Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1440282 (stock #ST78)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A trio of Maya stone celts from Guatemala, ca. 250 - 700 AD. They range from 1-5/8" to 2-1/8" long and are made from highly polished light green and black stone. These examples are votive pieces called "Tears of the Gods" and were thrown into the fields as offerings to agricultural deities.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1439735 (stock #MA797)
Arte Xibalba
$1,500.00
A large Maya cylinder vase from Jutiapa in southern Guatemala, ca. 600 - 900 AD. This elegant creamware example is 9-3/4" high, 6-1/2" wide at the flaring rim and is decorated with a trio of deeply incised Water Birds. The large birds are executed in fine detail and remnants of rare negative resist paint are still visible. The rim band consists of molded glyphs, a characteristic type for vessels from Jutiapa. Overall in excellent condition, with a couple of superbly restored stress cracks.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1439048 (stock #H583)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
An excellent Classic Maya head from Guatemala, c. 250 – 600 AD. It is 2-1/2 inches high and depicts an individual adorned with large ear spools and a headdress. Strong mineral deposits, mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1438316 (stock #MA2237)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A beautiful Olmecoid – Pre-Classic Maya figure from El Salvador, ca. 200 BC – 200 AD. This seated male is 4-5/8” high and portrays a shaman, as evidenced by the characteristic horn atop his beautifully detailed coif. He is wearing a loincloth with a broad, incised belt and is adorned with a segmented necklace and ear spools. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.

Cf. Guzman “Museo Nacional de Antropologia”, page 33. $350

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1437333 (stock #MA2249)
Arte Xibalba
$600.00
A beautiful Maya polychrome plate from the Peten region of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This fine example is 9” in diameter and stands on a trio of nubbin feet. The central design is encircled with a band of connected diamonds decorating the rim. Intact, with brilliant paint, good mineral deposits and root marks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1434002 (stock #MA1803)
Arte Xibalba
$2,000.00
A magnificent Maya jade pendant from the Nebaj area of Guatemala, ca. 250 - 700 AD. This choice pendant is 2-1/2" wide, 1-7/8" high and depicts an individual with fancy headdress and large ear ornaments. The piece is carved from beautiful green jade and is drilled laterally for suspension. Highly polished, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1426652 (stock #MA1755)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
An excellent Maya censer (incense burner) from the Pacific slope region of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This fine ceremonial vessel is 9” long and has a handle sculpted in the form of a nicely detailed monkey holding the bowl. He is adorned with large ear spools and a ceremonial bib. Intact, with strong mineral deposits, signs of usage and just a minor repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1424224 (stock #MA1501)
Arte Xibalba
$1,750.00
A superb Maya cache vessel from Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This excellent zoomorphic vessel is 5-3/4" high and depicts a canine deity. The superbly detailed head, spindly legs and genitals are all appliquéd to the black-slipped chamber. A rare type, in excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1421683 (stock #MA1673)
Arte Xibalba
$550.00
A fine Maya cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 6-3/4” high, 5” in diameter and features four panels with deeply carved linear designs. The broad rim band retains remains of creatures painted in blue over the red stucco, with the vertical stucco columns between the black panels also showing remnants of designs. There is an old field repair, else it’s in good condition, with heavy mineral deposits and much of the red and blue stucco remaining.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1415627 (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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1400274 (stock #MA1297)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A slender Maya cylinder from the Zeaculeu area in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This elegant vessel is 9" high, 3-1/2" in diameter and is decorated with bands of negative resist designs, executed in black over white, as well as directly on the orange slip. Intact, with mineral deposits and root marks. Rare type.