Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1368616 (stock #CH2016)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A nice Chimu phytomorphic bottle from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 6” high and depicts a lúcuma. This fruit was highly prized and cultivated by ancient Andean cultures and is still widely used in the production of desserts and baked goods. Intact, with heavy mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1375405 (stock #CH717)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A rare Chimu bowl from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This elaborately decorated example is 6” in diameter and features four radiating panels of animated foxes, separated by panels of step-fret and serpentine designs. Nice find.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1376720 (stock #IN439)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
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 signs 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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1376723 (stock #CH571)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
An excellent Chimu-Inca zoomorphic vessel from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This large bottle is 8-1/2” high and features a nicely detailed monkey draped over the top of the chamber. The head has expressive facial features, with the legs and tail molded in relief. The piece is intact and covered inside and out with strong mineral deposits and trails.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1378374 (stock #CH732)
Arte Xibalba
$185.00
A fine Chimu orangeware bottle from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 7-1/2” high and is decorated with a band of recurved step fret designs, combining agricultural terraces and wave designs into a fertility motif. A step adorno decorates the spout. Highly burnished, good mineral deposits, with trails etched into the firing cloud.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1391845 (stock #QU72)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A fine Quimbaya figure from Colombia, ca. 1200 – 1400 AD. This seated male retablo type figure is 7-1/2” high and is posed with hands resting on the knees. He is nicely detailed with the enigmatic slit eyes and deeply incised grooves on arms and legs representing jewelry. A heavy gold ring adorns his nose and strong mineral deposits are evident overall.

Cf. Labbe, “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 74.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1391894 (stock #SB218)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
An enormous Tairona greenstone necklace from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 40” long and is made from nicely polished chrysocolla tubes, the largest of which is 2-1/2” long. Beautifully colored stone.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1392044 (stock #NA163)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
An excellent Nariño pedestal bowl from Colombia, ca. 1250 – 1500 AD. This beautiful example from the Tuza Cultural complex is 7-3/4” in diameter and it is decorated with the stylized geometric designs representing the “clouds coming together” motif of birds interfacing with clouds. Zigzag lines represent lightning, which is a fertility symbol. Vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 167.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1392587 (stock #NA186)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
An excellent Nariño pedestal bowl from Colombia, ca. 850 – 1500 AD. This fine Capuli cultural complex example is 5-1/8” high, 6-1/4” in diameter and features a pair of monkeys mounted atop the rim. The vessel is decorated with the black over red resist painted designs characteristic of the type. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1393668 (stock #NA172)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A rare Nariño basket bowl from Colombia, ca. 850 – 1500 AD. This choice example from the Capuli cultural complex is 6-1/2” high and has a large strap handle. It is decorated with the negative resist painted designs characteristic of this type. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits on the highly burnished slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1394219 (stock #MT64)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A gorgeous Mixtec-Aztec molcajete from Mexico, ca. 1300 – 1400 AD. This lovely tripod grinding bowl is 7-1/8” in diameter and features a pair of stylized jaguars surrounding the grinding surface. The trio of legs are executed as paws and the exterior of the bowl is decorated with a variety of symbols painted in white over the red slip. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #49586 (stock #NY26)
Arte Xibalba
!!! STOLEN !!!
This figure was stolen on December 11, from the Bella Gallery in Great Barrington, Mass., where it was part of a collection being exhibited.

A gorgeous Nayarit polychrome male, 6" tall. This Ixtlan del Rio variant, ca. 200 BC - 350 AD stands on bifurcated feet and is lavishly painted overall. An excellent example. Intact.

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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #985372 (stock #CR217)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A fine jadeite pendant from Costa Rica, ca. 500 BC – 1000 AD. This thin "blade pendant” is 3-3/4” long and is double perforated at the top for suspension. The dark green stone has a lovely calcified patina, evidencing water-borne mineral intrusion into the burial site. Nice example.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1151753 (stock #MA1297)
Arte Xibalba
$950.00
A slender Maya cylinder from the Zeaculeu area in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. It 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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1195904 (stock #CO459)
Arte Xibalba
$950.00
An adorable Colima avian vessel from West Mexico, ca. 250 BC – 300 AD. This wonderful Comala style effigy vessel is 6-1/2” high, 7” wide and depicts a pair of conjoined ducks. They are nicely detailed, with wings on the sides and two-tone red slip. An excellent example of the type, highly burnished, with nice mineral deposits evident.

Cf. Townsend “Ancient West Mexico”, page 209, for similar.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1208090 (stock #MA1362)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Maya footed cup from Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This small corseted cylindrical vessel is 4-1/2” high and is decorated with a band of incised glyphs, which are enhanced with paint. The center of the chamber shows extensive remains of resist designs, while the foot has fine linear bands. Good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1215957 (stock #HU144)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A large Huari kero from Peru, ca. 650 � 800 AD. This exceptional beaker is 5-1/2� high, 4-1/4� in diameter and is decorated with two pairs of confronting coatimundis that appear to be speaking to each other. The fine orange slip is nicely burnished and the flared rim is decorated inside and out with a red band. In perfect condition with good mineral deposits.