Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1377561 (stock #ST87)
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$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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1337992 (stock #PNG77)
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$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 : Americas : Pre 1970 item #1355347 (stock #AI145)
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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 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1406422 (stock #BA36)
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$275.00
A choice Bahia figure from Ecuador, ca. 100 BC – 500 AD. This seated elder is 5” high and is depicted with hands resting on the crossed legs. He is wearing a fancy headdress topped with a bowl that likely served as a snuff palette. He is adorned with a fancy necklace and bracelets. Clothing is indicated with paint, much of which remains intact.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1394892 (stock #CV225)
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$200.00
A lovely Chavin stone bowl or mortar from Peru, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. This choice example is 2-7/8” in diameter and is carved from fine-grained, light brown stone. Beautifully polished and extensively used. Good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1371912 (stock #CH2022)
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$150.00
An excellent Chimu or Lambayeque canteen from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This lovely blackware vessel is 7” high and is a ceramic version of a bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria). This rare example also mimics the large, stacked vessels used by chicha vendors in the markets. It is highly burnished, has intact suspension loops and shows strong mineral deposits and trails overall.

Cf. De Lavalle “Lambayeque”, page 92.

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)
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 #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 : 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 : 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 #1311436 (stock #CC140)
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$500.00
A rare Cocle figural effigy from Panama, ca. 600 – 800 AD. This eerie Conte style piece is 8” high and depicts a masked deity or demonic figure with arms spread, feet resting on the flared base and teeth visible in the open mouth. The characteristic C-Y scrolls cover the entire body and four spikes protrude from the back of the head. Heavy mineral deposits, minor restoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1400269 (stock #CC151)
Arte Xibalba
$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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1354771 (stock #CC129)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A fine Cocle miniature frutero from Panama, ca. 1000 - 1300 AD. This lovely Parita style pedestal plate is 2-1/2” in diameter and is elaborately decorated with zoomorphic designs, geometric patterns on the flared base and even has a painted underside. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1195904 (stock #CO459)
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$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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1354776 (stock #CO1104)
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Sale Pending
An extraordinarily large Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. This choice archaic Tekoman example is 10-3/8" high and depicts a man wearing a complex headdress wrapped around the characteristic elongated head. His ears are pierced, indicating large ear ornaments. Nicely burnished, strong mineral deposits.