Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367880 (stock #TU36)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
An excellent Tumaco bone idol from Colombia, ca. 300 BC – 400 AD. It is 2” high and depicts a female figure, perhaps a fertility goddess, with hands folded over the abdomen. Nicely carved, heavy mineral deposits, mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1367879 (stock #NA137)
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SOLD
A beautiful Narino polychrome olla from Colombia, ca. 850 – 1500. This lovely example from the Capuli cultural complex is 4-3/4” in diameter and is decorated with a complex five-prong star design, most likely representative of Venus. Intact, with vivid paint, strong mineral deposits and root marks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1367509 (stock #SS484)
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SOLD
An excellent LaTolita sello (roller stamp) from Ecuador, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This choice example is 2-7/8” long, 7/8” in diameter and features monkeys creatures surrounded by various stylized zoomorphic elements. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367508 (stock #VI94)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A fine Vicus Jaguar vessel from Peru, ca. 200 BC – 200 AD. It is 7-1/2” high and depicts the feline showing large teeth in the open mouth. The tail is modeled in relief and the chamber retains some of the original decorative design elements. Strong mineral deposits. Comes with ring base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1367062 (stock #CH2013)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A marvelous Chimu orangeware bottle from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 6-1/2” high and depicts a funeral scene. The trio represents an individual being led into the tomb to commence the journey through the Afterlife. The group is encircled by crisply molded birds. The highly burnished orange slip shows good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1366969 (stock #PM47)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A choice Cocle gold nose ornament from Panama, ca. 600 – 100 AD. It is 1-1/4” in diameter, weighs 2.60 grams and is made from sheet gold. Nice example of a rare type. Comes displayed in Riker mount.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1950 item #1366960 (stock #AF213)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A choice Kuba spear-tip from the Congo region, ca. early to mid-1900's. It is 28-1/2” long and is forged from African iron, with a heavy mid-rib and hollow shaft. Beautiful old patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1366830 (stock #CH515)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A lovely Chimu-Inca phytomorphic vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This fine example is 7" long and depicts a pepino, a sweet melon-like fruit of great importance to ancient Andean people. The upper half of the chamber is highly burnished, the lower half is matte. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits. Comes with ring base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1366828 (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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1365522 (stock #QU58)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A sweet Quimbaya figure from the Middle Cauca region of Colombia, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. This seated female is 3-1/2" high and most likely depicts a toddler, portrayed seated with hands resting on her legs. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1365069 (stock #CH2006)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A nice Chimu erotic vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 7” long and depicts a man with a large phallus climbing up the side of a bowl. Nicely detailed, strong mineral deposits, stabilized stress cracks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1364789 (stock #CO1538)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
An unusual Colima zoomorphic effigy from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 4-3/8” long and depicts a dog with a turtle-shell body. It is adorned with a complex headdress or crown. Heavy mineral deposits on the burnished red slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1364788 (stock #TR130)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
A rare Tairona pectoral pendant from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 3” long and is carved from the columella of a large shell. It depicts a bird of prey and is drilled and cut to depict an open beak holding prey. Highly polished, good mineral deposits, mounted on custom stand.

Cf. Levenson “Circa 1492 – Art in the Age of Exploration”, page 622.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1920 item #1364409 (stock #AI31)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An exceptional Amazonian Indian ceramic polychrome vessel from Brazil, early 1900’s. This superb example is 8” in diameter, 5-3/4” high and comes from the Asurini tribe, which apparently is no longer a functioning tribal entity. These magnificent jars were used to store liquid foods and are coated with a natural tree resin (post-firing), which preserves the brilliant colors and makes it leak proof. In excellent condition.

Cf. Braun’s “Arts of the Amazon”, page 7, for similar...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1364357 (stock #CP130)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A lovely Chupicuaro olla from Mexico, ca. 400 – 100 BC. This fine bi-chrome vessel is 5-1/4” in diameter, has a pair of loop handles and is decorated with radiating linear décor executed in red over cream. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1363857 (stock #MO1568)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
A superb Moche shell vessel from Peru, ca. 500 - 700 AD. This fine orangeware effigy piece is 5" high and depicts a sea shell. It is decorated with a large number of nacre inlays, as well as rare purple. A rare type in excellent condition, with intact suspension loops and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1363406 (stock #CO1533)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A lovely Colima olla from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 7” in diameter, 7” high and stands on a trio of avian form legs. Tip of one leg reattached, else in excellent condition, with good mineral deposits on the highly burnished red slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1363403 (stock #MZ80)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A beautiful Mixtec stone pendant from Mexico, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. This masterfully detailed example is 1-3/8" long and depicts a fox, portrayed with its head twisted to look over its back. Even the feet on the underside are finished in fine detail. Carved from speckled olive green serpentine and perforated for suspension. Highly polished, perfect.