Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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 #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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1378575 (stock #MO1933)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A fine Moche IV stirrup vessel from Peru, ca. 450 - 550 AD. It is 9-1/2" high and is decorated with a bean motif covering a little more than half the chamber. The Moche used such ideographic designs to communicate messages. The stirrup is decorated with a serpent, as well as a Cereus cactus. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits.

Cf. Larco Hoyle "Los Mochicas I", page 164.

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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1378305 (stock #OL30)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
An excellent Olmec snuff spoon from Guatemala, ca. 1000 - 500 BC. This rare example is 4-1/4" long and is made from light green jade. The long bar is grooved and the three extensions all have shallow indentations drilled. Nicely polished, strong mineral encrustation. Mounted on custom stand

Cf. "The Olmec World", page 305.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1377561 (stock #ST87)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A pair of Maya stone celts from Guatemala, ca. 250 - 700 AD. One is 5-1/8" long and is made from highly polished black stone. The other is 4-1/2" long and is made from nicely polished, speckled greenstone, probably serpentine. Both have good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1377560 (stock #MA1758)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A large Maya zoomorphic cylinder from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 7-1/2” high and depicts an armadillo. The head, legs and tail of the animal are hand-modeled onto the chamber, which is tiered to emulate the leathery armor covering the armadillo's body. The front side of the chamber surrounding the animal is enhanced with paint and decorative elements. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1377431 (stock #MA937)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A fine Maya figure from the Copan area of Honduras, ca. 250 - 400 AD. This seated female is 3-1/2" high and depicts a pregnant dwarf holding her swollen belly. She is wearing a headdress with ornament and retains pigment remnants under the encrustation.
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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1376718 (stock #ST79)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A nice group of four Maya stone celts from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 700 AD. They are 1-1/2” to 1-5/8” long and are made from dark green and black stone. These are votive pieces called “Tears of the Gods” and were thrown into the fields and placed on altars as offerings to agricultural deities. Nice set.
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1371912 (stock #CH2022)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
An excellent Chimu or Lambayeque canteen from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This lovely blackware vessel is 7” high and is a ceramic version of a bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria). This rare example also mimics the large, stacked vessels used by chicha vendors in the markets. It is highly burnished, has intact suspension loops and shows strong mineral deposits and trails overall.

Cf. De Lavalle “Lambayeque”, page 92.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1371749 (stock #CO664)
Arte Xibalba
$2,500.00
A lovely Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This choice two-tone female is 12-3/4” high and is posed seated, with one hand held to the side of her face in a thoughtful gesture. She is attired with a long skirt and her elongated ears are pierced. In exceptional condition, with highly burnished slip and good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1371478 (stock #R267)
Arte Xibalba
$120.00
A fine Roman spindle bottle, ca. 2nd - 4th Century AD. This large example is 7-5/8” high, has a flared rim, retains much of its pigment and has strong mineral encrustation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1370833 (stock #CO1154)
Arte Xibalba
$1,600.00
A wonderful Colima village scene from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is mounted on a 5-1/2” diameter platform and consists of 2 houses and six figures. The dominant figure is a pregnant female leaning against one of the structures, her status is communicated via her relative size. There is also a figure on a funerary pallet and a hunched-over individual looking sideways. Two of the figures are located inside the houses, which are decorated with linear designs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1370133 (stock #PE77A)
Arte Xibalba
$150.00
A rare Moche comb from Peru, ca. 200 – 600 AD. This choice example of a textile manufacturing tool is 4-1/8” wide and is made from split Carrizo reed and palm spikes, bound together with braided string. Rare type in excellent condition.

Cf. Larco Hoyle "Los Mochicas II", page 194.