Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #49586 (stock #NY26)
Arte Xibalba
!!! STOLEN !!!
This figure was stolen on December 11, from the Bella Gallery in Great Barrington, Mass., where it was part of a collection being exhibited.

A gorgeous Nayarit polychrome male, 6" tall. This Ixtlan del Rio variant, ca. 200 BC - 350 AD stands on bifurcated feet and is lavishly painted overall. An excellent example. Intact.

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 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1337992 (stock #PNG77)
Arte Xibalba
$85.00
A trio of ear plugs from Papua New Guinea. They range from 2-1/2” to 3-3/8” in diameter and are made from coconut. Each is decorated with a nicely carved design. A rare find in this condition, all with intact stems. $85
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1970 item #1355347 (stock #AI145)
Arte Xibalba
$60.00
A fine blow gun dart kit from the Amazon region of Brazil. It is 9-1/2” long, is made from bamboo with a bark lid and is filled with darts. The hollow gourd is filled with fiber (cotton?) used to wrap the darts and is attached to the nicely woven strap.
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 : 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 #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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1389284 (stock #PNG92)
Arte Xibalba
$225.00
An excellent carver's stool from the April River area of Papua New Guinea, early 1900's. It is 14-1/2” long and is nicely carved on all sides. A well-detailed fox head surrounded by geometric designs decorates one side, while a typical tribal symbol covers the other. The seat itself is surrounded by a serpent design. Lovely patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1394892 (stock #CV225)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A lovely Chavin stone bowl or mortar from Peru, ca. 1200 – 200 BC. This choice example is 2-7/8” in diameter and is carved from fine-grained, light brown stone. Beautifully polished and extensively used. Good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1400274 (stock #MA1297)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1412559 (stock #IN568)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
An excellent Inca club head from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. This fine full-groove example is 2-1/2” long, is carved from speckled hardstone and has an unusual indentation on one end.
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 : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1413378 (stock #PE77E)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
An excellent Chancay comb from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This rare weaving tool is 4-1/2” long, 2-1/4” 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 retains a small handle. Choice example, with lots of alpaca hair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413985 (stock #MO1706C)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A group of 5 Moche bells from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. These copper clam-shell type bells are 1” in diameter and are perforated at the top for suspension. Most likely used as mantle décor for a member of the elite or a rattle bracelet for a ceremonial dancer. Nice examples.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1414527 (stock #CY323)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A fine Chancay textile panel from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. It is 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" and most likely was a decorative corner from a mantle. This lovely fragment depicts intertwined fish and has nicely contrasting colors and textures. Lightly basted to modern fabric, ready for framing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1423864 (stock #GV74)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A fine Gallinazo-Viru canchero from Peru, ca. 1 - 100 AD. This rare ceremonial water dipper is 10-3/4" long; its lentoid chamber is 7" in diameter and is extensively decorated with the traditional negative resist designs characteristic of the type. The tapered handle is elegantly curved and the burnished red slip shows extensive 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.