Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1386760 (stock #CP136)
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A choice Chupicuaro jar from Mexico, ca. 300 – 100 BC. This lovely, highly burnished example is 4-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with black star designs over the deep red slip. In perfect condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1386568 (stock #CO1414)
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$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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1386558 (stock #MO2174)
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$375.00
A fine Moche III avian motif bottle from Peru, ca. 200 – 450 AD. It is 7” high and features the heads of four vultures, connected via a central element reminiscent of traditional wave designs. The heads are nicely detailed, and the kaolin slip shows good mineral deposits. Intact.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1386160 (stock #CO1293)
Arte Xibalba
$160.00
An adorable Colima maternal figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 3-3/4” high and depicts the mother cradling an infant in her lap. Both are adorned with identical headdresses. Intact, with good mineral deposits and root marks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1386076 (stock #NA161)
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$325.00
An exceptional Nariño figure from Colombia, ca. 850 - 1500 AD. This lovely Capuli cultural complex example is 6” high and depicts a seated female. She is posed with arms wrapped around her knees and is ornately adorned with several large necklaces and extensive facial tattoos. Her skirt is covered with the characteristic negative resist painted designs. In excellent condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits. Rare polychrome type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1386074 (stock #MX114)
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$325.00
A rare Huastec figural vessel from Mexico, ca. 200 – 500 AD. This excellent spouted example is 6-1/4” long, 5-1/4” high and depicts a prone individual. His face is nicely detailed, and the head and chamber are elaborately painted to show a fancy headdress and clothing. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1385105 (stock #VA111)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
An excellent Valdivia miniature stone mortar from Ecuador, ca. 3000 – 1200 BC. This finely sculpted feline example is 2-1/4” long and is carved from a dark green stone. The bi-conically drilled perforation through the tail serves as a suspension loop. Nicely polished, strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1385091 (stock #LA416)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A fine Lambayeque figure from Peru, ca. 700 - 1300 AD. This example of the famous "Labret Ladies" is 5-1/2" high and depicts a female musician playing her drum with a baton held in her left hand. She has a large shuspa slung over her shoulders and appears to be holding an object with her feet.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1384907 (stock #CO859)
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$1,500.00
A large Colima shaman figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This seated male is 15-1/2” high and portrays a shaman with the identifying forehead horn projecting from an unusual headdress. He is adorned with extensive shoulder scarification, a segmented necklace and perforated ears. Teeth are indicated in the open mouth with deep incising and the highly burnished red slip shows extensive dendrites. Great presence
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1384755 (stock #LA430A)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A matched pair of Lambayeque (Sican) miniature sandals from Peru, ca. 700 – 1300 AD. They are 1” long, made from silver with touches of gilding. Wonderful examples of an important funerary offering.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1383049 (stock #JM914)
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$275.00
A choice Jamacoaque mask from Ecuador, ca. 400 BC – 500 AD. It is 7” wide, 4-1/2” high and depicts a feline deity adorned with an extensively ornamented headdress and nose ornament. The mouth is open, with the tongue protruding in between the prominent fangs. These types of masks are typically seen on shamanic transformation figure. Mounted on custom stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1380781 (stock #NA154)
Arte Xibalba
$500.00
A superb Nariño effigy vessel from Colombia, ca. 850 – 1500 AD. This choice Griton (screamer) is 6-1/4” high and depicts a seated female with elbows resting on the knees and hands holding her chin. Her face is beautifully detailed and highly expressive, with the arms and legs modeled as appliqués. The chamber is decorated with the resist painted designs characteristic of the type. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits. Rare example.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1380627 (stock #NA148)
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$175.00
An excellent Tumaco-LaTolita grinder from southwest coastal Colombia, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This ceremonial grinder is 10-5/8” long and was most likely used during manioc rituals. This large example is intact, with traces of red pigment and strong mineral deposits.

Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 66.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1380345 (stock #JA362)
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A beautifully sculpted Ameca figure from Jalisco, West Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 350 AD. This elaborately painted female is 8” high and is posed kneeling, with the legs tucked underneath. She is carrying a large vessel, strapped to her head with a tump line and supported with one hand. She is adorned with painted necklaces and has ritual tattoos on her breasts and chin. An excellent example of the type, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1380344 (stock #R215)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A wonderful Roman bronze theater mask applique, ca. 1st - 4th Century AD. This superbly detailed example is 2-1/4” high and depicts the mask of an actor portraying a deity. Most likely an attachment from the box of an important performer. Lovely patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1380041 (stock #MA1750)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
An enormous Maya tetrapod plate from Honduras, ca. 400 - 700 AD. This vividly painted plate is 12-1/4" in diameter and features a deer wearing a ceremonial feather rack on its back in the center of the tondo. This central character is encircled with a complex geometric design band. The broadly flared rim is decorated with solar motifs, stylized figures and woven mat panels. The exterior is covered with large step-fret designs, even the underside is painted...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1379583 (stock #MA2099)
Arte Xibalba
$1,200.00
An excellent Maya ballgame hacha from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 600 AD. This masterfully sculpted example is 6” high and is carved from a greenish-gray hardstone. It depicts one of the monkey deities, Hun-Batz or Hun-Chowen, the step-brothers of the Hero Twins, known as patrons of the arts. The carving is beautifully detailed and well-polished, showing good mineral deposits. Mounted on custom stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1379582 (stock #MA2096)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A superb Maya cache vessel from the Quiche area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. The highly burnished tripod jar is 4-3/4” high and is decorated with a trio of Saurian deities separated by panels of glyphic designs and set off with nicely carved decorative bands. The lid is decorated with incised designs and a nicely detailed head, which brings the total height of the vessel to 7-1/2”. The jar is intact, the lid has one glued break. An exceptional example with good mineral deposits.