Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1394220 (stock #CL73)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A fine Calima canastero figure from Valle de Cauca of Colombia, ca. 800 – 100 BC. This adorable Llama Phase example is 4-3/4” high and depicts a squatting male adorned with a necklace and headdress. The chamber forms the basket he is carrying. Nice example in excellent condition.
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 1492 item #1394218 (stock #NA200)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A wonderful Nariño zoomorphic vessel from Colombia, ca. 750 – 1250 AD. This rare Piartal cultural complex example is 7-1/2” high and depicts an armadillo holding a bowl. The animal is nicely detailed with an expressive face and spotted body executed in the characteristic negative resist painted style. The bowl is decorated with linear designs and spots matching the armadillo. Intact, with vivid paint, strong mineral deposits and just a bit of spalling.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1393669 (stock #ZP109)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A fine Zapotec figural urn from Oaxaca, Mexico, ca. 100 – 1500 AD. It is 7-1/2” high and depicts a version od the Old Man God with a Plumed Headdress. He is posed seated, with hands resting on his knees and is adorned with a large necklace and ceremonial bib. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits overall.
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 AD 1000 item #1393302 (stock #CR798)
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$200.00
A lovely La Selva avian pedestal dish from Costa Rica, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 4-1/2” in diameter and it has nicely detailed wings, tail and an expressive head appliquéd to the sides of the chamber. Well-burnished, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1393301 (stock #CR799)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
An excellent Nicoya jade pendant from Costa Rica, ca. 500 – 1000 AD. This beautifully detailed pendant is 2” high and depicts an owl. Nicely polished, perforated for suspension, ready to wear.
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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1392585 (stock #MA2152)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A beautiful Maya jade pendant from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 700 AD. It is 1-1/4” high, is carved from light-green jade and features a nicely detailed deity face. It is double-perforated for suspension. In excellent condition, good mineral deposits.
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 : 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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1391845 (stock #QU72)
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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 : 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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1387680 (stock #JA273)
Arte Xibalba
$165.00
An excellent Jalisco figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC - 350 AD. This standing female is 7" tall and is posed with arms to her sides. She is elaborately adorned with incised clothing which retains white pigment in the grooves, as well as extensive jewelry, including multiple bracelets, necklace, headdress, ear and nose ornaments. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1386568 (stock #CO1414)
Arte Xibalba
$160.00
A lovely Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This fine standing female is 4-3/4” high and is posed with hands held to her chest. She is standing on bifurcated feet and is wearing a long skirt and a head band. In perfect condition, with strong mineral deposits on the highly burnished slip.
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 : 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.