Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1219480 (stock #MA1446)
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A wonderful Maya polychrome cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This corseted vessel is 8” high, 6” in diameter and is decorated with repetitive boxed diamond patterns representing the merging of Fer-de Lance and jaguar pelt designs. The cross-hatching seen within the diamonds connotes darkness in Classic Maya iconography, creating a pattern of repeating sacred portals to the underworld. The paint is vivid and shows good mineral deposits, the underside is slightly concave and th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1242677 (stock #MA1755)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
An excellent Maya censer (incense holder) from the Pacific slope region of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This fine ceremonial vessel is 9” long and has a handle sculpted in the form of a nicely detailed monkey holding the bowl. He is adorned with large ear spools and a ceremonial bib. Intact, with strong mineral deposits, signs of usage and just a minor repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1335447 (stock #MA797)
Arte Xibalba
$1,500.00
A large Maya cylinder vase from Jutiapa in southern Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This elegant, corseted creamware beaker is 9-3/4" high, 6-1/2" wide at the flaring rim and is decorated with a trio of deeply incised Moan birds. The large birds are executed in fine detail and remnants of rare negative resist paint are still visible. The rim band consists of molded glyphs, a characteristic type for vessels from Jutiapa. This large, showy vessel is in excellent condition, with good mineral deposits ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1340560 (stock #MA1027)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A striking Maya polychrome plate from Guatemala, ca. 600 - 900 AD. The plate is 12-3/4" in diameter and shows a frontal image of Tlaloc as a War Deity. The other objects shown are probably eccentric flint forms for bloodletting rituals. A drilled kill hole in its center conveys the plate's importance, having served a ceremonial function. Professionally restored from 5 pieces with no new material added. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits and root marks. Makes an impressive display and comes wi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341937 (stock #MA1519)
Arte Xibalba
$1,500.00
A gorgeous Maya cylinder from the Peten region of Guatemala, ca. 250 - 600 AD. This beautiful polychrome is 6-1/4" high, 5-1/2" in diameter and is decorated with a trio of complex water symbols. A band of glyphs encircles the rim. Intact, with brilliant colors and strong mineral deposits, even the interior is painted with an orange wash.
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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1377431 (stock #MA937)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A fine Maya figure from the Copan area of Honduras, ca. 250 - 400 AD. This seated female is 3-1/2" high and depicts a pregnant dwarf holding her swollen belly. She is wearing a headdress with ornament and retains pigment remnants under the encrustation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1377561 (stock #ST87)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A pair of Maya stone celts from Guatemala, ca. 250 - 700 AD. One is 5-1/8" long and is made from highly polished black stone. The other is 4-1/2" long and is made from nicely polished, speckled greenstone, probably serpentine. Both have good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1379410 (stock #MA1839)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
An excellent Maya glyph bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This nice brownware example is 6-7/8” in diameter and is decorated with a band of deeply carved glyphs over a base of vertically fluted panels. Nice example with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1379583 (stock #MA2099)
Arte Xibalba
$1,200.00
An excellent Maya ballgame hacha from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 600 AD. This masterfully sculpted example is 6” high and is carved from a greenish-gray hardstone. It depicts one of the monkey deities, Hun-Batz or Hun-Chowen, the step-brothers of the Hero Twins, known as patrons of the arts. The carving is beautifully detailed and well-polished, showing good mineral deposits. Mounted on custom stand.
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 #1411278 (stock #MA1768)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A beautifully carved Maya glyph bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This lovely creamware example is 7-1/4” in diameter and features a trio of avian deities. The ribbed underside is carved into a solar motif. Nicely burnished, good mineral deposits, retaining adhered remnants of ancient contents.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1412100 (stock #MA1499)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
An exceptional Maya carved vessel from the Motagua Valley of Guatemala, ca. 100 - 300 AD. This rare Late Pre-Classic or Early Classic jar is 6" in diameter, 5-1/5" high and is decorated with textured panels created with a puncture/stippling technique, alternating with narrow burnished panels. The corseted rim is decorated with deeply carved geometric designs echoing woven reed patterns. In perfect condition, with strong mineral deposits.