Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1362787 (stock #MO1509)
Arte Xibalba
$575.00
An exceptional Moche IV figure from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. It is 8” high and depicts an elaborately attired individual clad in layered garments. He is portrayed either playing a small drum with a stick in his right hand or stirring something in a container. The way the arms come out from under the mantle, leaving empty sleeves at the sides, is a masterful bit of sculpting. The wrapped headdress is secured with a bow tied at the back of the neck and a bulging coca bag dangles down his ba...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre 1492 item #1361971 (stock #R262)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A group of 4 iron ballista points, Medieval Europe, ca. 1200 – 1400 AD, each with long two-barbed swallowtail heads, 4-1/4", 3-1/2" 3-1/4" and 2-1/4" long. All have a wide socketed neck, two with a spiral-twist shaft just behind the head, likely to be intentionally broken off at impact, rendering it useless as return ammunition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1361641 (stock #JM883)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
An exquisite Jamacoaque snuff jar from Ecuador, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 4-1/4” in diameter and is made in the form of a ceremonial hut. Connected to the container is a couple mounted on an attached platform. The male is depicted with one hand raised, the female with both hands held to her abdomen and her hollow body containing rattles. Superb appliqué workmanship, good blue and gold paint remnants and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1361210 (stock #CO1528)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
An unusually large Colima bed figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 6-1/4” long and depicts a female deceased during childbirth. Her head rests between large cushions and she is held to the funerary pallet with a broad cloth. Intact, retaining its vivid orange paint and extensive mineral encrustation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1361209 (stock #CC155)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A lovely Cocle polychrome olla from Panama, ca. 600 – 800 AD. This beautiful Conte style vessel is 3-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with triangular panels and claw designs. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1361206 (stock #CH721)
Arte Xibalba
$325.00
A fine Chimu-Inca gourd vessel from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This beautifully detailed example is 8-1/4” high and depicts a rodent perched atop the curved section of the gourd. In excellent condition, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1360500 (stock #VC143)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
An excellent Vera Cruz warrior figure from Mexico, ca. 300 – 600 AD. This elaborate Remojadas example is 8” high and depicts a warrior in complex ceremonial regalia including wings, an avian headdress and extensive jewelry. Heavily painted with chapopote. Repaired.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1360496 (stock #CC151)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1360437 (stock #MA1565)
Arte Xibalba
$1,350.00
A choice Maya carved cylinder from the Motagua Valley of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. It is 6” high, 4” in diameter and is decorated with four deeply carved panels, as well as a broad rim band of highly detailed glyphs. Two of the panels depict a Vision Serpent, the other two are complex woven mat designs. Intact, nicely burnished, strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1360348 (stock #JA211)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A fine Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 300 AD. This lovely example is 5” high and depicts a seated male. He is wearing a beautifully decorated poncho that is draped over his knees. He is adorned with a headband, as well as nose and ear ornaments. Strong paint, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1360346 (stock #IN439)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A choice Inca ceremonial pitcher from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This finely made vessel is 4-1/4” high and is decorated with two bands of geometric designs painted in black over the highly burnished red slip. The broad strap handle is decorated with a variety of linear designs and shows sign of extensive usage.

Cf. Domingo “Arqueologia Andina Peru”, page 365, for similar from Madrid’s Museo de America.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1359808 (stock #MA989)
Arte Xibalba
$675.00
A superb Maya cylinder from the Sula Valley of Honduras, ca. 600 – 900 AD. This highly burnished blackware example is 6-1/4” high, 5-1/4” in diameter and is carved with volute design patterns similar to the “false glyph” designs on the famous alabaster vessels from that region. A beautiful vessel in great condition, with stucco remnants in the grooves and just a barely visible hairline crack.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1359807 (stock #CV108)
Arte Xibalba
$475.00
A large Chavin bowl from Peru, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. This rare Cupisnique example is 8” in diameter and is decorated with incised trophy and deity heads. The interior and underside are finished with a highly burnished dark brown slip. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1359553 (stock #JA345)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A fine Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 1 – 250 AD. This lovely Cuisillos example is 5” high and depicts a pregnant female, with hands grasping the heavy belly and the hollow belly button acting as the firing hole. The figure appears to have been in a fire in antiquity and has good mineral deposits and extensive calcified roots overall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1359320 (stock #TR147)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A exceptional Tairona gold nose ornament from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This superb tumbaga example is 1” wide, weighs 6 grams and shows good mineral deposits. In exceptional condition. Rare type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1359281 (stock #CR714)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A rare Nicoya Janus-form portrait bowl from Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, ca. 1200 – 1500 AD. It is 4-3/4” in diameter and is decorated with a pair of sculpted human faces adorned with ear ornaments and connected with design elements characteristic of the style. Good paint and mineral deposits.

Cf. "Between Continent - Between Seas", page 56.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1359173 (stock #EC110)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A beautiful Carchi olla from Ecuador, ca. 750 – 1250 AD. It is 2-1/4” high and is decorated with the intricate negative resist designs characteristic of the type. Both loop handles are intact and attached to the curled rim. Good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1359169 (stock #MA2075)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
An excellent Maya stone idol from Belize, ca. 200 BC – 250 AD. It is 2-1/2” high, is carved from speckled greenstone and depicts a seated deity wearing a crown. In excellent condition.