Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
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 : 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 : 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. Rare find in excelle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1195904 (stock #CO459)
Arte Xibalba
$950.00
An adorable Colima avian vessel from West Mexico, ca. 250 BC – 300 AD. This wonderful Comala style effigy vessel is 6-1/2” high, 7” wide and depicts a pair of conjoined ducks. They are nicely detailed, with wings on the sides and two-tone red slip. An excellent example of the type, highly burnished, with nice mineral deposits evident.

Cf. Townsend “Ancient West Mexico”, page 209, for similar.

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 : 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 : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1443548 (stock #CH445)
Arte Xibalba
$750.00
A large Chimu pectoral from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. It consists of 32 pieces, 10 rings and 22 figural forms, each made of silver. They are perforated for suspension or attachment to the mantle of an elite individual. The pieces are lightly attached to heavy black fabric, with the layout measuring 22-1/2" x 16", with lots of extra textile to make framing easy. Great display.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1447437 (stock #MA1673)
Arte Xibalba
$700.00
A fine Maya cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 6-3/4 inches high, 5 inches 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 rare red and blue stucco remaining.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1413019 (stock #CO941)
Arte Xibalba
$550.00
An excellent Colima serpent bowl from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This beautifully made, thin-walled vessel is 7-1/4” in diameter, 4-1/2” high and is decorated with a trio of coiled serpents. Intact, with highly burnished slip and strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1443550 (stock #EC201)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
A set of five rare Machalilla figures from Ecuador, ca. 2000 – 1200 BC. They range from 1-3/8” to 2-3/8” in length and include both male and female examples. All are decorated with the characteristic puncture incising. Nice examples with good mineral deposits. The group comes displayed in a Riker mount.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1447343 (stock #MA2176)
Arte Xibalba
$450.00
MA2176 – A rare Maya fish bowl from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 250 – 600 AD. This fine pedestal bowl is 8-1/4” in diameter, with the appliquéd head, tail and fins projecting outward from the rim. The head and tail are beautifully detailed and the vessel has strong mineral encrustation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1444120 (stock #NI169)
Arte Xibalba
$425.00
A large Nicoya figural vessel from Nicaragua, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 7” high. 7-1/4” wide and depicts an individual with one hand held to the side of his head, with the other resting on the outstretched leg. The face is nicely detailed, painted designs are used to indicate clothing and jewelry and there are rattles in the hollow legs. Overall in good condition, with vivid paint, strong mineral deposits, minor slip loss and a small repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1363403 (stock #MZ80)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A beautiful Mixtec stone pendant from Mexico, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. This masterfully detailed example is 1-3/8" long and depicts a fox, portrayed with its head twisted to look over its back. Even the feet on the underside are finished in fine detail. Carved from speckled olive green serpentine and perforated for suspension. Highly polished, perfect.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1426653 (stock #MO1143)
Arte Xibalba
$400.00
A lovely Moche florero from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This finely made vessel is 6” high, 7-3/4” in diameter and is decorated with intricate geometric designs covering the widely flared interior. The exterior is completely painted with circular designs in a negative manner. Strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Prehistorical item #1438794 (stock #MO2217)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
An excellent Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. It is 7-1/4” high and has a lentoid chamber that is covered with circular designs representing the ornaments found on the mantles of the elite. They are painted in cream over the nicely burnished orange slip. Intact, strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1443045 (stock #AF225)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
A huge Bwoom Helmet mask from the Bushoong Kuba people of the D.R. Congo. According to legend, Bwoom was sent to Earth by his father (the great God Woot), to establish the Kuba kingdom. This enormous example is 15” high, 11-1/2” wide and is masterfully carved. The face is decorated with inlaid beads and has a finely polished patina. An impressive example with great presence. Comes with custom stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1444121 (stock #MO2290)
Arte Xibalba
$375.00
A fine Moche I bottle from Peru, ca. 50 BC – 100 AD. This lovely orangeware vessel is 9-1/4” high and is decorated with circular designs that represent the mantle ornaments of the elite. Intact, with strong mineral deposits on the nicely burnished slip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1432975 (stock #CH2053)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
A fine Chimu portrait vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 7-3/4” high and depicts the Maize God. He is portrayed with two large ears of maize on the back of the head and is adorned with unusual ear ornaments. Intact, with heavy mineral encrustation and trails.