Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1365522 (stock #QU58)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A sweet Quimbaya figure from the Middle Cauca region of Colombia, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. This seated female is 3-1/2" high and most likely depicts a toddler, portrayed seated with hands resting on her legs. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1365519 (stock #NA139)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
An adorable Narino figure from Colombia, ca. 850 – 1500 AD. This fine anthropomorphic effigy jar from the Capuli cultural complex is 3-1/2” high and depicts a seated individual with hands held to the chin. The face is expressive and the entire piece is decorated with the negative resist designs characteristic of the type. Good mineral deposits.

Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, pages 139 & 162.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1365076 (stock #MI92)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
A fine Michoacan figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 100 AD. This standing figurine is 5-1/8" tall, is depicted with arms spread and wearing a ceremonial bib, nose ornament and headdress. Intact, strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1365069 (stock #CH2006)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A nice Chimu erotic vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 7” long and depicts a man with a large phallus climbing up the side of a bowl. Nicely detailed, strong mineral deposits, stabilized stress cracks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1365068 (stock #SB213)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A choice Sinu necklace from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 30” long and is comprised of clear crystal beads, with a large crisocola barrel bead used as a central pendant. Wearable, but would benefit from a nice closure.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1364789 (stock #CO1538)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
An unusual Colima zoomorphic effigy from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 4-3/8” long and depicts a dog with a turtle-shell body. It is adorned with a complex headdress or crown. Heavy mineral deposits on the burnished red slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1364788 (stock #TR130)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
A rare Tairona pectoral pendant from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 3” long and is carved from the columella of a large shell. It depicts a bird of prey and is drilled and cut to depict an open beak holding prey. Highly polished, good mineral deposits, mounted on custom stand.

Cf. Levenson “Circa 1492 – Art in the Age of Exploration”, page 622.

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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364369 (stock #MI100)
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A beautiful pedestal bowl from Michoacan, Mexico, ca. 200 BC – 200 AD. It is 4-1/2” high, 4-1/2” in diameter and is elaborately decorated with a variety of geometric designs. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1364355 (stock #PA41)
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A rare Paracas Flying Fox effigy from Peru, ca. 600 – 1 BC. It is 3-1/4” long and depicts the bat with wings folded back like arms and the body curved, so it can be hung upside down. This unique effigy is intact and has good paint and mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1363857 (stock #MO1568)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
A superb Moche shell vessel from Peru, ca. 500 - 700 AD. This fine orangeware effigy piece is 5" high and depicts a sea shell. It is decorated with a large number of nacre inlays, as well as rare purple. A rare type in excellent condition, with intact suspension loops and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1363406 (stock #CO1533)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A lovely Colima olla from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 7” in diameter, 7” high and stands on a trio of avian form legs. Tip of one leg reattached, else in excellent condition, with good mineral deposits on the highly burnished red slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1363403 (stock #MZ80)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A beautiful Mixtec stone pendant from Mexico, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. This masterfully detailed example is 1-3/8" long and depicts a fox, portrayed with its head twisted to look over its back. Even the feet on the underside are finished in fine detail. Carved from speckled olive green serpentine and perforated for suspension. Highly polished, perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1363175 (stock #MA1763)
Arte Xibalba
$525.00
A fine Maya cylinder vessel from the Ulua Valley of Honduras, ca. 400 - 700 AD. This lovely polychrome is 5-1/4" high, 6-1/4" in diameter and is decorated with four nicely detailed lords, each posed seated and making a blood offering. The figures are surrounded by registers of geometric designs and the rim band appears to be flames. Vivid paint, strong mineral deposits, stabilized stress crack.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1362787 (stock #MO1509)
Arte Xibalba
$575.00
An exceptional Moche IV figure from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. It is 8” high and depicts an elaborately attired individual clad in layered garments. He is portrayed either playing a small drum with a stick in his right hand or stirring something in a container. The way the arms come out from under the mantle, leaving empty sleeves at the sides, is a masterful bit of sculpting...
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1361918 (stock #CP127)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A lovely Chupicuaro tripod bowl from Mexico, ca. 400 – 100 BC. It is 5-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with traditional diamond designs, created with the application of the red slip. The three legs are hollow and have openings. Intact, highly burnished, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1361915 (stock #IN394)
Arte Xibalba
$325.00
A rare Inca-Pachacamac vessel from Central Peru, ca. 1300 - 1500 AD. This unusual figural example is 7" high, 6" wide and is decorated with two panels depicting foxes hunting smaller animals. The spout is executed in human form, characteristic of this type. What is highly unusual, is that the artist portrayed the individual covering one eye with his hand...