Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1359173 (stock #EC110)
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$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)
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$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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1358795 (stock #PM51)
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$150.00
An excellent La Selva tripod jar, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This beautiful Guácimo type is 5” high and was found in Panama. Each leg is topped with a bird or small zoomorphic creature and a stylized pair of double-headed serpents encircle the rim. In excellent condition, with vivid paint, good mineral deposits and rattles in the hollow legs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1358786 (stock #CH1027)
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$525.00
A beautiful group of Chimu silver ornaments from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This rare set of important funerary offerings consists of a 4" high crown decorated with a trio of feather ornaments, a 4-1/4" wide pectoral with attached trophy heads and a pair of finely made 1" long ear flares. Nice repoussé workmanship, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre 1492 item #1358447 (stock #R247)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A pair of fine iron ballista points or spear-tips, Medieval Europe, ca. 1200-1400 AD. These large examples are 4-1/4” long and have a wide socketed neck, with a two-barbed swallowtail head. One has a spiral-twist to the metal shaft just behind the head, likely to be intentionally broken off at impact, thus rendering it useless as return ammunition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1358337 (stock #NY234)
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$750.00
An imposing Nayarit warrior from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 300 AD. This large Ixtlan del Rio figure is 13-1/2” high and depicts a warrior wearing a fancy conical headdress and striped tunic. He is holding a weapon that has a spear point on one end and a mace head on the other. He is adorned with the multiple ear ornaments characteristic of this style, as well as a large nose ring and bracelets. Extensively painted overall, good mineral deposits.

Cf. Leyenaar “Von Kuste Zu Kuste...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1358214 (stock #MA1683)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
An excellent Maya Underworld Swimmers bowl from El Tazumal, El Salvador, ca. 550 - 900 AD. This flat-bottom example is 7-1/8" diameter and 3" deep. The two Underworld figures are exceptionally well detailed and are topped with a band of typical Copador glyphs. The interior has a band of large Copador glyphs around a geometric design. Painted overall in red, orange, black and brown over cream slip. The theme of this type of vessel is thought to relate to the story in Maya mythology recounting the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1357948 (stock #ST75)
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$100.00
A group of seven stone tools from Ecuador, mostly Valdivia culture, ca. 3000 – 1200 BC. These celts range from 2-1/2” to 3-1/4” in length and are made from several types of stone, including the blue-green sedimentary stone typical of Valdivia figures. Nice group.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1357941 (stock #IN712)
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$350.00
A lovely Inca figural vessel from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. It is 6-1/4” high and depicts a hunched over individual drinking from a cup. Nicely detailed, with calcified roots all over the highly burnished slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1357747 (stock #AI103)
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$200.00
A collection of fine Late Archaic to Woodland period points, ca. 2000 BC - 800 AD. The group consists of 23 mostly Adena types ranging from 1-5/8" to 2-7/8". They are made from quartz and chert, with lots of colorful examples. Comes with Riker mount.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1900 item #1357744 (stock #AF198)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A rare Senufo figural spoon from the Ivory Coast, ca. late 19th - early 20th century. This rare metal example is 8-3/8” long and features a finely detailed figural handle, depicting a musician playing a flute. His body is elaborately decorated with incised designs and the rim is encircled with a braid. In excellent condition, with some wear from usage. Mounted on stand.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1930 item #1356915 (stock #PNG92)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1356908 (stock #NZ674)
Arte Xibalba
$500.00
A rare Nazca figure from Peru, ca. 300 – 600 AD. This adorable standing female is 3-1/2” high and is depicted standing, with hands held to the chest. She is adorned with the typical design elements front and back. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1356861 (stock #NY231)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An adorable Chinesco canine effigy vessel from Nayarit, West Mexico, ca. 50 – 200 AD. This cute doggie is 4” high, 3-1/2” in diameter and depicts a puppy with a broad grin on its expressive face. The head is nicely detailed and the body retains remnants of black decorative designs. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1356860 (stock #MO2010)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A fine Moche Sacred Mountain scene from Peru, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 4-1/2" high and depicts Ai Apaec emerging from the mountains. He is nicely detailed and is adorned with serpents coiled around the mountain peaks. Good paint and mineral deposits.

Cf. Giersz "El Mundo Sobrenatural Mochica", page 167, for nearly identical examples from the Herrera Museum, perhaps from the same mold or matrix.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1356373 (stock #H362)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A group of five large Pre-Columbian head fragments from Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 500 AD. They range from 1-1/2" to 2" in height and include an Olmecoid, a Vera Cruz, a Huastec and Pre-Classic examples. All are excellent examples that are nicely mounted and make for a fine exhibit.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1356283 (stock #CH2005)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An adorable Chimu shrimp effigy vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 7” high, 6-3/4” long and depicts a shrimp with a nicely detailed, cute face. The legs are molded along the side of the chamber, the top of which is ribbed to mimic the carapace of the crustacean. Good mineral deposits, some spalling and minor damage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1356180 (stock #MO2122)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A rare Moche figural pacha from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This fine figural vessel is 8-1/4” high and depicts a seated individual holding a bowl in front of his lips. He is wearing a simple tunic and is adorned with facial décor, a necklace and cap. Pachas are vessels used as conduits in water worship and fertility rituals. In this case, the water is poured into the bowl, passes through tubes in the arms and exits through the spout at the base. Overall in excellent condition, with strong...