Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1373358 (stock #TR126A)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A group of 10 Tairona beads from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. The 5 “bullet” beads are 3/4” to 7/8” long, the 5 “mace head” beads are 1/2” in diameter. All are perforated for suspension.
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 : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre 1492 item #1358447 (stock #R247)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A pair of fine iron ballista points or spear-tips, Medieval Europe, ca. 1200-1400 AD. These large examples are 4-1/4” long and have a wide socketed neck, with a two-barbed swallowtail head. One has a spiral-twist to the metal shaft just behind the head, likely to be intentionally broken off at impact, thus rendering it useless as return ammunition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1377291 (stock #RC28)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A rare matched pair of Recuay gilded tupos from Peru, ca. 1 – 650 AD. These beautiful mantle pins are 5-3/4” long and depict a pair of serpents. The eyes are inlaid with red Spondylus shell on both sides and much of the gold layer remains intact.

Cf. De Lavalle “Cobre”, page 406.

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1376718 (stock #ST79)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A nice group of four Maya stone celts from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 700 AD. They are 1-1/2” to 1-5/8” long and are made from dark green and black stone. These are votive pieces called “Tears of the Gods” and were thrown into the fields and placed on altars as offerings to agricultural deities. Nice set.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1379411 (stock #H510)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A group of 5 large Teotihuacan heads from Mexico, ca. 150 – 200 AD. All are late Tzacualli or Early Tlamimilolpa examples, ranging from 1-1/2” to 2-1/8” in height. Three are adorned with complex headdresses, some retaining pigment remnants. All are individually mounted.

Cf. Berrin “Teotihuacan”, pages 224 – 227.

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 : 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 1930 item #1356915 (stock #PNG92)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
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 : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1357747 (stock #AI103)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A collection of fine Late Archaic to Woodland period points, ca. 2000 BC - 800 AD. The group consists of 23 mostly Adena types ranging from 1-5/8" to 2-7/8". They are made from quartz and chert, with lots of colorful examples. Comes with Riker mount.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1378373 (stock #BA33)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A fine Bahia shaman figure from Ecuador, ca. 200 BC - 300 AD. It is 5-3/4" high and depicts a seated shaman, posed with hands resting on the crossed legs. He is wearing a large hat and is adorned with a segmented necklace and animal head pectoral. Much of gold, red and blue decorative pigment remain intact. Good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1319010 (stock #CM22)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A rare Calima figural incensario from the Valle Del Cauca, Colombia, ca. 1200 – 1600 AD. It is 6” high and depicts a seated saurian deity with hands resting on the knees. He is elaborately adorned and decorative elements at the rear create another stylized face. Strong paint and mineral deposits, minor losses.

Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 62.

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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1339747 (stock #CV225)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
A lovely Chavin stone bowl or mortar from Peru, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. This fine 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 #1359807 (stock #CV108)
Arte Xibalba
$475.00
A large Chavin bowl from Peru, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. This rare Cupisnique example is 8” in diameter and is decorated with incised trophy and deity heads. The interior and underside are finished with a highly burnished dark brown slip. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1371912 (stock #CH2022)
Arte Xibalba
$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.