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)
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$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 : 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)
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$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 : 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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1363403 (stock #MZ80)
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$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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1412559 (stock #IN568)
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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 : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1413378 (stock #PE77E)
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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 : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1414527 (stock #CY323)
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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 1492 item #1427558 (stock #CR879)
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A lovely Nicoya polychrome bowl from the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1350. This fine Papagayo Polychrome vessel is 5-3/4” in diameter and features a mythical avian creature in the tondo. Red and black linear décor covers the walls inside and out. Vivid paint, strong mineral deposits and just a small, stabilized pressure crack.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1432204 (stock #CR854)
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$150.00
A lovely Nicoya tripod dish from the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This fine Papagayo Polychrome example is 4-7/8” in diameter and is decorated with nested triangle designs executed in black and red over the cream slip. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1432975 (stock #CH2053)
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$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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1436168 (stock #CH2058)
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A large Chimu vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 9” high and features the sculpture of a man paddling a reed boat (tule). The nicely burnished chamber is decorated with panels of typical wave designs over other symbols. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1439047 (stock #IN740)
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IN740 – A beautiful Inca aribalo from Peru, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This fine Imperial Inca example with widely flared rim is 8-1/4” high and is decorated with the intricate designs characteristic of the type. Painted in black and red over orange slip. Intact, with good mineral deposits.

Cf. Sawyer “Mastercraftsmen or Ancient Peru”, page 107.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1440089 (stock #SS466)
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An excellent Manteno stamp from Ecuador, ca. 1000 - 1500 AD. It is 1-1/8" wide and depicts an unusual avian motif featuring a pair of confronted birds in a complex design, perhaps meant to be a butterfly. Rare type in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1440280 (stock #PE66B)
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$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.