Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1447438 (stock #CO769)
Arte Xibalba
$175.00
A choice Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. This standing male is 7-3/4" tall and is depicted with arms spread wide. He is adorned with a fancy headdress denoting his high social rank, a segmented necklace and clothing indicated with fine incising. Nicely burnished, good mineral deposits.
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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1447436 (stock #H619)
Arte Xibalba
$100.00
A choice Maya head from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 2-1/4 inches high and portrays an individual adorned with large ear ornaments. The slip is nicely burnished and shows strong mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1447435 (stock #CO1224)
Arte Xibalba
$160.00
A fine Colima figure from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC - 300 AD. Tis fine Tecoman type is 7-1/8" high and is adorned with perforated ears representing ear spools and an incised headdress set off from the rest of the elongated head with texturing. Highly burnished, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1447350 (stock #PE77H)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1447349 (stock #CR844)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A beautiful Nicoya figure from Costa Rica, ca. 800 – 1200 AD. This lovely Mora Polychrome example is 6-5/8” high and depicts a seated female with hands resting on her hips. She is wearing a mesh shirt and matching headdress and is adorned with a painted necklace, large ear ornaments and facial décor. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits. $300
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1447348 (stock #TR239)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
A cute Tairona feline effigy figure from Colombia, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. It is 3-1/2” long, made from tumbaga and depicts a young jaguar. He is decorated with the traditional ornaments and has strong mineral encrustation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1447347 (stock #MA562)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
An enormous Maya polychrome plate from Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This fine tripod dish is 13-1/2” in diameter and is decorated with a large saurian serpent. The broad band on the flared rim consists of glyphs, alternating with red panels representing pools of blood. A kill hole drilled into the center of the tondo shows this to be an important ceremonial object. Intact, with strong mineral deposits and root marks.

With just a little restoration, this would be a killer piece!

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1447346 (stock #MO2298)
Arte Xibalba
Sale Pending
Sale Pending
A fine Moche figural vessel from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 6-1/8” high and depicts an individual adorned with large ear ornaments dangling from his perforated ears. The headdress hanging down his back and the arms encircling the chamber are molded in relief. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1447345 (stock #TT240)
Arte Xibalba
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A trio of burnishing stones from Teotihuacan, Mexico, ca. 250 - 750 AD. They are 1-5/8" long, two are made from highly polished agate and were used in the manufacture of ceramics. Rare artifacts.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1447344 (stock #VA163)
Arte Xibalba
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A rare Valdivia snuffing vessel, ca. 3500 – 1500 BC. It is 1-1/4” long and is made from clay. Intact, heavy mineral deposits.
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1447342 (stock #MO2288)
Arte Xibalba
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A fine Moche V bottle from Peru, ca. 550 - 700 AD. It is 9" high and is decorated with boldly painted geometric designs, topped with two bands of decorative elements. A solar symbol is centered under the spout. Intact, with vivid paint, good mineral deposits and just a bit of erosion on one side of the spout.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1447341 (stock #CR534)
Arte Xibalba
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A fine stone grinding bowl from Costa Rica, ca. 500 - 1000 AD. This nice tripod vessel from the Atlantic Watershed region is 6-3/8" in diameter and is made from a hard volcanic stone. Its interior and the bottoms of the three legs are worn smooth from extensive usage. Strong mineral deposits.

Museum deaccession with 1969 collection number.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1447340 (stock #MA2093)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
MA2093 – A rare Maya stone figure from the Highlands of Guatemala, ca. 100 – 500 AD. It is 6-3/4” high and depicts a seated individual with elbows resting on the knees, propping up the head. The deeply hollow eyes convey that this is an individual entering the Underworld of Xibalba on his journey through the Afterlife. He is carrying what was likely meant to be a basket filled with offerings for the lords of Xibalba. Superbly detailed and in excellent condition, with good mineral depos...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1447339 (stock #LU161)
Arte Xibalba
$75.00
A pair of fine Bactrian mantle pins or cosmetics applicators, ca. 600 - 200 BC. These nice bronze implements are 4" and 4-1/2" long and are topped with nicely detailed finials. Strong mineral encrustation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1447338 (stock #LA267)
Arte Xibalba
$200.00
A fine Lambayeque figural jar from Peru, ca. 700 - 1300 AD. This nicely detailed example is 7-3/4" high, has strong mineral deposits and trails.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1447337 (stock #H631)
Arte Xibalba
SOLD
An exceptional Classic Maya head from Chimaltenango, Guatemala, ca. 250 – 600 AD. It is 2-1/4" high and depicts an individual with a deeply lined face, most likely due to ritual scarification. The open mouth reveals a few teeth and the deep-set eyes convey a piercing stare. Good mineral deposits. Mounted.