Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #745654 (stock #CH545)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A rare Chimu woodcarving from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. The piece is 7” long and is completely covered with carved fish, birds and feline heads. It is hollow, drilled from both sides and shows signs of extensive usage, most likely as the handle of a ceremonial object. Great find!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1027666 (stock #CH888)
Arte Xibalba
$850.00
An exceptional Chimu wood staff from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This rare example is 22-1/2” long and features a nicely detailed head topped with a large flared element. The carving is surrounded by multiple bands of delicate pyro-incised designs. In superb condition, fine patina, mounted on stand.
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 : 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 #1350384 (stock #CH661)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A large Chimu-Inca flask with shamanic motif from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This finely made example is 9-1/4” high and features a shaman performing a rain ceremony. He is depicted standing with arms raised and is wearing a complex headdress. The other side has a quartered motif mimicking leather straps. In excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1354416 (stock #CH794)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
An exceptional Chimu redware bottle from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This rare example is 9” high and features pepinos molded in relief, surrounding the upper half of the chamber. The intervening spaces are filled with groups of delicately painted birds and panels of wave designs, which symbolize water. A superbly detailed monkey adorns the spout. In excellent condition, 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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1355293 (stock #CY496)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A rare Chancay litter figure from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 4-3/4” long, 3” high and depicts a member of the elite seated on a litter. He is wearing a wrapped headdress, has clothing indicated with paint and is adorned with a necklace and ear ornaments. Good paint and mineral deposits, minor repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1355863 (stock #CY497)
Arte Xibalba
$325.00
An excellent Chancay figure from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This standing female is 7-1/2” high and is depicted with hands raised. She is wearing a pointed headdress and clothing that shows textile designs characteristic of this culture. In perfect condition, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1356283 (stock #CH2005)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An adorable Chimu shrimp effigy vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 7” high, 6-3/4” long and depicts a shrimp with a nicely detailed, cute face. The legs are molded along the side of the chamber, the top of which is ribbed to mimic the carapace of the crustacean. Good mineral deposits, some spalling and minor damage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1357941 (stock #IN712)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A lovely Inca figural vessel from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. It is 6-1/4” high and depicts a hunched over individual drinking from a cup. Nicely detailed, with calcified roots all over the highly burnished slip.
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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1360346 (stock #IN439)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
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 sign 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 #1361206 (stock #CH721)
Arte Xibalba
$325.00
A fine Chimu-Inca gourd vessel from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This beautifully detailed example is 8-1/4” high and depicts a rodent perched atop the curved section of the gourd. In excellent condition, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1361915 (stock #IN394)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A rare Inca-Pachacamac vessel from Central Peru, ca. 1300 - 1500 AD. This unusual figural example is 7" high, 6" wide and is decorated with two panels depicting foxes hunting smaller animals. The spout is executed in human form, characteristic of this type. What is highly unusual, is that the artist portrayed the individual covering one eye with his hand. The sides of the convex box chamber are striped, with additional paint remnants on the top section, all most likely designed to indicate a fan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1365069 (stock #CH2006)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A nice Chimu erotic vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 7” long and depicts a man with a large phallus climbing up the side of a bowl. Nicely detailed, strong mineral deposits, stabilized stress cracks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1365522 (stock #QU58)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A sweet Quimbaya figure from the Middle Cauca region of Colombia, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. This seated female is 3-1/2" high and most likely depicts a toddler, portrayed seated with hands resting on her legs. Intact, with strong 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.