Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1392586 (stock #NA177)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
An exceptional Nariño poporo from Colombia, ca. 750 – 1250 AD. This choice Piartal cultural complex example is 4-3/4” in diameter and is lavishly 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. The incising is set off with vivid paint that shows good mineral deposits.

Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 147.

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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1392045 (stock #CY506)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
An excellent Chancay fertility figure from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 5-1/4” high and depicts a standing male adorned with a complex, three-pointed headdress and bead necklace. Intact, with vivid paint and 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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1391847 (stock #IN722)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Inca bottle from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. This nicely burnished blackware bottle is 8” high and is decorated with a broad band on water symbols, topped with a band depicting the Crested Animal, also known as the Moon Dragon. A cute bird adorns the spout. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1391845 (stock #QU72)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1388565 (stock #CH743)
Arte Xibalba
$160.00
A rare Chimu avian bowl from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This wonderful example is 5" in diameter and is decorated with four panels depicting conjoined birds, an important representation of the male-female duality motif. The birds and surrounding dividing lines are highly burnished, to make them stand out against the matte background. Perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1387682 (stock #TI40)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An excellent Tiahuanaco polychrome kero from Bolivia, ca. 200 - 800 AD. This boldly painted Yamparaez style example from the Sucre area is 6-3/4” high, 5” in diameter and features a pair of mythological creatures. Each has several serpents emanating from its elongated body. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1387681 (stock #H519)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A nice selection of heads from Mexico, ca. 400 BC – 650 AD. The group includes Zapotec, Teotihuacan, Chupicuaro and Pre-Classic examples. All are individually mounted.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1386558 (stock #MO2174)
Arte Xibalba
$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 : 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 : 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.