Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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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 : 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 : 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 #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 : 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 #1370629 (stock #CA90)
Arte Xibalba
$500.00
A marvelous Chorrera figural vessel from Ecuador, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. It is 8-1/4” long and depicts a prone figure mounted atop the rectangular chamber. The head is superbly detailed, with the chin resting on the hands. The chamber and top of the head have highly burnished orange slip, the face and body are unpolished. Rare example.

Cf. Valdez “Amerindian Signs”, page 48.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1368187 (stock #JM892)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
An excellent Jamacoaque offering vessel from Ecuador, ca. 300 BC – 400 AD. The jar is 4” in diameter and is decorated with appliqué elements and painted geometric designs. The vessel is fronted by a 4-1/4” high shaman attired in elaborate ceremonial regalia, including a winged headdress, dual horns on the forehead and extensive jewelry. Intact, with good paint and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1367950 (stock #VA116)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
An excellent Valdivia stone carving from Ecuador, ca. 3000 – 1200 BC. It is 6-1/4" high, 4-3/4” wide, is carved from the characteristic greenish sedimentary limestone and represents an owl. Good mineral deposits, mounted on stand.

Cf. Klein “The Secret Art of Precolumbian Ecuador”, page 46.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1364788 (stock #TR130)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
A rare Tairona pectoral pendant from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 3” long and is carved from the columella of a large shell. It depicts a bird of prey and is drilled and cut to depict an open beak holding prey. Highly polished, good mineral deposits, mounted on custom stand.

Cf. Levenson “Circa 1492 – Art in the Age of Exploration”, page 622.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1357948 (stock #ST75)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A group of seven stone tools from Ecuador, mostly Valdivia culture, ca. 3000 – 1200 BC. These celts range from 2-1/2” to 3-1/4” in length and are made from several types of stone, including the blue-green sedimentary stone typical of Valdivia figures. Nice group.