Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1970 item #1355347 (stock #AI145)
Arte Xibalba
$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)
Arte Xibalba
$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)
Arte Xibalba
$85.00
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)
Arte Xibalba
$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)
Arte Xibalba
$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)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
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 : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1323136 (stock #AF135)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A choice Ogboni Society figure from the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria, West Africa, early 20th Century. This finely sculpted bronze figure is 5” high and depicts a kneeling female with hands clasped. She is adorned with a fancy headdress and a necklace with a pendant in the form of a soul disk. Beautifully detailed, nice patina.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1940 item #1331193 (stock #AF167)
Arte Xibalba
$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 : South American : Pre 1920 item #1364409 (stock #AI31)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An exceptional Amazonian Indian ceramic polychrome vessel from Brazil, early 1900’s. This superb example is 8” in diameter, 5-3/4” high and comes from the Asurini tribe, which apparently is no longer a functioning tribal entity. These magnificent jars were used to store liquid foods and are coated with a natural tree resin (post-firing), which preserves the brilliant colors and makes it leak proof. In excellent condition.

Cf. Braun’s “Arts of the Amazon”, page 7, for similar...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #745654 (stock #CH545)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A rare Chimu woodcarving from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. The piece is 7” long and is completely covered with carved fish, birds and feline heads. It is hollow, drilled from both sides and shows signs of extensive usage, most likely as the handle of a ceremonial object. Great find!
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 1492 item #1330074 (stock #IN659)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A rare Inca wood conopa from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. It is 3-1/4” long and has a beautifully carved head, detailed with finely incised teeth. Lovely patina from extensive handling.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1349690 (stock #PE77H)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
An excellent Chancay comb from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This rare weaving tool is 3-1/2” long, 2-3/8” wide. Beautifully made from split reed, most likely Carrizo, with flattened points on both sides. This rare textile weaving tool is bound with the brown and tan braided thread typical of Chancay textile manufacture and has an unusual stitched element. Choice example.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1352109 (stock #CH711)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An excellent Chimu zoomorphic bottle from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This fine blackware vessel is 8" high and depicts a skate, with the typical gills carved into the front of the chamber. Note the way the artist added adornos along the bridge of the spout, in order to mimic the thorn-like bumps found along the back and tail of skates. Rare motif, intact, with good mineral deposits.
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 : 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 : 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 : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre 1492 item #1361971 (stock #R262)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A group of 4 iron ballista points, Medieval Europe, ca. 1200 – 1400 AD, each with long two-barbed swallowtail heads, 4-1/4", 3-1/2" 3-1/4" and 2-1/4" long. All have a wide socketed neck, two with a spiral-twist shaft just behind the head, likely to be intentionally broken off at impact, rendering it useless as return ammunition.