Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1406423 (stock #JM926)
Arte Xibalba
$475.00
An excellent Jamacoaque figure from Ecuador, ca. 300 BC – 400 AD. This elaborately decorated figurine is 6-3/4” high and depicts a seated male with one hand held to his head. He is wearing a long loin cloth and a wrapped headdress surrounds the elongated head. He is adorned with a broad segmented necklace, matching bracelets, as well as large ear and nose ornaments. Vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1406422 (stock #BA36)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A choice Bahia figure from Ecuador, ca. 100 BC – 500 AD. This seated elder is 5” high and is depicted with hands resting on the crossed legs. He is wearing a fancy headdress topped with a bowl that likely served as a snuff palette. He is adorned with a fancy necklace and bracelets. Clothing is indicated with paint, much of which remains intact.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1406421 (stock #NZ702)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A fine Nazca bowl from Peru, ca. 200 – 500 AD. This lovely example is 4-5/8” in diameter and is decorated with a band of two-headed serpents, painted in alternating orange and cream over a deep red background. Intact, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1406360 (stock #LA498)
Arte Xibalba
$550.00
A rare Lambayeque (Sican) shell necklace from Peru, ca. 700 – 1300 AD. It consists of 14 graduated matching bird pendants, ranging from 1-1/4” to 2-1/4”, each with an inlaid eye. The right facing ones have purple shell eyes, the others red Spondylus eyes. All are double perforated for easy stringing into a necklace. Comes displayed in Riker mount if you wish.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1406359 (stock #TR199)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Tairona grinding spoon from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This lovely example is 6” long and is carved from carnelian. It is perforated at the top of the chamber for suspension. Intact, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1406358 (stock #MO1569)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A superb Moche shell vessel from Peru, ca. 500 - 700 AD. This fine orangeware effigy piece is 5" high and depicts a seashell. It is decorated with a large number of nacre inlays, as well as rare purple pigment. A rare type in excellent condition, with intact suspension loops and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1400275 (stock #VC155)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
An exceptionally large Vera Cruz head from Mexico, ca. 300 – 900 AD. It is 6” high, 5-1/2” wide and depicts an individual with filed teeth visible in the open mouth. He is wearing a headdress and has his face painted with chapopote. Mounted on stand. Ex Chicago estate. Cf. Leyenaar “Von Kuste Zu Kuste”, page 113.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1400274 (stock #MA1297)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A slender Maya cylinder from the Zeaculeu area in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This elegant vessel is 9" high, 3-1/2" in diameter and is decorated with bands of negative resist designs, executed in black over white, as well as directly on the orange slip. Intact, with mineral deposits and root marks. Rare type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1400270 (stock #NZ690)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A fine Nazca jar from Peru, ca. 400 – 500 AD. This lovely corseted vessel is 6-1/4” high and is decorated with a band of rectangular trophy heads place between killer whale fins. A band of geometric designs may represent mesh traps. In excellent condition, with strong paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 106.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1400269 (stock #CC151)
Arte Xibalba
$600.00
An excellent Cocle figural effigy jar from Panama, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. This choice El Hatillo style vessel is 6-1/2” high and depicts a mythological creature with large claws. The stylized facial features are painted on the head and four feet are indicated along the bottom edge. Intact, with strong paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Labbé “Guardians of the Life Stream”, page 49.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1394892 (stock #CV225)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A lovely Chavin stone bowl or mortar from Peru, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. This choice example is 2-7/8” in diameter and is carved from fine-grained, light brown stone. Beautifully polished and extensively used. Good mineral deposits.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1389776 (stock #AF226)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A huge Bwoom Helmet mask from the Bushoong Kuba people of the D.R. Congo. According to legend, Bwoom was sent to Earth by his father (the great God Woot), to establish the Kuba kingdom. This enormous example is 17” high, 12” wide and is masterfully carved. The face is decorated with inlaid beads and has a finely polished patina. An impressive example with great presence. Comes with custom stand.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1389284 (stock #PNG92)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
An excellent carver's stool from the April River area of Papua New Guinea, early 1900's. It is 14-1/2” long and is nicely carved on all sides. A well-detailed fox head surrounded by geometric designs decorates one side, while a typical tribal symbol covers the other. The seat itself is surrounded by a serpent design. Lovely patina.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1970 item #1386188 (stock #OC31)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A well-used lime container from Timor. It is 7-1/2” long and is made from two sections of bamboo. It is elaborately decorated with intricately incised figural and geometric designs. The container has a lovely patina from extensive handling and contains remnants of lime.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1950 item #1386181 (stock #PNG116)
Arte Xibalba
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An excellent Gope paddle-type staff from the Papuan Gulf area of Papua New Guinea. It is 29-1/2” long and is decorated with boldly carved designs characteristic of the type. Much of the red and white pigment used to highlight the designs remains.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1386160 (stock #CO1293)
Arte Xibalba
$160.00
An adorable Colima maternal figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 3-3/4” high and depicts the mother cradling an infant in her lap. Both are adorned with identical headdresses. Intact, with good mineral deposits and root marks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1380344 (stock #R215)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A wonderful Roman bronze theater mask applique, ca. 1st - 4th Century AD. This superbly detailed example is 2-1/4” high and depicts the mask of an actor portraying a deity. Most likely an attachment from the box of an important performer. Lovely patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1380041 (stock #MA1750)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
An enormous Maya tetrapod plate from Honduras, ca. 400 - 700 AD. This vividly painted plate is 12-1/4" in diameter and features a deer wearing a ceremonial feather rack on its back in the center of the tondo. This central character is encircled with a complex geometric design band. The broadly flared rim is decorated with solar motifs, stylized figures and woven mat panels. The exterior is covered with large step-fret designs, even the underside is painted. The legs are hollow and contain rattle...