Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #542127 (stock #MO573)
Arte Xibalba
$1250.00
A nice Moche III portrait head from Peru, ca. 200 - 450 AD. The vessel is 9-1/2" high and depicts a specific individual with distinct and strong facial features used to depict a specific individual, who has small, paint enhanced ornaments molded into the ears. The red clay was at one time completely painted with a thin layer of highly burnished red slip, which has minor deterioration in a few areas. An excellent example.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1027666 (stock #CH888)
Arte Xibalba
$850.00
An exceptional Chimu wood staff from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This rare example is 22-1/2” long and features a nicely detailed head topped with a large flared element. The carving is surrounded by multiple bands of delicate pyro-incised designs. In superb condition, fine patina, mounted on stand.
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1354415 (stock #MO1115)
Arte Xibalba
$550.00
A choice Moche IV Fineline bottle from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. It is 10-1/2” high and features an unusual serpent theme. A pair of large stylized birds dominates the center of the scene, each with a large serpent to its side. In addition, there are two temple structures, each with serpents protruding. Below the scene, the chamber is decorated with hanging ornaments. In excellent condition, with strong paint and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1358786 (stock #CH1027)
Arte Xibalba
$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 : 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 : 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 #1222836 (stock #MO282)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A superb Moche zoomorphic vessel from Peru, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 11-1/2" long and depicts a crocodilian, most likely a caiman. The head is beautifully detailed, the upper section of the chamber is enhanced with cream pigment, while the lower half is highly burnished red slip. Great example in excellent condition. Cf. "Arqueologia Andina Peru", page 248, for a later Chimu example of this type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1349025 (stock #MO1955)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
An excellent Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. It is 7-1/4” high and depicts a coiled serpent which is detailed with red over cream paint. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1368133 (stock #HU254)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A beautiful Nazca-Huari transitional shell-form vessel from Peru, ca. 700 – 800 AD. It is 6-3/4” long and is decorated with a Radiating or Flying Eye design painted over the cream slip in the Atarco style. Small bar elements surround the large spout.

Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 111.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1378575 (stock #MO1933)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A fine Moche IV stirrup vessel from Peru, ca. 450 - 550 AD. It is 9-1/2" high and is decorated with a bean motif covering a little more than half the chamber. The Moche used such ideographic designs to communicate messages. The stirrup is decorated with a serpent, as well as a Cereus cactus. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits.

Cf. Larco Hoyle "Los Mochicas I", page 164.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1700 item #1377290 (stock #IN632)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
An enormous Colonial Inca wood kero from Peru, ca. 1540 – 1575 AD. This large beaker is 8-1/4” high, 5-3/8” in diameter and is decorated with elaborately carved designs that have lost all but vestiges of the earlier, traditional Pre-Columbian motifs. This highly detailed example shows wear consistent with extensive usage and good mineral deposits. Rare find in this size!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1354499 (stock #IN699)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A gorgeous Inca kero from Peru, ca. 1535 – 1575 AD. This beautiful, Early Colonial example is 4-1/2” high and features a jaguar crawling up the side of the vessel. The upper part of the chamber is further decorated with planting scenes, depicting two pairs of figures. Each pair portrays one individual with a planting stick and the other sowing seeds. The lower half of the chamber and flared base are decorated with plants.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1370128 (stock #CV214)
Arte Xibalba
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A choice Cupisnique fruit effigy from Peru, ca. 800 - 200 BC. This single-spout bottle is 10-1/4" wide, 8" high and is finely detailed with paint and incising. The incised lines are highlighted with tan paint and spotted patterns are created with the use of a negative resist technique. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1377845 (stock #NZ678)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A lovely Nazca flared bowl from Peru, ca. 600 – 800 AD. This fine polychrome vessel is 5-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with spears and vertical lines. The bottom of the vessel is quartered. In perfect condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Proulx “Sourcebook of Nasca Iconography”, page 187.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1378375 (stock #RC32)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A large Recuay canteen from Peru, ca. 200 – 500 AD. It is 9-1/2” high and is decorated on both sides with demonic heads, executed in black using the characteristic negative resist paint technique. Good mineral deposits and trails.

Museum deaccession.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1383007 (stock #HU249)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
An excellent Huari deity cup from Peru, ca. 650 – 800 AD. It is 3-3/4” high and features two panels depicting zoomorphic deities. They are separated by panels of traditional chevron designs. Intact, vivid paint, 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.