Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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.

Cf...

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 #1366830 (stock #CH515)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A lovely Chimu-Inca phytomorphic vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This fine example is 7" long and depicts a pepino, a sweet melon-like fruit of great importance to ancient Andean people. The upper half of the chamber is highly burnished, the lower half is matte. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits. Comes with ring base.
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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1391845 (stock #QU72)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
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 #1376720 (stock #IN439)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A choice Inca ceremonial pitcher from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This finely made vessel is 4-1/4” high and is decorated with two bands of geometric designs painted in black over the highly burnished red slip. The broad strap handle is decorated with a variety of linear designs and shows signs of extensive usage.

Cf. Domingo “Arqueologia Andina Peru”, page 365, for similar from Madrid’s Museo de America.

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 #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 #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 1492 item #1368616 (stock #CH2016)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A nice Chimu phytomorphic bottle from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 6” high and depicts a lúcuma. This fruit was highly prized and cultivated by ancient Andean cultures and is still widely used in the production of desserts and baked goods. Intact, with heavy mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1330074 (stock #IN659)
Arte Xibalba
$300.00
A rare Inca wood conopa from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. It is 3-1/4” long and has a beautifully carved head, detailed with finely incised teeth. Lovely patina from extensive handling.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1375405 (stock #CH717)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A rare Chimu bowl from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This elaborately decorated example is 6” in diameter and features four radiating panels of animated foxes, separated by panels of step-fret and serpentine designs. Nice find.
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 #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 : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1358786 (stock #CH1027)
Arte Xibalba
$525.00
A beautiful group of Chimu silver ornaments from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This rare set of important funerary offerings consists of a 4" high crown decorated with a trio of feather ornaments, a 4-1/4" wide pectoral with attached trophy heads and a pair of finely made 1" long ear flares. Nice repoussé workmanship, 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 1492 item #1393668 (stock #NA172)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A rare Nariño basket bowl from Colombia, ca. 850 – 1500 AD. This choice example from the Capuli cultural complex is 6-1/2” high and has a large strap handle. It is decorated with the negative resist painted designs characteristic of this type. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits on the highly burnished slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1378374 (stock #CH732)
Arte Xibalba
$185.00
A fine Chimu orangeware bottle from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 7-1/2” high and is decorated with a band of recurved step fret designs, combining agricultural terraces and wave designs into a fertility motif. A step adorno decorates the spout. Highly burnished, good mineral deposits, with trails etched into the firing cloud.