Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #502215 (stock #JM512)
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An exceptional Jamacoaque warrior figure from Ecuador, ca. 350 BC - 400 AD. This marvelous example is 6-1/2" high, 8" long and is posed standing. He is depicted holding a long club in each hand, ready to do battle. He is wearing a loincloth and is adorned with extensive jewelry, including a large pectoral, multiple ear ornaments, a fancy necklace and matching bracelets. A large and ornate emblem is attached to the forehead. He is attached to a 4-1/2" diameter bowl via a hollow tube...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #502152 (stock #MO543)
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An exceptional Moche IV Death vessel from Peru, ca. 450 - 550 AD. The head and facial features of this 10" high bottle are rendered in superb detail, with individually incised teeth showing in the open mouth, the deeply sunken eyes and the characteristic two-part layered turban molded in high relief. The body of the bottle is decorated in Fineline style, with the hands each depicted holding objects and the sleeves of his garment accented with superb decorative details...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #499112 (stock #CR87)
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A wonderful Trophy Head from the Atlantic Watershed zone of Costa Rica, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. It is 5" high, 6" wide and is skillfully carved from volcanic rock. A superb example, with nicely detailed facial features and coif on top of the head. In excellent condition with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #496745 (stock #MO539 )
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An exquisite Moche III Malky effigy from Peru, ca. 200 - 450 AD, 8" high, 6" long. The figure is rendered in exceptional detail, with special attention paid to the facial expression and the layered headdress. He is seated in front of a rolled textile bundle, which represents the textile wrapping of this mummy. In superb condition, with strong paint, nice deposits and a high pitch tone on the functional whistle. Museum deaccession. An exceptional example of Moche art...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #490891 (stock #NZ264)
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An exceptional Nazca Trophy head from Peru, ca 300 - 500 AD. This superb example is 6-3/4" high, 6" in diameter and has a beautifully detailed face with decorative panel. In addition to the ornaments on the forehead, the back of the head is decorated with a two-headed caterpillar executed in fine detail. In excellent condition, with good deposits. Museum deaccession.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #486598 (stock #MO481)
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An exceptional Moche III Mountain scene from Peru, ca. 200 - 450 AD. This wonderful example is 7" high and depicts a Moche warrior seated on a mountain top accompanied by one of the Apus in the form of a monkey. The detailing of the figures is magnificently executed, with Fineline painting of plants, including the potent San Pedro cactus, adorning the cream slipped areas. Much has been written about Mountain scenes and they are recognized to be among the culturally more important ceramics...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #476549 (stock #IN77)
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A gorgeous Inca ariballo from Peru, ca. 1400 AD. This exceptional 9-3/4" high vessel is Imperial Inca, decorated with the characteristic pattern of the period. The paint is vivid and the overall condition is excellent, with the adorno, the strap handles and the tiny loops at the rim all intact. A rare example.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #473406 (stock #MA571)
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A fantastic Maya cylinder vase from the Peten region of Guatemala, ca. 550 - 700 AD. This highly burnished vessel is decorated with a series of incised skulls, portrayed laughing and showing a protruding tongue. This beautiful vase depicts an important scene from the Popul Vuh. The nodes on the rim identify it as originating in the Southern Peten region, save for a couple stabilized stress cracks it's in excellent condition, with nice deposits and root marks.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #458337 (stock #QU6)
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A wonderful incised Quimbaya incensario from the Caldas complex in the Middle Cauca region of Colombia, ca. 1000 - 1400 AD. This excellent vessel is deeply incised with intricate geometric patterns and has two suspension lugs. Superb workmanship, good mineral deposits, a rare example in superb condition.

See Labbe's "Columbia Before Columbus", page 80, for similar examples.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #454070 (stock #MA589)
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An exceptional Maya bowl from the Campeche area of Mexico (probably Calakmul), 8-1/2" diameter. The complex glyphic text in part refers to "....... his vessel for (his) writing....", perhaps making this a vessel presented to a scribe for services rendered. This particular style of painting utilized a stiff reed, instead of a brush, to create these stippled effects. One restored crack, else in excellent shape with nice deposits and root marks...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #437966 (stock #MA549)
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An exceptional Maya Avian Deity bowl from El Salvador, ca. 600 - 800 AD. The interior of this 8-1/4" diameter, carinated vessel features two creatures with vulture heads and bat wings, surrounding three concentric circles. The exterior is lavishly decorated with two bands of finely detailed glyphs. The upper register consists of nine distinctly different glyphs, each incorporating symbols indicative of days of the Maya ceremonial calendar and representing a spoken message...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #437807 (stock #CY162)
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An exceptional Chancay couple from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. The male is 10-1/2" tall, virtually perfect. The horns on his head, combined with the painted tumi emblem, are most likely indicative of his status as a shaman. He is depicted with a traditional sling wrapped around his body. The female is 10" tall and has a little chipping on the right foot. Both have complex avian designs on their faces and hands representing ritual tattoos...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #420351 (stock #NZ229)
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An excellent Nazca bowl with avian motif from Peru, ca. 100 - 400 AD. This 6-7/8” diameter vessel features four large birds, most likely parrots, boldly painted against a white background. Some staining, probably from inclusion in a mummy bundle, light pitting inside. Great example.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #412001 (stock #HU33)
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An awesome polychrome vessel from the Santa valley of Peru, ca. 650 - 800 AD...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #411996 (stock #IN65)
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A superb Inca double-chambered polychrome bottle from Peru, ca. 1400 AD. This remarkable vessel is 7” high, 7-1/4” wide and is lavishly adorned. Each bottle is beautifully decorated with a series of coatimundi molded in high relief, alternating black and red against a white background. The dotted band above their heads most likely is symbolic of the star filled night sky. One of the bottles is topped by a spotted feline, certainly a nocturnal hunter, which also conceals the whistle. In ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #387677 (stock #LA97)
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An exceptional Lambayeque vessel from Peru, ca. 700 - 1350 AD. It is 8-1/4" high and depicts two men engaged in some type of wrestling match or ritual battle. Each is holding a large ball or stone object in one hand and is pushing the opponent with the other. The scene depicted is of cultural significance, as it most likely portrays a ceremonial or ritual event, certainly not common combat. Painted overall with highly burnished tan slip, highlighted with chestnut brown stripes and accents on...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #387143 (stock #LA67)
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A superb Lambayeque polychrome vessel from Peru, ca. 700 - 1350 AD. It measures 6-1/2" in diameter and is 6-1/4" high. Typically this unusual ring shape is identified as a headdress associated with rulers, but since this one has a rodent on top, I doubt it in this case. The little character is executed in fine detail and is depicted munching on something. A whistle with excellent clear tone is built into the strap handle and is hidden behind his back. In excellent condition, with great pain...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #385129 (stock #IN39)
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A beautiful Inca polychrome bottle from Peru, ca. 1200 - 1450 AD. This fine 8-1/4" tall orangeware vessel is topped with a scene featuring three figures. The central figure is an ornately adorned male, being led by a pair of female attendants. His long tunic is delicately molded and incised with decorative designs, he is wearing elaborate ear ornaments and a crown, which forms the flared spout. Even the back of his garment is finely incised. Serpents are at his feet, as well as behinds him....