte Xibalba
$1,500.00
An awesome Colima dog from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This large two-tone canine is 14-1/4” long, 9-1/2” high and is depicted standing on all fours in an alert position. The head is nicely detailed, quite expressive and has a lovely dark face mask. Intact, with strong mineral deposits overall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1241791 (stock #NY181)
Arte Xibalba
$1,000.00
A wonderful Nayarit figure from West Mexico, 200 BC – 300 AD. This beautifully detailed Ixtlan del Rio effigy is 11-1/2” high and depicts a seated ballplayer holding the game ball in his right hand. He is wearing the typical belt and is adorned with a simple headdress and the complex ear ornaments characteristic of the type. Strong paint shows textured clothing even through the extensive mineral deposits. A great example of a highly coveted type, with just a small restoration.