Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1970 item #1355347 (stock #AI145)
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$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 : 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 : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1389284 (stock #PNG92)
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$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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1443045 (stock #AF225)
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$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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1960 item #1451829 (stock #PNG128)
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$125.00
An excellent primitive stone axe (adz) from the Komoro Timika region of West Papua New Guinea (Irian Jaya). It is 16-1/2” long and was used for sago picking and tilling the ground. The rare black large nephrite axe head is fastened with rattan and retains its sharp bit. Choice example.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1443044 (stock #AF302)
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$105.00
A trio of deadly-looking spear heads from the Congo region, early 1900’s. These fine examples are 4-3/4” to 5-1/2” long, are made from iron and feature a prominent mid-rib, hollow shaft and sharp barbs. Nice set of uncommon points.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1910 item #1439919 (stock #AF300)
Arte Xibalba
$60.00
A deadly-looking spear head from the Congo region, early 1900’s. This fine example is 5” long, is made from iron and features a prominent mid-rib, hollow shaft and barbs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1837 VR item #1452856 (stock #PNG130)
Arte Xibalba
$250.00
A beautifully carved ceremonial paddle from the Austral Islands, ca. early 1800’s. This lavishly decorated paddle is 44” long and is covered with intricate geometric designs that were carved with shark’s teeth, shell and stone tools. Some ancient wear, but this rare artifact displays beautifully.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1027666 (stock #CH888)
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$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 : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1440280 (stock #PE66B)
Arte Xibalba
$50.00
A pair of miniature leather sandals from Southern Peru, most likely Chancay. They are 2" long and were votive funerary offerings for an infant.
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 1492 item #1453056 (stock #XCL3)
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$450.00
An exceptional Tairona pouring vessel from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 8-1/4” high and features a bat emerging from the chamber. The small pouring spout is intact and a decorative element encircles the broad neck. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1453701 (stock #CY325)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A lovely Chancay textile from Peru, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This beautiful tie-dyed gauze panel measures 19-1/2” x 18-1/2” and features intricate design patterns. Intact.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1454431 (stock #CR943)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
An excellent Nicoya censer from Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 12” long and the dish with serrated rim is 7” in diameter. The handle is hollow, contains rattles and terminates in a serpent head. In exceptional condition, with strong mineral deposits and root marks.

Cf. Sackler Collection “Art of Costa Rica”, page 246.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1454433 (stock #NI169)
Arte Xibalba
$350.00
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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #49586 (stock #NY26)
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!!! 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 : 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 : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1453702 (stock #IN750)
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SOLD
A large Inca aribalo from Peru, ca. 1300 – 12500 AD. This fine orangeware example is 9-3/4” high, 7” in diameter and is decorated with red pigment in the spout, flared rim and loop handles. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.