Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1151753 (stock #MA1297)
Arte Xibalba
$950.00
A slender Maya cylinder from the Zeaculeu area in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. It 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!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1180201 (stock #MA1483)
Arte Xibalba
$1,650.00
An excellent Maya carved cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This large example is 7-1/2” high, 6” in diameter and is decorated with a pair of crisply carved figures. Each is wearing a complex headdress with flowing backrack and simple loincloth. The carved panels are separated by panels of circular designs, with stripes decorating the concave bottom. Intact, with strong mineral deposits on the cream slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1208090 (stock #MA1362)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Maya footed cup from Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This small corseted cylindrical vessel is 4-1/2” high and is decorated with a band of incised glyphs, which are enhanced with paint. The center of the chamber shows extensive remains of resist designs, while the foot has fine linear bands. Good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1219480 (stock #MA1446)
Arte Xibalba
$2,250.00
A wonderful Maya polychrome cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This corseted vessel is 8” high, 6” in diameter and is decorated with repetitive boxed diamond patterns representing the merging of Fer-de Lance and jaguar pelt designs. The cross-hatching seen within the diamonds connotes darkness in Classic Maya iconography, creating a pattern of repeating sacred portals to the underworld. The paint is vivid and shows good mineral deposits, the underside is slightly concave and th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1239204 (stock #MA1218)
Arte Xibalba
$950.00
An excellent Maya polychrome cylinder from the Sula Valley of Honduras, ca. 500 – 800 AD. This corseted vessel is 5” high and 5-1/2” in diameter at the flared rim. It is decorated with a pair of characteristic glyph bands depicting deity heads and a central register with a stylized guilloche pattern executed in negative style against a black background. Vivid paint, strong mineral deposits, a couple professionally restored stress fractures are barely visible.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1242677 (stock #MA1755)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
An excellent Maya censer (incense holder) 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 #1323764 (stock #MA1839)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
An excellent Maya bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This fine chocolateware example is 7” in diameter and is decorated with a register of glyphs, one of which is the symbol for flint. The glyphs retain remnants of cinnabar and the lower band consists of fluted panels. Repaired from two sections, with strong mineral deposits covering the highly burnished slip.

Cf. Guzman Museo Nacional de Antropologia”, page 67, for similar from the National Museum.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1331100 (stock #MA978)
Arte Xibalba
$650.00
An excellent Maya polychrome jar from the Ulua Valley of Honduras, ca. 500 - 800 AD. This fine example is 6-3/4" high and represents a phytomorphic form, probably a pumpkin, on a flared pedestal base, which is decorated with pyramid symbols characteristic of the type. The two sides of the chamber reflect the male-female duality motif and the elongated neck is decorated with a rim band of jaguar-headed birds. Intact, with vivid paint, good mineral deposits and just a few spots of minor slip de...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1335447 (stock #MA797)
Arte Xibalba
$1,500.00
A large Maya cylinder vase from Jutiapa in southern Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This elegant, corseted creamware beaker is 9-3/4" high, 6-1/2" wide at the flaring rim and is decorated with a trio of deeply incised Moan 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. This large, showy vessel is in excellent condition, with good mineral deposits ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1336353 (stock #MA1759)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A marvelous Maya cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This choice example is 6-7/8” high, 5-1/2” in diameter, it is decorated with carved zoomorphic and stucco covered registers that are fertility related. The two carved bands depict frogs and are accented with highly burnished black slip. The intervening bands are ribbed and covered with blue and red stucco, with the broad rim band retaining some of the original designs painted in white, blue and yellow. Strong mineral deposit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1339582 (stock #MA1962)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
An exceptionally rare Olmecoid / Pre-Classic Maya figurine from El Salvador, ca. 1000 – 500 BC. This seated female is 5-1/2” high and has articulated arms, a very rare feature. She is adorned with large ear spools and a beautifully detailed coif. Strong mineral deposits, minor loss.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1340560 (stock #MA1027)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A striking Maya polychrome plate from Guatemala, ca. 600 - 900 AD. The plate is 12-3/4" in diameter and shows a frontal image of Tlaloc as a War Deity. The other objects shown are probably eccentric flint forms for bloodletting rituals. A drilled kill hole in its center conveys the plate's importance, having served a ceremonial function. Professionally restored from 5 pieces with no new material added. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits and root marks. Makes an impressive display and comes wi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341937 (stock #MA1519)
Arte Xibalba
$1,500.00
A gorgeous Maya cylinder from the Peten region of Guatemala, ca. 250 - 600 AD. This beautiful polychrome is 6-1/4" high, 5-1/2" in diameter and is decorated with a trio of complex water symbols. A band of glyphs encircles the rim. Intact, with brilliant colors and strong mineral deposits, even the interior is painted with an orange wash.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1354699 (stock #MA996)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A fine Maya glyph jar from El Salvador, ca. 500 – 800 AD. This nicely painted polychrome vessel is 5-1/2” in diameter and is decorated with a band of intricate glyphs. The lower half of the chamber is painted with connected linear designs to create the pumpkin or melon effect. The interior is painted orange and shows erosion and encrustation from the acidic contents of the burial offering it contained. Intact, with good mineral deposits and just a small stabilized stress crack.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1355563 (stock #MA2057)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A beautiful Maya rattle figure from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This adorable figure is 3-3/8” high and depicts a female member of the elite adorned with large ear ornaments, fancy headdress and matching necklace. A hollow cavity in the head contains rattles. In perfect condition, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1358214 (stock #MA1683)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
An excellent Maya Underworld Swimmers bowl from El Tazumal, El Salvador, ca. 550 - 900 AD. This flat-bottom example is 7-1/8" diameter and 3" deep. The two Underworld figures are exceptionally well detailed and are topped with a band of typical Copador glyphs. The interior has a band of large Copador glyphs around a geometric design. Painted overall in red, orange, black and brown over cream slip. The theme of this type of vessel is thought to relate to the story in Maya mythology recounting the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1359169 (stock #MA2075)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
An excellent Maya stone idol from Belize, ca. 200 BC – 250 AD. It is 2-1/2” high, is carved from speckled greenstone and depicts a seated deity wearing a crown. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1359808 (stock #MA989)
Arte Xibalba
$675.00
A superb Maya cylinder from the Sula Valley of Honduras, ca. 600 – 900 AD. This highly burnished blackware example is 6-1/4” high, 5-1/4” in diameter and is carved with volute design patterns similar to the “false glyph” designs on the famous alabaster vessels from that region. A beautiful vessel in great condition, with stucco remnants in the grooves and just a barely visible hairline crack.