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 : African : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #1355344 (stock #AF200)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
An exceptional Guro heddle pulley from the Ivory Coast, West Africa. This beautifully carved example is 8-3/4” high and is decorated with a finely detailed antelope head, as well as bands of geometric designs. Lovely patina from extensive usage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1354776 (stock #CO1104)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
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.
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1354699 (stock #MA996)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A fine Maya glyph jar from El Salvador, ca. 500 – 800 AD. This nicely painted polychrome vessel is 5-1/2” in diameter and is decorated with a band of intricate glyphs. The lower half of the chamber is painted with connected linear designs to create the pumpkin or melon effect. The interior is painted orange and shows erosion and encrustation from the acidic contents of the burial offering it contained. Intact, with good mineral deposits and just a small stabilized stress crack.
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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1354424 (stock #IN611)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A fine Inca stone votive axe from southern Ecuador, ca. 1300 - 1500 AD. It is 2-1/2" high and is carved from the blueish-gray sedimentary stone characteristic of the area. Nice form, heavy mineral deposits, mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1354415 (stock #MO1115)
Arte Xibalba
$550.00
A choice Moche IV Fineline bottle from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. It is 10-1/2” high and features an unusual serpent theme. A pair of large stylized birds dominates the center of the scene, each with a large serpent to its side. In addition, there are two temple structures, each with serpents protruding. Below the scene, the chamber is decorated with hanging ornaments. In excellent condition, with strong paint and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1353154 (stock #MO1722)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A rare Moche headdress ornament from Peru, ca. 200 – 700 AD.  This marvelous copper plume is 10-3/4” long and is studded with highly polished sodalite elements at the top.   A rare element from the crown of an elite personage.
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 #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 AD 1000 item #1349025 (stock #MO1955)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
An excellent Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. It is 7-1/4” high and depicts a coiled serpent which is detailed with red over cream paint. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1343567 (stock #NY92)
Arte Xibalba
$600.00
An exquisite Nayarit figure from West Mexico, ca. 200 BC - 300 AD. This lovely Ixtlan del Rio example is 6-5/8" high and portrays an ornately adorned individual. He is depicted seated, wrapped in a beautifully decorated blanket. The intricately painted designs give us insight into what textiles from that area would have looked like. He is further adorned with large ear ornaments, a striped headdress and traditional facial décor. In superb condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1343039 (stock #LA359)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A fine Lambayeque (Sican) bridge vessel from Peru, ca. 700 - 1300 AD. This choice blackware example is 7-1/4" high and has two spouts connected with the typical bridge handle. A large hand-modeled crustacean is draped over the top of the chamber. It is surrounded by a pair of fish to the front and a pair of crabs to the rear, with stylized serpent heads projecting from the base of the spouts. The flared base is incised with traditional geometric designs. In excellent condition, with good mi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341937 (stock #MA1519)
Arte Xibalba
$1,500.00
A gorgeous Maya cylinder from the Peten region of Guatemala, ca. 250 - 600 AD. This beautiful polychrome is 6-1/4" high, 5-1/2" in diameter and is decorated with a trio of complex water symbols. A band of glyphs encircles the rim. Intact, with brilliant colors and strong mineral deposits, even the interior is painted with an orange wash.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1340560 (stock #MA1027)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A striking Maya polychrome plate from Guatemala, ca. 600 - 900 AD. The plate is 12-3/4" in diameter and shows a frontal image of Tlaloc as a War Deity. The other objects shown are probably eccentric flint forms for bloodletting rituals. A drilled kill hole in its center conveys the plate's importance, having served a ceremonial function. Professionally restored from 5 pieces with no new material added. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits and root marks. Makes an impressive display and comes wi...
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 : 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