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 #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 #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 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 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #384252 (stock #IN48)
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An exceptional Inca Yakon vessel from Peru, ca. 1200 - 1450 AD. This highly burnished effigy vessel is 7-1/2" long. The plant is a relative of the dahlia and produces edible spindle-shaped roots, which were consumed during an Inca ceremonial feast. The Moche prized yakon as food for special occasions and placed these effigy vessels in burials as nourishment for the dead and as offerings to the lords of the world beyond. In perfect condition.

See The Spirit of Ancient Peru, page 120, fo...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #380091 (stock #HU29)
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An exceptional early Huari Portrait head from Peru, ca. 650 - 800 AD. This highly burnished polychrome beauty is 4-1/4" high and 5-1/2" in diameter. The strong Nazca influence is still clearly visible in the rim design and the use of a serpent around the eyes, adapted from the Nazca falcon eye designs. He is adorned with a tube-type nose ornament, the paint is vivid and the piece is in exceptional condition.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #374599 (stock #JM279)
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An exceptional Jamacoaque platform sculpture from Ecuador, ca. 350 BC - 400 AD. The finely detailed figure is ornately adorned with fancy headdress, skirt and extensive jewelry which includes large nose ornaments, wide necklace, a belly button ornament and nipple covers in the form of tiny heads. She is 4-1/2" tall and represents the guardian of a nicely decorated container which once held the snuff of an important individual. The vessel is executed in the shape of a ceremonial hut, in which ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #374590 (stock #JM277)
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A superb Jamacoaque insect from Ecuador, ca. 350 BC - 400 AD. This superbly sculpted critter combines the attributes of traditional mythical monsters with the body of an ant or termite. The finely detailed face features an open mouth studded with fangs and teeth, with curved pincers at the back of the body. In Exceptional condition.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #368293 (stock #NZ169)
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A superb Early Nazca bowl from Peru, ca. 100 - 400 AD, 5-5/8" diameter. This delicate beauty has paper-thin walls and is decorated with a band of eight spotted birds, painted against a red background. Based on shape and color, it is likely that these depict a rhea. While rheas are extinct in most of Peru today, they certainly did inhabit the region in ancient times. I'm not sure which species it is, but many rheas have brownish-gray feathers with lighter spotting. The bottom half is painted...