Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1970 item #1355347 (stock #AI145)
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$60.00
A fine blow gun dart kit from the Amazon region of Brazil. It is 9-1/2” long, is made from bamboo with a bark lid and is filled with darts. The hollow gourd is filled with fiber (cotton?) used to wrap the darts and is attached to the nicely woven strap.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1970 item #1386188 (stock #OC31)
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$75.00
A well-used lime container from Timor. It is 7-1/2” long and is made from two sections of bamboo. It is elaborately decorated with intricately incised figural and geometric designs. The container has a lovely patina from extensive handling and contains remnants of lime.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1337992 (stock #PNG77)
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A trio of ear plugs from Papua New Guinea. They range from 2-1/2” to 3-3/8” in diameter and are made from coconut. Each is decorated with a nicely carved design. A rare find in this condition, all with intact stems. $85
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1389284 (stock #PNG92)
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$225.00
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1389776 (stock #AF226)
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$400.00
A huge Bwoom Helmet mask from the Bushoong Kuba people of the D.R. Congo. According to legend, Bwoom was sent to Earth by his father (the great God Woot), to establish the Kuba kingdom. This enormous example is 17” high, 12” wide and is masterfully carved. The face is decorated with inlaid beads and has a finely polished patina. An impressive example with great presence. Comes with custom stand.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1950 item #1386181 (stock #PNG116)
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An excellent Gope paddle-type staff from the Papuan Gulf area of Papua New Guinea. It is 29-1/2” long and is decorated with boldly carved designs characteristic of the type. Much of the red and white pigment used to highlight the designs remains.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1940 item #1331193 (stock #AF167)
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$125.00
A superbly carved Hemba fly whisk from the D.R. Congo region, ca. early 20th century. Overall length is 13”, with the hollowed out head designed to hold another object. Lovely patina from extensive usage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1027666 (stock #CH888)
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$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 : 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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1363403 (stock #MZ80)
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$400.00
A beautiful Mixtec stone pendant from Mexico, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. This masterfully detailed example is 1-3/8" long and depicts a fox, portrayed with its head twisted to look over its back. Even the feet on the underside are finished in fine detail. Carved from speckled olive green serpentine and perforated for suspension. Highly polished, perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1366830 (stock #CH515)
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$175.00
A lovely Chimu-Inca phytomorphic vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This fine example is 7" long and depicts a pepino, a sweet melon-like fruit of great importance to ancient Andean people. The upper half of the chamber is highly burnished, the lower half is matte. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits. Comes with ring base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1368616 (stock #CH2016)
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$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 #1378374 (stock #CH732)
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$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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1393668 (stock #NA172)
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$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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1400269 (stock #CC151)
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$600.00
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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1406359 (stock #TR199)
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A fine Tairona grinding spoon from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This lovely example is 6” long and is carved from carnelian. It is perforated at the top of the chamber for suspension. Intact, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #49586 (stock #NY26)
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!!! 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)
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$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.