Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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)
Arte Xibalba
$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)
Arte Xibalba
$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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1383007 (stock #HU249)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
An excellent Huari deity cup from Peru, ca. 650 – 800 AD. It is 3-3/4” high and features two panels depicting zoomorphic deities. They are separated by panels of traditional chevron designs. Intact, vivid paint, good mineral deposits.
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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1380780 (stock #MO2168)
Arte Xibalba
$650.00
A lovely Moche IV Fineline bottle from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. It is 9-1/8” high and features a scene with mythological warriors. An Eagle Warrior and a Rodent Warrior are presenting a decapitated human head to the Strombus Monster. All three figures are painted in intricately executed detail. A small animal stands atop the broad false spout. Intact, with good paint and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1380628 (stock #MT61)
Arte Xibalba
$325.00
A gorgeous Mixtec plate from Mexico, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This beautiful polychrome example is 7” in diameter and is decorated with intricate designs. It stands on a trio of elaborately painted legs created via cut-out pyramid openings in the flared pedestal. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1380627 (stock #NA148)
Arte Xibalba
$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)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
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 : 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1379581 (stock #CR756)
Arte Xibalba
$500.00
A rare figural metate from Costa Rica, ca. 500 – 1500 AD. This well-used example is 11” long and depicts a crouching human form, with hands holding the head and supporting the grinding platform as its body. A trio of trophy heads decorates each side. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1379412 (stock #CR753)
Arte Xibalba
$125.00
A fine turtle effigy olla from Costa Rica, ca. 500 – 800 AD. This lovely Huerta Incised type vessel is 4-1/2” in diameter and is decorated with a broad band of incised designs characteristic of this type. The nicely detailed head protrudes from the side of the chamber. Intact.

Museum deaccession.

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 : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1379410 (stock #MA1839)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
An excellent Maya glyph bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This nice brownware example is 6-7/8” in diameter and is decorated with a band of deeply carved glyphs over a base of vertically fluted panels. Nice example with strong mineral deposits.